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.
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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.
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.
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