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Checklist: self catering

It always happens. You’ve booked some self-catering accomodation and you open the cupboards and notice there are some essentials you’ve forgotten. Cue a trip to the local convenience store, to buy high-priced basics which you find at home. Here is my personal list: Kitchen Tea towels Bin bags cleaning liquid sponge good knife loo paper […]

Efficiency, Kit

Essential kit: a good cook’s knife

Whenever I visit friend’s kitchens, I am often shocked at the bad knives I find there. The rest of the kitchen can be high-tech, but the knives are woefully inadequate. Your primary tool is a cook’s knife. It should be very sharp. A good cook’s knife is expensive, around 100€ and you’re starting to have […]

Efficiency, Recipes

Baked Potatoes

If you’ve got a programmable oven, baked potatoes are a great weekday meal which you can prepare in advance. It’s cheap and nutritious, and if you avoid calorie-rich toppings such as cheese and cream and go for a lighter filling, it’s not too calorietastic.