Stuck with a bunch of veggies going bad? Got a full fridge but no inspiration? Get a weekly greens delivery but have no idea what to do with the extra watercress and beetroot you keep receiving?
Many of us don’t buy fresh fruits and vegetables enough. The short expiration dates can seem inconvenient and frustrating, requiring careful planning and complicated recipes. With our lives so busy, who has time to compete in the Nigella/Jamie home chef awards? The TV cooking wizards make it look easy but after a long day at work and dealing with the pressures of daily city life and/or raising kids, following a recipe sounds almost scary.
Green Queen gives you quick and easy ideas that will save you wasting as well as money, and keep you full and happy. read more
Olive oil has become a staple in most kitchens. With the fat brigade poo-pooing butter, many of us use olive oil to cook. Even more of us use olive oils to make salad dressings, pastes, dips and more. But how much do we really know about the golden oil that we regularly put into our bodies?
In his incredibly informative and politically important book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, author-researcher Tom Muller tells the whole story of the oil we extract from the unique olive. It is a scary read but a must-read. It is a wise reminder of the importance of knowing where consumer products, particularly foodstuff, come from. Long Story Short? Do Your Homework! Advertisers, marketers, the media and businesses can easily fool you. Here are some of the most worry-inducing points from the book: read more