Honey

Honey

Greece produces excellent honey, from thyme, conifer trees, wild flowers or orange blossoms. It has been collected by humans for consumption for over 10,000 years. Even the Gods of Olympus ate “ambrosia” that is honey, and drank “nectar” a liquid produced by plants...
Tomato Sause

Tomato Sause

When making tomato sauce, don’t let it boil for more than 20 minutes, because then the liquid starts separating from the tomato pulp, which sits at the bottom of the pot and the liquid floats on top. Add a teaspoonful of tomato paste when making tomato sauce for the...

Wine in cooking

I like using wine in my cooking. It adds that extra ‘spark’ and livens up the taste of the final dish. And a glass of wine – especially red wine – a day does the world of good for you. Don’t scrimp when it comes to buying a bottle of wine. Today there are...
Sugar – Waste not, want not!

Sugar – Waste not, want not!

Have you run out of confectioners (powdered) sugar and the stores are closed? Don’t despair. You can make the amount you need if you place some granulated sugar in your blender and blend it for a couple of minutes. To prevent granulated sugar from hardening, keep it...

Mushrooms

I love mushrooms and I use them everywhere I possibly can. As I hate to be without them when I need them, I buy quite a large quantity especially when they are on special offer. First, I wipe them with a damp cloth. Never wash mushrooms or soak them in water....
Eggs – Waste not, want not!

Eggs – Waste not, want not!

Your cake recipe asked for more egg yolks than whites, or vice versa, so you are left with 2 or three yolks, or whites, and you don’t know what to do with them. Don’t throw them away. Place the yolks in a plastic container, add enough cold water to cover them, and...

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