Used in moderation, butter adds fantastic depth of flavour to dishes. Standard butter will go brown and smoke if you get it really hot (which, sometimes, is a good thing – think beurre noisette), but often you need to be careful to keep butter from burning. Bertolli with Butter and Olive Oil, however, has a lower smoking point than normal butter, which means you can use it in the same way as butter without worrying about it catching on your frying pan.
Take the kids on a tasty adventure with these fun, foodie ideas for day trips and things to do. Check out local social media groups for a better idea of what’s on near you, and take a look at your local council website for information on food markets or one-off events across the summer.
It’s the school holidays! So why not have a bit of fun over lunch and get the kids involved in making their own meal? Think about colourful combos of fresh veg, and hands-on dishes that the kids can assemble themselves at the table. Cooking together is a great way to keep everyone busy on a lazy (or rainy!) day, and get a little goodness into the kids’ diet as well.
Freezing fruit is a genius way to save time and cut waste in your kitchen. These four ideas are a great place to start, but get creative – there’s loads you can do!
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.