Jamie’s Italian

Jamie’s Italian Dream Realised! Fabulous decor and a great place to eat!



Highlights: The decor, the bar food, and the fact the staff all spoke with “geezer” accents just like Jamie’s!!

I couldn’t believe it! We were finally here, after months of looking enviously at the queue of people outside, and even more enviously at those already inside, I could finally say I’d been there, done that! Jamie’s Italian could be ticked off my to-do list!

Yes, the having to wait an hour for a table was a bit of an anti-climax once we finally made it inside, but there was a nice bar, so we thought why not just sit back and relax and take in the Jamie Oliver experience. I was lucky to spot, out of the corner of my eye, a couple leaving the bar, so I grabbed a table, which made the wait a lot easier, as I hate standing around!

We ordered the bar food whilst we…

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Chef’s Tip of the Day – Removing Skins From Tomatoes

With the fact that skins of certain tomatoes are exceptionally tough for the elderly to eat a simple tip is as follows:

English: Super Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes

English: Super Sweet 100 Cherry Tomatoes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1. Use a knife to mark the top of your tomatoes with a small cross.

2. Boil up a kettle of water.

3. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes and leave to stand for a few minutes.

4. Cool the pan with cold water and be careful not to burn yourself.

5.  You can then peel the skin off from the end with the cross easily.


TV Review: Rick Stein’s India

Just a great series for serious chef’s who want to cook great curries!

Ferret Food and Wines

With the chicken korma now practically a national dish in the UK, British curiosity about Indian cuisine is naturally growing, with more and more specialist ingredients and recipe books available by the minute. Rick Stein provides a charming mixture of both cultures by taking his knowledge of the Cornish fishing scene on a tour of the vast and diverse country of India, particularly delighting in the nation’s range of seafood dishes. Naturally, to encourage viewers to purchase the series’ accompanying book, not all of the recipes used in the programmes are well-documented: while some are available on the BBC website, others will need to be scribbled down quickly and approximately if you wish to try them at home (we’ll be putting the chicken and barberries through its paces tonight).

Stein approaches with an open mind all of the areas and cuisines that he experiences, showing great interest in the regionally…

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Salvia Warning After Baby Grabbed From Pram

#MustRead for all parents! Just because something says legal does not mean it is safe! As quoted by Cbcburke9’s article, excellent read.

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Police have issued a warning after it emerged a 16-year-old arrested on suspicion of grabbing a baby from a pram and throwing it to the floor had taken the legal highSalvia.
The infant was attacked at around 3.20pm in Newbiggin when the child’s mother saw someone acting in a distressed manner.
She approached him and began talking to him, at which point he grabbed the baby from the pram and threw it to the ground before leaving the scene.
The child was taken to Wansbeck Hospital and suffered what have been described as very minor injuries, while the youth was arrested nearby on suspicion of assault and is in custody.
Superintendent Mick Paterson said: “Our advice is, just because it says ‘legal’ on the packet does not mean it is safe.
“These products are usually made from chemicals that can have a serious effect on your health.

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Bees dying by the millions

The result of using more insecticides in the UK is being felt by our bee population!


Bees dying by the millions

19 Jun 2013 Local beekeepers are finding millions of their bees dead just after corn was planted here in the last few weeks. Dave Schuit, who has a honey operation in Elmwood, Canada, lost 600 hives, a total of 37 million bees. “Once the corn started to get planted our bees died by the millions,” Schuit said. He and many others, including the European Union, are pointing the finger at a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, manufactured by Bayer CropScience Inc. used in planting corn and some other crops.

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Data-driven health practice MDRevolution launches web-based employee wellness service


Back in April, I wrote about MDRevolution and its effort to build a next-generation health practice that combines cardiology, nutrition science and genetics with new mobile health technology. Now, the San Diego-based company is trying to take its program national.

On Wednesday, at the Digital Health Summit in New York, the company announced the launch of RevUp, a subscription-based online service for employers, health systems and physician groups. It aggregates a wide range of patient information – from fitness trackers and other devices to genetic and other health data – and provides each patient with a customized health plan. Through the service, patients can log their progress and receive personalized feedback and coaching, and it lets employers and physicians monitor progress as well.

RevUpSince 2012, MDRevolution has run a San Diego facility that blends the clinical mindset of a doctor’s office with the research focus of a lab. It…

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The application that tells us how we feel…

The application that tells us how we feel with our health issues, the problem is that we believe too much of what people tells us! The results can eventually be skewed in favour drug companies, should they want to put #profitb4people