Category Archive: Ingredient of the Month

Oct 26

It’s Pumpkin Day, so here’s a handy guide to making the most of this nutritious fruit

Autunm Pumpkin

Today is World Pumpkin Day.  Across the pond in the States, pumpkins are a popular food, but I have rarely seen them eaten here.  Carved pumpkin heads are appearing ever more frequently around Halloween time thanks to our Transatlantic cousins, but I suspect that much of the flesh goes in the bin, contributing to the …

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Jul 07

Celebrate World Chocolate Day!

Cacao powder

Today, 7 July is World Chocolate Day.  In honour of this, today’s post gives you a few fun facts about chocolate, takes a look at its potential effect on health, and signposts some guiltless chocolaty recipes to enjoy. In researching this article, I have discovered that there is a chocolate museum right here in London, …

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Jun 16

Ingredient of the Month: Almighty Asparagus

Green asparagus stems

At this time of year, asparagus is a welcome visitor to the vegetable market, heralding the arrival of summer and lazy days.  This versatile veggie is all the more valuable for its short season; no sooner does it burst onto the vegetable stalls then it’s gone.  Make the most of the rest of the season …

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May 04

Ingredient of the Month: Apricots

Fresh apricots on a sunny day

  Here is a new feature for this Blog.  In the first week of every month I will be showcasing a fresh seasonal ingredient, discussing its nutritional value and showing you ways to incorporate it into your life.  This week I met the first apricots of the season on a market stall (the apricot season …

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