These sweet potato chips from YourInspirationAtHome look absolutely amazing – definitely one to try.

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Looking for some interesting recipes? Then trot on over to this lovely blog Trotski and Ash. They say they are not professionally trained, but are self-taught, learning by taste, mistakes and the knowledge of family and friends. Every recipe has a story and a journey… I especially like the look
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Pearl barley is the most commonly used type of barley. This is where the grains have been husked, steamed and polished. Pot barley which had less of the husk removed can be used in the same way as pearl barley but needs a longer cooking time. Barley is a great
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Asparagus is a true seasonal luxury. It has a subtle but distinct taste and delicate texture. Asparagus may be served as an appetiser with melted butter, vinaigrette or hollandaise sauce, as a topping for canapés or as a side dish or garnish. It can also be added to risottos, tarts,
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Mint is extremely versatile and can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. There’s many different varieties but the most common and popular mints for cultivation are peppermint, spearmint, and (more recently) apple mint. You can use whole leaves, chopped leaves or sprigs. Just rinse in cold water and dry
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These bright orange winter squashes are known more for their decorative qualities rather than their cooking properties, but they are good to eat. The sweet orange flesh can be steamed or roasted or used to fill the sweet, spicy dessert pumpkin pie. It can also be added to soups and
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The quantities of food that are wasted are spectacular with the US figure at $165bn (40% of all food) and Scotland alone coming in with £1bn a year(a fifth of all food!). There are many reasons for this with the ridiculous quality control police being high on the list. The
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Ginger is a perennial root mainly produced in China and India. Fresh ginger (also know as green ginger) is used in cuisine from around the world in curries, spicy stews and stir-fries. It can also be used raw in salads, dressings and marinades and in sweet treats such as ginger
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Cold smoked haddock fillets may be pale or dyed a bright yellow colour. Smoked haddock has a tender succulent texture and a smokey, slightly salty taste. This is a classic fish to use for cullen skink, kedgeree and fish pie, or just grill with a little butter or poach and
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Sweet dried chilli and pork come together in this popular Spanish sausage. Chorizo has a rather course texture with large chunks of fat embedded, a distinctive red colour and a picante (hot and spicy) flavour. Although according to the strength of pimiento used to flavour, chorizo also comes dulce (sweet/mild)
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