All About Squash

History What are Squash? Common Varieties How to peel a squash How to clean squash seeds Recipes History Pumpkins and squash are believed to have originated in the ancient Americas. Archeologists have determined that variations of squash and pumpkins were cultivated along river and creek banks along with sunflowers and beans. This took place long before…

new to fudge making

New to Fudge Making

1. Science 2. History 3. Basic Technique 4. Equipment 5. Tips 6. Troubleshooting I have been making fudge for a few years now, but I am still learning. There are many different techniques and you just have to find which one works best for you. I still have the odd ‘fail’, and rather than giving…


All About Butter

History Regional Differences European USA Types of butter Sweet cream Cultured Clarified Ghee Spreadable Make Your Own Butter History Butter’s origins go back about 10,000 years to the time when our ancestors first began domesticating animals. The earliest butter would have been made from sheep or goat’s milk; cattle weren’t domesticated for another thousand years….

New To Meringue

1 Basic Recipes 2 Basic Kit 3 Tips & Tricks When people say meringue, they may not realise it but they are usually referring to French Meringue – a mixture of stiffened egg whites and sugar. Though there are a few different types of meringue, they all start off by beating egg whites until they…

jam making

New To Jam Making

Contents 1 FAQs 2 Basic Recipe 3 Basic Kit 4 Tips & Tricks Jam is delicious on toast, on warm crusty bread, on a crumpet, or in a tart – there really is nothing quite like heaps of sweet and fruity preserve for lifting the spirits. The precise origins of jam have been lost in…


All About Sugar

Terminlogy How is Sugar made? Sugars White Sugars Brown Sugars Liquid Sugars As a child, I developed quite a sweet tooth. As I grew older, I discovered the dark side to sugar. It has little nutritional value but adds calories to our diet and rots our teeth. So why do we love it so?  You…