If you love the smell of homemade bread, this traditional white bread loaf from Le Creuset will have you in the kitchen baking up classic crunchy loafs to impress the family in this colder weather.
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Sprouting involves soaking seeds, nuts, legumes or grains for several hours which helps soften the hull, allowing the sprout to grow. They’re then repeatedly rinsed until they begin to develop a tail-like protrusion and are usually ready to use when the sprout is ¼ inch.
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Since the dawn of man, humans have been preserving food in order to increase its shelf life whilst keeping it safe. The term food preservation refers to any one of a number of techniques used to prevent food from spoiling. Whether saving for a rainy day, or to preserve the remainder of a bumper crop, preserving food is a great way to keep a steady supply of foods in your cupboard.
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A Guide to Buying Fresh Herbs & Vegetables.
If you are more used to the convenience of packaged or frozen food but want to enhance the freshness and nutrients of your cooking, here are a few quick tips on how to buy, prepare, store and cook fresh vegetables and herbs.
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Woks are used in a range of different Chinese cooking techniques such as stir-frying, steaming, searing or stewing. It’s the perfect pan for cooking up culinary masterpieces. Wok cooking is done with a long handle utensil called a chahn (spatula) or a hoak (ladle). The long handles of these utensils allow cooks to work with the food without burning their hands.
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How to make Sauerkraut
Fermenting is a method of food preservation & food tradition that has been embraced globally for generations. Fermented creations taste great with meat, salads or on their own. Best of all they are teeming with enzymes and probiotics that are perfect for your gut health.
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The main advantage of cooking with cast iron is that it has a very high volumetric heat capacity, which means that once it’s hot, it stays hot. Your cast iron cookware can be used for cooking almost anything as long as you take the time to maintain it and keep it in good condition.
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Have you adapted the “Kon-Mari method” yet? Dedicate some time this month to a pantry purge and enjoy the leaner, lighter feeling your kitchen will have as a result. Continue reading “Cleaning out the Pantry”
If the thought of “spring cleaning” and “New Year’s resolutions” has you feeling a little overwhelmed take these 5 steps for a Fresh Start this January.
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If you don’t like to delegate then here are 5 handy tips to being extra prepared for Christmas Entertaining this year.
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