Lifestyle Food – Eggs

  There is no doubt that eggs are a necessity in every kitchen. Their versatility is what makes them so popular all around the world, and their flavour is what makes them a personal favourite of ours. Human consumption of eggs dates back to before 3200BCE, which means us humans [...]

By |November 1st, 2016|

Lifestyle Food – Pumping up your Pumpkin Repertoire

Pumpkin is a seasonal vegetable, and definitely better in autumn and winter. So, if you're looking for something to cook - consider pumpkin as your main ingredient. The vegetable is rich in vitamin C - giving you all the more reason to add it to your repertoire to fight the [...]

By |October 27th, 2016|

Sammy’s Polish Dill Pickles

You’ve probably seen “Polskie Ogorki”, or Dill Pickled Cucumbers on supermarket shelves… nothing beats the home made version. Eat them semi pickled or fully pickled, they should last in the fridge for a few weeks – just make sure they’re covered in liquid. For th e flowering dill and horseradish [...]

By |October 11th, 2016|

Sammy’s guide to home made Passata, as seen on The Morning Show

How to make passata... Making passata is an ancient past time for Italians and every region has their own technique and way of making the fresh tomato sauce. The sauce is usually made at the end of the tomato season (end of summer) when there is an excess of ripe [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|

Bella’s tips on Wallet Friendly World Recipes with Mince, and our mums recipe for Chicken and semolina rissoles! as seen on Lifestyle Food

Minced meat is a favourite ingredient of frugal housewives across the world. Here we explore the history and types of mince, as well as blast some rumours as to what exactly goes in. Plus, we share our mum's favourite recipe for chicken rissoles! The word 'mince' usually refers to minced [...]

By |November 6th, 2015|

Sammy’s Tips and Recipes for Dry Rubbing Meats, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Hi David, Sorry we didn’t have better news for aging steak at home. You seem like a very keen steak eater, as are we, so we love getting questions thrown at us! If you can, do a little research about the butchers in your area and see if you can [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|

Sammy explains home made vegan pasta, as seen on Lifestyle Food

HI Jane! Eggless Pasta Dough Eggless pasta dough is incredibly easy to make just like egg pasta dough. Eggless pasta dough is made with semolina which is 100% durum wheat, and makes very tough pasta which is what most commercial dried pasta is made with. In this recipe I used [...]

By |September 7th, 2015|

Bella’s A to Z guide to Winter Greens, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Don’t be blue this winter, get green instead! Sammy and Bella outline 30 vegetables to include in your diet for their health and disease fighting benefits - and give you tips and ideas on how to cook them. This month we explore the plethora of greens that are in season in winter. We take [...]

By |August 17th, 2015|

Bella explains aged beef: wet vs dry, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Let’s start by discussing what aging means, exactly. Aged meat is juicier, more tender, and more delicious, and it’s mostly due to the natural enzymes which break down the connective and muscle tissues.  Some meats, such as chicken, only need a few days of aging, while beef can take weeks [...]

By |April 29th, 2015|

Bella explains why turning your steak once is an outdated technique, on Lifestyle Food

A few decades ago almost every home cook made their steak well done, so chefs started "training" them bit by bit. The first and most simple technique was to "only turn once", and this resonated with home cooks. It stopped people from overcooking their steaks, but more importantly, it encouraged [...]

By |September 27th, 2014|