Kitchen Secrets


  • When deep frying, add carrot to the oil as you heat it up. This keeps the oil nice and clear.
  • A great way to heat up leftover cooked pasta is to place it in a sieve over the sink and pour over boiling water, then shake off any excess water.
  • When choosing an aubergine go for the light, smooth ones, without any blemishes, as these have fewer seeds and are not bitter.
  • When buying cucumbers and courgettes always choose small, firm ones.  These have the best taste and texture.