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The kitchen files September 2014

The kitchen files September 2014

1. Listada de Gandia, often considered a Spanish heirloom and grown around Gandia in Valencia, Spain, is one of the prettiest aubergine varieties, with thin, purple stripes on white…

The kitchen files April 2014

The kitchen files April 2014

1. Stressed? A high source of potassium, figs can help lower and control your blood. The potassium found in figs particularly helps combat ‘salt-sensitive hypertension’. 2. When steaming fish,…

Cupcake toppings

Think out of the flower box when it comes to whipping up (mini) floral centrepieces. Take a fresh pineapple, remove skin, slice into thin rounds and pop each one…

Plant Asian greens

By Alice Spenser-Higgs Plant a medley of Asian greens. They’re zesty and flavourful, delicious in salads, stir-fried or steamed. Did you know, Asian or mustard greens are Brassicas (members…

Herbs

Rosemary is truly a year-round herb. In winter it flavours succulent roasts, in spring it perfumes salad dressings and in summer rosemary syrup made from the leaves and flowers…

How to chop like a chef

Chopping like a chef doesn’t have to be difficult. In this series, we partnered with Chef Knows Best and we show you how to chop like a chef. We’re…

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