Tuesday, 15 December 2015
Summer has finally arrived. Bring on the long hot balmy nights and family get-togethers over the Christmas and New Year holiday period. Its time to impress your friends and family with perfect shakes and mocktails to cool off from those long hot sunny days! To make the experience easier and more enjoyable grab your stick mixer from the cupboard or kitchen bench, one of the best small kitchen appliances you will ever invest in. Try these simple shake and mocktail recipes to take the heat out of summer. Cranberry Shake You will need 200ml of cranberry juice, 1 frozen banana cut into pieces and one small scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ice cubes can be added if desired or water to reduce the consistency. Place ingredients into a suitable container and mix until desired consistency is reached. Pour into your favourite glass, sit back and enjoy!
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
Nothing sets your taste buds racing more than the smell of a beautiful summer BBQ. Even better when you put in a little extra effort and create your own sauces to boot. Your friends and family are sure to be impressed. Here are some great ideas to go the extra mile at your next BBQ now summer has finally arrived. Using a Stick Mixer In order to make the perfect summer sauce, like salsa verde, place tomatillos, onion and garlic into a saucepan and blend ingredients together using a stick mixer until the consistency is even but not completely liquidised. Now add some chilli pepper, according to your taste, and heat for about ten minutes. Stir in some seasoning, ideally oregano, cumin and salt. Add a cup of water, if the salsa looks like it is drying out. Let mixture cool and serve in your favourite dish together with a big packet of corn chips!
Monday, 30 November 2015
Moving out of home soon? Congratulations and welcome to a life of independence: no rules, no curfew, and of course, no one to cook for you. For most young adults leaving the family nest is a somewhat daunting and exciting experience, finding your own place to call home is probably the biggest step you will ever take in growing up. If you are well organized preparing a hearty meal will not be any cause for concern and keep you from hitting the fast food outlet’s on too often an occasion.
Sunday, 22 November 2015
The kitchen is often called the “heart of the home”—a statement of how important it is to a household. That’s no surprise since it’s where people prepare meals to feed their family in order to fuel the body and mind for life’s journey. By extension, kitchen ware used in food preparation receives just as high regard. Certain cookware materials continue to stand the test of time. Enamelled cast iron, is a case in point. Here’s a look at some of its finest qualities.
Friday, 20 November 2015
Apartment living in densely populated areas can be home to relatively small or compact kitchens, this should not be an excuse for simply using it to reheat takeout or storing your wine. Small kitchens can provide a great working space to create some masterful dishes if you follow a few smart tips on how to get your cooking space working for you rather than against.
Friday, 30 October 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. has labeled PFOA and other chemicals in Teflon coatings as “likely to be carcinogenic”. These potential health hazards can be emitted through airborne particles under temperatures as low as 240 °C. Thus, it’s best to replace your current fry pan with the best non stick frying pan available—something that can significantly reduce your exposure. The new range of Westinghouse non-stick cookware is manufactured with a top of the line Ceramic reinforced, German engineered coating. This coating ensures the cookware is easy to clean, more scratch resistant and superior in non-stick quality vs many of their competitors. Most importantly, it’s PFOA free! Considering the health concerns associated with chemicals like PFOA, now may be the best time to upgrade your cook ware to arguably the best non stick fry pan available.