Rocket

Cool Season Rocket

Cool Season Rocket Rocket is noted for its distinctive nutty, tangy flavour, a quality that has created legions of rocket lovers. It is a cool season crop and grows best, with less bolting, during the cooler months of the year. Rocket Soup Ingredients • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (2 cups) • 3 cups […]

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Cooking with Herbs

Cooking with herbs Herbs should never overpower a dish but just add subtle flavour. Use sparingly and let the flavour develop so that you can increase the amount later. Two tablespoons of fresh herbs is equivalent to one teaspoon of dried herbs. Not all herbs go together. Combine herbs according to how their tastes harmonise […]

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The right time to add herbs

The right time to add herbs Herbs vary in terms of when they can be added to a dish. Some herbs like bay, thyme or oregano can be added at the beginning of the cooking process and they will flavour the whole dish. Others like parsley, chervil and basil should only be added at the […]

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Less salt – More taste

Less salt – More taste You have been recommended to lower your salt intake but can’t do it because you can’t eat bland food? Herbs to the rescue! In an effort to lower the sodium levels in the food we cook, one may opt to try various other methods of flavoring our food. Herbs are […]

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Basil

Basil • It has a warm, resinous, clove-like flavor and fragrance. Sweet basil, with it’s wonderful aroma and flavor, is one of the most popular and widely grown herbs in the world, • We associate basil with Italian cooking, so you may be surprised to find that many of your favorite Indian and Thai dishes […]

Borage

Borage in the kitchen

Borage in the kitchen Borage, long known for its medicinal uses and culinary capabilities, is an herb rich in history and tradition. Pliny the Elder, in his works Historia Naturalis, said that borage worked well as an antidepressant, and said it had the ability to “maketh a man merry and joyfull”. Borage is noted for […]

Aubergine

Aubergine, Feta and Mint Salad

Aubergine, feta and mint salad A tasty, easy to prepare salad for the festive season. Ingredients • 1 aubergine • olive oil • 150 g feta cheese, crumbled • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped • handful of mint leaves, shredded • handful of coriander leaves, shredded • squeeze of lemon juice • black pepper […]

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Salad Burnett

Salad Burnett Salad burnet is an interesting herb to grow in your herb garden with its fern-like leaves, but even more importantly it’s an easy to grow, useful herb. Its leaves taste much like cucumber, and can be used whole in salads or chopped into soups and other dishes. Burnet does not dry well, but […]

Strawberries

Herbs to Compliment Strawberries

Herbs to compliment Strawberries Other than mint, as you thought, my first suggestion would be ginger. The sweet of the strawberry would work very well with the sharp bite of ginger – perhaps candied ginger with strawberries in the yogurt? In addition to mint, you may also consider complementary herbs such as lavender, tarragon, rosemary, […]

Dogs

Doggy Dinner Time

Doggy Dinner Time Don’t bore Fido. Try our vitamin-rich, balanced recipes to perk up your pet’s mealtime routine. • 500g chicken or turkey (combination of breasts and thighs) • 100g chicken liver • 1 large sweet potato or yam, baked and chopped • 250g broccoli florets or stalks • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley • 1/4 […]