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Egg-cessories – Must Have Stuff for Egg Lovers

In the spirit of Easter and to celebrate the humble egg, we have pulled together our ultimate accessories for egg lovers everywhere. If have a penchant for a handy gadget or an amusing novelty or just really, really love eggs, here are our top 10 egg-cessories to make you go dippy. The Egg Topper One of our favourite kitchen gadgets EVER – this handy little contraption will remove the top of your egg easily leaving a nice sharp line.  No more spitting out egg peel. You need one of these.  Egg Topper £8.99 Amazon. Stainless Steel Boiled Egg Cutter £3.99,...

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5 Top Tips Skiing with Kids

You’re all booked for your first foray in the snow & the excitement is mounting but it can be a bit daunting when you don’t know what to expect. Here are our top 5 tips to help create a fun holiday skiing with kids. Manage your expectations: Remember those raucous après ski evenings jumping up and down in your ski boots, beer in hand to Euro trash music? Well, confine that to your long-term memory now that you’ve got mini ski bunnies in tow.  Appreciate that skiing with kids is a lot slower paced (but still fun) and more...

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Crispy Halloumi Fries & Spicy Yogurt Dip

These crispy halloumi fries are naughty little treats but it’s February after all and we think you deserve it. They are extremely easy to make and totally more-ish. We had these over the weekend as an alternative to a dinner party starter. They were perfect served casually in a dish with a dip alongside it. A sweet chilli sauce dip would work equally well so it’s really a matter of taste. For an ultra quick cheat you can buy breadcrumbs but they are super easy to make as well (see tip below). The quantities for this recipe are really as...

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Monkfish with Ginger from Broth to Bowl

Japanese inspired food is a big hit with us and this delicious Monkfish and Ginger soup from Drew Smith’s book Broth to Bowl, is based on a Japanese Stock called Dashi. It is made using dried kelp or ‘kombo’ which lends body to the liquid – what is often referred to as ‘umami’, or the fifth sense of taste.   JAPANESE BONITO BROTH (Makes 1 Litre) This is dashi, the basic Japanese cooking broth for all clear soups, which is simply kombu seaweed water infused with dried tuna flakes. The glutamates in the seaweed create the sense of ‘umami’. It...

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Cream of Green Vegetable Soup from Broth to Bowl

Everybody needs a good Vegetable soup in their repertoire and we just love everything about this recipe in Drew Smith’s fabulous new Book Broth to Bowl. The beautiful colour and delicious taste of this soup mean that it is a joy to eat. I mean even the name is cool – Cream of Green. VEGETABLE TEA (Makes 4 Litres) This is a sequence. It starts out as a light tea, becomes a soup and then transforms itself again and again. You can drink this first-stage broth as an alternative to tea and coffee. Once you get the hang of...

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