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Your Swish Spice Guide

As you may well know, the spice aisle of the supermarket can be daunting. There a loads of spices out there and if you are anything like me, you’ll have your staple spices (chilli powder, paprika and cinnamon) and rarely … Continue reading

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Be an Eco Cook!

I have always been conscious of my carbon footprint and I can’t stand waste. Here are a few tips for saving water, the planet and money while you’re at it. Plan your meals so you can make a concise shopping … Continue reading

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30 Ways To Make Your Cooking Go From Good to Great: Part 3

And finally, part 3! 21. As you cook try and get a sense of what flavours work well together: peas, mint and feta; basil and tomatos; pork and garlic.   22. Perfect the skill of cooking a 2cm steak: remove … Continue reading

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30 Ways To Make Your Cooking Go From Good to Great: Part 2

Part one received some great feedback so here’s part two! 11. Use your freezer! I always, always, always would advocate making double or triple and freezing the leftovers. This idea works for everything from lasanga, spag bol, soups, stocks, bread.  12. Cheeseboard … Continue reading

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30 Ways To Make Your Cooking Go From Good to Great: Part 1

A fantastic piece in Good Food with some really good tips. Hope they help! 1. READ the recipe from start to finish before starting it. Make sure you have all the ingredients and the equipment. 2. When you go food … Continue reading

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15 Tips Parents Should Know Before Bribing Their Kids With Chocolate!

This piece is a fabulous selection of advice from Fiona Faulkner’s book 25 Foods Kids Hate which was reviewed by Good Food magazine. 1. Get Them Shopping – Try involve your kids in some small way, maybe writing the list? 2. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Kitchen Basics

For my 50th post I thought I would give you a little insight into Good Food’s top ten kitchen basics. 1. Large Multipurpose Knife – this really is uber-useful, I am currently trying to find a good set of knives … Continue reading

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