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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…

THE KITCHEN FILES

1 Did you know? Coconut oil, the most nutrient rich part of the coconut, is diabetic friendly, helps to regulate blood sugar, doesn’t break down in heat or light…