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27 Apr Posted by in Ramble | Comments

Smoked Garlic

Smoked Garlic

Smoked Garlic While browsing the isles of Aldi for some good deals, I came across smoked garlic which was brought in from the Orkney Islands - not too far from Aberdeen. A very exciting find as I've never seen smoked garlic before. I purchased it and was quite excited to bring it home to try. More...

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26 Apr Posted by in News Story | 1 comment

New vegan condoms available in Britain

New vegan condoms available in Britain

Vegan condoms Fusion condoms having been listed as vegan and are now being promoted here in the UK. As Shandip Shah said - 'Vegetarians and Vegans might not have realized that there is a milk extract in most condoms. Fusion condoms want to help this group make an informed choice about safe sex,' More...

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23 Apr Posted by in Ramble | Comments

How poached eggs made my day

How poached eggs made my day

Poached eggs aren’t something I have tried to make very often. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever tried to make them before. I only had them for the first time I can remember last year, when I had my first (vegetarian) Eggs Benedict at a diner in Vancouver. I did enjoy them, but they don’t often cross my mind in the mornings as a perfect breakfast food – until now. Yesterday, I decided to give it a try. I had the general gist of it, I knew keeping them together was a challenge, and somewhere along the way learned there should be some vinegar in the water. Likely on a cooking TV show, I watched someone swirl the water to keep the egg whites together. More...

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19 Apr Posted by in Recipes | 1 comment

Roasted butternut squash and shallot lasagne

Roasted butternut squash and shallot lasagne

Butternut squash lasagne This is not a quick recipe, however compared to some other lasagne recipes, it is rather low maintenance. The bulk of the work is in preparing the squash for roasting. I remember one lasagne I made with some friends, when we grilled all the vegetables, including onion, on a small George Forman grill. Then we made the sauce, grated the cheese, and compiled it all into one fabulous lasagne. It was a great way to spend the day with friends, but not necessarily always feasible. I also wanted a change from the typical tomato sauce based lasagne. So I decided on a butternut squash lasagne. More...

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