Cooking

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Jamie Oliver Cooking School

A couple of weeks ago I was invited along to the Jamie Oliver cooking school to learn how to cook a roast pork belly; Jamie Oliver essentially saved Christmas.When I first arrived in the UK I was a wizard in the kitchen out of necessity; I was skint and couldn’t afford any food with packaging. […]

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Summer Salad Invention Test: Rocket, grape, pistachio and leek salad

I felt like getting a bit creative in the kitchen, and based on the ingredients in my pantry this is what I came up with! 1. Take a handful of grapes and cut them in half. Put them in a pan with 2tsp of balsamic vinegar and cook on a medium heat until they look […]

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You’ve heard of the square watermelon, introducing the round eggplant

  The number one reason that I like markets in London is the chance to try different produce. If you only shop in a supermarket you will see the same fruit and vegetables every time you go – no matter what brand of supermarket or time of year it will by and large be the […]

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Two ingredient ice cream bread

A debate was raging on Facebook. Some friends in New Zealand had posted a link to an Ice Cream Bread recipe and everyone was wondering if it was a hoax or if it was possible. I thought the ice cream bread might actually work, it is essentially a soda bread with ice cream instead of buttermilk and […]

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Cook, Eat & Run at L’atelier des Chefs

I am a self confessed foodie. But the usual combination of skint, lack of time and winter means my cooking repertoire has been sadly monotonous of late. So I was quite excited to see L’atelier des Chefs offering a Cook, Eat & Run class near my work. The idea is clearly targeted at time-poor city workers; a […]

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I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A BREAD RECIPE

If you have been reading runawaykiwi for a while, you will know of my ongoing battle to try and find a bread recipe. I didn’t think I was asking for much, bread is a staple and surely couldn’t be that hard to make. However if you have ever tried to search for a simple bread […]

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