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  • Eating Local Food

    Eating Local Food

    Our diet in the west is fabulously diverse, rich in the kinds of foods that simply weren’t available to us just a few generations ago. But the price of this on-tap variety is an increased carbon footprint as foods are moved by rail, road and air around the globe to satisfy our dietary whims. As

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    Misconceptions of ‘ Sell by dates’

    Misconceptions of ‘ Sell by dates’

    It’s a talking point that forever crops up in the news or articles, ‘Sell by dates’. Most people are still unsure as to what these dates really mean, how safe is it to eat foods after the dates etc. Shockingly, we are a throw away nation, on average we throw 10% of food in the

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    Ideas for using cream cheese in your cooking

    Ideas for using cream cheese in your cooking

    If you detest seeing good food go to waste, then you may regularly find yourself despairing at the short shelf-life of fresh dairy produce. Yoghurt, milk, and cream all sit in the fridge just waiting to turn – they need to be consumed and enjoyed swiftly to catch them at their best. If, despite your

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    Cooking The perfect Poached Egg

    Cooking The perfect Poached Egg

    Poaching eggs is a much healthier option than frying but it can be tricky to master. The perfect poached egg should be firm, creamy white and a runny yolk that is beginning to harden around the edges. So what’s the secret to getting it just right? Water The term ‘poach’ means to cook in simmering

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    Keeping your immune system healthy

    Keeping your immune system healthy

    The way we choose to live our life ultimately shows up through our body and its health. Whilst it is healthy to relax and enjoy ourselves, it is always good to have a balanced approach to life, taking steps to maximise health is invaluable. One of the most effective areas to concentrate on is the

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    Planning a summer picnic

    Planning a summer picnic

    Eating outdoors has to be one of the most enticing of summer pleasures. The thought of finding a peaceful, grassy spot, flopping down onto a blanket and breaking out a delicious picnic is enough to make your mouth water. But al fresco eating doesn’t always go to plan: most of us will have experienced our

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