Ah, Valentine’s Day. For all those smitten couples out there it’s the date to spend some quality time with each other. Such a shame that every single restaurant is crowded and overpriced for the occasion. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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A chocolate pudding oozes rich sauce. A golden scotch egg is cut open to reveal a perfectly runny yolk. Cheese melts over a plump juicy burger. You’ve seen the ads; it’s fair to say M&S know what they’re talking about when it comes to food. This is why we’ve turned to them for inspiration on cooking the perfect Christmas dinner.
Cooking Christmas dinner is no mean feat. The frenzy of activity that starts with the chopping and doesn’t end until the carving requires culinary prowess of super human proportions.
The privilege of being allowed on the Christmas dinner plate is one we reserve for few foods. Turkey we’ll allow of course. But then you start getting into roast beef or gammon territory and the question soon arises: is that really part of a traditional Christmas dinner?
You start your day shivering as you scrape ice off your car. The day continues as you toil away in your office surrounded by colds and coughs. At last you leave to find it’s pitch black outside and temperatures are sub zero. On winter days like these you need something truly comforting and nothing beats a warming homemade soup.
When it comes to baking, the mixing, decorating and eating are glorious fun. The cleaning up part… not so much. But it can be hassle free with the right know how!
Microwaves have a bad reputation. They’re blamed for uneven cooking, zapping the nutrients from your food and even making it radioactive! But they’re definitely not as bad as all that.
We’re British. Tea for us is more than just a drink; it’s a defining aspect of character. You’re not truly friends with somebody until you know by heart whether they take milk and sugar. If they prefer coffee, forget it. The one thing every tea lover out there needs is an efficient kettle. That’s where we come in.
For leftovers you don’t want to eat two nights in a row, meat you want to keep fresh and, perhaps most importantly of all, ice cream, your freezer is your best friend. But it’s not a friend to all of your favourite foods. Some ingredients turn mushy, icy and just plain terrible when you freeze them.
Do you know your juicers from your blenders? If you’re an appliance nerd like we are perhaps you do, but just in case we’ll tell you anyway. The crucial difference between the two is blenders very finely chop fruit and veg into smoothie consistency whereas a juicer separates fruit pulp from the juice.