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Cooking Tips

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1. Make Sure Eggs are Fresh – If you’re unsure of an egg’s freshness, see how it behaves in a cup of water: Fresh eggs sink, bad ones float.   2. Extend Vegetable Freshness – Line the bottom of your refrigerator’s crisper drawer with paper towels. They’ll absorb the excess moisture that causes veggies to rot.   […]

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Pork Shoulder Cassoulet

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I can’t remember where I found this recipe, but I love it. The great thing about it is once you have put all the ingredients together it just bubbles away in the oven. Ingredients 500 gms Pork shoulder 1 red onion – chopped 100 gms smoked bacon lardons 1 garlic clove – sliced 1 bay […]

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Chicken Chow Mein

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A favourite of mine from the cookbook of Ching-He Huang, ‘Chinese Food Made Easy.’ Which does exactly as it says on the cover. Ingredients 150 gms/5 oz medium egg noodles dash toasted sesame oil 300 gms/11oz skinless chicken breast fillets, sliced into strips 2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tsp five-spice powder 1 tsp chilli sauce (optional) 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tbsp groundnut […]

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