Fresh turmeric pickle. Turmeric contains curcumin, an active ingredient which has great anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which help efficient digestion of food. It can be sourced either fresh or dried and adds a warm yellow colour to food. Additionally, it is thought that it can help treat a wide range of complaints, the most exciting

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Mustard Golden Spiced Potatoes – Crispy and totally delicious A Sunday roast dinner is never without a spice or two. My husband Richard (aka the chief taster) likes brown mustard seeds and therefore when I added this spice onto the potatoes, the spice transformed the flavour as well as the texture. Many people have commented on how gorgeous

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Family coming together and enjoying their cookery session.  Bini Ludlow, Founder of Sweet Cumin Indian cookery school was mentioned in the Guardian Newspaper on 19th December 2015 Now you’re cooking: top foodie courses around the UK – Its all hands on cookery – ‘get stuck in and have fun learning’ is Bini’s ethos. Bini was very

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Spiced Fish Cakes Earlier this week I taught the girls at the Royal High school how to make some delicious spiced fish cakes. The verdict was that they were very tasty.  I find it fascinating how one student is always reluctant to try anything new. We went into the unknown and she was converted. With

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Time to celebrate the achievements of hard work at Taste of the West 2015 awards Bini Ludlow, owner and teacher at Sweet Cumin has increased her awards this week by achieving the champion for best local food to go in the South West. Her curries were judged and the announcement made at the Taste of the

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  With a bumper crop of apples this year, here is a recipe to share.  It is fanatic as a side dish for a Sunday roast. Binis  spiced red cabbage, apple and white wine vinegar with cassia, cloves and nutmeg Ingredients   Serves 3-4 380g – red cabbage – outer leaves removed and sliced thinly 137g  – white onion –

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  Results announced: I was really pleased to hear that my homemade ready meals have made an impression on many judges who love Indian food. This year, Sweet Cumins, Bini’s ready meals  have achieved several awards both  regional and national. I thought I would share the judges comments with you:-   Comments from the judges

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Spiced Pineapple and Coconut Cake Tropical summer cake to enjoy With the summer sunshine and with fresh pineapple in abundance in the shops here is a easy, quick and moist cake that will marry well with a cup of tea perfectly. Happy memories – the best pineapple I ever ate was in Sri Lanka and

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