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How to Pickle Magnolia Blossoms

A jar of pickled magnolia blossoms

Did you know that magnolia flowers are edible? Not only edible, but also delicious, with a mild ginger flavour. They can be eaten fresh and raw in a salad, but they also work well pickled. Pickled magnolia blossoms remind me of Japanese gari – the thinly sliced and pickled ginger often served with sushi. How ... Read more »

Froothie Evolve: Power Blender, Soup Maker and Vacuum Blender In One

I’ve had a Froothie blender for six years and am a huge fan of it’s effortless power blending. Today, I’m reviewing the new Froothie Evolve, a multi-function blender that combines the high-power capability of my Optimum 94 blender with new cooking and vacuum blending functions. This one powerful machine can be used to cook and ... Read more »

A Taste For… Paprika

Spoon with paprika powder

For many years, I assumed that paprika was a Hungarian invention, misled by the origins of the word we use in England to describe this powdered spice. In fact, the story has it that Columbus presented sweet and chilli peppers to King Fernando and Queen Isabel of Spain as a gift of thanks for their ... Read more »

Ginger-Roasted Plums with Lime, Rum & Muscovado Cream

Ginger-Roasted Plums with Lime, Rum & Muscovado Cream

Did you enjoy our review of Diana Henry’s From The Oven To The Table? If so, we’re sure you’ll appreciate this delicious recipe from the book, shared with permission from publishers Mitchell Beazley. We’ve recently posted Diana’s Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine. Now, here’s a dessert to go with it, Ginger-Roasted Plums with ... Read more »

Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine

Roast Leg of Lamb with Basil, Pecorino, Garlic & Wine

If you haven’t already seen our review of Diana Henry’s From The Oven To The Table, do pop back to read it. The list of recipes we want to make soon will have you salivating. In the meantime, we have permission from publishers Mitchell Beazley to share a couple of recipes from the book. Here’s ... Read more »