Wu Boxiong, associate professor of economics at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 4:20pm 2 comments
The other day, I was reorganising my overcrowded kitchen cupboards, trying to make it easier to find things. I was surprised by the number of sugars I had: there was granulated, two types of icing sugar, brown lump sugar, muscovado, soft brown sugar, gula melaka (palm sugar) and chouquette sugar.31 Aug 2012 - 6:01pm
Shady Maple Farms Pure Maple Syrup
This syrup is thick and full on the palate and almost has a creaminess to it. It has a light caramel-like flavour and a satisfying aroma with a deep colour to match. It would add a subtle flavour to cookies, but is best used on pancakes.
HK$88.50, Great, LG1/F, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm
New Zealand Honey Co Lemon & Honey Cordial with Manuka Honey
HK$86 for 375ml, ThreeSixty
Pure honey (62 per cent), pure manuka honey (10 per cent), lemon juice (25 per cent), and apple cider combine for a drink that has vitamin C and antioxidants. Each bottle makes 2.5 litres of drink.3 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Vermints Peppermint 40 grams for HK$39, Just Green
Typical mints contain chemicals, meat by-products or artificial sweeteners, but not this all-natural variety made in Vermont from US-grown organic ingredients. You can actually see little shreds of mint leaves in each white pastille.29 May 2012 - 12:00am
For those of us whose schedules are packed and whose mornings often start early, a quick bowl of cereal and milk or a sachet of wheat drink seems to offer a healthy, quick and convenient breakfast solution.
But we may be consuming sugar at levels far above what's considered to be healthy.27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Overtime works against you31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
'Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles'
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), American architect
In cloud cuckoo land
What or where is...?
1 cloud cuckoo land
a. an aviary for wild birds
b. a state of mind in which someone thinks something impossible will happen18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
I love to give home-made gifts when visiting friends and relatives over the Lunar New Year. Doing so is much more personal and thoughtful than proffering tins of Danish cookies and bottles of expensive cognac (although the alcohol is usually a very welcome gift, too). The ingredients used in these recipes are symbolic, said to bring wealth and fortune to the recipient.15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
It's not news that honey is good for us. But until fairly recently, we haven't known why.
Now research has started to show that it is honey's antimicrobial properties that work to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation. Honey can be antibacterial, antiviral and antibiotic.6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Bel Arte Gianduja HK$23.50 for 45g, Great
The sweetener maltitol is used in place of sugar in this bar, which unfortunately makes it bland and blah. If you must eat it, proceed with caution: in some people, maltitol may cause intestinal discomfort and even diarrhoea.
Verdict: Good, smooth texture, but otherwise unappetising.13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but exceeding your recommended levels can increase your chances of obesity, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
What is sugar?31 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Hello, honey26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
Ahead of the Dragon Boat festival tomorrow, zongzi (sticky-rice dumplings) have been flying off the shelves all over the mainland - but the discovery of a squalid Beijing workshop that used excessive additives might make some people think twice before tucking into the traditional fare.4 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
A New York woman recently filed a complaint against General Mills, accusing the company of misleading customers by marketing its Fruit Roll-ups as a healthy snack. It's surprising, not because the food manufacturer was being evasive about its product's nutritional value, but because the woman actually believed the hype.15 Aug 2010 - 12:00am