How to Make a Homemade Gingerbread Latte

It’s less than two weeks until a certain coffee chain release this year’s range of festive coffees. Whether the recent tax avoidance scandal has put you off, or you’re simply struggling to budget £3 a day to feed your red cup habit, why not try making your own? I'm on a mission to recreate seasonal hot drinks at home this winter. I've started with gingerbread latte because it’s my all-time favourite. My preferred outlet used t...

24 Oct 2012 15:30 GMT

Dhal & Chapatis: The Perfect Alternative to Soup

I have a confession to make: I'm not a fan of soup.  Every year, when the temperature drops and the nights draw in, I'm tempted. But whenever I open a carton of an exciting sounding combination of flavours I'm invariably disappointed. Soup, to me, is little more than a hot bread and melted butter delivery system. Which is a little wasteful really, when I could get the same results from a slice of toast.

23 Oct 2012 13:00 GMT

The Factory House's Top Secret Cocktail Recipes

Can we have a cocktail klaxon please! Today we celebrate one of life’s little pleasures, the cocktail. We aren’t talking Cosmopolitan’s or even a cheeky bit of Sex on The Beach, guys. I want to do this right, and I want you to too. So. I’m about to introduce you to some of the most intricate cocktails I could come across.

22 Oct 2012 16:00 GMT

Store Cupboard Essentials for Autumn

There is something incredibly comforting about the cold weather. For one you can cuddle up again without getting too warm and a bath seems to be the best idea after braving a rainy and windy day. Food wise, stews, soups and anything stodgy may be back on the menu, and the lettuce can wilt in the vegetable crisper. Any food that can radiate heat through your body is very welcome this season.

22 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

How to Make the Ultimate Autumn Soup

Soup is, without doubt, the ultimate autumnal foodstuff. It is warming, it makes the most of seasonal produce and there is something endlessly cosy about standing over a simmering pan on a dark and dreary evening. I developed this recipe for my Ultimate Autumn Soup on a crisp and chilly Sunday. I’d just got in from a day cavorting around the Cotswolds. I say cavorting; I was actually rather hung over. Either way, I knew that I wanted autumn in a bowl.

16 Oct 2012 12:30 GMT

Friday Treat: Death by Chocolate Cocktail

Whilst cocktails that feature chocolate milk may not be the most elegant or refined of creations, there can be no denying their voluptuous deliciousness. With this being National Chocolate Week and a Friday, the time feels right to indulge in a boozy chocolate treat. Time to reach for the Yazoo (the drink, not the eighties synth-pop duo featuring Alison Moyet, althou...

12 Oct 2012 12:30 GMT

Farewell to the Ladies of Great British Bake Off!

Last night saw the penultimate episode of this year’s Great British Bake Off (#GBBO).  With higher ratings than ever before, viewers have been kept on the edge of their seats week in, week out. All tentatively awaiting the outcome of the prove, the blind bake and of course the ever feared ‘soggy bottom’!  

10 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Can We Please Take the Twee out of Tea?

Tea, as they say, revives you. It’s what wakes many of us up in the morning, or what sends us off to sleep at night. It can be herbal or caffeinated, with one or two sugars, with lots of milk or perhaps none at all. There’s the great Earl Grey controversy, and the catalog of biscuits that work well as dunking biscuits (Walker's Shortbread, ginger snaps) and those that don’t (Australian Tim Tams, Garibaldis).

08 Oct 2012 16:06 GMT

Express Cooking: Short and Sweet?

Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meals concept proposed that a delicious three-course meal could be cooked in 30 minutes or less. If that sounds somewhat ambitious to you, then read on. Jamie seems to be fond of timed cooking as his latest TV show claims to have you cooking food in half the time! That’s right, 15 minutes!

05 Oct 2012 13:00 GMT

All I Want for Christmas is...A Dehydrator?

Assuming you are into food and looking up recipes or food porn on the internet frequently, which is how I spend the majority of my time online, then this gadget here might just change your life... There are notable food trends. If we think of prawn cocktails and beef wellington we will think of the glorious 70s. However, there are also foodie communities out there who swear by certain cooking techniques and gadgets.

27 Sep 2012 16:00 GMT

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