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February 29, 2016

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.

February 26, 2016

3 Ways To Cook Salmon in the Oven

Sometimes frying fish just does not seem to work – it all starts getting a bit stressed and before you know it the fish can be ruined. Here are 3 tasty and stress-free ways to cook salmon in the oven.

February 21, 2016

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.

February 17, 2016

3 Ways To Cook Salmon in a Pan

Here’s a series on ways to cook a fillet of salmon. So often people are put-off fish for fear of things going wrong. But in my view cooking fish couldn’t be easier – and it’s quick. Follow my simple steps to see for yourself.

December 14, 2015

Quick and Crispy 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.

December 7, 2015

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.

December 6, 2015

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.

November 16, 2015

How To Fillet A Fish

Filleting a fish is fun and satisfying. Every aspiring home cook should always fillet their fish.

November 10, 2015

Pimp My Biscuit: Make Your Shop Bought Biscuits Better

Open the cupboards and give those plain biscuits some go-faster stripes…

October 17, 2015

WDC Sausage & Egg Muffin

Breakfast in a bun. The WDC McMuffin is the perfect breakfast treat to satisfy your morning requirements. Let’s be honest, it’s the perfect hangover cure!

September 24, 2015

‘Refined-Sugar-Free’ Black Forest Sandwich Cake

An office ‘bake-day’ refined-sugar-free cake recipe the whole office enjoyed.

September 18, 2015

Roasting Tomatoes

Roasting tomatoes is a useful technique for adding sweetness and depth of flavour to tomatoes.

September 8, 2015

How To Cook a Simple But Tasty Stir-fry

‘Wok stir-frying poses plenty of challenges. I have developed my own strategies to help…’

September 7, 2015

How To Make the Perfect Blueberry Smoothie

There is more to the art of a smoothie-making than meets the eye…

September 7, 2015

Winter Squashes

Squash – more than a useful prop for a still life – a taste record of this range of winter squashes…

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