Hooray, the sun has got his hat on at last! Now that we’ve finally seen some sunshine you’ll most likely be relishing ice-creams and short shorts. As for us, we can’t think of many better ways to cool down than with a cold refreshing smoothie. Especially one of those super healthy concoctions that promise better skin, higher energy levels and trimmer waistlines.
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More often than we Brits care to think about BBQ plans are threatened by the forecast of rain and wild ideas surface. Maybe an umbrella can be propped over the grill? Maybe we can part cook the meat in the oven and finish it off on the barbecue in between rain showers? Yes, we’ve all been there.
Your food blender should never be condemned to sitting in a cupboard gathering dust; it’s far too versatile for that! In fact you can sort breakfast, lunch, dinner and beyond easily with the help of this handy kitchen appliance.
So you’re cooking a roast dinner and the chicken’s done before the potatoes. Or you’re cooking two tiers of a cake and one is golden whilst the other is still pale and doughy. We’ve all been there, there’s no need to hang your head and bemoan your culinary skills. Blame your oven instead!
When is Mother’s Day again? This Sunday? Whoops…
If you somehow missed all the Mother’s Day card shop displays reminding you of the date (Sunday 6th March FYI) we’ll take a bet you forgot to buy mum a gift. If so, you may think your best option now is a wilting bunch of supermarket roses. Not so fast! Make mum’s day not with a flower, but with flour!
This Father’s Day, there’s plenty of ways to surprise your dad. To make it a day to remember, we have put together 5 recipes for you to show your dad how much he means to you. This is a great chance to show your appreciation to your dad and to get those cooking skills into shape.Read more
In the UK we throw away about 15 million tonnes of food. Almost 50% of this wastage comes from our homes. Obviously a good way to prevent this is to only buy what you need, when you need it but it’s also a good idea to make sure your fridge is in good working order to prevent food from going off and to keep it fresher, longer.
The Christmas dinner is merely delicious to those who eat it, but for the cook who spends most of the morning and early afternoon checking the turkey and trying not to forget about the sprouts, it can be a wholly stressful proposition. Want to avoid the stress? Read more
As you will be very aware, winter has arrived with a vengeance over the last couple of days. While good news for scarf salesmen and yetis, not so nice when you have to battle through snow and wind to get in to work. When it comes to comforting yourself over the fact that it’s going to be dark by four in the afternoon every day for the next five months, I am of the opinion that hearty food is the best medicine. On that note, check out these delicious looking one-pot, slow-cooked recipes – the lamb shank I think looks particularly delectable. Remember to check out our website if you need oven spares; we’ve got thousands of ’em.
We recently came across a video which shows what a cup of tea looks like when made from water of varying states of filtration. My personal view is that this may need investigating by an independent source.
However it did get me wondering what a cup of tea would look like when brewed with bottled water. I did think of conducting the experiment myself, a pound on a bottle of water is alright, but buying a brand new kettle just to make two cups of tea is a bit excessive, so I shall have to stick to guesswork.