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Hey meat lover – here’s your need to know on nose to tail

“It always just seemed sort of common sense to me to use the whole beast. Once you’ve knocked it on the head it’s only common courtesy to eat it all.” So says ‘nose to tail’ pioneer Fergus Henderson. Henderson owns...

Make better homemade pasta with our tips and this easy spinach and herb recipe

The thought of fresh, homemade pasta has always sounded like a wonderful idea but really filled me with trepidation. To start, finding consensus on a pasta dough recipe is impossible. Some have olive oil, some, salt and yet others have...

Easy self-saucing chocolate mud cakes in your Le Creuset mugs

Some mugs’ sole purpose is a vessel for your favourite hot brew. Yet other mugs can be your best companion when you’re craving any kind of comfort, be that a cup of tea, hearty winter soup or a decadent dessert....

How to make healthy yoghurt with the easy-to-use Severin Yoghurt Maker

Yoghurt is healthy, isn’t it? It’s meant to be, but pick up a tub of yoghurt in the supermarket and have a look at the label – fructose, corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, gelatin, artificial flavours, colourants and preservatives are just a few...

Dark chocolate, beetroot and cranberry hot cross buns

One Easter, when I was 4 years old, the Easter bunny came to drop off our eggs and never left. We named her Tinkerbell and weren’t the least bit concerned that all the other kids in the world would now no longer...

What are fermented foods and how they can make you healthier

These days most curious, ‘in the know foodies’ will have some variety of vegetable fermenting in a jar at home. When it comes to vogue ferments, Korean kimchi and German sauerkraut top the list. Sauerkraut, a sour fermented cabbage, has been a German...

Reap the rewards of fermentation with this easy sauerkraut recipe

This was my first time experimenting with fermentation and I really was thrilled with how easy the process was and how reliably delicious the results were. It’s crunchy, fragrant and delightfully sour – perfect packed into a gourmet hotdog, served with your Sunday...

What is a Buddha bowl and how to truly appreciate your food

If you’re a food trend follower you’ve probably come across something called a “Buddha bowl”. Modern food culture has interpreted this as a nourishing, all-in-one meal in a bowl; fast food for the health-conscious. But there’s far more to this trend and...

Tempura cauliflower: an impressive vegetarian Christmas main

Nothing is more satisfying than taking a seemingly simple ingredient and turning it into something so impressive that it becomes a family favourite. With this recipe, the crunchy tempura batter soaks up the festive flavours of a citrus, maple and...

Easy catering for a crowd: gammon pita pockets

We’ve created this gammon pita recipe with cucumber pickle and red cabbage slaw with that lovely time between Christmas and New Year in mind or even for those of you who have to cater for a crowd for Christmas. It’s...