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Freezing

we often have this discussion on the page . So it’s about time it was on here . What can you freeze ? The answer may surprise you . Almost anything can be frozen . Freezing can change the texture of foods but they are still edible . Got some veg in the fridge that… Read More

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Cooking Steaks

Cooking steak isn’t hard if you follow very simple rules . 1: Bring your steak to room temperature before cooking . Do NOT get it straight from the fridge and put it in the pan 2: Oil the meat NOT the pan 3: heat the pan 4: season with pepper before cooking , salt after… Read More

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Yorkshire Puddings

Crack your eggs into a cup ( 2 or 3 eggs ), put into a bowl add the same amount of plain flour and liquid Or and this is how I do it 4oz flour, 2 eggs 1/2 pint milk. Make this batter well in advance and chill , overnight is great . I get the… Read More

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Getting the most from a turkey/chicken

I bought a half price frozen turkey in Aldi this week for £5.49. I defrosted it and cooked it in my slow cooker yesterday for 10 hours on low. When I took it out I left the juices in the slow cooker. Then I stripped the meat off the carcass and added all the bones,… Read More

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Salad Bars

Whilst shopping this morning I couldn’t help but notice the amount of people filling up containers at the salad bar . £2.69 for a salad that’ll do 1 maybe 2 meals at the most. No thanks! Please don’t be fooled into buying these. You can make flavoured cous cous, pasta and noodle salads for pennies… Read More

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Store Cupboard Basics

Plain flour Self raising flour Honey Sugar Vanilla essence Garlic Ginger Mixed herbs Paprika Chinese 5 spice Chilli powder Soy sauce Veg oil Lemon juice Cornflour Oxo cubes Stock cubes Porage oats Tomato purée Tinned tomatoes Pasatta Pasta Rice Noodles Cous cous Spaghetti Feel free to add your essentials xx Lorna xx

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Halogen Ovens

Cooking for only one or two of you? Have you thought about investing in a halogen oven? Generally there’s just me and OH at home and I don’t always want ( or have room in freezer ) to batch bake to utilise the whole oven when it’s on. So at the end of the year… Read More

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