May 2014 - Greenwich Pantry Blog
21 May

Amazing Argan

Photo by HerrWick / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

I could go on and on about the amazing Argan tree after all, it takes 30-50 years to produce fruit.

Argan oil has become a star product in my personal pantry for a while and was first introduced to me by a friend who thought I could do with some for my skin! Then I discovered some amazing Argan oil recipes and started to use it for cooking.

The oil is itself rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, F and fatty acids. It is said to have healing properties and do wonders for the nails, hair and skin. It has helped my skin (thats for sure). Of course you can pick up some Argan oil for cooking from Greenwich Pantry’s online shop and now that we’ve discovered Nourish, a skin care product range; you can use it on your skin, hair, and nails.

Enjoy!

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09 May

We go together like peas in a pod

The kitchen is a great place to observe perfect partnerships.

Look in the vast world of herbs, spices and seasonings. Many home cooks will tell you they can’t do without curry and thyme or garlic and onions lime and lemon…the list goes on.

My friends know I am a big fan of simplicity, fusion and variety in cooking. Most of my culinary expressions is a celebration of food in its most simple yet varied form.

Now and then I remind my taste buds of basic sensations, like the one you get seasoning food with salt and pepper. Isn’t this one of the most satisfying taste sensation ever?

There’s so much negative press about basic condiments like salt, sugar and oils we use in cooking. That’s just because too much salt (and other things) used in modern processed foods; much of which is not needed.

When people ask about fat, salt and sugar in my cookery sessions, I encourage them to measure their usage and decide for themselves. Measuring salt, sugar and fat usage when cooking gives your taste buds a chance to experience natural flavours, textures and savour your food. During this personal process, you may even discover something new or different! For those who don’t know, our taste buds are renewed every two weeks so salt sugar and fat intake can be managed over a two week period.

Discovering and using good quality condiments can make a huge difference to our enjoyment of food and to our health.

In my opinion a good condiment will taste as close to nature as possible. For example good salt will taste as close to sea salt as possible and won’t contain nasties meaning you will naturally use less in your cooking and when eating. You’ll be more aware of the amounts you’re using and less tempted to consume more, risking health and wealth!

If you like the simple taste of good food, and want to stay healthy you can register to receive your FREE copy of Cook, Eat, Healthy my handy recipes using GP’s favourite items. It also contains hints on cooking and staying healthy.



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