Home-grown asparagus isn't just a crop, it's a relationship. An asparagus bed can last for up to 20 years so it's worthwhile doing a bit of research before you make your bed and have them lay in it. Learn about choosing plants and how best to grow them.
We like a good rant, and after a chat in the office about what food products annoy us the most, we decided that fruity yogurt in plastic pots and pouches marketed to kids deserved a Country Trading Co. look.
Is there are a difference between Brie and Camembert? Yes, many. Should you eat the mould? Also yes. These questions and more are answered in this post about the history and the making of two iconic examples of French cheese. Warning: you may develop a serious soft cheese habit after reading this.
Whether you have a sweet or a savoury tooth, chances are you like mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone is the unsung hero behind some great dishes and the good news is it is easy to make at home. Read on for the simple steps to make your own at the quantity you need and some ideas for using it too
The trauma of early attempts at cooking dried beans during her student days led to an aversion that, twenty years later, Heather decided to face head-on by having a go at growing, tasting and generally getting to know some lovely legumes. Several heirloom varieties of dried beans are trialled and there are some delicious recipes too.
This is the time of year, when extra layers are needed, that I fondly remember Pudding Club. This is how it worked: we all trawled through old cookbooks, family vaults, and begged our Mums and Nanas for tried and true favourite recipes. I cooked (and ate) so many different puddings that I started looking a bit like one myself. Read on for an explanation of just what a Pudding Club is, plus some tips and a recipe for the perfect Steamed Pudding.