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  • 5 ways to use olive in your cooking

    5 ways to use olive oil in your cooking

    The delightful nutty flavour of olive has helped make it a store cupboard staple in many kitchens across the UK. Traditionally used to bring a touch of the Mediterranean to our meals, this versatile oil can be added to all kinds of foods to bring a richness that makes the mouth water. Give the following

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    Smart snacking for kids

    Smart snacking for kids

    Honestly, the number of times each day I have to fight off demands for snacks from my kids! You’d think they were malnourished (they’re far from it). Even on three square, balanced, healthy and hearty meals a day our growing kids always seem to be hungry. Now, provided it’s not knocking their appetites at mealtimes,

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    Easy BBQ Marinades to Get Your Taste Buds Tingling

    Easy BBQ Marinades to Get Your Taste Buds Tingling

    It’s BBQ season again. Time to break out the charcoal or fire up the gas burner and get grilling. If your standard BBQ fare is starting to feel a little overdone, then why not try one a fresh homemade marinade to bring back the buzz to your al fresco dining? The trick to a good

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    Food poisoning prevention

    Food poisoning prevention

    No matter how many days it gets you off work, nobody enjoys a bout of food poisoning. It’s not usually too serious and most cases don’t require medical treatment, but even if you’re generally fit and healthy, food poisoning is a nasty experience. According to the Food Standards Agency, over 500,000 cases of food poisoning

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    Preparing and cooking food safely

    Preparing and cooking food safely

    You may be surprised (and somewhat troubled) to learn that research points to the kitchen as the room containing most germs within the average home. Yes, that’s right, even more germs than you’d find in the bathroom – yuck! We all know that germs can spread quickly and that diseases like salmonella and E.coli are

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    do kid's need vitamins

    Do kid’s need vitamins

    When I was little my Mum used to stand at the front door each morning with a bottle of Minadex in hand – a quick 5ml slurp before school and that was our daily dose of vitamins. And then there was the trauma of the Cod Liver Oil dose to endure too. I’m shuddering at

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