Kalamon Olive Tapenade
We’re getting multicultural by doing a Greek twist on this much-loved French, sharp-tasting paste that’s great with bread. But we have to say that we liked how it works with Kalamon olives! This food is typical of Provence and is essentially made of olives, capers, olive oil, parsley and anchovies. It’s a quick process. You […]
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If you’re a sufferer, you are probably dreading the turning of spring into summer. Just when the weather gets good enough to wear brighter clothes and enjoy the outdoors, you are once again find yourself struggling with symptoms of nasal congestion, sneezing, etc. It’s caused predominantly by pollen from plants and grasses, but airborne dust […]
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ALL ABOUT SALT
Today’s post is dedicated to that all-important and yet humble seasoning – salt. It’s not only flavoured our food and kept our bodies going for millenia, salt was once used as salary (that’s where the word comes from) and also the cause of wars and conflict between kingdoms and their subjects because of high taxation. […]
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IN SEASON: SPRING GREENS
The seasonality table asks us to load our shopping trolleys with spring greens this month. A variety of cabbage, these greens are versatile, quick to cook and also easy to integrate into our meals for added fibre and nutrients. With long, broad leaves, they don’t even take as much time or effort to prepare – […]
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When I visited our local community garden last autumn, they had big piles of bay leaves for all of us visitors to help ourselves to. The manager generously welcomed me to take a bunch and gave me tips on how to store it. I won’t regret the effort I took – those leaves had a […]
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WINTER WARMERS
It looks like the winter weather is here to stay for a few weeks longer. Most of us who made New Year’s resolutions have to put in a little extra effort to discipline ourselves. As this article suggests, we tend to eat more during the cold months. So even if we are consuming larger quantities […]
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In Season Now: Oregano
Oregano is an amazing plant, much like marjoram, but more pungent and not as sweet. It has has purple flowers and spade-shaped, olive coloured leaves. Because of its pungency, oregano requires a bit more caution in its use. Oregano is an all important, Mediterranean herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be […]
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