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What can I do with a Himalayan salt block I got given last year?

Answer: Best thing to do is cook on your Himilayan salt brick! Heat it on the grill or oven or even on a bar…

By: Graham K on 3rd Feb, 2016
How can I melt chocolate without burning it in a pan or using a bain marie?

How can I melt chocolate without burning it in a pan or using a bain marie?

Answer: Melt chocolate in the microwave. Not on the top setting mind! Nice and gently. Watch carefully - you…

By: Graham K on 3rd Feb, 2016
What can I so with a big sack of Sel de Guerande I was given at Christmas?

What can I so with a big sack of Sel de Guerande I was given at Christmas?

Answer: Sel de guerande is just the mother of expensive salt! It ‘s a finishing salt. You artfully s…

By: Graham K on 3rd Feb, 2016
As a vegan, I’m  seeking inspiration for some good crowd-pleasing recipes for when inviting friends

As a vegan, I’m seeking inspiration for some good crowd-pleasing recipes for when inviting friends

Answer: Couldn’t do much better than our Thai veg curry for a crowd. If spicy isn’t your thing then I re…

By: Ruth S on 29th Jan, 2016
Can you recommend an easy hot canapé recipe?

Can you recommend an easy hot canapé recipe?

Answer: I like chipolata sausages tossed in honey and wholegrain mustard before baking in the oven then on c…

By: Kate L on 27th Jan, 2016
Can you recommend a beef steak dish I can prepare in advance for 8 people so no last minute panic?

Can you recommend a beef steak dish I can prepare in advance for 8 people so no last minute panic?

Answer: Just serve steaks! All you need to do is choose a nice thick cut steak, sirloin or fillet would be m…

By: Kate L on 27th Jan, 2016

Can you give me some ideas for a three course meal for 4 I can put together in less than an hour?

Answer: I’d recommend doing a cold starter - they’re normally easy to assemble quickly and in advance. T…

By: Athina F on 26th Jan, 2016

Where can I get the best quality wine on a budget?

Answer: Ah the holy grail of the wine buyer. Where indeed? There’s no simple answer. Lidl and Aldi ha…

By: Athina F on 24th Jan, 2016

What do I need for making my own gluten free flour mix?

Answer: ​The all-rounder gluten free flour needs both starch and protein so you need take elements from a …

By: Athina F on 22nd Jan, 2016

How can I make the perfect omelette?

Answer: It’s all about the non stick. Invest in one omelette pan and use it only for eggs to keep the…

By: Athina F on 22nd Jan, 2016