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Leftover turkey? Here’s how to use it up...

Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 21st December 2015

Turkey sandwiches, turkey casserole, turkey curry, perhaps even turkey risotto, turkey stew… It can go on for days.  But it need not be a chore.

Planning leftovers, especially with too much turkey can be a pest.  From experience, ordering a full turkey of about 200g per person is plenty (including carcass weight).

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5 Step Plan to cooking for a party

Posted by James McIntosh Wednesday, 18th November 2015

Four chickens cooked in one oven at a time. That’s right, Four. Or 4 lasagnes’ or 4 cottage pies or even 4 quiches. And I don’t mean small ones. That’s just one of the features of selected Rangemaster range cookers.

With Christmas coming up and family occasions to cook for, most of us host a big meal at least once.  It can be stressful planning not only what to cook, but also to ensure it’s all cooked perfectly when served.  Ovens can cook more than one thing at once, but do be careful of putting items straight from the fridge into the oven as it will lower the temperature. Rangemaster ovens will come back to temperature quickly though.

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Winter Is Coming...

Posted by James McIntosh Tuesday, 13th October 2015

But the good news is it has not arrived yet.  Anyone who watches Games of Thrones will know that line only too well.  Last week I had the privilege of touring the locations of the Game of Thrones set in my native Northern Ireland.  Places I used to visit as a child with my parents on Sunday afternoon drives, however they have now been turned into mass tourist attractions. “The Wall”, which is the cold face of winter, is a quarry, outside of the old port of Larne where one used to board the ferry for the 13 mile trip to Scotland.  

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A Bowl of Delicious Salad

Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 20th July 2015

My late father was a farmer, he used to complain heavily when my mum would serve a ‘lovely salad’ for dinner after a hard days work in the fields.  Dad had a point... Well, back then anyway.  Generally, in the 1980’s, salads were bowls of iceberg lettuce with tomatoes and hard boiled eggs, however, today they can be fantastic tasting bowls of summer joy full of colour and flavour.

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Bye bye Beige. The sun is out; it’s time for a picnic

Posted by James McIntosh Thursday, 11th June 2015

Spring always gives me hope, seeing the flowers and leaves in their full glory. Spring days may be cold, but spring mornings to me are like waking up from a great night’s sleep. Summer is the icing on the cake; it’s like a party of life for me.  

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Using Up Leftovers

Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 18th May 2015

I don't know about your fridge but mine is full of jam jars, each full with a bit of leftover dinner from one night to the next. So what do we do with those leftovers in jars, boxes and bags in the fridge? 

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Pancake Day!

Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 16th February 2015

I’m sure you’re like me and when it comes to Pancake Day the big kid comes out.  Then perhaps the mop comes out, as one may have landed on the floor?  (Clean up is made so much easier if you have a dog).

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, as I’m sure we all know, was originally a Christian festival to use up ingredients prior to Lent, 40 days before we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus at Easter.  I always find it a good time to install a little self discipline. I overeat at Christmas, break my New Year’s resolutions by the 2nd January, then feel bad that, for me, it is not ‘new year, new  me’.  That’s why I like the tradition of Lent, it gives me a chance to prove to myself that I can be disciplined for a short period of time.  And I do find this instils an inner confidence in myself.

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It’s Halloween!

Posted by James McIntosh Monday, 27th October 2014

Spooky time of year, no sooner are we back at school than its half term time again for teachers and students. But having kids at home is fun, but they may need a bit of entertaining! 

In London where I live, one can’t help the night time ramble of ‘trick-or-treat’, my car is parked on the street and I do like to keep it clean and shiny, so I ensure I’m well stocked with sweets.  

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World Cup food

Posted by James McIntosh Thursday, 12th June 2014

I'm sure I don't stand alone when I say how much I love the summer. Quite simply there is just so much more one can do!  The days of sitting inside self-diagnosing S.A.D. have gone and it's a good time to have friends over.

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Cooking without recipes, cheerio to waste

Posted by James McIntosh Tuesday, 6th May 2014

I've seen Love Food Hate Waste demonstrate on the AGA Rangemaster cookery theatre all over the country in previous years. They have so many ideas on how to reduce leftovers and prevent waste at home. As an organisation I think they do a fabulous job, highlighting the public to the concept of saving food and reducing waste. A thing I work really hard to do. I'm great at using up all bits and pieces to make pasta sauces, stocks and freezing lemon wedges to add to my weekend tipple as citrus ice-cubes.

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