Exposure to air causes food to lose nutrition and flavour, enabling bacteria, mould and yeast to grow. Freezing produce in non-airtight packaging also causes freezer burn, which taints the produce with dried out oxidised patches.
Andrew James Set of 3 Non-Stick Spring Form Cake Tins Set
Our set of three Spring form cake tins are perfect for baking all types of cakes especially delicate cakes such as cheesecakes, ice cream cakes and chilled desserts.
They can also be used for deep fruit cakes and pies.
Set of three Spring form cake tins 3 different sizes – 22cm, 24cm and 26cm
VonShef – 3.5L Mini Deep Fryer
Deep fryers open a new world of tastes for food lovers, from cooking traditional favourites like home-made chips with crispy battered fish, to southern delicacies like southern fried chicken and exotic dishes like samosas. The versatility of this fryer doesn’t limit you to savoury food; why not cook something sweet like fruit fritters or Spanish churros? This mini deep fryer has a 3.5 litre oil capacity and has a brushed stainless-steel housing for contemporary look as well as no sharp edges. The fryer comes with a frying basket that doesn’t allow small food to fall through, a detachable inner bowl, a detachable heating element, and handles for safe handling.
These seamless and hygienic food rings are perfect for creating elegant and sophisticated dishes. Simply place layers of your chosen ingredients into the food ring and use the pusher to hold the ingredients firmly in place, then simply lift off the food ring to reveal a perfectly presented stack. I use these to make perfect shaped crumpets.
Andrew James Red 4 Slice Waffle Maker
I’ve been after one of these for ages, and for just £18.99 for a four waffle maker perfect for me. Includes 1kg Andrew James Luxury Belgian Style Waffle Mix And 2 Year Warranty
This traditionally designed waffle maker makes up to 4 waffles at a time, meaning it is ideal for families and handy for get-togethers with friends. The non-stick coated surface means the waffles are easy to remove and the machine can be easily cleaned ready for the next use.
This amazing Charles Jacobs Food Dehydrator with adjustable trays will be able to perfectly capture the freshly-picked, in-season flavour and nutrition of almost any food. Dried foods are easier to store compared to non-dried products as they take up much less storage space and are less likely to spoil. They also weigh less, which makes them perfect for taking on camping or backpacking trips. Dried fruit snacks are both delicious and nutritious, so what better way than to make your own? Ingredients for your favourite recipes can be dried and stored which make great last-minute meals, ready to cook for your convenience.
Easy to use and so convenient, simply prepare the food and place on the trays. The heat which flows through will dry away moisture while locking in flavour. This food dehydrator comes with 5 rotatable, removable trays.
Andrew James High Quality Vacuum Food Sealer , I need to buy 2 bits of kit, I need a pressure canner and a Sous Vide system, this is a machine that vacuum packs food, So not only keeping stored food fresh, takes up less room and prevents freezer burn it can be used for making boil in the bag meals, I’m thinking Duck in Orange sauce, buy a duck, make 4 portions of food, freezing it and when I want to eat it, pop into boiling water in the bag.
This popular kit contains everything you need to get started making hard and soft cheese: full instructions, a sachet of freeze dried cheese culture, cheese cloth square, vegetarian rennet, dairy thermometer, cheese mat, 3 cheese moulds, PLUS a really useful and comprehensive cheese-making book. You can make cheese with goats, ewes and cows milk, either home produced or shop bought. Suitable for vegetarians.
A food dehydrator slowly extracts moisture & preserves foods by using low levels of heat (35-70 °C). Removing the moisture inhibits the growth of bacteria and helps to preserve the food.
The food dehydrator has 5 tiers for conveniently preserving multiple food types, with an adjustable temperature control allowing you to dry different types of food at the correct temperatures. Built in is the motor, fan and ventilating function, as well as a safety overheating protection device. The drying trays are easy to wash and measure 31cm diameter and 3.5cm deep, so that thicker cut foods can be used without hassle.
Dehydrating food is practiced around the world as a natural method of preservation, which dates back to ancient times, and makes a healthy snack, helping incorporate healthier foods into your or your children’s diet. Drying food both reduces the size (allowing for easier storage in jars/lunchboxes) and retains the healthiness (vitamins, nutrients and minerals) of fruit and vegetables.
Dehydrating is also great for extending fruit seasons, so you can have great food year-round.
I love to make preserves, Jams, curds, pickles and lots more, As you get more and more into canning you can buy lots of different kit, but all you need to get started apart from jars and lids is a pair of tongs to remove hot jars from boiling water and a funnel to pour jam into jars.
I’m looking forward to posting jam and pickle recipes on Rosies Kitchen.
This jam making set is just £7.98
Summer, its been a long time coming, I have some great ideas for delicious, home made Ice Cream.
With an addition like this in your kitchen, you can open up a whole new world of flavours with the incredible amount of creativity and fun you can have making ice cream. As we become more and more aware of the effects of unwanted additives in our food, a product that puts you in control of what you are eating becomes ever more desirable. This robust Ice Cream Maker allows you to use your own ingredients and recipes to make homemade ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt–and it will be ready in just 20-30 minutes.
I love my grill, I use it for lower calorie cooking, it removes so much fat from food, much better than frying and cooking from both sides means its quicker, I use my grill for cooking Tandoori and looking at the price of these George Forman grills I’m going to change my generic grill for a George Forman. £22.50 & FREE Delivery in the UK
I’ve been thinking about buying a stand mixer for a long time but kept putting it off, but I’m looking to replace my hand mincer with an electric one, when I saw the price I decided that it was worth spending a few extra quid and buying a 3 in 1 mixer, I also get frustrated on how long it takes my bread maker to make dough, as I usualy bake it in the oven and not in the machine. £99.99 a saving of £200
This Charles Jacobs stand mixer boasts amazing features and performance. Inside its burly housing is a solid steel direct drive transmission that delivers 6 speeds straight from the 800-watt motor. Having those different speeds allows you to use the correct amount of power for everything from egg whites to bread dough. As far as bread dough goes, its large-capacity bowl holds enough for two loaves of bread or about 8-9 dozen biscuits. Adding optional attachments to the power hub virtually transforms the Charles Jacobs’s corner of your countertop into a professional kitchen worthy of any caterer or bakery. A Charles Jacobs mixer is a seriously versatile piece of equipment that will similarly expand your culinary capabilities.
RRP: £25.00 Now only £5.00
Winner of Best Cookbook at the Observer Food Monthly Awards
Why don’t we eat more veg? They’re healthy, cost-effective and, above all, delicious. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall believes that it is time to put this to rights, as he explains in this brilliant new book.
He’s come up with an abundance of veg-tastic recipes, including a warm salad of grilled courgettes, lemon, garlic, mint and mozzarella, a winter giant couscous salad with herbs and walnuts, radishes with butter and salt, lemony guacamole, linguine with mint and almond pesto and cherry tomatoes, baby carrot risotto, new potato gnocchi, a summer stir-fry with green veg, ginger, garlic and sesame, a winter stir-fry with Brussels sprouts, shiitake mushrooms and five-spice, a cheesy tomato tart, a spring onion gallette, roast jacket chips with merguez spices and spiced yoghurt, curried bubble and squeak, scrambled eggs and asparagus with lemon, tomato gazpacho, pea and parsley soup, roast squash wedges, baba ganoush, beetroot houmous, spinach pasties and barbecued corn on the cob.
Saturday is the day for sitting down to watch James Martin, just found this for a fiver!
In this brand new collection of over 100 inspiring recipes, much-loved TV chef James Martin, of BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, shows that anyone can put delicious food on the table in next to no time. Every dish is easy to shop for and can be prepared from start to finish in 20 minutes – including any accompaniments – using James’ clever tips, tricks and storecupboard shortcuts.
100 easy and delicious meals on a tight budget with Jack Monroe’s A Girl Called Jack.
Jack is a cash-strapped single mum living in Southend. When she found herself with a shopping budget of just £10 a week to feed herself and her young son, she addressed the situation with immense resourcefulness, creativity and by embracing her local supermarket’s ‘basics’ range. She created recipe after recipe of delicious, simple and upbeat meals that were outrageously cheap. Learn with Jack Monroe’s A Girl Called Jack how to save money on your weekly shop whilst being less wasteful and creating inexpensive, tasty food.
Recipes include Vegetable Masala Curry for 30p a portion, Pasta alla Genovese for 19p a portion, Fig, Rosemary and Lemon Bread for 26p and a Jam Sponge reminiscent of school days for 23p a portion.
I was looking at one of these yesterday, nearly €50!!!! This is just £8.99
The Shef Multi Cooker is a multifunctional cooker that allows you to fry, sauté, roast, casserole, bake, stew and boil food! High quality results are achieved from the Multi Cooker’s power which is an impressive 1500W along with the thermostat control which reaches up to 240C so you can ensure your dish is always cooked at the perfect setting.
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course is about giving home cooks the desire, confidence and inspiration to hit the stoves and get cooking, with over 120 modern, simple and accessible recipes. The ultimate reference bible, it’s a lifetime’s worth of expertise from one of the world’s finest chefs distilled into a beautiful book.
Bargain at just £4.41
The first post of the year on the Garden and Preserving page is now up, time to start getting the garden ready for this years salads and vegatables.
Just go to the Gardening and Preserving section in the right hand column of this page. Please take a look and your comments are welcome, I would be interested to hear about whats going on in your garden, if you have any preserving knowledge I would also love to hear from you. You can also ask questions about gardening and preserving. If your interested in drying food to preserve it click on “continue reading” below.
The one piece of kit that is used everyday.
Indeed the day can’t start without it,
My Senseo Coffee machine which, unlike other makes of coffee machine, you can buy different coffees from different producers.
Because they are a coffee bag they are a lot more economical as you can take advantage of coffee promotions and not have to stick with the a machine makers expensive product.
Apparently, for me, it’s time to think about my winter food.
In the winter its not about light, attractive food, its the time for hearty hot meals that leave you feeling warm inside.
Even on the coldest winter evening you can have real pleasure from eating for the season.