Cooking Tips

February 9, 2011

My Spring Cooking Habits

Do you know that eating foods in season makes you healthier? It is because foods during their peak season taste better, making them more appealing to your taste buds and they nourish your body more. During spring season come also my spring cooking habits that really make me busier in the kitchen.

There is a wide array of fresh and … Read the rest

January 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary And Introducing My Wife To Simply Food N Drink

Today it is my 11th anniversary with my wife and our 8th wedding anniversary. One of the great passions we share with each other is cookery and love cooking up a storm in the kitchen together.

We often find that two minds is better than one and will be in the kitchen together. Samantha my wife, loves everything from old … Read the rest

January 18, 2011

What Is In Your Herbs And Spices Cupboard

I am a big fan of herbs and spices and have a cupboard full of them. It is often the case that a meal will need dressing up with a nice bit of seasoning past the usual salt and pepper.

It doesn’t cost a fortune to start a herbs and spices cupboard, in fact I started mine off, by buying … Read the rest

November 23, 2010

Keeping Your Kitchen Area Clean And Avoiding Upset Tummies

It has to be said that modern thinking, with regard to health and safety, has gone way beyond the bounds of common sense and in many cases it is placing restrictions on individuals and public places, that are ridiculous in the extreme.  To some extent this can be levelled at food safety, thinking mainly of the brainwashing labels that are … Read the rest

October 14, 2010

Family Baking At The Weekend – My Fun Time With My Boy

I love spending down with my boy at the weekend and on the majority of weekends we do some baking together. We will usually make a selection of biscuits or prepare the evening meal.

So last weekend as usual we went in the kitchen and made two rounds of biscuits along with getting the stew into the crockpot ready for … Read the rest

October 6, 2010

My Freezer – A Leftover Haven

At home I only have a small freezer because I don’t need a large one and have a bigger fridge than freezer. It is important that we do not live off frozen food as it is so bad for you and you don’t get the nutrients that you need.

I appreciate that we are all very busy and we want … Read the rest

September 20, 2010

Enjoying Dinner At The Table As A Family

It must not be underestimated how important it is for a family to sit down together around the table to enjoy a family dinner. It is not just the fact that the family are eating together but that if they are sitting down together they will also be talking and laughing, something that many families don’t get the chance to … Read the rest

September 4, 2010

Top 10 Food Storage Solutions

As far as I’m concerned you can never have enough food storage solutions so I have decided to review some of the food storage solutions that are available on Amazon and which I think would suit the needs of anyone who is looking for food storage solutions.

Joseph Joseph Melamine Bread Bin

This has to be one of my favourites … Read the rest

August 27, 2010

Inviting your children into your cooking workspace

What could be a better way of enjoying cooking than inviting your children into your cooking workspace. As well as being a fun activity it will also mean that your children will feel comfortable in the kitchen which will leave them well equipped for looking after themselves when they leave home in years to come.

Unfortunately it is often the … Read the rest

August 19, 2010

Finding your cooking mentor and sticking with it

If you really want to forge ahead with your cooking skills it is highly recommended that you find yourself a mentor who will guide you along the way. I am not saying that you have to splash out a fortune by paying someone to personally teach you all that they know (that is unless you can afford it) but by … Read the rest

August 11, 2010

Top 10 Gordon Ramsay Books

If you want to learn how to cook you really need to take notice of someone who is an expert in the field and in my opinion you really can’t get more of an expert than Gordon Ramsay.

He has written several cookery books and this is my review on the top 10

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape

This is definitely … Read the rest

August 3, 2010

Good cooking starts with passion in the kitchen

There are many great cooks all over the world and the vast majority of them have not received any kind of training at all. So what makes them good cooks who are able to produce dishes that can really take your breath away with flavours and ingredients that mere mortals would not even consider.

The simple answer to this is … Read the rest

July 25, 2010

Taking advantage of your fresh herb pots in the garden

It doesn’t really matter what kind of house you live in, there is nothing stopping you from taking advantage of your fresh herb pots in the garden. You could even live in a top floor flat and you could still have a wide range of fresh herb pots at your disposal which would enhance any level of cookery.

There are … Read the rest

July 16, 2010

Gordon Ramsay: The holy grail of TV chefs

Well, what can you say about Gordon Ramsay apart from that he is the holy grail of TV chefs. You really do have to take your hat off to him as he really has taken being a TV chef up to the next level and is always raising the bar with regard to what is possible in the world of … Read the rest

July 1, 2010

Top 10 food downgrade solutions for improving your diet

Just by making some simple changes to your diet and by downgrading some of the different foods that you eat can make all of the difference and enable you to lose weight in both a fun way and without you having to think to much about it.

Here are my top 10 food downgrade solutions for improving your diet.

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June 23, 2010

The copycat cookbook – An honest review

Have you ever eaten out at any of the famous restaurant chains such as Pizza Hut, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster and TGI Fridays and wondered how they are able to cook dishes that have that unique taste to them and no matter how hard you try, you just cannot recreate them in your own kitchen, there is always just that … Read the rest

May 10, 2010

Dine in Style Every Day With a Few Simple Steps

In Italy, stylish dining has long been embraced as a relaxing way to unwind after a busy day. So before you order takeout and eat in front of the television, take a cue from the Italians and make each meal a treat.

Whether dining alone, with family or with your closest friends, turn an otherwise hurried meal into a chic … Read the rest

May 5, 2010

Delightful Dessert’s Delivered From Disaster

Here’s some sweet news: people all over the country can still enjoy that crown jewel of New Orleans, the King Cake, this Mardi Gras season.

For those who don’t know, a King Cake is an oval-shaped bakery delicacy-a cross between a coffee cake and a French pastry that is as rich in history as it is in flavor. It’s decorated … Read the rest

May 3, 2010

The truth about british Cuisine

British cuisine has always suffered from bad press. The simple homespun fare and plain preparation of most traditional British foods pales when compared to French haute cuisine, and it’s not uncommon for food critics to sound almost apologetic when writing about traditional British dishes as if there were something shameful in enjoying a good, thick joint of beef with an … Read the rest

April 29, 2010

Tasty Tomatoes Add Variety to Meals

Today, we look for versatility, variety and convenience in the foods we eat. Tomatoes top the list of versatile foods because they are not only good for you, they complement almost any meal or occasion.

There are more than a dozen varieties of tomatoes. Slices of large, round tomatoes are great on the grill; Roma or plum tomatoes make delicious … Read the rest