Aromatic spices During my cookery sessions we discuss spices and those that give aroma. The aroma even as a raw spice can be inviting. However, when the spices are used during the cookery process they release their magic and transform the product. However over use of these little morsels can also destroy the dish too!

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Feedback for any service is whether its positive or constructive is always useful. Over the weekend I had a lovely cookery session and had some wonderful feedback which I want to share. Cooking can change a way a person is, how they interact with fellow cooks, gain confidence and share knowledge.   Here’s one cooks

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This year we grew our own vegetables but without the aid of a green house. We were lucky enough to get the very hot weather and a new watering system which made it easy for the veggies to grow. Growing melons was our first attempt and we weren’t disappointed. We opted for the Cantaloupe variety

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Many years ago I visited Thailand and during a road trip came across a paddy field and asked to see how it was planted and to have a go myself. Shoes off, trouser leg rolled up and into the squishy muddy warm conditions, i saw the plant blade protected the rice and I planted it

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We won 3 Gold Awards in this Years Taste of the West Awards Bini has won 3  Gold Awards for her Green Bean and Potato Curry, Black chickpea curry and Gujarati Mixed Vegetable Rice Bhat She is over the moon and would like to thank all the team and especially her mum for teaching Bini

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The Adventure of Travel    I’m one of those travellers who books a last minute fight and accommodation on the go and this summer it had to be a trip to Venice. My husband Richard has developed the skills of going with the flow and no longer pines for a villa and pool which is

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Four award winning dishes sent to UWE for a special event   This month its been hectic with the cookery classes and catering for a university for their special business lunch. Here is the twitter feeds I received and feedback. Very pleased that the guests enjoyed the dishes. Well done to my team. Comments The

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