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5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

Every Tuesday, here on 5things , I ask you to tell us about 5 of your favourite things based on a theme. This week, instead of asking you to name things you love, I want you to list food fads trends that you hate. Here is my list : Avocado Articles on health, food, and healthy food are full of the virtues of this fruit. … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Food Fads You Absolutely Hate

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5 Things Tuesday —- Food Fads You Like

Food fads come and go just like trends in clothes, shoes and make up. Some stand the test of time while others are just a passing fancy. Here are five of the ones I love: Overnight Oats This is a convenient and healthy trend, perfect for those who have no time to prepare breakfast. Just layer quick cooking oatmeal with milk and your choice of … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- Food Fads You Like

5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

We have been talking about different kinds of bread in the last two installments of #5things. It follows quite naturally for the conversation to progress to Jams. Here are my favourites: Marmalade Strawberry Jam Blackcurrant Jam, Fig Jam, Apple Jelly Buttered toast and jam were regular parts of my childhood as was cream. I have tried not to let my kids get too used to … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Jams

5 Things Tuesday — Flat Breads

Today I will write about different varieties of my favourite flat bread : naan bread. Although my regional cuisine has lots of flatbreads like chapati , roti and paratha, there is nothing compared to naan. These are the kind I absolutely love: Classic or Sesame Naan These are incomparable fresh out of the oven or tandoor . I keep some in my deep freeze too … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Flat Breads

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5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls

Bread is something I cannot live without — I don’t understand my no carb and keto friends. Rolls are bread carried to the next level. Today I share with you some of my favourite rolls: Sesame & other seed rolls When I order soup in a restaurant I am more interested in the accompanying bread basket. If the rolls are numerous, in various shapes and … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — Favourite Bread Rolls

5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

Although it cannot take the place of fresh food, you can’t beat tinned food for convenience. Requiring no special storage conditions and taking up very little storage space, canned food can be a life saver. Today I ask you to name 5 favourites. These can be ready to eat or ingredients for your recipes. Here are my favourites: Heinz baked beans In our family, this … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday —- 5 Favourite Canned Foods

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5 Ways To Enjoy Strawberries

Nothing says Spring better than strawberries. Luscious in colour and flavour, there are so many ways that you can enjoy this fruit. Today I ask you to list five. I have tried to combine several options under one heading but still have quite a few favourites left over.   Granita This distinctive dessert takes sorbet to the next level. I make it by hand and … Continue reading 5 Ways To Enjoy Strawberries

5 Things — 5 Favourite French Fries

Everyone loves French fries. They are most people’s favourite way to enjoy potatoes. Today I ask you to name five favourite kinds of French fries. You could name the brands/ chains that you love or you could list the toppings you adore — play it your way. Here are my top five : Old Fashioned These are the homemade kind that I grew up with. … Continue reading 5 Things — 5 Favourite French Fries