日期:2012-11-26 Baked potato with tuna ( serves one) Preparation time: 2 minutes Cooking time: 1.5 hours Large baking potato Can of tuna Tablespoon of mayonnaise (optional) Knob of butter(optional) Salt and pepper to season Wash the potato, dry off and pierce skin... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-11-26 Beans on toast(serves one) Preparation time: seconds Cooking time: 58minutes Two slices of bread(any type) Small can baked beans in tomato sauce(150g) Put the bread in the toaster or under the grill. Open can of beans and empty into a pan. Heat in l... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-11-25 Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds of lean beef 3 pints cold water 2 tablespoons fine barley 1/2 cup of diced carrot 1 cup finely cut celery 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons of flour 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup salt and pepper to t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-11-25 Yorkshire pudding is an English savory(开胃菜) dish similar to the American popover(淡烤的酥饼) , and made from batter. Is most often served with roast beef, or any meal in which there is gravy, or on its own. Gravy is considered an essential ac... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-23 When I first conceived of Earth Day, a global holiday to celebrate the wonder of life on our planet, I thought long and hard about the day on which it should fall. It must be meaningful. One that might be accepted universally for all of humankind. W... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-18 Tea is the steady companion of the Scottish day, and each hotel, no matter how humble, stocks its rooms with supplies for brew-ups: electric pot for boiling water, ceramic(陶瓷的) pot for brewing, china cups and small tea-creamers, a raft of teas,... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-18 Christmas is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. No one knows the exact date of Christ's birth, but most Christians observe Christmas on December 25. On this day, many go to church, where they take part in special religiou... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-18 For shopoholics, the post-Christmas period means only one thing sales! Across the country, prices are slashed on clothing, electronics, home furnishings and more, but London is the place for serious shopping, and you can certainly pick up some amazi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-17 Psychologists in Britain have said that the last full week of January is the most depressing time of year, and labelled next Monday 'Blue Monday'. Blue is a slang way of saying unhappy. Mondays are generally seen as the worst day of the week because... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-12 As many as 11 million British motorists(开汽车的人) are unable to read a basic road map, according to a survey released Monday. The poll revealed over three quarters of British drivers were unable to identify the motorway map symbol, while only on... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-10-12 Collectibles have been a part of almost every culture since ancient times. Whereas some objects have been collected for their usefulness, others have been selected for their aesthetic beauty alone. In the United States, the kinds of collectibles cur... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-09-28 Soul music is a style of pop music developed by African-Americans combining elements of gospel(福音的) music and rhythm and blues. The term was first used in the 1960s to describe a combination of rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, and rock music. Ch... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-09-14 Thisbe was a Babylonian maid. From her childhood sheloved Pyramus who lived in the nearby house. But as the two families were not on good terms they were not allowed to meet one another. All they could do was to stand on each side of the wall and he... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-09-14 Acrisius, king of Argos, was Hypermnestra's grandson. He had one beautiful daughter, Danae by name. So much did he love her that he decided not to remarry after the death of his wife. But one day an oracle(预言, 圣人) from Delphi prophesied that h... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-09-14 Poseidon was son of Kronus and Rhea, and brother of Zeus. After the war with the Titans, he became the mighty and majestic god of the sea, ruling all the water saround the earth. He was considered to have the greatest power next to Zeus. Poseidon ru... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-08-21 When it comes to women's shoes made for style rather than walking, Christian Louboutin footwear with their distinctive red soles lead the pack, according to a survey of wealthy American consumers. Shoes by Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo were rated se... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-07-11 People in many places of the world usually give their lovers a finger ring or a bundle of flowers as a gift of engagement. But in some areas of Denmark, it is still considered lucky for a young man to present his financee with the wooden clappers(... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-06-28 Huihua, a Chinese student, and Mary, an American student studying Chinese in China, were on their way to a bookstore. As they got to the bookstore, they saw a young man walking down a flight of stairs. In his hurry, he missed the last two steps, and... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-06-14 We do not know when man first began to use salt, but we do know that it has been used in many different ways throughout history. Historical evidence shows, for example, that people who lived over 3,000 years ago ate salted fish. Thousands of years a... 阅读全文>>

日期:2012-05-24 Ancient man, living in colder climates, is credited with making the first shoes, by adding material to the top of the crude sandals(凉鞋,拖鞋) his neighbors in warmer climates had invented. He did so out of necessity, to give his feet additional... 阅读全文>>

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