Growing Dill

Mention the word “dill”, and chances are pretty good that the first things that come to mind, are pickles! Large, crunchy, green, dill pickles. While dill pickles are delicious, and an appetising inclusion to many meals, don’t be too quick to write off that tasty little number as a single-use garden herb! Despite the no-green-thumb-needed […]

European Cuisine

Italian? Sì. ¿Spanish? ¡Sí! French? Oui, oui, oui! European cuisines have firmly established themselves in the global food scene – dishes inspired by the vibrant diet of the Mediterranean, the hearty fare of the Italians, or the beautiful pâtisserie of the French can be found the world over. Yet, all too often the lesser-known European […]

Pumpkin

Call it squash, pumpkin or Cucurbita moschata. In some countries it’s a cattle food, in others, a delicacy. Decorated with a blue ribbon, they take the prize at any country market and carved correctly, they shine as jack-o-lantern. In ideal circumstances, large orange varieties can also become magical carriages, toting fortunate Cinderellas to balls – […]

Enter Entrée

If first impressions count, then the entrée (aka hors d’oeuvre, appetiser, or starter) must surely set the scene for the rest of the meal. You can’t really go wrong with classic cheese and crackers but, truth be told, this can get a little boring – not to mention the state of the tray after one […]

Pro Protein

Do you include enough of it in your diet? And we’re not talking about a spoonful of the powdered variety into your morning smoothie, but good, honest, natural protein. It’s an essential question because this macronutrient plays a crucial role in creating and maintaining every cell in our bodies. Protein to humans is what electricity […]

Sugar Low

We’ve all been there. That afternoon slump when you really need some sugar to get you fired up again. But that’s not the type of sugar low we’re talking about here. This is – you guessed it – about having a low-sugar diet that is both delicious and packed full of energy.   The thing […]

Carbo-low-drate

It’s not the direct opposite of carbohydrate, but it is so much better for you that it might as well be. Main difference? Low in carbs, not high in carbs. This could seem too much to ask, and you’re probably tempted to stop reading right now – in which case you’ll miss out on some […]

On-The-Go

Holidays are disappearing quickly in the rearview mirror, and the routines of work and school keep us constantly on the go. If you are anything like us, you’re probably wondering how on earth you managed to fill never-ending lunch boxes or get at least a semblance of nutrition into your morning. Rather than turning to […]

Brunch Up

In our opinion, the greatest thing that has happened in modern food history is brunch; a collision of breakfast and lunch, resulting in a free-for-all menu that embraces the best of both. Loved by late risers, it’s the perfect excuse to skip the cereal and head straight into brioche scrolls and coffee. In turn, those […]

Spice Blends Explained

There’s nothing like the perfect combination of spices to properly finish off that latest recipe. Way beyond the realms of commonplace salt and pepper, the wide variety of spices available can give a dish an aroma that hints of faraway places, open air markets, and exotic cities from afar. Our usual kitchen stapes of garlic […]