Mamey sapote (Pouteria sapota) fruit cut in half on white background

Mamey Sapote

January 15, 2019 smitsa 0

Mamey Sapote is a not a commonly found fruit in the UK or indeed the USA. It is one of those fruits however which is […]

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The Best Coffee Pods

January 14, 2019 smitsa 0

Coffee drinking is as much an art as it is a necessity for busy work mornings and languorous Saturdays and Sundays. One of the revolutionary […]

Toast with vegan spreads.


January 11, 2019 smitsa 0

A fascinating range of ready meals and products for the vegan is now available in the month of January, redubbed Veganuary. The idea is to […]

bowl of date syrup with dates on white table mat

Date Nectar

January 9, 2019 smitsa 0

Date nectar is possible the newest trending grocery product for 2019. Why ? It is a vegan alternative to honey. Date syrups are 100% natural […]

kefir strawberry smoothie in a straight glass with a strawberry garnish and straw on a wooden table.

Preparing Kefir

January 8, 2019 smitsa 0

Kefir is a fascinatingly complex fermented product which appears like a slightly fizzy yogurt.  The beverage has a strong following with those seeking a healthier […]

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Konjac Glucomannan

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Konjac glucomannan (KGM) is a highly polymerized fibre obtained from the roots and tubers of the plant Amorphophallus konjac C. Koch. The chemical  structure is β‐(1,4)‐linked D‐mannose […]

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Peony Seed Oil

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

The genus Paeonia does not just provide us with horticultural specimens of some merit but also products with health benefits. There are over 30 species […]

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Aqueous Extraction Processing

January 7, 2019 smitsa 0

Aqueous extraction processing (AEP) is a relatively benign and ecologically friendly method for the simultaneous recovery of both proteins and oils from oily food residues. […]

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Producing Crackers

December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

Crackers are a type of biscuit which have  long been valued for their diversity and versatility. They were produced to sustain travelers such as seafarers […]

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December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

Shortbread is an old Scottish baked biscuit which is traditionally made with one part white sugar, two parts butter and three parts flour which was […]

Fat such as lard or edible oil is added to flour, sugar and water to make biscuits.


December 19, 2018 smitsa 0

The use of shortening in baking is a long-standing term for the function that an oil or fat performs in baking. These fats contributed a […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon

December 18, 2018 smitsa 0

Boeuf Bourguignon is an easy dish which makes fantastic use of beef. One of the French classic dishes and a casserole indeed, for a cold […]

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Why Mince Pies ?

December 16, 2018 smitsa 0

As a child, I often wondered why my grandmother’s minced beef issuing forth from the grinder, wasn’t to be found in any of the mince […]

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December 14, 2018 smitsa 0

Daikon radish is one of those vegetables that has transcended the lore which is associated with what we tend to think of as a quite […]