Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Month: May 2014

Wiltshire wonders; food to seek out when you’re out west

It’s something I’m rather proud of that didn’t involve feeding my face, so I’ll begin by saying that I walked over 14 miles on Sunday from Salisbury to Stone Henge. If you’re curious about the route, it’s something I found on the Saturday Walkers’ Club website. I was, I’ll admit, a little anxious about it because I’ve never walked that far before, but it was an amazing experience. Wiltshire is truly a magical and mysterious part of Britain and there is so much to see. Stone and wooden circles were our focus, and while we didn’t see it all by …

Home made Baguette: yes you can!

I’ve tried making bread at home for years. The loaves have always come out too dense, or stodgy, or the results simply weren’t worth the effort. I’ve come to realise that bread-making is more of a habit than anything else. I can’t think of the last time I had a good loaf…or maybe it’s just British preferences that I’m having difficulty adjusting to. If I want some nice Italian style bread, I buy and freeze Crosta and Mollica’s sliced Pane Pugliese and if I want a soft, light pillow of Turkish pide, I’m left wanting. And French-quality baguettes? Forget it. …

On the chopping block

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There’s a plethora of chopping woods, blocks and sheets available today, which makes choosing the right board difficult. However, if you’re not sure about what the best kind is, consider that wooden chopping boards have natural anti-bacterial properties in the wood that make them hygienic and safer to use. While both plastic and wooden boards get nicks and crevices that can harbour sometimes dangerous bacteria, plastic holds onto these germs while a wooden board will – when washed and dried – be free from harmful germs. But don’t rely on my word, do your own research and draw your own …