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Heirlooms: A taste of history

Heirlooms: A taste of history

You may have been watching your favourite cooking show or reading a great new cookbook and noticed chefs talking about heirloom ingredients. So what exactly are heirlooms? No, they have nothing to do with your great grandmother’s wedding ring. If you guessed oddly shaped little veggies, you were right – and this new food trend is taking the industry by storm. Here’s the low-down.

What is chocolate, really?

What is chocolate, really?

We love it. We eat it everyday (or at least, Heather does). We melt it and pour it over our ice cream. So maybe it’s time we knew more about this kitchen – and life – staple.

gin on mykitchen.co.za

4 ginfusions you need to try

A good bottle of gin will always be a welcome gift, but you could kick it up a notch by making your own flavoured versions. Infusing gin is very simple: pour the alcohol into a sterilised glass bottle with one of the ingredients below. Store in a cool, dark place for 1 week. Get creative with the additions – experimentation is a requirement!

Lemon hacks on mykitchen.co.za

10 lemon hacks you need to know

When life gives you lemons, make sure they don’t go to waste! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite tips that will help you get the most out of this handy citrus fruit.

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Know your pantry: All about oil

Know your pantry: All about oil Instead of reaching for that old go-to, let’s look into some of the healthier (and more delicious) alternative oils out there. Sunflower Sunflower oil is made from pressed seeds, delivering a high vitamin E content and a low count of saturated fat. It has a high smoke point which makes it ideal for frying… Read more →

Know your pantry: Feeling nutty

Know your pantry: Feeling nutty

There’s more to them than nut butter. Get baking, cooking and snacking with these yummy kernels.