Archive for June, 2012

Aluminium foil: making life easier

Aluminium foil is great for making life easier when you are cooking. When you roast a joint of meat, if you don’t need the juices, line the roasting tin with foil for easy cleaning afterwards . When you cook chicken pieces, especially ones that have been marinated, again line the baking sheet with foil for […]

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Spotlight on Blackberries

Blackberries are found widely across Europe and North America, and are common here in the UK. ¬†They are the fruit of the bramble bush, which itself it generally considered to be unwelcome in gardens and either removed or extremely well trimmed back. Blackberries may be out already in certain parts of the U.S.A. but here […]

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Basic Guide to Cholesterol

What is cholesterol? Lipids are a group of naturally occurring compounds. Lipids you may have heard of are fats, sterols, and fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamin A. Lipids are responsible for energy storage, and the structure of cell membranes, among other things. Cholesterol is one of the compounds called sterols and is a fatty substance […]

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Help, my sauce is too thin!

Ever tried a recipe and had it come out with a watery sauce? This happens to me quite frequently and I’ve devised a number of methods to both rectify this on the spot and to improve the recipe next time. Rectification Add cornflour (cornstarch). Make sure you dissolve it in cold water before adding it. […]

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Strawberry Delight

I’ve been experimenting with low sugar jelly at the moment (“jello” to my friends over the pond!). It makes a great low calorie pudding. It’s nice on its own, and it’s nicer still with fruit set into it. Make sure you don’t try to put kiwi, pineapple or papaya into a jelly though, as there […]

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