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Sunday Spicy!

Theme: SUNDAY Spicy! – Talk us through your spice rack… The spice shelf in my kitchen has most things you might want, please do let me know if you think I’m missing anything! Allspice, asafoetida, basil, black peppercorns, black cardamom, … Continue reading

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Food for Free

Theme: Repurposing food – Show us what you do with mushroom stems, stale end bits of bread, carrot tops, etc. This is what I did with the bottom of my little gem lettuce! I only got enough new lettuce for … Continue reading

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Bristol Sweet Mart

 Theme: Grocery store tips and tricks If you like cooking with herbs and spices, my tip is to swerve the supermarkets and head to your nearest Asian grocery store – the herbs and spices at my local shop, Bristol Sweet … Continue reading

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Aqua faba – the story so far

Theme: Secret ingredient – Is there an unconventional ingredient or product you use to make a certain dish that no one would suspect? AQUA FABA Vegans have been replacing eggs in recipes with banana, apple sauce, pumpkin, flax seed and … Continue reading

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Spiralised veggies – kitchen gadgets

Theme:  Go go gadget – A kitchen gadget you couldn’t live without, be it a simple grater or a blender. Alternatively, use a gadget you very rarely use. This OXO 3 blade spiraliser produces curly spiralised noodles and ribbon cuts … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Garlic Grows

Jules: So, tell me again about wild garlic. Vincent: Okay, what you wanna know? Jules: It’s legal to pick it right? Vincent: Yeah, it’s legal, but it ain’t a hundred percent legal. I mean, you can’t just walk into the … Continue reading

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Choose vegan

I keep seeing the words “Choose vegan” and wincing. Surley you choose to go vegan? But then I thought how fitting it would be to tweak John Hodge’s poem written for the film Trainspotting: Choose Life. Choose a compassionate job. … Continue reading

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