Posts By: tonyhaslam

What encourages your weekly shop?

Most times it’s what I have planned out for my meals, which dictates what I buy. I like to be quite strict to avoid buying anything I don’t necessarily need and to make sure I don’t buy unhealthy snacks etc. However I have been known to see something advertised on TV and treat myself, but… Read more »

Looking Good At Your Dinner Party

So you’ve done all the preparation work: you’ve selected the proper table cloths, picked up flowers, made hors d’oeuvres, got your bird in the oven, put together a salad, and have dessert waiting on the side. You’ve selected the right liquors for the evening, and even put out soda for those teetotaler guests. But after… Read more »

Make Your Mouth Water

As a 21st century adult, it’s important to have a variety of skills.  People of all genders and gender identities alike need to be able to change a tire, to identify the smell of a gas leak, to stop the smoke alarm when it gets set off accidentally, and, perhaps most importantly, to cook.  Whether… Read more »

All you need to know about French Ovens

Is it a Dutch oven, or a French oven? Some say they are basically the same, while others disagree saying the meal actually has a different taste when prepared in one or another. So, let us see what the French oven really is, what it is made of, and for what dishes you should use… Read more »

Hot Wings: A Few Interesting Aspects Explored

Hot wings have emerged as quite an integral part of our culinary rarities. Today, we will be taking a closer look at this particular dish—its origin, how it’s cooked alongside several other aspects. It is always interesting to trace the history of a delicacy—especially once it starts enjoying such unprecedented popularity across the globe. Please… Read more »

How To Use Nigella Sativa

Also known as fennel flower, Roman coriander, black caraway and kalonji, nigella sativa is a plant which originates from south and southwest Asia. Egypt is known to be the one of the earliest cultivation areas of the plant, which seeds are used as a spice in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines. It was also found… Read more »

Creating the ultimate cooks kitchen

Having a well-planned kitchen helps you to be a better cook; it makes the process of preparing food more enjoyable and saves time. A chef-friendly layout is one that intelligently accommodates storage, cooking and preparation areas, meaning you are not constantly moving back and forth to get a bowl, knife or cloth.  The most efficient… Read more »

Easy Grow Foods That Compliment Any Meal

Growing your own fruit and vegetables is a rewarding activity, but it is time-consuming to do properly. There are other options, however, which will add a lot of flavours to your cooking and for far less effort. In this article, I’m going to take a look at how to grow four different kinds of plants… Read more »

4 Tools Every Baker Needs In Their Kitchen

Are you new to baking? Have you only ever made the odd tray bake or two? Don’t worry, we all have to start somewhere. And, believe it or not, one of the best things about baking is that with a bit of practice it is super easy to pick up. But first things first, before… Read more »