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Commonly found herbs and their uses 1

Commonly found herbs and their uses

Herbs are the ideal ingredient for the health-conscious cook, giving you a wide variety of fabulous flavours without adding salt or fat. Herbs can turn an ordinary dish into something special. Download this guide for a quick and easy reference for cooking with common herbs.   DOWNLOAD – Commonly found herbs and their uses Author: tracy

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Try this: Spice mixes 2

Try this: Spice mixes

Make these up these spice mixes and use to season meat as a marinade, potato wedges, mince dishes, meatballs, soups, sauces and dips. Tandoori mix Can be mixed with yoghurt as a marinade or used as a dry spice rub: 1 tablespoon ground ginger 1 tablespoon cumin 1 tablespoon coriander 1 tablespoon paprika 1 tablespoon

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Try this: Fresh turmeric 3

Try this: Fresh turmeric

Looking a bit like ginger (its close relative) but with bright orange flesh, fresh turmeric is in fact the underground rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant. The difference in taste between fresh turmeric and the dried, ground version is similar to that between fresh and ground ginger. Fresh turmeric has a subtle likeness to ginger,

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Your guide to spices 4

Your guide to spices

A practical guide to using spices to add flavour and health to your meals. Herbs and spices – what's the difference? Defining what's a herb and what's a spice can be tricky. Generally speaking, herbs are used fresh (the word herb comes from the Latin herba, meaning grass) and spices are dried. Most of the

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In the garden: October 6

In the garden: October

Why not start a herb garden in October? Here's how… Pick a sunny spot not too far from the kitchen, so you can easily access your herbs when you need them. Your herb garden could be in pots or planters on a deck if you don't have a garden. Plant seeds or seedlings in good-quality

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The health benefits of herbs 7

The health benefits of herbs

Herbs are rich in phytochemicals – in particular antioxidants – which are thought to be good for heart health and cancer protection. Herbs are the ideal ingredient for the health-conscious cook, giving you a wide variety of fabulous flavours without adding salt or fat. Herbs can turn an ordinary dish into something special. Do you

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Lemongrass: A taste of Asia 8

Lemongrass: A taste of Asia

An easy way to add zest to any dish, especially chicken or seafood, is to use lemongrass. The flavour is zingy, aromatic and lemony. Used whole, the flavour is more subtle, while finely chopping or pounding intensifies its flavour. Look for fresh lemongrass in the vegetables section of the supermarket, with the fresh herbs. Choose

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Ask Niki: Chilli 9

Ask Niki: Chilli

Q: "Help! I've made a curry but I got a bit carried away with the chilli – it's so hot now my family won't eat it. Is there any way I can rescue it?" Kath A: I can empathise – I've done the same thing myself, and still do! But all is not lost! What

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Edible garden: Growing basil 10

Edible garden: Growing basil

Tips for growing your own crop of this essential summer herb. I always think of basil as a Mediterranean herb. But it actually originated in India, where it was regarded as sacred and can still be found growing around temples today. There are many great pieces of folklore about basil; e.g. to grow good basil

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