Currently Browsing: Kitchen Tips


Host a party without the fuss – Tips and recipes to impress your guests

Everyone loves sharing great food, drinks and conversations with friends, especially if you’re invited to a dinner party – but what about the host?  Preparing for a dinner party can be complicated and stressful. We’ve put together these few tips and recipes ideas that should help you stay relax and enjoy your own party! Avoid […]


10 simple and beautiful ways to use jam

Whether you practice the art of making your own preserves, or you just buy quality jam from the store, you probably have a jar of jam as part of your pantry essentials. But did you know that besides topping your buttered toast or your plain yoghurt, there is much more to do with jam? Great […]

Photo by from Pexels

Best re-use of BBQ leftovers for next day lunches

It’s that time of year again, post-Christmas, post-NYE, summer school holidays in full swing. All of which means – a fridge full of leftovers! One of the delights of summer is eating outdoors, and what better than a BBQ with family and friends? Whether it’s your own backyard, a local park, or while camping, BBQs […]

Image 2 RECIPE-peach-and-mango-chicken

Five sauces and chutneys you must have in your pantry

Nothing beats an organised, well-stocked pantry. There’s no feeling like coming home from work, deciding what to make for dinner and opening the pantry doors, knowing that everything you need to whip up your meal is already there.  In reality, not everyone has the luxury of having a pantry the size of a walk-in closet […]

Image 2 RECIPE-lemon-ginger-baked-cheesecakes

Five ways to use lemon curd

Lemon curd is a common – and very popular – ingredient in found in desserts. You can find lemon curd tucked inside freshly baked madeleines, drizzled over paper-thin crêpes or as a filling in fluffy sponge cakes. Lemon curd can also be seen dolloped on scones, in doughnuts and even in tarts.  But what exactly […]


Storing food: what to separate and what to refrigerate

Working out where to store your groceries is about more than finding space in your fridge or pantry cupboards. If you want to get the best out of your fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as other produce, you need to consider several factors. The first is to see if there is a ‘use by’ […]


What is compote?

Written by Laura Ford (@laurafordnutrition). I’m so excited to share some exciting news with you all! I’ve teamed up with lovelies from Barker’s of New Zealand as an ambassador and I’ve been cooking up a storm with their amazing range of jams, compotes, chutneys, relishes, sauces and cordials. They recently sent me a range of […]

Barker's Pantry
Close Cookmode