What is a Tagine and how does it work?

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What actually is a “Tagine or Tajine” and in what way or how does it cook food differently from other methods? Well I’ve eaten plenty, on holidays and at many of the amazing restaurants in and around Leeds, but here’s the ‘official’ wiki description: “Tajine or tagine is a North... more

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Homemade Bread Crumbs ????

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James McConnell's Homemade Bread Crumbs

There’s nothing like homemade bread crumbs, they’re cheaper, taste better and really easy to make.To make beautiful homemade bread crumbs, then all you need is left over bread. Do not buy bread crumbs ???? Do not use stale bread – Stale bread makes stale crumbs! Simply save any left over... more

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It’s A Piece of Pasta ???? ????????

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When cooking pasta some simple rules will produce perfect results every time. The biggest problem people have when cooking pasta is that it sticks…So they are tempted to add oil of all things?? Why would this work??? Oil is clearly lighter than water and so settles on the surface and... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #7 – Spuds…Keep em in the dark

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James McConnell Food Tips

Most vegetables keep best in the fridge, but a cool, dark place is also good if you lack fridge space. Potatoes should always be stored in the dark, otherwise they go green or sprout, making them inedible. When spuds sprout, the starch in them has converted into sugar. However research... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #6 – How To Easily Skin Tomatoes

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James McConnell Top Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #6 – How To Easily Skin Tomatoes To skin tomatoes, simply cut a cross into the base of your tomatoes using a sharp knife. Place them in a heat proof bowl, pour on boiling water and cover with cling film. Leave for 1 minute then transfer... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #5 – How To Turn The Chilli Heating Down?

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James McConnell Chilli Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #4 – How Hot is a Chilli? To reduce the heat of a fresh chilli, simply cut it in half lengthways, then scrape out and remove the seeds and light coloured core. more

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James’ Top Food Tip #4: Chilli Heat

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James McConnell Chilli Food Tips

This weeks little food tip is a simple one but one that can save you from a world of pain! So here goes, the colour of chillies is NO indication of its heat or if you prefer how hot it will make the food that you’re cooking. Generally speaking, the... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #3 – Potatoes Saves The Day

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Diced Potatoes

James’ Top Food Tip #3 – Potatoes Saves The Day If you add too much salt to a sauce, casserole or soup add one or two peeled and cubed/diced potatoes to soak up the salt, cooking until tender. Remember to discard the potatoes before serving! #foodtips¬†#toomuchsalt¬†#potatosavestheday #JimmyMacCooks   more

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James’ Top Food Tip #2 – When Using Dried Herbs

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James McConnell Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #2 – When Using Dried Herbs Another Top Tip when using herbs in cooking. When substituting dried herbs for fresh, use roughly half the quantity the recipe calls for, as dried herbs have more concentrated flavour. more

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James’ Top Food Tip #1 – How To Save Fresh Herbs

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James' Top Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #1 How about this as a top Super Foody Tip when cooking… Chop leftover fresh herbs, then put them into an ice-cube tray and then pop a little water over each, then freeze. Once frozen, put the solid cubes into a freezer bag, seal, label and... more

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