Tip for boiling potatoes

Don’t add salt to the water when you are boiling potatoes – this stops them splitting. Instead drain them, and then season.

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Roast Pineapple with Sichuan Pepper   

An easy recipe to help you make use of this lovely fragrant fruit when you find it reduced in price at the supermarket.


How good is pork for you?   
Pork is not only a great source of protein – which you need in your diet – it is also packed with good vitamins and minerals including B vitamins, zinc, iron, selenium and phosphoros. It is low in fat if you trim it well.


Carrots with Summer Savory and Maple Syrup   
Baby carrots look so beautiful when they are baked. You only need a few for each plate to make any dish look classy. And they are sweeter than larger, older carrots. Use Winter or Summer savory for this dish. If you can't find it, use rosemary or thyme instead.



How to macerate strawberries   
Macerating is just a posh word for softening ingredients with liquid, in this case sprinkling sugar on fresh fruit so that it breaks down the fruit, helps to release its liquid and combines with the sugar to form a natural syrup
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Store Cupboard tips   

How to keep your food safe in a storecupboard, how to make sure you use everything in date and how to group items so you can find them easily and in time before they go out of date.

 

How to make Stem Ginger in syrup   

Stem ginger preserved in syrup is a very useful storecupboard ingredient. Whether you use it on vanilla ice cream or make a sauce with it, it will add both sweetness and heat. We show you how to make your own at home.


Harissa paste recipe   
Harissa is a hot chilli paste made with dried chillies and spices and is used mainly in middle eastern cooking. It is made with chilli, coriander, caraway and cumin but there are many variations.






How to use fresh and dry yeast   
Can you substitute fresh yeast for dry yeast and how much should you use? What's the difference in using fresh and dry yeast? We answer your questions...

 



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