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5 reasons to fall in love with black garlic

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5 reasons to fall in love with black garlic

If you have already tried black garlic, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about when I say I wish I'd discovered it years ago! If you haven’t tried it yet, here are five reasons why it's seriously easy to fall in love with these delicious black nuggets plus a few recipe ideas to use them in. 

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The Best Homemade Onions for Hot Dogs and Burgers

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The Best Homemade Onions for Hot Dogs and Burgers

I love onions. I absolutely love them in anything and especially with a good burger. The way you cook them can make a massive difference to a dish though. So if you've ever tried and failed to caramelise onions or just want a few tips and recipe ideas for cooking great homecooked onions, read on.

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Which vinegar and why?

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Which vinegar and why?

My early memories of my Gramp (and the start of my fascination with vinegar) are of him making his legendary pickled onions at the end of every summer. I love trying and retrying recipes with different vinegars so here's a short list of the most common alternatives, some tips for buying and keeping this versatile liquid and a couple of simple but delicious recipe ideas.

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My 2021 resolutions in food

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My 2021 resolutions in food

At the start of every year, I set myself a few new goals, usually ones related to cooking, and this year is no exception. Here's a look at what I'm aiming at this year. Pastry, plant-based and pickles, here I come!

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9 herbs and spices you might need this Christmas

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9 herbs and spices you might need this Christmas

If you’re trying to make good use of the extra lockdown home-time and doing your Christmas planning, here’s a quick round up of some deliciously warm spices and herbs that you might want to stock up on for the festive season.

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