Kitchen tip

  • 21 Kitchen tip: Green and glorious
    If you're fed up with fresh herbs going slimy after just a couple of days, don't keep them wrapped in plastic in the fridge. Instead place them in a jug or jar half-filled with water (so the roots or stems...

  • 22 Zesting up a risotto
    To enhance the flavour of a risotto and give it a zingy lift, try adding a splash of vinegar after the cheese and butter have gone and the cooking's almost done. Taste as you go – too much and it...

  • 23 Kitchen tip - Christmas chaos
    To take the stress out of Christmas day cooking, plan, plan, plan. Write all your timings down, and stick to them. The temptation may be to have a few glasses of wine whilst you are cooking, but this will...

  • 24 Kitchen tip: Garlic get out
    Put off using garlic because of the way the smell lingers on your fingers for hours afterwards? Try wetting your hands and rubbing them on a stainless steel surface like a sink or a metal spoon to remove...

  • 25 Kitchen tip: Some butter clarification
    Ever read a recipe that calls for clarified butter? It's really easy to make and can be used in place of ghee in many Indian recipes. Simply melt your butter over a very low heat, taking care it doesn't...



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