The Benefits of Freshness
Great Britain loves fresh, locally sourced foods. The first time you taste real, fresh produce that has been cultivated on your doorstep, you will realise why it’s so popular!
Aside from the environmental benefits, the first thing you will realise is that fresh foods taste great! You will notice juicier, fuller-flavoured fruits and vegetables. Locally sourced food has spent less time in storage and transit, and will often taste much better as a result.
Whilst it’s important to think about the aesthetic beauty of your kitchen when picking out your worktop, the effect of the materials on your day to day cooking and baking is also something that needs to be thought through. Different materials have different reactions to heat, staining and hygiene when preparing your meals and its these factors that are going to affect your decision more than the look and style of your interior design.
Granite is much lower maintenance than your traditional wooden worktop. It’s heat resistant for up to 200 degrees Celsius which makes it an excellent choice for worktops surrounding the hob or oven. It’s high heat resistance means that you don’t need to worry about the clutter of cooling racks or extra trays and can easily place hot pots and pans straight onto the worktop. If you tried to do this with wood, for example, there’s a high chance you would scorch the surface resulting in hundreds of pounds worth of damage.
Warming Winter Wonders
We love our soups and in the Winter, they are an important sources of nutrients while enhancing every meal with warmth and hospitality. Here are two recipes that are easy to make and guaranteed to please.
Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Here is a blended vegetable soup that is smooth and hearty that can be used as the centrepiece of a casual meal or at an elegant dinner party.
In Britain, Indian food has taken the country by storm. Indian restaurants are popular and the distinctive taste is tantalizing. But, Indian food is also fun to cook. One of our favorite recipes is Keralan Seafood Pies. The recipe is provided by Cinnamon Kitchen from The Cookbook by Vivek Singh.
The recipe is fashioned after a Keralan favorite, moily which is a fish curry made with coconut milk, curry leaves, green chilies and ginger. In many ways this is a simple recipe but one that relies upon the good preparation of all the working parts.