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Soil Types

Doing the Groundwork Soil Soil doesn’t look very exciting, but it provides the heart of the garden. It is like a supermarket, supplying water, air and food to the plants it has growing in it. It also gives roots something … Continue reading

26. May 2014 by admin
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First Time Gardening

Congratulations on becoming the custodian of your own garden space — or commiserations if you have reluctantly taken over a house or flat with a garden and you’re not yet a gardening fan. Gardening is an activity that has often … Continue reading

26. May 2014 by admin
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Guide to Cooking with Wine

SOME HINTS ON COOKING WITH WINE There are scores of ways in which wine is useful in the kitchen, but very few of them indeed call for particularly good-quality wine, and no way is more important than that of refreshing … Continue reading

05. November 2013 by admin
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Easy ways to decorate a cake

  Butter cream icing To make a rich icing suitable for almost any cake, beat together one part (by weight) butter to two parts icing sugar. Flavour with vanilla essence, orange or lemon juice and zest, instant coffee powder or … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by admin
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Baking Tips: Cooking up a cake?

Keep the kitchen warm Most cakes do better if they are prepared at a temperature of 20°C (68°F) or more. If your equipment and ingredients have been stored in a cool place, take them out about two hours before you … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by admin
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Tips for better baking

Baking ‘blind’ Bake pastry bases separately before filling them, to prevent sogginess or under-cooking. Line a dish with pastry, then place a piece of foil or crumpled greaseproof paper gently on top of the pastry. The paper or foil should … Continue reading

24. October 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Fibre Do’s and Don’ts

DO’S AND DON’TS OF FIBRE DO eat a variety of fibre-containing foods as there are different sorts of fibre and your body needs some of each. All of it comes from plant foods, so choose from fruit, vegetables, salads, pulses … Continue reading

12. October 2013 by admin
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Ensuring a good supply of vitamins

Orange juice.

Make room for raw food Crisp salads, fresh fruit and crunchy raw vegetables should be part of everyone’s daily diet. They are rich in vitamins that soon get lost in cooking and processing. Cut down on cooking Steam vegetables whenever … Continue reading

12. October 2013 by admin
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Getting the Right Nutrients for Healthy Eating

Balancing your diet A good daily diet should include a variety of foods from each of four groups: fruit and vegetables (five portions); cereals, breads and grain products (four portions); milk and dairy products (two portions); and poultry, meat, fish, … Continue reading

11. October 2013 by admin
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Do’s and Don’ts for Perfect Pastry

  DO choose a cool day for pastry-making. Or open windows to keep the kitchen cool. DO keep all equipment and ingredients as cool as possible. DO use only the tips of your fingers when rubbing in or handling pastry; … Continue reading

04. October 2013 by admin
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