Learn to cook blog

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Cooking Dictionary

A continuation of our cooking dictionary or glossary of terms used in the kitchen. This page covers N - R in the alphabet

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Basic Pancake Recipe

Start with a basic pancake recipe and you will be cooking homemade pancakes from scratch in minutes. Easy!

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Romantic Dinner Recipes

Looking for some romantic dinner recipes? Here you will find tips for making your special valentines meal successful even if you are new to cooking.

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Valentine Candy Recipe

A homemade valentine candy recipe to melt your loved one's heart. Super simple, easy candy recipe - no cooking involved!

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Cooking charts and lists

Useful cooking charts and lists to get you started in the kitchen

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Temperature Conversion Table for cooking

An easy to use temperature conversion chart to help you with celsius to fahrenheit conversion for your oven when baking. Useful hints and tips for beginner cooks.

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The Well Stocked Pantry

Having a well stocked pantry or kitchen storecupboard is essential. But what do you need? This list will make sure you have the basics

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Weight conversion chart for baking

A handy weight conversion chart of common baking ingredients in cups and their equivalent ounces and gram conversions

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Cheaper cuts of Beef - and what to do with them

Using cheap cuts of beef to help your household budget go further.

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Easy ground beef recipes

Easy ground beef recipes for the beginner cook

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How to bake a cake - the basics

How to bake a cake including preparing your tin, basic methods of mixing and lots more info

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Traditional Christmas fruit cake recipe

Grandma's traditional Christmas fruit cake recipe has been handed down to my daughter, who makes it every year

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How to cook a turkey for a festive meal

How to cook a turkey for Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving dinner

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Winter Vegetable Stew Recipe

A vegetable stew recipe with black eyed peas makes a satisfying winter supper. Learn how easy it is to make even if you are new to cooking.

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Cooking Vegetables - a guide for beginner cooks

A guide to preparing and cooking vegetables for the beginner cook. Ideas and recipes for using fresh vegetables.

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Could you have coped with world war 2 rationing?

World War 2 rationing - could you have coped with feeding a family at that time?

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Storing vegetables - how long they will keep fresh?

Storing vegetables wisely can prevent wastage and save you money. Here are tips on how best to store different types.

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Daikon radish - have you tried it yet?

Learn how to cook a daikon radish or mooli. Try this simple vegetable stir fry recipe.

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5 a day, ensuring your child gets theirs!

Tips for ensuring your child gets their 5 a day, even if they hate vegetables!

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Save money on groceries - my top ten tips

Learn how to save money on groceries when cooking for yourself on a budget. Top ten tips for making your money go further when grocery shopping.

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A list of herbs to keep in your kitchen cupboard

An list of essential herbs to keep in your kitchen cupboard.

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Chicken and Mushroom soup that packs in the flavour

A tasty chicken and mushroom soup that is good enough to serve to guests, but easy enough for those just learning to cook. An ideal combination

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Mushroom Soup Recipes

Two different cream of mushroom soup recipes for you, one more economical than the other, but both very tasty.

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How to cook asparagus this summer

Summer is the ideal time to learn how to cook asparagus. Let me show you how to prepare it and various ways to cook fresh asparagus

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Simple baked egg recipes make a tasty light meal

One of my favorite baked egg recipes with a number of variations. Step by step instructions.

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How to make scrambled eggs for breakfast

Learn how to make scrambled eggs that turn out perfect every time

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Easy Homemade Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Easy step by step instructions for making this warming cauliflower soup recipe

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Recipes for Asparagus to enjoy this summer

Try my simple recipes for asparagus for just the two of you, or for a dinner party starter. Easy enough for those just learning to cook for the first time.

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A selection of homemade tomato soup recipes for the novice cook

Learn how to cook a simple tomato soup recipe and serve it hot or cold. Choose from three different recipes.

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Freezing vegetables from your garden

Freezing vegetables that are fresh from your own garden is very rewarding. Learn how to freeze vegetables, whether blanching is necessary and what not to freeze

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