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How to Eat Seasonally and What’s Available for Spring

Go back a generation or two and the idea of how to eat seasonally would just have been called normal eating.  My dad used to work in fruit and veg and he always tells me that certain foods just weren’t around at certain times of the year.  Now, with imports and transportation improvement, we can have food from around the world at any time of the year.  But if you want to eat seasonally, what kind of foods are available now and for the rest of spring? Advantages of trying to eat seasonally While looking to eat seasonally can...

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10 Fun Irish Themed Cocktails to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is one of those dates on the calendar that has taken on a meaning of its own, far removed from its roots.  For lots of people, it is a time of great meaning.  But for the rest of us, it is a chance to celebrate everything Irish and find as many ways to make green food and drink as possible!  So, if you want some fun Irish themed cocktails to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, here are some suggestions. Irish whiskey Irish whiskey offers a smooth finish with earthy tones compared to many classic Scotch whiskeys and...

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Slow Cooker Easy Spanish Style Chicken with Parmesan Couscous

A little while ago, I picked up one of those little Flavour Shots that you sometimes see in the shop.  This one was a Spanish chicken flavour that contained lots of paprika and other spices.  It was very delicious but unfortunately, I never saw it again.  A debate over some chicken breasts led us to decide to have a go at making a simple version of the recipe ourselves and try cooking it in the slow cooker to ensure the meat was soft and well flavoured. Smoked paprika Paprika is a very versatile spice that is used in many...

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Tefal Easy Soup Soupmaker Review

I recently realised that I’d talked a bit about using a soupmaker and even created some soupmaker recipes but I’d never really talked about the actual gadget that I use.  So to rectify that, I thought I would write a review of my Tefal Easy Soup soupmaker and why I enjoy soups in a way I never did before when using it. The specs The Tefal Easy Soup comes with four automated cooking programs as well as a cleaning program.  This means that with the press of two buttons you can be making soup or a number of other...

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Top 6 Things to Do with Almonds

Almonds have been popular since ancient times and across many parts of the world.  Despite being known as a nut, they are actually a drupe, with an outer hull and hard shell with a seed inside.  Regardless whether you call it a nut or a seed, there are a lot of things to do with almonds and a lot of health benefits you can get from eating them.  Here’s a few to inspire you. Introduction to the almond The ‘nut’ we know as the almond grows on a deciduous tree that has white or pale pink flowers.  They are...

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