How to Cook Easy-Peel Eggs

How To Cook An Easy-Peel Egg It can be done. I didn’t believe it but it’s true. This method comes from J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s book “The Food Lab”. It’s the science of cooking, like why that does this, or why that doesn’t do this. Anyway, the eggs. This method produces a hard-cooked egg that is…

A Surprising Way to Boil an Egg

“You live and learn. At any rate, you live.” ― Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless How To Boil an Egg that You Can Peel I read an article on Quartz Magazine about the science of boiling an egg. It credited Kenji López-Alt with the methodology, in his book called “The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science”….

How To Make Fish Soup

Fish Soup I fancied a bowl of fish soup this weekend. Something fast, low in calories and fat, and just ridiculously wholesome. I ploughed through the fridge, and pulled out anything that looked on its last legs. I don’t throw anything away. That carrot was on the edge of going old and wobbly, the onion…

How To Reheat Pizza

In 3 easy steps it tastes like fresh! We indulge in a pizza perhaps twice a year. We love pizza, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not the healthiest of foods for a diabetic or someone watching salt intake or even saturated fats. We’re a simmering urge that builds to a if-I-don’t-have-a-pizza-soon-I’ll- pop. And our…

How to Cook Bacon Without Making a Mess

I love streaky bacon. I don’t particularly love cleaning up the mess on the cooker afterwards though. But there is an easy, mess-free way to do this. Pop your streaky bacon on a foil-lined baking sheet, and you’ll find that this same bacon hardly shoots a drop of fat anywhere. Yes, it will sizzle and…

What To Do With Leftover Ham

This week we enjoyed a lovely smoked ham that carried us through 3 meals. And then there’s this small knob of ham leftover sitting sadly in the fridge, staring back and begging for attention. I made Deviled Ham for sandwiches. Threw the chopped knob of ham into a food processor with half an onion (also…

No Recipe Applesauce

Organic is not always pretty. Organic is not always pretty. Late summer and organic equals freckled, spotted, worm-holed, wasp-stung, mouldy fruit and veg. That’s when it’s time to cut out the mucky bits of apples and make applesauce. I don’t use fruit that’s rotten or mouldy; we have enough from windfall and those still clinging…

The Ultimate Scone Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

This is not my recipe, so I’ll not take any credit for it. It is however one of the best that I’ve stumbled over, so I thought you’d like to know about it. It’s called Ultimate Scones, and it’s at the BBC Good Food website. And here’s the way they look when you’ve baked them!