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In Food item, Information by James Anstee

Rich in phyto-nutrient anti-oxidants, cabbage belongs to the Brassica family, a broad family of common vegetables that also include Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, and broccoli. It is one …

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Seafood with tentacles

In Food item, Seafood by James Anstee

Making a fuss of squid and octopus. Weird and wonderful, many people can’t contemplate eating octopus or squid, with ideas of rubbery flesh and dubious provenance, and partly famous as …

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Watercress is best 

In Information, watercress by Angela Coffey

Growing in British streams and now widely available in supermarkets, watercress is the focus of one man’s dreams.   Steve Rothwell began his PhD in the nutritional physiology of the peppery …

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British beans

In beans, Information, Salads by Angela Coffey

Hodmedods, based on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, focuses on produce from British farms especially less well-known foods, like the fava bean, which is still grown and exported but hasn’t really been …

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Squash & pumpkins 

In Information, Pumpkin, Squash by Angela Coffey

So seasonal that they single-handedly represent Halloween, yet often underused in the UK, the squash family includes pumpkins as well as courgettes. Broadly separated into winter and summer squash, winter squash …

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In Chilli, Food item by Angela Coffey

Sometimes also called the Chilli Pepper, the chilli plant is native to Central American region where it was used as the chief spice ingredients in Mexican cuisine for centuries. It …

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In Food item, Potatoes by Angela Coffey

You can bake them, crisp them, mash them, roast them – pretty much do what you want to with them. But the versatility of the potato is also why the …

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In Food item, Honey by Angela Coffey

Honey is literally a liquid sugar and it’s sweeter than sugar. As part of a normal diabetic diet, it should be used with due care. Make a very little go a long way, or you will see detrimental effects …

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Banana and walnut muffins 

In Bananas, Food item by Angela Coffey

From BBC Jill Dupleix, Saturday Kitchen  What you need: 75g/3oz melted butter  250g/9oz self-raising flower (can use gluten-free)  1 tsp baking powder  ½ tsp bicarb of soda  pinch of salt  ½ tsp ground cinnamon  ½ tsp ground nutmeg  115g/4oz caster sugar  …