Each month, we take two super-useful kitchen skills and put them together to produce one delicious recipe. This month, we’re looking at tackling the pomegranate and peeling raw ginger. Once you’ve mastered these clever chef’s techniques, reward yourself with a cooling jug of Pomegranate, ginger & lime flavoured water.
We’ve all been victim to a mushy banana, rock-hard mango or tasteless melon at one point or another… but there are a few simple signs that can tell you when fruit is at its best. And once you know what to look for, you’ll be able to pick perfectly ripe fruit every time, and cut down on what you throw away. Win-win!
When summer arrives in the UK (and as the season develops into autumn), a whole host of gorgeous fruit comes into its own. From popular summer staples like strawberries and raspberries to lesser-known gems like loganberries and gooseberries – there really is an abundance of British fruit to try.
Super-useful vitamin D helps us absorb calcium from the food we eat, which in turn maintains healthy bones and strong teeth. It’s also a really handy vitamin for keeping our muscles working properly – helping us balance, which is particularly important for older people.
We’re bang in the middle of summer, and Christmas should be the last thing on our minds… unless you’re a gardener! In late July and early August there’s still time to put a few veg in the ground, ready to reap the rewards of a homegrown dinner come Christmas.
When it comes to cooking with children, it’s vital to have the right kitchen kit. A combination of safe and easy-to-use equipment will help you and the kids get brilliant results (and have fun!) every time you cook together.
Treat yourself to a special evening at home this summer. Spend a little time putting together something delicious, put your phone on silent, head out into the garden, and indulge in a truly peaceful, delicious summer’s evening!
If you’re hosting a children’s party or sleepover during the holidays, why not get the kids to do the catering? It’s a fun way to keep them busy and get them excited about some fresh new flavours. Plus, fussy eaters are way more likely to get stuck into a dish they’ve enjoyed making themselves.