Cooked sliced open haggis and vegetables with mashed turnip, potato and fried onions on a rustic wood table with copy space

What is Haggis?

January 26, 2022 smitsa 0

Haggis is a savoury pudding that originally came from Scotland. Indeed, the best haggis is to be found there and is a mix of minced […]

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The Artemisia Genus

January 21, 2022 smitsa 0

The genus Artemisia, small herbs and shrubs, is one of the largest and most widely distributed genera of the Compositae (or Asteraceae) family (Davies, 1982; […]

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Picrasma quassioides

January 20, 2022 smitsa 0

Picrasma quassioides  is a fine source of alkaloids, terpenoids and quassinoids. This sub-shrub is a member of the  Simaroubaceae family.  Most of the bioactives are alkaloids. […]

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Sandwich Fillers

January 20, 2022 smitsa 0

Sandwich fillers say as much about us as the sandwich. Here we have a few choice fillings which we’ve reproduced from some famous retailers. Don’t […]

Gastrodia elata


January 11, 2022 smitsa 0

Gastrodia elata (G. elata Blume) is a perennial herb plant and belongs to the Gastrodia genus which is in the Orchidaceae family. The tubers are used as a […]


Black Barberry

January 10, 2022 smitsa 0

Black Barberry (Berberis integerrima) is a particularly rich source of many useful bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, catechins, gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and […]

St. Pierre Fish (John Dory) with Potato Salad

How to cook John Dory

November 19, 2021 smitsa 0

Cooking a John Dory or St. Pierre fish is not an issue it’s actually finding one to cook. They seem to be only available from […]

Mashed potato or puree in white bowl with crisp onions and parsley on wooden background. How to make mashed potato.

How to make Mashed Potato

November 9, 2021 smitsa 0

All of us must enjoy mashed potato. It is the classic side dish for any roast dinner. Thanksgiving, Christmas and the Sunday roast would not […]