When you are cooking at home, it can be fun to improve your skills and cook some new things. If you have a family to look after, you will have plenty more opportunities to do this and make some great meals. Of course, if you don’t have many skills in cooking, you might want to look at some tips and tricks to make things like seasoning and chopping a bit easier. To help you with this, we are going to discuss some of the things that you can do to improve your cooking skills at home below.
After a splendid refurbishment, The Green Man Pub & Restaurant is re-open for business from midday (11am for Sunday) for an extensive selection of drinks and real ales, with food served all day until 10pm every day! This delightful premium pub is located in the heart of the picturesque village of Middleton. There is plenty of car parking at the side of the pub and it has its very own garden.
After a splendid refurbishment, The Bulls Head Shenstone is re-open for business from 9am for brunch, with food served all day until 10pm every day! This delightful country pub is located in the small village of Shenstone, near Lichfield, situated next to Birmingham Road since the 17th century. There is plenty of car parking at the side of the pub.
Crispy roast potatoes, tender meat, and a generous serving of gravy: who doesn’t love a roast dinner, especially at this time of year? But slow-roasting a big joint of lamb or pork can take half the evening, and you end up using so many pots and pans to cook everything, making a mountain of washing-up.
However, I’ve recently discovered a few simple hacks that make it easier and quicker to cook a roast dinner. Have a read and test them out for yourself.
6 Essentials That Can Be Found in Every Family Freezer
Freezing food has so many benefits – you can keep perishable food longer, store leftovers, cook pre-prepared dishes straight from frozen and have stuff ready for those days when you just don’t fancy slaving over the stove. There are some staples that I always have in the freezer, like mince, fish fingers and bread, so I wanted to give you some ideas for those ingredients and side dishes that taste best from frozen.
Warburtons Thin Bagel was such a great hit in this household that we had it for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Last week, we had been trying out Warburtons three new bagel flavours: Cinnamon & Raisin, Sesame, and Plain.
As many people know, bagels are usually very dense and chewy. Warburtons new bagel is very much different! It has the same authentic bagel taste and texture but just thinner which is so much easier to eat.
This coming Summer, Jurys Inn have launched a new range of packages that include a 2 night special offer package, Peppa Pig World Package, Cadbury World and West Midlands Safari Park. Their affordable deals start from as low as £136 for a family of four and with up to 25% off 2-night stays in one of 22 city-centre locations across UK. To book a Jurys Inn attraction package, visit http://www.jurysinns.com/deals to find out more.
We chose the Peppa Pig World Package which includes overnight accommodation with Full English breakfast buffet for up to 2 adults and 2 children and one day entry tickets to Paultons Park for 2 adults (children under 1 metre do not require a ticket, children over 1 metre will be charged at £23 per ticket).
A brand new Cherry Tree Farm product range recently launched nationwide at Co-op stores to help busy families make quick and easy meals. Their new cooked meats range has hit the Co-op shelves with a selection of tasty turkey and chicken slices and chunks.
The Sugar-Free Kitchen is a simple cookbook with recipes that drives towards eating a cleaner, healthier diet. It offers a range of exciting recipes to help reduce or eliminate sugar from your diet while still being tasty and delicious.
The cookbook is also very informative. It explains how both refined and natural sugar affects the body, how it has snuck into our food, the health benefits of eating more quality protein, wholefoods and good fats and much more.
It has certainly enlightened me. I was always very curious about the alternatives for sugar for diabetics. Both my parents suffered from diabetes which I will likely inherit in future. So I should watch my intake of sugar especially as I love sugary food!
The book will be released on 3rd November 2014 and is published by Parragon Books Ltd. The book is paperback containing about 128 pages. It comes with six chapters: introduction, breakfasts, lunch & snacks, mains, desserts & baking and index. It is easy to navigate through the book for recipe ideas. Each recipe comes with clear instructions, beautiful photos and nutritional information per serving (calories, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugars, salt, fibre and protein).
A reunion dinner is held on the eve of the Chinese New Year, during which family members get together to celebrate. It used to be dinner time where all family members gather around but due to work or other family commitments, it can be any time of the day as long as it is on the eve.
Last month, I received an email to invite me for a dinner with Chobani. I was wondering who or what is Chobani as I had not heard or seen them before. So I went to Google them and found out that they make strained yoghurt. Their yoghurt are made with only naturally-sourced ingredients, free of preservatives and artificial flavours. It is also fat free, it includes 5 live & active cultures and have twice the protein of regular yoghurt. They are safe for those with nut and soy allergies and suitable for vegetarians.