A smooth, creamy cheese sauce should be part of every cook’s repertoire so follow these simple instructions to whip up a tasty cheese sauce whenever you need it. You can keep some in the freezer to make a quick, delicious snack or easy dinner in record time. Use your cheese sauce for Cauliflower cheese, Lasagna, Nachos, Macaroni Cheese, Baked Potatoes and Broccoli Cheese – perfect for kids who think greens are out to get them.
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The experts in Paella cookware are also the best source for paella recipes. This Spanish dish brings the family together every Sunday in Spain, and is referred to as Arroz or ‘rice’. Combining the intense flavours of aromatics and seafood with tasty stock fully absorbed into the rice, Paella is a popular dish around the world.
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Oranges can add so much to your cooking, adding flavour to chicken, pancakes, and cakes. So grab a bag of your favourite oranges and try this delicious, healthy cake that combines the nutritious qualities of zucchini, orange and walnut into a moist cake glazed with sticky, honey syrup.
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The origins of the Margarita are as cloudy as this exciting, refreshing cocktail itself. We don’t know whether it was ‘Pancho’ Morales who made the first Margarita at Tommy’s Place Bar in 1942 or whether it was invented for Mexican showgirl Rita de la Rosa in 1938 as claimed by Tequila maker Jose Cuervo. One thing we do know, however, is that the time to enjoy an exciting, refreshing Margarita is right now, so pull out your tequila, pop on your Sombrero and get mixing.
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Lemon juice has been gifted to us by nature as a pure, cleansing substance for the home and body as well as a delicious flavour for sweet and savoury foods and drinks. Today we share the many ways lemon juice can benefit you and your home.
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Read on to get that elusive silky foam topping your Cappuccino.
Your new coffee machine is producing the perfect crema and a rich espresso so you know have your grind just right. But if you are topping your cappuccino with flat foam, a massive milk bubble or a stiff meringue you are doing it wrong. Follow these tips to make the perfect microfoam that pours out like sauce and has a rich, sweet taste. To prepare your espresso, go to our Coffee Machine Use and Care guide.
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This strong pick me up, a favourite for early evening, has several origin claimants. The earliest is Fernand Petiot who claims to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921 at the New York Bar in Paris which later became Harry’s New York bar and a frequent haunt of Ernest Hemingway, among others. However Petiot later admitted he had actually refined the original tomato juice and vodka, named and created by comedian George Jessel in 1939 during a visit to the 21 club in New York.
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Optimise the taste of your tea with a temperature controlled kettle.
Did you know that brewing your water to the correct temperature will make the tea taste as it should? Forget the mantra your Dad drummed into you about pouring the water while boiling – your temperature controlled kettle will ensure your tea tastes terrific by heating it to the correct temperature according to your favourite leaf type. Find out more with our Kettle Buying Guide. If you don’t fancy updating your kettle just yet, use a thermometer to gauge the water before pouring.
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It’s hard to believe that our ancestors were pretty happy with making their coffee through an old sock, until someone had the bright idea of attaching a screen to a rod and pressing it into the pot of boiled coffee beans. Finally the plunger was born, brought into our homes by Michael Caine in The Ipcress File back in the ‘60’s.
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Australians have taken the Espresso Martini to heart after it was invented in London in the 1980’s. The story goes that a now-famous model came in to the bar of Dick Bradsell, inventor of other modern classics such as The Bramble. Her request for a particular type of drink resulted in this fabulous cocktail that will both a make a hit and give you a hit. Stock yourself up with all your vital cocktail making equipment at Kitchen Warehouse, including a fantastic range of glasses for all drink occasions. Check out our Cocktail Equipment buying guide and glassware guide for more information.
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