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September 4, 2017

Easy Mid-Week Supper

This was an improvised quick dinner. I did not plan to post it, but it was so good I photographed it while we were eating it!

August 5, 2017

Picnic Chocolate Fondue

This idea has had two picnic outings this summer, both were huge successes.

June 11, 2017

20 Tasty Toppings for Toast

20 low-salt and low saturated fat ideas for a toast snack.

April 4, 2017

Homemade Tortilla Chips From Soft Tortilla Wraps

Brilliant trick for making tortilla chips from normal (UK) supermarket tortilla wraps. (You can’t just fry them!)

February 3, 2017

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.

July 9, 2016

How to Eat a Globe Artichoke

A handy tip for those who haven’t tried this magical vegetable before.

June 30, 2016

Do Chefs Eat Greens?

At home, I try to provide a balanced diet. That means two or three vegetables with each meal. In fact for a Sunday roast, the number of vegetables can rise exponentially…

April 17, 2016

Onigiri 3 Ways

Dad trials out three ways to prepare and eat Onigiri with shitaki mushrooms.

April 9, 2016

3 Ways to Cook Octopus

Octopus may not be everybody’s cup of tea. But do try it. Here are three way to cook it – hopefully one of these will inspire you to have a go!

April 3, 2016

3 Ways to Eat Raw Salmon

Dad’s three ways to prepare raw salmon. Follow the step by step guide to making salmon carpaccio, salmon tartare and even nigiri style sushi.

March 24, 2016

3 Ways to Cure Salmon

Here are 3 great ways to cure a fillet of salmon – ceviche, gravadlax and escabeche. Only the escabeche requires any cooking. They are all good techniques to have up your sleeve and each would make a great starter for a dinner party.

March 20, 2016

3 Ways To Marinate and Grill Salmon

Salmon home cooking tip time from Dad. We’ve got “3 Ways To Fry Marinate & Grill Salmon” – garlic and herb, salmon teriyaki and a Miso Marinade.

March 19, 2016

3 Ways To Fry Salmon

Another genius cooking tip from WDC. Here, dad describes 3 Ways To Fry Salmon using 3 different techniques; stir-fry, shallow-fry and deep-fry.

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.

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