Why we love Whitstable Oyster Festival

Friday, 25 July 2014 2 Comments

Why we love Whitstable Oyster Festival

Why not head to Whitstable Oyster Festival for foodie fun this week? It's on from Saturday 26 July until Friday 1 August. I've been most years – it's hard not to when you live in Whitstable – and for a whole week the pretty harbour village will host this laid-back community event, featuring food fairs, live music and, of course, many, many oysters.

Quick ideas for cooking with cranberries

Friday, 25 July 2014 1 Comment

Quick ideas for cooking with cranberries

Cranberry juice has been a daily part of my life ever since the 1980s when it was touted as the latest miracle cure for women's health and my mother started making me drink a glass every day with my breakfast. But, despite my love for the intense tart flavour, cranberries just aren't something I cook with much, and I don't think I'm alone... 

How to cook the perfect rice

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

How to cook the perfect rice

Cooking rice can really stump even the best cooks. We found these really handy tips and recipe from Meera Sodha; an exciting new name in easy Indian cookery, and thought we had to share them with you. No more gloopy grains!

Use it up – Smoked paprika, thyme & garlic spice mix

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Use it up – Smoked paprika, thyme & garlic spice mix

If you've tried the fabulous veggie paella from our September issue, chances are you've got a wee tub of smoked paprika, thyme and garlic spice m kicking around your cupboard waiting to be used again. And if not, it's worth adding it to your spice collection so you can try these easy and delicious recipes.