Here on our wee island paradise we will shortly find ourselves prematurely plunged into darkness when we dutifully turn our clocks back an hour in the advent of daylight saving. We know that for most of you this is a particularly unpleasant thought so in order to make light of the subject and to bolster [...]
Every time I visit our local Asian supermarket I am blown away by the sheer volume and range of noodles on offer. Of course we usually buy the dried versions but increasingly I have noticed the variety of fresh noodles, wild stranded bags neatly stacked in the fridge – so cheap, tasty and with [...]
March has come around awfully quickly and the whole team in Our Kitchen is in full swing with life moving faster than we would like it to some days. Lauren has been in China for work and has been treated to some wonderful hospitality.
Way down here in our neck of the woods, in our little south pacific paradise we have been waiting very patiently for something to come. Like kids taking a peek from under the sheets trying to catch a glimpse of the mystical Mr Claus, each morning we peer out from behind the curtains and sample [...]
Right now, the Our Kitchen team are scattered in various directions – feet up, drink in hand, soaking up the sun, our minds wandering a long way from product development (we hope!). Other than Kate, who managed to turn us all green with envy with her family holiday to Thailand, we are all holidaying in [...]
Last Christmas our son was four weeks old. As we gathered around the Christmas tree to unwrap presents he lay sleeping, swaddled in muslin in his Moses basket oblivious to the sound of happy chatter and rustling paper. This year, 11 months on, he has begun to twig on to the magic of Christmas. To [...]
Street food is seasonal, specialised, speedy and as its name suggests, eaten on the street from a truck, a cart or a stall. For you it could be an elderly lady hunched over a pot of hot oil, frying cheese empanadas in Quito, Ecuador. Or maybe it’s juggling piping-hot arancini on the cobbled streets of [...]
A sweet element naturally lends quite distinctive tastes to savoury foods. The incomparable aroma of a sweet and sticky glaze caramelizing takes a smokey salty Christmas ham to another level, the sweet floral notes of a pineapple salsa adds freshness to fish and so on.
This month the OurKitchen team are bringing you ‘Lazy Sunday’s’. We have carefully selected those recipes, which for us, epitomise a lazy Sunday. From French toast to pickled vegetables and a whole heap of deliciousness in-between; we are looking forward to sharing them with you in the coming weeks.
This morning a blanket of thick fluffy grey cloud hangs over the city. The neighbours avocado tree, heavy with fruit, is buffeted in the wind and the leaves on our passionfruit vine nod in time. It’s chilly outside, and it’s no wonder, it is winter after all. So in defiance of the cold we’re wrapped [...]
I will freely admit that I am rather partial to pasta. This partiality made itself known the first time I set about making pasta and as the years pass it has by no means waned. The taste and texture that result from the combination of flour and eggs is something which never ceases
My job as a product evaluator is to stand in the shoes of our customers and test the ability and usability of our cooking products. Our latest built-in oven was tested vigorously as a complete unit and for the performance of each part. Our standard tests were repeated over and over to ensure that everything [...]
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