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Wondering how to cook beetroot? Fresh beetroot, prepared simply, is delicately sweet and delicious – nothing like the jarred pickled variety that has unjustly tarnished this ruby red root's reputation. Read on for advice on choosing, preparing and cooking beetroot.

Find easy-to-understand answers to some frequently asked questions regarding preparing and cooking chicken.

The secret to making moist, fluffy scrambled eggs is all in the scrambling. You'll need low, gentle heat and patience to make perfect scrambled eggs.

Never underestimate the power of a perfect roast chicken. An example of the beauty of simplicity, roast chicken has the power to comfort, satisfy and impress.

Learn how to stir fry with ease so that you can stop ordering takeaways and instead make your family a colourful, healthy supper in mere minutes! Stir-frying is also a great way to stretch your pennies. Many stir-fry recipes call for lots of onion, carrots and cabbage which are cheaper veggies, while pricey chicken, pork or prawns are used in smaller amounts.

Learn how to make pancakes with these foolproof step-by-step directions and photos, and you will never be defeated by a pancake again! Served with sugar and lemon, these pancakes are a favourite on Pancake Day or anytime.

Healthy soups make for delicious lunches and suppers that are as pleasing to the taste buds as they are friendly to the waistline. Here are a few tricks for upping the flavour of your soups whilst lowering their fat content.

Learn how to sterilise jars and lids using two methods - by boiling and in the oven. Sterlising jars is an essential step when bottling and preserving jam, fruit, chutney, veggies and more.

Use this helpful guide to find baking and cooking conversions between metric, imperial and US cup measures.

Wondering how to make a sponge cake? The perfect sponge cake need not be elusive. Hone your sponge cake baking skills with these handy tips.


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