Muslin cloth and its many kitchen uses

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It’s easy to fill your kitchen with tools, equipment and gadgets that serve a single purpose, pulled out occasionally to fulfil a very specific task for one (favourite) recipe and then popped back into the drawer until needed again.

Sometimes, however, you add something …

The Essential Ingredient Jam Collection

Jam is, in many ways, a magical food. It is at once elegant and rustic, evoking both high tea in formal surrounds and Devonshire tea surrounded by a natural vista of gum trees and native flowers.

It is a breakfast staple, perfect simply spread across a piece of freshly toasted bread, but is equally at home in tarts or biscuits shared …

Making your own jam, sausages, ice cream, cheese and more

We lead busy lives. Between work, family and other commitments, having the time and inclination to cook can often suffer.

It’s no surprise, then, that the availability and range of ready-made, instant, pre-packaged food has steadily increased over the decades.

Convenient as it may be, there is a growing resistance against this trend. Increasingly, home chefs and food lovers are rediscovering the joys of ‘creating from scratch’ over buying from the supermarket.

Epicure …

Recipe: Cherry Jam

Jams allow you to quite literally enjoy the fruits of your harvest many seasons after your favourite fruit has disappeared.

Whether from your own bulging fruit trees or an end-of-season bargain from the local market, almost any type and quantity fruit can be turned into a rich, sweet jam that is perfect on toast or pancakes, in cakes or cocktails, or …