How to make the perfect scrambled eggs

How to make the perfect scrambled eggs

Jamie Oliver

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • What’s funny about that?
  • How old are you young man?
  • Really fantastic scrambled eggs
  • Buddy does  on his own
  • A couple times a week
  • I taught him how to use a knife properly
  • How to make the perfect scrambled eggs
  • Ready, steady, action
  • Cut some bread
  • Keep it nice and straight
  • Cut it in half
  • Put it in my toaster
  • Now we can move on to the eggs
  • Dad taught me a trick
  • Whisk up the eggs
  • Until its all mixed up
  • It’s better to make a big batch
  • Add a knob of butter
  • Swirling the butter around the pan
  • When it starts to sizzle
  • Keep moving it
  • You don’t want to undercook it
  • Overcooked
  • Not too soggy and not to hard
  • Now its done
  • To spoon onto your bread
  • Take it off the heat
  • Enough for three portions
  • Add some salt, some pepper
  • See you later guys
Chocolate Chunks

Chocolate Chunks

 

This is the ultimate chocolate cupcake : packed with nuts, melty on the inside and topped with condensed-milk ganache.  Look upon them as emotional support cakes.

INGREDIENTS
150 g flour
75 g good-quality cocoa
130 g brown sugar
290 g caster sugar
175 g butter, melted and cooled
1 t vanilla paste
3 free-range eggs
100 g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

For the ganache :

200 g milk chocolate
100 g dark chocolate
1 x 385 g can condensed milk

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a 12-hole muffin pan with cupcake holders.
2.   Place the flour, cocoa, brown and caster sugar, butter, vanilla paste and eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth.
3.   Add the macadamia nuts and fold through. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake holders, filling them three-quarters of the way.
4.   Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through but fudgy in the centre.

To make the ganache, melt the chocolate over a saucepan of simmering water. Fold through the condensed milk, then spread onto the cupcakes.

(Makes 12 cupcakes)

Insect Ice cream – would you try it?

Insect Ice cream – would you try it?

 

Gourmet Grubb is a Cape Town-based business that has made international headlines for producing ice-cream made out of insect milk. The name EntoMilk™  comes from the term entomophagy, which is the practice of eating insects. The milk is made from sustainably farmed insects, specifically Black Soldier Fly Larvae. Needless to say, this is considered to be significantly more environmentally friendly than the traditional farming of dairy cows. We chat to the product developer, Leah Bessa.

Shop online HERE

Follow GourmetGrubb on   instagram_logo here

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

  • Has made its way on international news sites
  • Co-founder and head product development
  • Full of nutrients made from insect larvae
  • Can you used as a milk alternative
  • Take us through the process
  • Insects as an alternative source of protein
  • It has been quite a journey
  • At the beginning
  • It’s very fatty
  • So delicious
  • We worked on the experiments
  • EntoMilk™  ice-cream
  • We use only raw ingredients
  • No preservatives or stabilizers
  • Alternative protein sources
  • The population is grown at such a rapid rate
  • Conventional farming can’t keep up
  • Without producing green house gases
  • Land space
  • A multi step approach
  • One of the many options
  • Now it’s time to put the EntoMilk™  ice cream to the test
  • This is really good
  • We want to expand our production
  • Shipping ice cream is not as easy as one would think
  • Corporate events
  • We are catering to people’s wants and desires

 

black_soldier_fly

Open your eyes back to nature

Open your eyes back to nature

[The Great Big Story]

Culinary Artist, James Gop, has dedicated his life to embracing local foods, open fires and the vast beauty of the Berkshire Mountains. Mother Nature, to Gop, is a giant grocery store full of endless possibility. To celebrate the chef’s refreshing take on what it means to be an artist/explorer/chef in today’s world, Coors Light is enabling James’ next masterpiece: a sumptuous feast that showcases his top dishes, using hand-picked ingredients from the surrounding flora and fauna.

Follow James on instagram_logo  HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video
  • Walk around in the woods
  • Curious nature
  • Culinary artist
  • More often than not
  • Later this week
  • Building a menu
  • Native species
  • The growing seasons are short
  • He never stops
  • It’s very inspiring
  • Continue to be better
  • My artistic expression
  • A seventeen-hour day
  • Sauté them in a lot of butter and a lot of salt
  • Little red berries
  • To forever change your lives today
  • Being here, present
  • Weeds and grasses
  • An edible grocery store
  • Exposing them to something they’ve never seen
  • Foraged pine bark
  • Whole-wheat flour
  • Making time
  • Be part of this experience
  • Open your eyes back to nature
  • Giving us the opportunity to tell our story
Cook with your soul and spirit

Cook with your soul and spirit

great big story

Mexico’s Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the food of her ancestors. All the dishes she cooks—including pre-hispanic mole, stuffed chiles with Oaxaca cheese and atole—are made using ancient techniques. Recognized by the world’s best chefs for her dishes, she hopes to keep the food of her ancestors alive and thriving.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video

  • An indigenous group
  • Pre-colonial era
  • Keep their traditions alive
  • She has become world-famous
  • Keeping the traditional ways of cooking alive
  • A Corn-based sauce
  • She cooks chilies directly on coals
  • Foods that were eaten thousands of years ago

Map of Oaxaca :

map of mexico

decadent!

decadent!

Woolworths SA

Three ways with the chocolate fondant mix:

1. Whisk together 2 free-range eggs, 80 g melted unsalted butter and 50 ml milk.

2. Add the dry fondant mix and whisk to combine.

3. Fill the greased moulds halfway with this mixture.

4. Then add a marshmallow, a scoop of peanut butter or a couple of Chuckles to each mould. (A Lindt chocolate ball would also not be a terrible idea)

5. Top with the remaining mixture, then bake at 220°C for 9–12 minutes until set outside but still gooey in the middle. 6. Serve with a cup of freshly brewed coffee [Woolworths]

sweet !

sweet !

Woolworths SA

Everyone loves a good potato salad, but every now and again you want to mix it up a little. Introducing a fresh, new take on the golden oldie: it’s sweet (we’re using sweet potato); it’s herby (hello, salsa verde) and it’s hot (as in actually warm, so perfect for winter). Meet your new winter (and braai!) staple.

Show stopper winter warmer salad:

* We used Kara orange sweet potatoes, but any sweet potato would work well here, including the Kara purple and white sweet potatoes, the ridiculously delicious Beauregard sweet potatoes, our organic sweet potatoes and the new baby sweet potatoes.

Boil 6–8 Kara orange sweet potatoes until tender. To make the herby salsa verde dressing, combine 4 garlic cloves, chopped and braaied (or fried) in 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 5 chopped anchovy fillets, 15 g chopped Italian parsley, 10 g chopped mint, 10 g chopped basil and the juice of half a lemon. Give it a good stir and set aside. Tear the sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces and spoon over the green herb dressing. Don’t be shy! [Woolworths]

Quote

Four and Twenty Blackbirds

  [Epicurious]
  • It comes from the nursery rhyme
  • Old-fashioned homespun dessert
  • We grew up in a restaurant
  • She was definitely known for her pies
  • The delivery drivers would stop in our little town to buy her pie
  • We had gravitated back to the kitchen
  • We really felt a true drive towards baking and towards pie making
  • We only work with fruit when it is in season
  • The combination of sweet and savory
  • It has hit all the notes on the flavor pallete
  • Create a pie
  • It just wasn’t coming out quite right
  • We came up with adding apples to it
  • The secret ingredient
  • It just adds a special herbaceous aromatic note
  • It acts as a little bit of a barrier
  • We can add our oat crumble topping
  • You can certainly get a good pie if you seek it out
  • The pie scene has grown
  • An arts community here, artists and musicians
  • They needed a gathering place
  • That is a mission of our business
  • It’s an endlessly creative food medium
Visit the pie shop @  Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Try something new

Try something new

Woolworths SA

A delicious Greek-style cottage pie

The new heroes of cottage pie include:
Red onion, feta, olives, rosemary, garlic, Woolworths Lamb Rub and sweet potatoes!

Step one: cook the mince
Brown 2 chopped red onions and 500 g lamb mince in a bit of olive oil. Add 2 tablespoons Woolworths Lamb Rub, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, 1–2 cups beef stock, 3 sprigs rosemary and 100 g olives (pitted). Let simmer until cooked and fragrant.

Step two: make some mash
Mash 500 g boiled Kara purple sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon butter, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt and season to taste.

Step 3: get it together
Top the cooked lamb mince with lots of baby spinach and scoops of sweet potato mash.
Sprinkle with crumbled feta and breadcrumbs. Now bake for 15–20 minutes at 200°C until golden brown. Enjoy!

Try something new

Try something new

[woolworths sa]

Sweet potato pizza: Slice assorted sweet potatoes and toss in egg white to coat. Season and arrange in a circle, overlapping each slice, on a non-stick tray. Brush with melted butter and bake at 170°C for 20–25 minutes until crisp and golden. Top with your favourite ingredients, like kale leaves,  fresh cheese sauce and sliced chorizo. Bake again to heat through and serve with grilled cherry tomatoes.

rituals

rituals

tealeaves

Learn how to make Matcha green tea through a traditional Chado Japanese Tea Ceremony. Making the perfect cup of tea for the Japanese is an integral aspect of their culture, and this ritual is no exception.

One of the healthiest beverages on the planet. Discovered over 900 years ago, Matcha gives the drinker a long-lasting boost of energy, expanded awareness, and maximum antioxidants without the unwanted side effects typical to coffee or a sugar high. READ MORE

Have you ever had a Jam Jar Salad?

Have you ever had a Jam Jar Salad?

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Something you can rustle together very very quickly
  • It can save you a lot of money
  • Delicious healthy food
  • We want to have all the elements of a balanced plate
  • Crunchy things at top and wet things at the bottom
  • So it doesn’t go soggy
  • Under 600 calories
  • It’s going to release energy nice and slowly
  • It shouldn’t take any more than about 3 minutes to put together
  • Just grab and go
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pepper
  • A little squeeze of lemon juice
  • Give it a little toss around
  • Pop it in, press it down
  • Different flavors and herbs
  • Influences from other countries
  • Meals on the go
How do you drink your coffee?

How do you drink your coffee?

William Hanson

Join etiquette expert William Hanson to learn about the many different accoutrements in the world of proper coffee making.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A nation of tea drinkers

• Proper coffee
• Which requires all these accoutrements
• First thing in the morning
• Coffee beans
• Fresh ground coffee
• Cafetière
• A coffee cup
• It is completely round
• A dinner party
• Wide awake
• Demitas cup
• Demitas spoon
• A brown sugar
• A molasses sugar
• Serving milk
• Frothed milk
• Froth away until your heart’s content
• Don’t dunk it in your coffee ‘cause that is common
• Ready ground beans

Snack

Snack

[DW English]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Edible delicacies
  • The sea decides what’s on the menu
  • Right on the beach among the palm trees
  • They are making a curry with fresh vegetables and fish
  • Spice Island
  • Fillet the fish
  • Oriental influence on Zanzibar’s cuisine
  • Hungry diners
  • Regular customers here for years
  • It’s typical of the area
  • Culinary delight

Zanzibar

Visit Zanzibar

Fresh

Fresh

[M&S]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :
I’m going to start decorating
I’m trying to get some basic structure
It’s going to be my focus on this tier
Have a slightly more difficult shape, they might have a shorter or more delicate stem
Tie them together
It gives me more stability
I’m putting my bunches as I go
You can make them ahead of time
Overnight or for a few hours
I can use pins to keep the bunches in place
If it’s not working exactly you can just rotate the cake
Little florist vases
Gorgeous kind of purple-red color, all really rich colors that work well with the chocolate
Wrap this florist tape
Stops them from losing moisture
I’m a real fan of keeping things simple
Don’t over complicate things by buying loads of different flowers
Choose a few and you will get the modern contemporary look

Who’s been eating my porridge

Who’s been eating my porridge

[the happy foodie

Get the recipe HERE

” The Scots have been enjoying their porridge for centuries, and rightly so. Made from oats (which are one of the few grains that grow well in Scotland’s climate), Scottish porridge is tasty AND nutritious, and is packed full of fiber, vitamins and minerals.

As part of a healthy diet, it’s a great way to help reduce cholesterol, and the slow-release carbs mean it keeps you full (and full of energy) until lunchtime.

Historically there are a few traditions and superstitions connected with the making, and eating, of this dish in Scotland.” READ MORE

Crunchy

Crunchy

These crunchy chickpeas are a great alternative to a bag of crisps or peanuts and have a real kick.

Roasted spiced chickpeas

400g can Co-op chickpeas,drained and rinsed
1 tsp Co-op olive oil
1 tsp hot chilli powder
1 tsp smoked paprika

Dry the chickpeas on kitchen paper. Scatter into a roasting tin and coat with the oil, then place in a cold oven. Set to 190°C/fan 170°C/Gas 5 and roast for 40 mins, shaking occasionally. Turn the oven off and leave for 45 mins, remove then add the spices and stir. Once cooled completely, divide between 6 bowls.

For features and recipes, visit the digital magazine HERE

Live and eat by the season

Live and eat by the season

green renaissance

“The sunchoke, or Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus), is an edible tuber that grows underground, much like a potato. They look a little bit like large knobs of ginger. They taste slightly nutty and savory like a cross between an artichoke heart and the best potato you’ve ever had.
Native Americans cultivated them and they became a popular crop in Europe after colonization of the Americas. They fell out of popularity until just the past couple of decades”. [the spruce.com] read more

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• Live on a farm
• Producing our own vegetables
• A beekeeping business
• City life
• Live by the season
• Eat by the season
• Jerusalem Artichokes
• A bulb that grows underground
• Shave them raw into a salad
• Roast them as roast veggies
• Takes it to another level
• Start shopping at a farmer’s market
• A local beekeeper

Al dente

Al dente

Barilla Greece

 

In cooking, al dente /ælˈdɛnteɪ/ (Italian pronunciation: [al ˈdɛnte]) describes pasta that is cooked to be firm to the bite. The etymology is Italian “to the tooth”.  In contemporary Italian cooking, the term identifies the ideal consistency for pasta and involves a brief cooking time. Molto al dente is the culinary term for slightly undercooked pasta.  Undercooking pasta is used in the first round of cooking when a pasta dish is going to be cooked twice.
Pasta that is cooked al dente has a lower glycemic index than pasta that is cooked soft.  When cooking commercial pasta, the al dente phase occurs right after the white of the pasta center disappears.  Also known as pasta that is neither too hard nor too soft. [Wikipedia]

A big fat Greek-Italian wedding on a plate

A big fat Greek-Italian wedding on a plate

  [Jamie Oliver]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A hot summer’s day
  • My big fat Greek-Italian Wedding on a plate
  • BBQ Lamb
  • Lamb chops
  • Heavy on the black pepper
  • Pound the hell out of it
  • Sprinkle this  over
  • Throw it on the grill
  • A wood fire
  • The wood oven
  • Simple roasted carrots  with some onions
  • With tin foil over it
  • I’m going to add loads of bay leaves
  • I’m going to hit it up with some honey
  • A nice big handful of pistachios
  • This goes back in the oven
  • Fast cooking cut of meat or a slow cooking cut of meat
  • Some bits of charcoal
  • Fat facing down
  • Bulgur wheat
  • I’ve trashed the tin
  • We taking lamb to another level
  • This is a Greek-Italian love fest
  • Viva food tube

Job Profile  –  Chef

“Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. In large kitchens they usually work as part of a team. The head chef runs the entire kitchen.

You will need to have a keen interest in food and cooking, and be able to do several tasks at once. You’ll be able to show off your creative side by presenting dishes in imaginative ways.

If you love food and really enjoy cooking, this could be the perfect career for you.

You may not need any academic qualifications to start work as a trainee chef, although it may help if you have a good general standard of education including GCSEs in subjects like English and maths.

Your main tasks as a chef would include :

  • preparing, cooking and presenting food in line with required standards
  • keeping preparation at the right level
  • making sure that food is served promptly
  • monitoring food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size
  • stock control
  • following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.

Skills, interests and qualities

To become a chef, you will need to have:

  • a keen interest in food and cooking
  • strong communication and leadership skills
  • the ability to work under pressure
  • high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • the ability to do several tasks at once
  • creativity and imagination for food presentation
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • good organisation skills”
[National Career Service ]

 

They’re frozen and fruity

They’re frozen and fruity

woolworths sa

They’re frozen, they’re fruity, and they’re perfect for a snack or dessert on a hot day. Try these simple fruit popsicles, using our new Fruity Toots: pots of ready to eat fruit, perfect for the little one or tween on the go.

Introducing Fruity Toots – pots of ready to eat fruit for your younger ones:
– watermelon, mango, pineapple & grape
– mango, apple, grape, melon & pineapple

Creamy yoghurt pops :
Add low fat plain yoghurt to mixed fruit pots like watermelon, mango, pineapple & grape.
Make sure to cover fruit. Place popsicle sticks in the cups and freeze to set.

Simple smoothie pops :
Blend pots like mango & pineapple with water until smooth. Pour back into pots, add the popsicle sticks and freeze until set.

The Little Paris Kitchen

The Little Paris Kitchen

[Chronicle Books]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • When I was a kid I didn’t eat much French food
  • French chefs
  • I cook professionally
  • I’ve trained in Paris and studied at a culinary school
  • They soften up because it’s French Patisserie
  • Tart pastry
  • A chopping board
  • You do what you have to do, to make your kitchen work
  • A barbecue version
  • A red white marinade
  • The way you present it is a bit different
  • It should be a pleasure to eat
  • Calculate the calories
  • That’s it

 

Visit Rachel’s site here  

Yum

Yum

[woolworths south africa]

Falafel snacks

Cut Woolworths multiseed wraps into smaller circles. (Tip: keep the extra trimmings.) Char the edges slightly, then top with tzatziki or beetroot hummus, warm falafels, fresh mint and crunchy seeds. Ta da!

Creative croutons

Take those leftover wrap strips and pan fry until golden and crunchy. Serve as delicious croutons on your Woolworths roasted butternut & beetroot salad. Yum!

Summer nachos

Cut a multiseed wrap into triangles and grill until crisp. Serve warm, topped with full cream Ayrshire plain yoghurt, ready to eat slaw, cooked corn, cut from the cob, fresh jalapeños and fresh coriander. Enjoy!

Would you eat a PO’BOY sandwich?

Would you eat a PO’BOY sandwich?

[Bon Appetit]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • It’s a very messy sandwich
  • I think this is maybe like a jelly
  • Not bad, not bad at all
  • Dip the sandwich into it
  • Take a bite
  • Pretty good
  • This is a masterpiece
  • For the record I’m not the best sandwich maker
  • It doesn’t hold together very well
  • I’m not the patient kind of person 

Easy as pie

Easy as pie

[Co-Op Food]

(as) Easy as Pie (Idiom)

Meaning :  A task or job that is simple or pleasurable to finish, requiring little effort; simple.

Example Having such a busy schedule today prevents me from making a hearty breakfast for myself, so I’ll just make a quick bowl of cereal for myself instead since it is as easy as pie to make.

Origin This phrase is believed to come from the pleasantness and ease involved when eating a delicious pie. Basically, something is as easy as eating a pie. Evidently, during the 19th century, the word ‘pie’ was used to describe someone as being delightful or to depict something as being easy.

[knowyourphrase]
Recipe :
This festive tart couldn’t be easier, with jarred mincemeat and ready made pastry.

FEEDS 10 PREP 20 mins COOK 35 mins + 15 mins to cool

Ingredients :

320g pack puff pastry, at room temperature

300g Co-op mincemeat

Read more

Breakfast Time – Baked Omelette Roll

Breakfast Time – Baked Omelette Roll

Recipe :  all recipes

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • It bakes in the oven
  • Six servings of breakfast ready all at the same time
  • Ground black pepper
  • An interesting crossover between a crepe and eggs
  • Your favourite filling ingredients
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Bake the omelette in a pre-heated oven
  • Until the eggs are set
  • Place it onto a  serving platter
  • Cut into 6 equal sized portions
  • The variations are endless

How do you like your coffee?

How do you like your coffee?

[Buzzfeedblue]

coffee (n.) c. 1600, from Italian caffe, from Turkish kahveh, from Arabic qahwah “coffee,” said originally to have meant “wine,” but perhaps rather from Kaffa region of Ethiopia, a home of the plant (coffee in Kaffa is called buno, which was borrowed into Arabic as bunn “raw coffee”). Much initial diversity of spelling, including chaoua. Yemen was the first great coffee exporter and to protect its trade decreed that no living plant could leave the country. In 16c., a Muslim pilgrim brought some coffee beans from Yemen and raised them in India. Appeared in Europe (from Arabia) c. 1515-1519. Introduced to England by 1650, and by 1675 the country had more than 3,000 coffee houses. Coffee plantations established in Brazil 1727. Meaning “a light meal at which coffee is served” is from 1774.Coffee break attested from 1952, at first often in glossy magazine advertisements by the Pan-American Coffee Bureau. Coffee pot from 1705.

Did you drink a cup of coffee on company time this morning? Chances are that you did–for the midmorning coffee break is rapidly becoming a standard fixture in American offices and factories. [“The Kiplinger Magazine,” March 1952]

 [Online Etymology Dictionary]
A pinch of salt

A pinch of salt

   Green Renaissance

“Salt Uses & Tips:

Boiling Water – Salt added to water makes the water boil at a higher temperature, thus reducing cooking time (it does not make the water boil faster).

Peeling eggs – Eggs boiled in salted water peel more easily.

 Washing spinach – If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary.

Improving coffee – A pinch of salt in coffee will enhance the flavor and remove the bitterness of over-cooked coffee.

Read more

Tons and tons of spices

Tons and tons of spices

 [World Nomads]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The heart and soul of  Sri Lanka cuisine is spices
  • It’s a very surreal experience
  • Spices add to the food and flavour
  • The pods have been extracted and dried
  • A healing property
  • All the secrets to life
  • A ton of cooking lessons
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Tons and tons of spices 
  • At the market there are vendors that sell walls and walls and walls of spices
  • It’s an excellent example of everyday life
  • It’s colorful and loud
  • All the food that is eaten
  • It was easy to wander around
  • There was so much happening
  • They taught us how to make candy and sweets
  • Everything is done from scratch
  • There was a leader on each project
  • There is a lot to be learnt  from these ladies
Wits Language School – English Language Schools – British Council – Foreign Language Schools
Be Smart

Be Smart

[Woolworths  SA]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• 3 Ways to fight food waste

• Don’t toss scraps like carrot tops

• Slightly squishy berries

• Yummy snacks

• Think beyond

• Wilted leaves

• Handful mixed fresh herbs

• Dairy free pesto

• Flavored water

• Great alternative to fizzy drinks

• Veggie broth

• Leftover veggies

• Extract all the flavors

Reduce-Reuse-Recycle learn more HERE

Bon Appétit

Bon Appétit

[Checkers SAfrica]

Fondue 

 NOUN [fon-doo, –dyoo, fon-doo, -dyoo; French fawndy]

1.  a saucelike dish of Swiss origin made with melted cheese and seasonings together with dry white wine, usually flavored with kirsch: served as a hot dip for pieces of bread.

2.  a dish of hot liquid in which small pieces of food are cooked or dipped: beef fondue; chocolate fondue.

3.  a baked soufflélike dish usually containing cheese and cracker crumbs or bread crumbs.

[dictionary.com]

3 Ways

3 Ways

[Woolworths  SA]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • No churn ice cream
  • Combine
  • Full-cream milk
  • Icing sugar
  • Strong espresso
  • Zip-lock bags
  • Whisk
  • Lie flat to freeze
  • Break into pieces
  • Rib-eye steaks
  • Ground coffee beans
  • Black pepper
  • Ground chilli
  • Grill griddle pan
  • Sugar cones
  • Dark chocolate / Milk chocolate
  • Line the inside of the sugar cones
  • Freeze to set
  • Top with a dash of milk
  • Chocolate shavings

 

More recipes HERE

When in Rome do as the Romans do

When in Rome do as the Romans do

[Leggo’s Australia]

more Italian recipes HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • Sift the flour
  • Make a well
  • Combine eggs, oil and water
  • Whisk with a fork
  • Pour egg mixture into the well
  • Work it through the flour
  • Mix all ingredients
  • Knead for 5-8 minutes
  • Stand at room temperature
  • Divide dough into 5 portions
  • Feed dough through the pasta machine
  • And you’re ready to cook

Cloud eggs

Cloud eggs

 

 [Tech Insider]

 

“Instagram has changed the way we think about food. Food trends like Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino have people lining up to get the newest, prettiest food products, just for that photo opportunity. If you’re looking for your next Instagram food post, look no further than the newest trend, “cloud eggs.”  [Tech insider]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The newest food obsession
  • A hand mixer and or whisk
  • An oven
  • Separate the yolk from the egg white
  • Save the yolk for later
  • Beat the egg white
  • Until it turns into a fluffy meringue
  • A non stick baking sheet
  • Bake at 450°F
  • Garnish and enjoy

 

 

 

Warm, Earthy and Sweet

Warm, Earthy and Sweet

[Mode Foodie]

One of the most beloved spices in the world, Cinnamon is actually the dried and curled up inner bark of one of several varieties of trees in the genus Cinnamomum.

Cassia Cinnamon is one of those varieties and the majority of it grows in the lush Kerenci Valley on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. It’s a sustainable crop that has been harvested in more or less the same way for centuries.

Come along as we show you how the inner bark of the tree is harvested and dried to form this incomparable spice loved around the world.

worldatlas.com

The secret ingredient is always cheese

The secret ingredient is always cheese

 [Akis’ Kitchen]

RECIPE

Baklava

  • 120 g pistachio nuts, shelled and finely chopped
  • 60 g walnuts, finely chopped
  • 60 g pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 10 sheets of phyllo dough (450 g)
  • 250 g butter, melted
  • 400 g brie cheese, rind removed

Syrup

  • 200 g granulated sugar
  • 200 g honey
  • 100 ml water
  • 20 g pistachio nuts, shelled and coarsely chopped

Read more HERE

Super delicious

Super delicious

 [tiger in a jar]
Beetroot Facts

Beetroot is herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. This plant originates from India, Mediterranean areas and Atlantic coast of Europe, but it can be found all over the world today. Beetroot is cultivated mainly because of its high nutritional value. Chemical compounds isolated from beetroot are used in medicine, chemical and food industry. Beetroot was used as ornamental plant in the past. Assyrians were using beetroot in Hanging Gardens of Babylon 800 years BC.
Did you know  :
Beetroot develops leafy stem that can grow 39 to 78 inches in height.
Beetroot has heart-shaped leaves. They are usually 2 to 8 inches long in wild plants and much longer in cultivated varieties.
Most people cultivate beetroot because of its edible root. It develops 55 to 65 days after planting of seed. Root is usually red to purple in color. Unlike other types of vegetables, root contains high quantities of sugar.
Beetroot develops small, green or reddish flowers that appear in dense spikes. Flowers are pollinated by wind.
Fruit of beetroot is called nutlet. It has hard structure and it is arranged in clusters.
Beetroot has high nutritional value. Besides high content of sugar, beetroot is rich source of vitamins B6 and B9 and minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium.
Beetroot can be used raw, cooked or pickled. It is often used for salads, soups and as an ingredient of dishes made of meat. Beetroot can be also used for the manufacture of wine.
Leaves of beetroot are also edible. Fresh leaves taste like spinach.
Leaves of beetroot were used for binding of wounds in the ancient Greece. Beetroot was popular “mouth freshener” in the past. It was used to eliminate the smell of garlic. Latest medical experiments showed that beetroot lowers blood pressure and increases endurance in athletes. It also prevents development of liver diseases which result from protein deficiency, diabetes or alcohol abuse.
Beetroot juice was used as dye in the past. During the 19th century, women used beetroot for dyeing of hair.
Betain is a substance isolated from beetroot. It is responsible for the purple color of the root. This substance is used in food industry to improve color and taste of desserts, jams, ice-creams, jellies, tomato sauces and breakfast cereals.
Home-made lotion (produced by boiling the beetroot) can be used for the removal of dandruff.
Juice made of beetroot can be used instead of litmus paper to determine acidity or alkalinity of solution. One drop of beetroot juice changes its color in pink in acid solutions and into yellow in alkaline solution.
[soft schools]
This is much more fun

This is much more fun

 [Great Big Story]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video  :

  • An Icelandic baker
  • An unconventional oven
  • By burying it underground
  • It is heated for 24 hours by nearby hot springs
  • On the surface
  • We could put it in the oven
  • This is much more fun
  • A volcanic region
  • 30 Active volcanoes
  • Boiling hot water
  • He uses them to his advantage
  • It dates back a hundred of years
  • We use a thermometer to check the heat
  • Our biggest challenge is rain

 

Let your imagination run wild

Let your imagination run wild

DW English

Vocabulary to learn after watching video :

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day
  • Food Artist
  • She lets her imagination run wild on her breakfast plate
  • You’re not supposed to play with your food
  • Upload the images using the photo platform instagram
  • She rapidly became popular
  • The main advantage is that you get instant feedback
  • She places great importance on using the best quality products
  • She usually eats the dishes herself
  • Ida gathers inspiration in the museums
  • My love for food and my love for art
  • Great works of art on toast
  • Her collection already includes 23 plates
  • Ida’s online success quickly led to job offers
  • A Norwegian publisher suggested a joint book project
  • It should be fun not perfect
  • It is due for release in English
  • Ida has begun giving workshops
  • She has quit her day job and is now self-employed
  • I’m going to be doing Food Art fulltime for a year or so at least
  • Going with the flow

Get inspired  by visiting Ida’s instagram account HERE

The world in 2025

The world in 2025

 [Ikea Portugal]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • It brings inanimate objects to life using smart life
  • Graphics are projected back onto the surface
  • A preparation surface
  • Work bench
  • Children’s play area
  • Explore creative flavor combinations
  • Get suggestions on what to cook
  • Set the timer
  • How much time and effort you want to spend
  • A cutting board
  • Browse recipes
  • Be inspired by friends and family
  • Place your pan on the table
  • Collect your ingredients
  • Set the temperature
  • The timer will start
  • Keep your coffee warm
  • All your kitchen stories bought to life

 

Read more about the project here

Read more about The World in 2025 here

Baked Feta Cheesecake

Baked Feta Cheesecake

[Woolworths]

Ingredients

  • 180 g feta cheese
  • 200 g goats milk feta cheese
  • 1 cup mint or coriander microgreens, to garnish
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, roasted
  • 60 ml extra olive oil, plus extra for brushing
  • assorted seasonal fruit, sliced where necessary
  • 75 g unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 150 g brown or treacle sugar
  • honey
  • 1/2 cup plus 5 tsp double cream
  • 10 ml Maldon salt, to season

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Use a loose bottom cake pan to fit a frying pan, and crumble feta, mint and nuts into the bottom. Press down to make a flat cake.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
  4. Cool down, loosen outer ring of pan and slide cheese onto serving platter.
  5. Slice fruit and drizzle with sugar or honey, place under a warm grill or lightly caramelise in pan with a drizzle of oil.
  6. Top cheesecake with fruit and drizzle with salted caramel.
  7. For the salted caramel: in a saucepan add butter, sugar and honey, simmer for 5 mins. Add cream and salt and stir through. Remove from heat and cool down.

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Fruit can fly !

Fruit can fly !

[Pick n Pay]
Ingredients
1 orange slice

11 blueberries

1 kiwi slice, shaped into ovals

1 naartjie/mandarin, peeled and segments divided

1 apple, quartered

1 celery stick, sliced into 12 thin sticks

2 – 3 strawberries, sliced into rounds

mint leaves for decoration

Steps
Use the kiwi pieces as the base of the body.

Add blueberries to finish the body (make one longer and one shorter).

Add the apple wedges to form the wings.

Place the celery sticks at the bottom of the platter to form the flower stems. Top each stem with a strawberry slice to represent flowers. Add mint leaves to finish off the flowers.

Place the orange slice at the top tight corner of the platter and circle it with the naartjie segments to form a sun.

Chili, chile or chilli?

Chili, chile or chilli?

[Marks & Spencer]

Vocabualry chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • There is a huge variety out there
  • The heat is measured on Scoville scale
  • Some go to a million and beyond
  • A mild variety
  • Fresh or when it is dried
  • A versatile ingredient
  • It smells sweet and delicious
  • Vegetarian and rice dishes
  • Earthy sweet raisin like flavor
  • Spicy chilli variety
  • Barbequed meat or prawns
  • Put it on your cheese board for a little twist
  • It’s got  a lovely smoky depth of flavor
  • Vegetarian cooking
  • Use them to add another dimension to your cooking
The three primary spellings are chili, chile and chilli, all of which are recognized by a wide variety of dictionaries.
Chili is widely used, although in much of South America the plant and its fruit are better known as ají, locoto, chile, or rocoto. However, this spelling is discouraged by some in the United States, since it also commonly refers to the popular Southwestern American dish — also known as chili con carne (literally chili with meat) — as well as to the mixture of cumin and other spices (chili powder) used to flavor it. Chili powder and chile powder, on the other hand, can both refer to dried, ground chili peppers.
Chile is an alternate usage, the most common Spanish spelling in Mexico, as well as some parts of the United States and Canada, which refers specifically to the plant and its fruit. In the American southwest (particularly northern New Mexico), chile also denotes a thick, spicy, un-vinegared sauce, which is available in green and red varieties and is quite often served over numerous types of New Mexican cuisine.
Chilli was the original Romanization of the Náhuatl language word for the fruit and preferred British spelling according to the Oxford English Dictionary, although it also listschile and chili as variants. This spelling is discouraged by some, since it would be pronounced differently in the Spanish language, into which it was first Romanized.
Despite the country’s mapped shape resembling a chile pepper, the name of this plant bears no relation to Chile, the country, which is named after the Quechua chin (“cold”), tchili (“snow”), or chilli (“where the land ends”). Chile is one of the Spanish-speaking countries where chiles are known as ají, a word of Taíno origin. READ MORE @ Eatmorechiles.com

 

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Eatmorechiles.com

 

Can you count the layers?

Can you count the layers?

[Insider]

The wonderful wafer-thin French pancakes called crepes fill a niche in contemporary dining. Made with light sauces and fillings, they suit today’s passion for healthy fare.

The word crêpe refers both to the individual pancake and the filled creation. Fast to assemble and ballooning with a voluptuous variety of savory fillings – fresh vegetables and herbs, seafood, poultry, and meat crêpes can serve as appetizers, first courses, and entrées. Filled with seasonal fruit, souffles, sauces, sorbets, or ice cream, they become sumptuous desserts.

Savored for centuries, crêpes are celebrating a revival today, with crêperies opening throughout France, America, and elsewhere in the world.

The word crêpe is French for pancake, from the Latin crispus, meaning crisp. In France, crêpes were originally called galettes crêpes, meaning flat cakes. The French pronunciation of the word is with a short e, as in bed.

Crêpes originated in Brittany, the northwest region of France, where they rarely had fillings and were used as bread. Until about one hundred years ago, all crepes were made of buckwheat flour. Read more @ Epicurean.com

When life gives you oranges

When life gives you oranges

   [Myrecipes.com]

Candied Citrus Peels

1 pink grapefruit,  2 oranges,  2 lemons,  3 ½ cups sugar, divided

Preparation

Score grapefruit, oranges, and lemons through peel from top to bottom in 6 sections for grapefruit and 4 for oranges and lemons (don’t cut into fruit). Pull off strips of peel with your fingers. Slide a small, sharp knife along inside of peels to remove excess membrane so peels are about ¼ in. thick. Cut peels lengthwise into strips about ½  in. wide in center and tapered on ends.

Put peels in a 3- to 4-qt. saucepan and add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil, then drain. Repeat twice more.

Read more @ My recipes.com

 

 English vocabulay  – ECCE speaking exam – Food vocabulary

 

Magic Mushrooms

Magic Mushrooms

   [Green Renaissance]

Recipe :
– Bottle of white wine
– 500 ml white vinegar
– 4 cloves garlic
– 5 twigs thyme
– 5 leaves sage
– 10 black pepper cornels
– 2 tsp salt
– 1 tsp sugar
– 1kg fresh-cut porcini

Add the wine, vinegar, garlic, thyme, sage, salt and pepper to a pot and bring to a boil.
Add the sliced mushrooms.
Cook until the mushrooms are tender.
Cool the mixture down.
Sterilize a jar with boiling water.
Scoop as much of the mixture into the jar as it can take, then fill it up with olive oil.

Green Renaissance
English vocabulary with videos –  Learn English Online  –   ECCE speaking exam

Fruity and Refreshing

Fruity and Refreshing

   [Jamie Oliver’s Drinks Tube]

  • Delicious fruit ice cubes
  • Fresh or frozen fruit
  • Chill a drink
  • Fruit that might be slightly over-ripe or about to go off
  • Blend your fruit
  • A little goes a long way
  • Ice cube trays
  • Strain any pips or seeds out before you add them to the mould
  • Place them in the freezer
  • Chill your cold drinks
  • Add extra flavor

 

 English vocabulay  – ECCE speaking exam – Food vocabulary

 

Make it rain

Make it rain

   [Green Renaissance]

Health Benefits of Artichokes :

  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • High in Fiber
  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Liver Function
  • Improved Digestion
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Builds Strong Bones
  • Boosts Immunity
 More benefits  @ Healthfitnessrevolution
 English vocabulay  -Artichoke recipe  – Recycling Tyres – ECCE speaking exam

Do you want to become a nutritionist?

Do you want to become a nutritionist?

  [SEEK Learning]

Vocabulary chunks in this video are also suitable for those taking  the CaMLAECPE Speaking Test  @ HAU

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A Melbourne based nutritionist
  • Director of the blog Nutritious Made Delicious
  • Advises clients what to eat
  • Achieve a healthy lifestyle
  • Reduce the risk of illness
  • Help them achieve a health related goal
  • A good people person
  • Be empathetic
  • Give them a sense of trust
  • The main day-to-day responsibilities
  • It will involve one-on-one nutrition consultations
  • Developing and facilitating nutrition seminars
  • Recipe testing
  • Freelance writing
  • Researching blogs
  • Continuously be learning
  • Helping them implementing some changes that are going to improve their lifestyle

Job Profile  –  Nutritionist 

“If you are interested in healthy eating and want to help improve people’s wellbeing, this job could be perfect for you.  Nutritionists need to be able to relate to people from all backgrounds. They need to inspire and motivate people. They also need a non-judgemental attitude.  To become a nutritionist you will normally need an approved degree or postgraduate qualification, or a minimum of seven years’ experience in this field.​​

Skills, interests and qualities

To become a nutritionist, you will need to have:

  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to relate to people from all backgrounds
  • a non-judgemental attitude
  • the ability to inspire and motivate people
  • a keen interest in healthy eating
  • good knowledge of the impact of diet on health
  • evaluation and reporting skills
  • good time management and organisation skills
  • the ability to work as part of a team and with other professionals”
 [National Career Service ]
More Vocabulary in Chunks for the CaMLA ECPE Exam
 
A cup of Mexican coffee

A cup of Mexican coffee

 

Learn how to make this Mexican classic that will add a kick to your coffee routine. The blend of spices and cocoa perfectly complement the coffee, resulting in a delicious beverage.

 [Starbucks Coffee]
 
Bring out the flavour with herbs

Bring out the flavour with herbs

   Green Renaissance

Thyme

Thyme enhances the flavor of olive oil, pickled olives, butter, vinegar, meats, poultry, fish, soups and stews, and vegetable dishes.

Fresh garden salads as well as stuffed baked vegetables benefit from the addition of thyme. It can also be added to breads, cookies, and spoon sweets.

Origin, History, and Mythology  :

Gaius Plinius Secundus, (circa 23 – 79 A.C.E.), better known as Pliny the Elder, said that when thyme is burned, it “puts to flight all venomous creatures.”

In mythical folklore, thyme flowers were full of perfume and nectar for the bees, traditionally the messengers of the faery world. The bower of the Fairy Queen Titania in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is described as being in “…a bank where the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows…”.

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Beet Cake

Beet Cake

 [tiger in a jar]
Beetroot Facts

Beetroot is herbaceous plant that belongs to the family Amaranthaceae. This plant originates from India, Mediterranean areas and Atlantic coast of Europe, but it can be found all over the world today. Beetroot is cultivated mainly because of its high nutritional value. Chemical compounds isolated from beetroot are used in medicine, chemical and food industry. Beetroot was used as ornamental plant in the past. Assyrians were using beetroot in Hanging Gardens of Babylon 800 years BC.
Interesting Beetroot Facts:
Beetroot develops leafy stem that can grow 39 to 78 inches in height.
Beetroot has heart-shaped leaves. They are usually 2 to 8 inches long in wild plants and much longer in cultivated varieties.
Most people cultivate beetroot because of its edible root. It develops 55 to 65 days after planting of seed. Root is usually red to purple in color. Unlike other types of vegetables, root contains high quantities of sugar.
Beetroot develops small, green or reddish flowers that appear in dense spikes. Flowers are pollinated by wind.
Fruit of beetroot is called nutlet. It has hard structure and it is arranged in clusters.
Beetroot has high nutritional value. Besides high content of sugar, beetroot is rich source of vitamins B6 and B9 and minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium.
Beetroot can be used raw, cooked or pickled. It is often used for salads, soups and as an ingredient of dishes made of meat. Beetroot can be also used for the manufacture of wine.
Leaves of beetroot are also edible. Fresh leaves taste like spinach.
Leaves of beetroot were used for binding of wounds in the ancient Greece. Beetroot was popular “mouth freshener” in the past. It was used to eliminate the smell of garlic. Latest medical experiments showed that beetroot lowers blood pressure and increases endurance in athletes. It also prevents development of liver diseases which result from protein deficiency, diabetes or alcohol abuse.
Beetroot juice was used as dye in the past. During the 19th century, women used beetroot for dyeing of hair.
Betain is a substance isolated from beetroot. It is responsible for the purple color of the root. This substance is used in food industry to improve color and taste of desserts, jams, ice-creams, jellies, tomato sauces and breakfast cereals.
Home-made lotion (produced by boiling the beetroot) can be used for the removal of dandruff.
Juice made of beetroot can be used instead of litmus paper to determine acidity or alkalinity of solution. One drop of beetroot juice changes its color in pink in acid solutions and into yellow in alkaline solution.
[soft schools]
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Watch the following video :

(vitamix)

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • From start to finish
  • Strikes a great balance between sweet and spicy
  • Frozen unsweetened strawberries
  • Place the lid on firmly
  • Turn the machine on
  • Flip the switch to high
  • Run the machine for about 30 – 60 seconds
  • Take a peak inside
  • You don’t want to over process
  • A consistency of a milkshake
  • A firmer texture
  • Nothing beats a scoop of homemade ice-cream except two scoops
A Birthday to Remember

A Birthday to Remember

Watch the following video :

 

bug snacks
kin community

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • In honor of this huge and happy celebration
  • Favorite party ideas
  • Bug snacks
  • When my daughter turned one
  • Great idea to throw a lady bug picnic
  • Sandwich crackers
  • Spread cream cheese over the top
  • A cherry tomato and slice it in half
  • Food coloring
  • Next up are the spiders
  • Twist apart
  • Break them in half
  • A little dollop of peanut butter
  • Colorful candy pieces
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • How adorable is that
  • Fruits and veggies
  • A butterfly display
  • A huge bug buffet
  • Anything that looks like a garden
  • I hope you have a fabulous birthday celebration

 

What is your recipe for LOVE?

What is your recipe for LOVE?

Watch the following video :

Recipe for love
amazon.co.uk

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Oh my goodness!
  • We have menus?
  • I met you after 12 hours of long labor
  • We met at that party and ever since we clicked
  • We met in St. Louise at a pawn shop
  • I’m glad I know you because you’re such an amazing little spirit
  • I love you because you always make me smile
  • I love you because you have such a good heart
  • You’re a heck a lot of fun
  • Love is ….having a picnic with your best friends on your birthday
  • Love is…. always seeing you picking me up from school
  • Love is… always choosing the other person’s good over your own
  • Cheers !

Can you make Nutella stuffed Cronut Holes?

Can you make Nutella stuffed Cronut Holes?

CRONUT is a croissant-doughnut pastry invented by Chef Dominique Ansel and trademarked by his Bakery in New York

Watch the following video  for the recipe :

Nutella-Stuffed-Cronut-Holes
Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

We find the latest food crazes

The most amazing culinary creations

We show you how to recreate them at home

You could cut to the chase and make the Cronut Holes

Biscuit cutter

For the dough we’re going to use croissant rolls

One on top of each other to form a rectangle

These are the perfect size for snacking

Fry them in oil

For 30-45 seconds

Once these turn gold

Put them on a paper towel and let them drain

Once they are cold but still warm, roll them in granulated sugar

These are delicious as is with just a little bit of sugar

We are going to fill them with Nutella

Put some Nutella in a piping bag fitted with a tip

Chocolate spread

This is so much fun

It’s almost like making cream cups, except way better

These Cronut Holes are so delicious

You can change the fillings and add almond butter, peanut butter or even my favorite cookie butter

We’ll see you next time, bye

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The Nutella stuffed Cronut Holes I made :

Home made cronuts Cronut 2

Homemade Potato Chips – A great snack for when you’re watching movies

Homemade Potato Chips – A great snack for when you’re watching movies

Watch the following video :

Homemade Potato Chips

Vocabulary to learn after the video :

  • Everybodys all time favourite snacks
  • Homemade potato chips
  • They are so much nicer than the store bought ones
  • So let’s get started
  • Low starch potato
  • Grab your slicer and slice the potatoes into fairly thin strips
  • So the slicer makes your life a lot easier
  • Get out as much starch as possible
  • Put the potatoes into a collander and give them a good rinse
  • Add in a couple of tablespoons of salt
  • Leve them set for about 30 minutes
  • Set them on a paper towel
  • Pat them down
  • You want them as dry as possible
  • If it sizzles up you know the oil is ready
  • You can use a deep frier if you have one
  • Just until they turn a nice golden brown
  • Frying by far produces the best results for me
  • Season them up
  • You can use whatever your taste buds are caling out for
  • A great snack for when you are watching movies