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Baking

My mother always uses water that is around (or at) room temperature when she is baking something that uses yeast. In fact,…

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Measurements

Because of its volume, sea salt seems to be less salty than table salt when used in cooking. If replacing sea salt with…

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Rectifying Boo Boos

If you've overdone the chilli squeeze in half a lemon them place the lemon in and leave for a few mins

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General Tips

Keep an open plastic bag on your counter while you chop/prep for all peelings/compostable things. Clean-up is a snap - simply…

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Household Tips

Vinegar removes soap scum on shower doors. Keep it in a spray container

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Kitchen Maintenance & Clean Up

When cooking something that can cause odours in the kitchen, for example, oven baked fish or a lamb shoulder, place a pierced…

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A Rough Guide To Meat

Rare beef needs 15 minutes per 500g at 220°C. Add 5 minutes per 500g for medium, 10 minutes per 500g for well-done.

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Chef Maintenance

Spray oil is excellent for greasing baking tins, and especially paper cake/muffin cases, which are otherwise ungreaseable…

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