If you think winter is the season when there's nothing to do in the garden, then think again! Whether you have a garden or just pots on a balcony, there are still a number of things that can be done at this time of year. What can you do during the winter season in your … Continue reading Gardening on the balcony
Hi All! We all know that cooking is often about being precise, especially for measuring out ingredients, cooking times and temperatures. Cooking works out best when we pay attention to the ingredients used and take care to follow the steps in the recipe and make sure food is cooked to perfection. Overcooking or forgetting about … Continue reading Leave your tips
Have you said stop to animal proteins? That's fair enough but don't forget that it's important to balance your diet with some plant based alternatives to make sure you are still getting enough protein. What proteins to eat if you are vegetarian. Cheese, eggs, beans, chickpeas, mushrooms, tofu and seitan are some of the alternatives … Continue reading Protein Rich Vegetarian meals
Sushi The Japanese perfection. A fine balance that says a lot about Japanese culture. The word sushi comes from two words "su" and "meshi" which in English mean vinegar and rice and so refers to the slightly sweet, vinegary rice served with seafood, egg or vegetables either raw or cooked. So sushi doesn't mean raw … Continue reading Food Facts
Winter time is always considered festive time, so usually no one bothers about trying to eat healthily at this time of the year. If anyone does, though, here is a list of fruits and vegetables available in December and some tasty recipe ideas. Fruits: Pineapple, Oranges, Avocados, Bananas, Clementines, Persimonns, Kiwi fruits, Mangos, Apples, Pears, … Continue reading Seasonal fruits and vegetables in December
Simply like this, the simpler the better. What is your best friend ingredient in the kitchen? There is one ingredient which is really precious to the Italian culture, so important to actually be in a saying too. This ingredient is fresh parsley, which is believed to be one of the best ingredients in the whole … Continue reading Adding seasoning to enhance your dish.
Summertime has gone and with it all those delicious summer vegetables. Hopefully, you were able to pick enough during the summer to preserve in some way, giving you a taste of summer even in the depths of winter. It might not be courgette and tomato season any longer but there are still plenty of tasty … Continue reading A garden on the balcony #5
What's your favorite spices poem? What are the spices you need for your favourite dishes? I cannot cook without oregano, pepper, chilli, rosemary and parsley. In addition to that, one of my favourite spices at the moment is curry. Of course, picking them fresh from a plant is the best way! Spices are a colourful joy … Continue reading Spicy poem.
Decorating your food makes it more aesthetically pleasing. If you are interested in decorating, check out our cupcake decorating classes. The next ones? Check the list of Greenwich Pantry upcoming classes! or book yours by writing to > firstname.lastname@example.org Food decoration is 30% of the perception we have that food itself is going to taste … Continue reading Details and food decorating
Freezing food is a great way to avoid wastage. It's important to freeze food properly, to keep it fresh and high quality for when you come to use it. Here are some tips: Put on a label reminding you when you froze that foodUse sealed packaging to properly close up the foodWait until the food … Continue reading How to freeze food
Growing your own vegetables helps you to eat seasonal fresh vegetables and really appreciate which season vegetables taste best in. How's that for natural? First of all we need to understand when the vegetables are ready to harvest. May is the month in which we finally get more from the garden than just the few … Continue reading A garden on the balcony #4
There are many reasons why you might need to start avoiding gluten, but whatever the reason, you'll be glad to know that your life doesn't have to completely change. Nutritional issues can have a more serious impact than we think on our mindset and lifestyle. It's important to feel confident and have fun while cooking … Continue reading Gluten free DIY
Temperatures. Think about where in the world you are living. One of the best pieces of advice you can get is to eat a Mediterranean Diet as it is considered a healthier choice. The thing about growing what you need for the Mediterranean Diet is you need to really think about weather conditions. In the … Continue reading A Garden on the balcony #3
When is the best time to sow? A useful tool is the sowing calculator, or creating a calendar to keep for your records. The sowing calculator doesn't require any specific knowledge and is the perfect way to kick start your growing! After a while, you might want to have more information and then you'll need a table, something more specific, like this: … Continue reading A garden on the balcony #2
You have been told more than once that eating fresh can help to gain better nutrients from the food you eat. It is so true that everyone should have some land or a little space to dedicate to gardening. With some tips, anyone could learn and start a proper garden anywhere, even on a balcony. … Continue reading A garden on the balcony. #1
The more you get into the habit of having fruit everyday, the healthier your diet will be. It is not just as simple as eating it though. We're increasingly aware of how to improve our lifestyle, including simple advise on nutrition, things like knowing the best time to have fruit is in the morning or … Continue reading An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Good Morning! Today I would like to share a easy recipe that's really healthy and super yummy! We often hear about healthy recipes these days, but what we're not hearing so often is that a good recipe is not just a method, it is rather a process where step by step the result is reached. … Continue reading Something called Quinoa
The better the ingredients you get, the better your dishes will be. Having your own garden or knowing a trusted market is a step forward to cooking healthier and tastier meals. If you’re thinking of using your spare summertime to start gardening on the rooftop or on your balcony, here's what you can get (watch … Continue reading Ingredients make all the difference.