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Crossroads (Photo Credit: writer’s own)

It is no surprise that Covid has unfortunately led to a sharp rise in unemployment. Some have been laid off, some have been left in limbo (furloughed) and some find themselves at a crossroads, perhaps offered another role but one that doesn’t sound appealing, you’re over qualified or you just…

8 ways to make money offering a service

  1. Errand Runner/Personal Shopper

Here’s a service that would be valuable to so many especially in a pandemic. Old people, those with disabilities or even busy mums who can’t leave their kids at home alone. …

I’ve always been intrigued by the world’s wealthiest people but not only in terms of what they’ve earned and how they earned it but where it all started. Is it always humble beginnings? Pure luck? Hard work and dedication? …

Spicy Omelette Bagel Breakfast Sandwich (Photo Credit — writer’s own)


2 medium free range eggs

1/4 medium red onion finely chopped

1/2 tsp. ginger and garlic paste

Small handful of coriander, roughly chopped

1/2 tsp. salt

Small pinch of red chilli powder

1/3 tsp. garam masala

Pinch of dried fenugreek / kauri methi

Butter for spreading on toast and…

Cheese and Onion puff pastry whirls, pictured here with pasta salad (Photo Credit — writer’s own)


One sheet of ready rolled puff pastry

175g grated cheddar cheese

1/2 red onion

1 large free range egg

1tsp. salted butter

Egg wash:

1 medium egg

1tsp. whole milk

Makes 12 muffins.


200g self raising flour

150g caster sugar

80ml vegetable oil

1 large egg

80ml whole milk

1tsp. vanilla extract

120g fresh blueberries

Columbian Coffee and Walnut Cake (Photo Credit — writer’s own)


For the coffee buttercream:

250g softened butter

500g icing sugar

1tsp. vanilla extract

3tbsp. Columbian Coffee powder or ground instant coffee granules

1tsp. boiling water to melt the coffee

For the cake:

10g Columbian Coffee powder or ground instant coffee granules

150g self raising flour

165g light brown sugar

Chicken Kebab Burger pictured here with Cajun fries (Photo Credit — writer’s own)


Makes approximately 20 kebabs.

For burger assembly:

Burger buns — soft burger buns are best

Cheese slices


Tomato sliced

Cucumber sliced

Burger sauce or peri peri mayonnaise

For the kebab / mince chicken patties:

1kg or 2 pounds of minced chicken (1/2 leg meat and 1/2 breast meat)

French Toast — (Photo Credit — writer’s own)


2 slices of Brioche loaf

1 large free range egg

1tbsp. whole milk

1tsp. vanilla extract

Sprinkle of cinnamon

4/5 strawberries

1/2 banana

1tbsp. caramel sauce

Icing sugar for dusting

1tbsp. vegetable oil for cooking


1. Slice two fairly thick slices of Brioche bread (about 1cm), making sure…

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