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Food Shopping: Should You Buy in Bulk?

To buy or not to buy in bulk Whether it’s stocking up on 24-tin packs of baked beans at a cash-and-carry, or simply choosing the biggest bottle of oil at your local supermarket, buying in large quantities has disadvantages as … Continue reading

03. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating Tips for Gluten Free Diets

GLUTEN-FREE DIETS Who needs them? The answer is: anyone who has difficulty digesting a protein called gluten, found in some grains. The problem is known medically as coeliac disease, and symptoms may start before the age of three, with diarrhoea, … Continue reading

03. November 2013 by admin
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Healthy Eating: Following a Diabetic Diet

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DIABETIC DIETS Avoiding sugar Diabetics need to avoid sugar, both by itself and in sugary foods, although some diabetics can take very small amounts. Fresh or dried fruit and fruit sugar (fructose) can be useful substitutes for sugar in cooking, … Continue reading

02. November 2013 by admin
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Meal Planning: Planning the Weekly Meals

PLANNING MEALS What is a balanced meal? Any meal that gives you carbohydrate, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals in the right amounts without too much salt, fat or sugar will be well-balanced. Here’s how to plan such a meal quickly: … Continue reading

01. November 2013 by admin
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How to Buy Seafood and When to Find the Fish You Want

HOW TO BUY SEAFOOD Finding out if a fish is fresh If a fish has bright eyes, a glistening skin and firm flesh it will be fresh. A bright red colour under the gills is also a good sign, and … Continue reading

27. October 2013 by admin
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What Can Food Labels Tell You?

What the label tells you Ingredients lists Did you know that by law nearly every manufactured or processed food must carry a list of ingredients? The main exceptions are dairy products, drinks with over 1.2 per cent alcohol, and chocolate … Continue reading

27. October 2013 by admin
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Food Handling/Buying Tips: Food Safety Tips

BUYING WITH SAFETY IN MIND You can’t protect your family from every passing germ, but if you follow these tips you’ll certainly cut down on any risks they’re taking: Shop at clean, tidy shops with good standards of hygiene. Dirt … Continue reading

26. October 2013 by admin
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Party Wines: Types of Wine for Parties

PARTY WINES The thoughtful host has to remember when choosing wines for a party that his or her guests are likely to be drinking a fair quantity of wine without the softening accompaniment of food. Wines that are very dry … Continue reading

03. August 2013 by admin
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The Colour of Wine

The colour of a wine is of great importance – but sometimes can be misleading. It should always give pleasure to the eye and possess a ‘living’ tone. But havingsaid this, there are many exceptions to such generalisations as are … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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Carbonated wines

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Wines made sparkling by pumping carbon dioxide (C02) into them. In past times, they were rightly considered of poor quality, the bubbles being large, rising slowly and not for long and, because the base wine was usually poor, they were … Continue reading

13. December 2011 by admin
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