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August 2012

Food

The Garlic Farm

August 29, 2012

I love Garlic and at a fair recently I met the people from the Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight. Wow, do they know their Garlic! Have a look on the website as you can’t buy their produce from supermarkets. Garlic has great therapeutic value its nature’s antiseptic killing Bacteria and fungi which invade our bodies. In cooking you can either use it in a very obvious way where the flavour is dominant or in a more subtle way to…

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Food

The Perfect Poached Egg

August 29, 2012

I love a poached eggs but am rubbish at making them. This though is a no brainer… Put some Clingfilm over a cup of glass make a little well add a few drops of olive oil then crack the egg into it. Pull up the Clingfilm and make a little package (sorry this shot is a little out of focus – I was trying to hold it and take the picture but you get the idea!) With the egg secure…

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Food

We Are What We Eat….

August 29, 2012

As I have got older the words oxidation, antioxidant and free radical seem to have entered my vocabulary as they are all to do with the dreaded aging process. From what I’ve learnt oxidization is when atoms change their chemical state, this happens generally through environmental exposure to tobacco, smoke and radiation. Sunbeds are definitely culprits but if you go down this road you have to include microwaves, mobile phones and computers. This chemical change produces things called free radicals…

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Food

Easy Peel Garlic Press

August 29, 2012

My Garlic press broke so bought another one from my local cook shop in Cobham, Surrey and it’s simply amazing – the best I’ve ever used. You don’t peel the garlic… just put it in, squeeze and with very little effort out pops your mashed garlic. When you’ve finished with it load into the dishwasher. I know professional chefs chop their garlic but for the rest of us this is the next best thing. http://www.lakeland.co.uk/6370/Zyliss-Easy-Peel-Garlic-Press?src=gfeed&gclid=CJrL9f_t9rACFYcPfAodjAIyOQ…

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Personal Life

Bolt on the big screen

August 10, 2012

This is my nephew Jack – supporting Team GB but anxiously waiting for Usain Bolt to perform in the 200m final. Wendy and her family went to watch it all on the big screen in Hyde Park. Don’t you just love London this summer?!…

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