Halloween Cupcakes

Oct
28
Author: Kerri
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With Halloween approaching, what better way to greet the steady trail of trick-or-treaters on your doorstep than with home baked Halloween cupcakes? Or celebrate at home in the kitchen and eat them all yourself! These easy chocolate cupcakes are topped with meringue icing to make them look extra ghostly! Ingredients: 140g softened butter or margarine 250g caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 150g plain flour…
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Waste recycling in the kitchen: why and how?

Oct
21
Author: Kerri
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Waste recycling initiatives are nothing new – surely everyone now recycles at least some kitchen waste at home? The EU target is for half of all our household waste to go to recycling sites by 2020. According to recent figures, we seem to be on track, achieving nearly 45% in 2014. How can you do your bit? Your kitchen or utility room is the most…
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Which is the tastiest pumpkin of them all?

Oct
13
Author: Kerri
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Pumpkins and winter squashes are everywhere this autumn. They make wonderful seasonal decorations, particularly around Halloween, and the sheer variety of sizes and colours is a joy to behold. However, when it comes to cooking with pumpkin, many people are put off by the taste. Why? Pumpkins tend to be grown as one of two types. Ornamental pumpkins are designed to look good but may…
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5 top tips to clean your induction hob

Oct
06
Author: Kerri
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Induction hob technology is fantastic for contemporary kitchens. Applying the heat exactly where and when it is needed means that you can cook with maximum speed and flexibility, and all while saving energy too. But how easy is it to keep induction hobs clean? Luckily, the glass ceramic surface only heats up the position of your cookware; the rest of the cooktop remains cool, making…
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‘Tis the season to clean the fridge

Aug
22
Author: Kerri
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Cleaning the fridge is one of those chores that just has to be done every now and then. A clean fridge is a hygienic environment in which to store food and chill drinks – meaning fresher and tastier food and no nasty mould or bacteria that can make you ill. What’s more, keeping your fridge and freezer regularly looked after and in good working order…
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Top 3 Movies About Food

Aug
15
Author: Kerri
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What to do in the long summer holidays on days when the sun refuses to shine? Watch a great movie, of course! There’s a long and illustrious history of feature films that have food and cooking at the heart of the storyline, with some being more serious than others. The good thing is that you don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy them. Here’s…
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Kitchen sales are set to sizzle!

Aug
08
Author: Kerri
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A recent report on the Kitchen Products Market carried out by MTW Research has shown that UK kitchen sales are likely to exceed the £3 billion mark for the first time in 2017. The 160-page research report on the UK kitchen industry confirmed that 2016 sales are at an all-time high, helped by growing housing sales, lower unemployment figures and the influence of new kitchen…
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Make your own Vegan ice cream

Aug
01
Author: Kerri
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Summer is here and this year Vegan ice cream seems to be all the rage. Why use dairy cream when plant-based ingredients can be used to create an alternative that tastes just as nice – some would say even nicer? Here are 3 easy recipes you could try in your kitchen. See if anyone notices the difference! By all means use an ice cream maker…
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Green juicing for summer?

Jul
27
Author: Kerri
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If you’re hoping to lose a few pounds this summer, green juicing is a popular approach that seems to work for many. Perhaps you’re already a fan of the Nutribullet or a regular green juice detoxer? If not, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about. The concept of naturally pressed juice is not new. After all, we’ve all had freshly squeezed orange…
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Style up your kitchen with 5 iconic gadgets

Jul
23
Author: Kerri
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Thinking of having a new kitchen installed? Whether you splash big on a luxury kitchen, or go for an economy makeover of your existing kitchen space, it is often the little details that make all the difference. This is where kitchen gadgets can play a huge part in creating the style you’re after. When putting the finishing touches to the new look of your kitchen,…
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