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Why Eat Seasonally?

Once you’re in the habit of eating seasonally, or of trying to, it’s easy to assume everybody does. And it’s easy to forget why you decided to, because, let’s face it, in the Western world, many many kinds of food are

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The Joys of Yogurt

I never really used to like yogurt, although I’ve eaten it for as long as I can remember. But I used to eat it because it was good for me, whether I liked it or not. As it’s a ‘health food’,

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Chorizo Stuffed Sweet Peppers

On the theme of stuffing vegetables, this recipe can be made with all fresh or some leftover ingredients–and eating pepper skins isn’t too controversial. I first discovered chorizo in France, at a small Arab deli in our neighbourhood where the staff had

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Market shopping

Where do you do most of your  shopping for fresh food? The big chain supermarkets for ‘main’ shopping? The local small one for things you forgot or ran out of?  I have shopped that way for large chunks of my

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Eating Seasonally

Another aspect of economy in the kitchen is buying and eating seasonally.  If you grow your own, that’s easy enough to do.  But if you don’t, how can you tell if something is ‘in season’?  There are a couple of

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Planned leftovers

So what exactly is ‘Creative economy in the kitchen’? Most obvious is spending the least money for the most food, but it can’t stop there. While shopping for sale items and taking advantage of BOGOFs can be helpful, it really

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Sharing a lifetime of experience of kitchen challenges. Respecting food and making the most of what's available. Read more on my About page.
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