Tip-top Tapenade

Tapenade Ingredients

Though tapenade is best know as a dish from Provence, France, there exists very similar olive pastes throughout the Mediterranean. The word ‘tapenade’ hides a history in one of its ingredients, capers. In Provence, the caper plant is called ‘tapenei’, and capers used to be stored in vessels filled with olive oil. The capers were …

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Crostini topping ideas

Fresh Mozzarella, tomato and basil crostini

In some ways, Italy’s Crostini is similar to Denmark’s Smørrebrød in that they are both open sandwiches. Though smørrebrød tends to be eaten as lunch, crostini tend to be appetizers or antipasti. Crostini are small pieces of toasted bread, usually Italian or French, topped with a variety of meats, cheeses, vegetables or even just herbs or olive …

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Step by step photo guide to make fresh homemade mozzarella

Step by step guide to making mozzarella

Homemade mozzarella is not as complicated as it first seems, and of all the types of homemade cheese it is certainly one of the easiest to make, and with this simple step by step tutorial, you should be able to become a cheese maker in no time. First you will need to gather your cheese …

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The Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries Experiment

Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries

Though sweet potatoes aren’t any better for your waistline than normal white potatoes, they do have a different taste and can help make a difference to a boring meal. One problem when substituting normal potatoes with sweet potatoes when you make fries with them is that they don’t get crispy or crunchy, they just end …

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My best pizza dough recipe

Cornmeal sprinkled around the edge of the pizza dough

Pizza is so ubiquitous that many different options can be found in every supermarket throughout the world, and there is usually a couple of take-out choices nearby every neighbourhood, so why would you go to the effort of making your own pizza dough? For me part of it is the knowing what the ingredients are …

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