Tips & Tricks

  1. Sweets for your Sweet

    Sweets for your Sweet

    Annabelle White shares her tips and tricks:The perfect dinner has a luscious finale – a sweet treat providing great energy and yet tantalisingly joyous to savour.Little wonder people feel cheated and ‘upset’ if the meal ends without a pudding.  A famous quote suggests “order dessert first, as life is uncertain”!Many diners will admit they ploughRead more

  2. Ice Spheres: entertainers’ delight

    The humble ice cube has come of age.One ice ‘cube’ making a resurgence is the Ice Sphere (aka Ice Ball) adding flair to summer entertaining.Some people like a splash of water in their whisky, while others like an ice cube or two to chill it (which inevitably melts and dilutes the whisky over time, muchRead more

  3. how to glaze a ham

    Tips on how to glaze a ham

    Glazing a ham is easy and certainly enhances the look and flavour.We share our tips on how to glaze a ham for beginners to help you on your way! The steps include: preparing, decorating, basting and cooking your Christmas ham.Preparing the HamRinse the ham under cool running water to remove any sticky residue. Pat dryRead more

  4. Edible Flowers

    Edible Flowers: Blooming Beautiful

    Not only do edible flowers smell and look great, numerous varieties can be easily grown spray-free in your backyard. We investigate how to grow, how to prepare and how to use.Our creative ancestors were curious, forging the use of flowers for medicinal benefits as well as culinary ones. Ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese herbalists recordedRead more

  5. How to Remove a Blackcurrant Stain

    How to remove a blackcurrant stain

    Blackcurrants can leave a very vibrant, ingrained stain whether from fresh berries or its juice. If not tackled when fresh, these stains can be a nightmare to remove.In one form or another, we’ve tackled blackcurrants stains for decades and have some helpful advice. While our method may not be 100% fool-proof in every instance, itRead more

  6. Removing Labels from Glass

    The secret to removing labels from glass bottles

    We have many inquiries from customers wanting to know the secret to removing labels from glass jars and bottlesHere’s what we recommend There are many different paper stocks used for labels (including matt, glossy and textured paper) and you’ll soon discover that some will be harder to remove than others. What is common however isRead more