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Why did the idiot
stare at the can of orange juice? Because it said 'concentrate.'
What's New This Month
Click the picture to find
out about pumpkins including its origin, history and of course
lots of recipes.
Cooking Tip of the Month
Mould on Cheese
To prevent mould on cheese,
wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before
Food in Film
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next in the series.
What's in Season in October
here to see what's in
season this month and to find a Farmers' Market near you
(UK).. Lots of seasonal recipes too
How does your Kitchen Garden grow
For a winter supply of
Herbs, pot up plants of Basil, Marjoram, Oregano and Parsley
and grow them on indoors on windowsills.
You can plant onion and
shallot sets for
over-wintering and if you're growing spring cabbage, you should move
them to their final positions early this month. Yu could also try
sowing the seed of suitable Winter lettuces.
Keep an eye out for
caterpillars on brassicas such as red cabbage and pick them
off by hand.
Start looking out for 2006 seed
catalogues, many of which you can order online and get your seed
orders in early. It's a good idea to roughly plan out where you want
to grow your herbs and veggies, paying special attention to crop
rotation - try not to grow the same veggies in the same place as you
did last season to avoid a build up of soil pests/diseases.
Med diet found to have
further Alzheimer's benefits
11/09/2007 Adhering to a Mediterranean diet could allow
sufferers of Alzheimer's disease to live longer than
patients who eat a more traditional Western diet, according
to new research published today.
history of Halloween can be traced back over 2,000 years and
for most of this time, food has been closely associated with
its celebrations in one form or another the world over
including the Celts, Chinese, Aztecs and Egyptians.
Pumpkins in particular take
pride of place at Halloween celebrations....but why? And
what to do with all that pumpkin flesh afterwards?
Essential Pots and Pans for a
you are interested in cooking and want to stock your kitchen
correctly, selecting the right pots and pans is an important
first step. However, the sheer variety of cookware shapes
and sizes can be overwhelming.
This guide will demonstrate
some of the most popular cookware to help you decide what
you need, types to buy and how much to spend.
Take your time searching for the right cookware for you and
you will be rewarded with not only outstanding cooking
results but with cookware that will last a lifetime.
Article provided courtesy of Only Cookware - a resource for
Whether you're looking for
everyday, exotic or unusual
food and drink, visitUKFoodOnline.co.uk
It also has a whole
section on "Box
Scheme" suppliers - a great way to get the season's
finest delivered straight to your door
What is Agar-Agar?
Agar-Agar, also known as
agar, is a thickening agent derived from seaweeds. A vegan
product, it is often used as a substitute for animal based
thickeners such as gelatine.
of the Month
Apple & Lancashire
A deep dish apple pie with cinnamon, maple syrup and
sultanas, tossed with crumbled Lancashire cheese,
courtesy of the
British Cheese Board
crust pastry 900g/2lb cooking apples, peeled cored and cut into
chunks ˝ teaspoon ground cinnamon 75g/ 3oz sultanas 5 tablespoons maple syrup 150g/5oz Lancashire cheese, crumbled
Beaten egg to glaze
Prep/cooking time 60mins
Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/Gas mark 6.
2. Roll out
the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use to
line a deep 20cm (8in) pie dish or loose bottomed
fluted flan case. Prick the bottom and chill whilst
preparing the filling. Reserve pastry trimmings for
the top of the pie.
Place the apples, cinnamon, sultanas and maple syrup
in a pan. Cover and
cook over a gentle heat until apples just begin to
4. Remove from the heat and fold in the
crumbled Lancashire cheese.
Spoon into pastry lined dish. Re roll the pastry
trimmings and cut into strips about 1cm (1/2in)
thick. Use these to form a lattice pattern on top of
the pie and brush with beaten egg to glaze.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until pastry is golden and
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