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Preparing for entertaining over Christmas

If you are hosting a Christmas party or are having all the family round for Christmas lunch now is the time to start doing the planning for these meals so that you have enough time to batch cook if necessary or get the freezers ready to hold all this extra food. A freezer that has been defrosted regularly will run more efficiently so run down and use up the normal food... Read More

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Preparing & Cooking Food Safely

It’s always best to practice good hand-washing before handling any food, as well washing hands after handling raw meat, after handling the bin, and after going to the toilet. failure to adhere to these basic hygiene practices will result in the spread of germs and harmful bacteria’s such as E. coli,  Salmonella and Campylobacter, which can make a person ill with... Read More

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Meat Free Spaghetti Bolognese.

Have you ever thought about trying meat-free mince Spaghetti Bolognese? Well if you haven’t then it may be time to rustle up those ingredients and prepare to make something awesome! If you are a meat eating person and want something meaty then you can always add soy sauce to the mince when cooked to give it that extra taste, but don’t use too much and use a mix... Read More

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Cooking for Two When There’s Just You?

Nobody likes to cook decent meals when they are just cooking for themselves, it seems to be a lot more troublesome and food may normally get wasted. You could say that you don’t have time too cook during the week and for just one person there is little point to healthy eating. But rather than find excuses, why not just cook for two people anyway and put the other half in... Read More

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Is braising the best way to go about cooking meat?

Braising is really a mix-cooking process that employs both moist and dry heats: usually, the meals is first seared in a high-temperature, then done in a covered box at a lower temperature while relaxing in some (variable) level of water (that might also add flavor). Though some creators create a variance between the two techniques, depending on whether additional water is... Read More