Salt + Sweet + Sour + Hot
Thinking about food through these four prisms of taste can open up new possibilities for seasoning and adding flavour to our food.
Homemade Chicken Soup in 5 Minutes
It’s lunch. I fancied some soup. I opened the fridge and took stock. Leftover bits of chicken and some rice. Chicken soup sounds good. Lunch is over in 10 minutes – and the soup was great.
Sticky Toffee Pudding Cheat in 30 Minutes
Here’s a cheat I’ve been doing for years. It takes 10 minutes to prepare and about 20 minutes in the oven.
Quick Microwave Quesadillas
Quesadillas are a popular Mexican snack. They are best made on a hot griddle pan, but we have always made them in the microwave, rather like nachos. Here is a method I have developed which makes perfect quesadillas – straight from the microwave.
How To Make Cheap Grilled Artichokes
Through a process of trial and error – motivated as much by curiosity as thrift – I have finally devised a method to elevate the status of these bland buds to that of a proper chargrilled artichoke.
The WDC Raclette Egg Toast
Part of Dad’s series ‘Quick cook breakfasts’. The WDC Raclette Egg Toast requires just an egg, some bread and cheese… simplest of breakfasts in 5 minutes.
How To Make the Perfect Blueberry Smoothie
There is more to the art of a smoothie-making than meets the eye…
The Best Way To Store Fresh Herbs
Fresh herbs are great – but why is it so difficult to keep them fresh…
How To Make A Roast Dinner Last All Week
Here is a real-life example of how to use a Sunday roast dinner leftovers through the week…
This is a store-cupboard cheat – the kind one is sometimes forced to make when…