Cooking with Garlic

Today, Chef Bablu has given us a handy tip on cooking with garlic, a vital ingredient in cooking.

This tip gives us help with how to make a garlic clove easier to manage, especially with peeling.

“Garlic is something you will use lots of in your Indian cooking and some varieties are very hard to peel. We usually split the bulb into cloves and give it a short blast in the microwave on high”, he says, “You can also soak it for a minute in boiling water. After this it will be very easy to peel.”

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A Winter Warmer

Its nippy outside!!! The Winter of 2014/15 is here, which means it’s time to wrap up warm.

Our Chef has given us a quick and easy recipe for a comforting drink for these cold weather months.



  • Take 2 grams of fresh grated ginger root and add to a mug of water and heat in a saucepan until boiling and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add a tea bag or leaf tea of your favourite sort. Strain and serve. If you like a bit of sweetness you can add honey or sugar.

This is a very comforting drink if you are suffering from a cold but it is also just a nice hot drink on a cold day.