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How to make a sourdough starter

I used to run a remote hotel. By remote I mean it was on an island in the middle of nowhere. It took two ferry journeys to get there from anywhere populated. So I got very adept at making my own bread. Everyday would start with a very early rise to get bread ready for […]

ketchup-recipes
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Ketchup recipes – make your own

Variety is the spice of life. So why not create your own ketchup rather than buying the same old crap from the store. Next time you have a cook out or a BBQ, whip out your own ketchup brand and impress your guests! Underneath is a guide to 9 different ketchup recipes. From spicy Mexican […]

Seal a bag of chips
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Seal a bag of chips

I love this hack. It’s simple and easy and works like a charm! Eating a full bag of chips can be a bit too much, but how do you close it up when you are full? Pegs, clips or just roll it and hope are the usual ways. Let me tell you about another way […]

simple-salad-dressings
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Make simple salad dressings

The one thing that always seems to escape me when it comes to making a salad dressing is how to balance them right. Mine are always too sweet or acidic. However, if you follow the simple salad dressing recipe below you can’t go wrong. Impress with a classic French, go oriental with an Asian flavor […]

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Cooking and Baking Substitutions

There you are, getting ready to make that perfect meal or a very special cake. Only to find when you go to the cupboard that you’re short on an ingredient! What to do now? Trust me, I used to work as a chef so I have been there, done that. More times than I would […]