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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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Basic cooking glossary - what do all those cooking terms mean?
This cooking glossary will help to explain some of the cooking terms and methods you will often find in recipes. If you are new to cooking they can be quite confusing!
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How to make pastry
These techniques will help you learn how to make pastry that is crisp and light.
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Shortcrust pastry that melts in your mouth
We will learn how to make shortcrust pastry in our first lesson on pastry making.Then move on to learn about different types of pastry and pie crusts.
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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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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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Once a month cooking recipes and tips
Once a month cooking will save you time when you come in from work in the evening. Tips and recipes for shopping, freezing and serving home cooked meals that are cooked in advance.
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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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Meat cooking temperatures
Safe meat cooking temperatures
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Honey and Lavender cake recipe
Honey and lavender cake recipe
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Apple and Blackberry Crumble - a simple dessert to make at home
Apple and blackberry crumble - a super simple dessert recipe with variations
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How to cook chicken - for new cooks
Learn how to cook chicken in various ways, to ring the changes in your monthly meal plan
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The Best Carrot Cake Recipe
Simply the best carrot cake recipe you will find... what more is there to say?
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The perfect soft boiled egg
How to cook the perfect soft boiled egg
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Quiche Lorraine Recipe - learn how to make quiche
Using a basic quiche lorraine recipe we will show you how to make quiche that can be served hot ot cold.
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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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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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Easy ground beef recipes
Easy ground beef recipes for the beginner cook
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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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Zucchini soup recipe - choose from these delicious options
A zucchini soup recipe makes a lovely hot or chilled dish. Pick your favorite from these two delicious soups
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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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More easy zucchini recipes to enjoy
My favorite zucchini recipes, with links to many more. All recipes serve 2 but could be doubled if necessary
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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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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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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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Healthy Meal Planning for the new cook
Healthy meal planning is a great way to ensure you get all the nutrients you need in your diet.
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How to bake a potato
Learn how to bake a potato and have an easy supper at hand. Add one of these toppings or fillings or suggest your own.
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Weekly Meal Planner - How to use the template
Use this weekly meal planner template and prevent the 4pm panic when you are asked what's for dinner. Full instructions for healthy meal planning.
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