March 29, 2018 | Cooking & Kitchen |
These days the fruit and veg aisles in the supermarket have more choice than before. There are also more unusual options to choose from, giving you a chance to experiment with new flavours in your cooking and try something different from the norm. Take a look at these more unusual varieties of fruit and veg and recipes you could try using them. You can also impress guests with your new found culinary expertise.
January 18, 2018 | Cooking & Kitchen |
Each year consumer experts pick the food trends that will dominate the year going forward. These include the weird, the wonderful and the downright ridiculous. Last year appeared to be the year of the avocado, with reports of people getting the aptly named ‘avocado hand’ from cutting the fruit. There were other delightful looking trends such as cloud eggs and unicorn lattes, known as ‘instafood’ for their Instagram appeal and activated charcoal, think black ice cream, lattes and charcoal crust pizza (this can stay in 2017).
December 22, 2017 | Cooking & Kitchen |
Before Christmas dinner comes the canapés and with so many different recipes to choose from we found some festive recipes that look great and hopefully taste good too. Don’t be caught short when making canapés, remember to set some aside for yourself, as once they are gone they really are gone!
October 26, 2017 | Cooking & Kitchen |
As the clocks go back this weekend and the days start to get darker earlier, autumn is in full swing. Here are some autumnal recipes to try to keep those energy levels going!
January 6, 2017 | Cooking & Kitchen  |  Personal Care |
Are you trying to turn over a new leaf this time of year by looking after your body better? Fitting in the time to prepare healthy meals from scratch can be hard, but it’s the best way to get the most nutrients into your body.
December 2, 2016 | Cooking & Kitchen |
Your oven is the star of your kitchen on Christmas day. Without it there would be no turkey, no roast potatoes and no pigs in blankets. This situation doesn’t bear thinking about so it’s worth looking after your oven in the run up to the big day.
September 9, 2016 | Cooking & Kitchen |
Have you been inspired by the Great British Bake Off to get out the flour and bake up a storm in your kitchen? Baking perfect bread, scones, Victoria sponge and other classic English delights requires baking at precise and even temperatures so you need a reliable oven to do so.
July 8, 2016 | Cooking & Kitchen |
If your oven has broken down you may find dinners a challenge whilst you wait for a tradesperson or a replacement part for your appliance to arrive. You may think you’re limited to fast food and other unhealthy options. However if you have a microwave, slow cooker or even dishwasher you can still cook healthy nutritious meals from scratch, without the aid of your oven.
April 29, 2016 | Cooking & Kitchen |
The tinkle of ice cream vans, jugs of Pimms, strawberries and cream and day trips to the seaside, what do they have in common? They are all iconic experiences of the British summertime and there’s arguably nothing more iconic than a good old fashioned barbecue. In May we have not one but two bank holiday weekends and even if they don’t provide sunshiny BBQ weather they are a great time to prepare your barbecue. That way you’ll be ready the first time the sun pokes its head around the clouds.
March 24, 2016 | Cooking & Kitchen |
You may well be expecting to feed more people than usual this weekend if you’ve got friends or relatives coming over for Easter. Cooking for a full house is a lot more challenging than rustling up your day to day dinners and it’s even more of a challenge if your oven isn’t working efficiently. So here are some simple steps to take to make cooking for your guests easier.