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Vegetables at a glance

Vegetables at a glance

12/08/2022

Fish and seafood at a glance

Fish and seafood at a glance

12/08/2022

Chocolate at a glance

Chocolate at a glance

12/08/2022

Fruits at a glance

Fruits at a glance

12/08/2022

Meat at a glance

Meat at a glance

12/08/2022

Cocktail Classes: The Very Best Cocktail How Tos

Cocktail Classes: The Very Best Cocktail How Tos

12/08/2022

ASDA's Summer Cocktail Special

ASDA's Summer Cocktail Special

12/08/2022

All The Latest Food And Drink News

All The Latest Food And Drink News

12/08/2022

Retro foods - how many can you remember?

There's a huge nostalgia when it comes to food brands and retro packaging.You will definitely recognise some of these old fashioned favourites, depending on which decade you grew...

12/03/2018

Foods that you can easily grow at home

There is nothing more rewarding than cooking and eating ingredients that you have grown by yourself. Believe it or not, many of these foods can be grown in a window box and some...

08/02/2018

Delicious ideas for a romantic Valentine's dinner

A candle-lit dinner at home can be just as romantic as a night out, on Valentine's day. For one, it is far more intimate and two, theres no shock bill at the end of the meal! We...

01/02/2018

Delicious ideas for Pancake Day

Do we need another reason to eat?! We don't think so....Shrove Tuesday is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday which is celebrated with delicious pancakes...

23/01/2018

Get Your Caffeine Fix! All The Coolest Coffee Shops In London

We don't know if you have noticed, but it's now cool to drink coffee. Whether you're nestling a takeaway cup with something that looks like your name written on it or wrapped...

02/08/2017

London's Most Instagrammable Bars

London's one of the world's most Instagrammed cities - what with its pastel door-lined streets, panoramic rooftop views and picturesque parks - and while it's all well and good...

02/08/2017

Stop Everything! A Real-life Nutella Tap Exists

No, your eyes are not decieving you - that is a tap dispensing the gloopy goodness that is Nutella. Zero Gradi - an ice cream parlour in Melbourne, Australia - are the proud inventors...

20/07/2017

This Is How Rainbow Unicorn Bagels Are Made

 This Is How Rainbow Unicorn Bagels Are Made

12/07/2017

There's A Nutella Cafe In Australia And We Need To Go There

We are not afraid to admit we've put Nutella on a Ryvita before (desperate times) but doughnut burgers, crepes and pizza are a much better match for the humble chocolate hazelnut...

13/04/2017

Chocolate recipes and desserts: our best chocolate recipes

Chocolate fondant with no cooking required: view the recipe for chocolate fondant

16/06/2015

10 Of The Best Vegetarian Cookbooks

30 Minute Vegetarian by Rose Elliot

16/06/2015

Baking essentials

Ciroa Miniamo Wire Cupcake Tree Stand for 13 Cakes - £12.99www.amazon.co.uk

16/06/2015

100 Low-calorie Snacks Under 100 Calories

Obviously the last thing we want to do is derail the diet, but sometimes we all need a little something to keep going throughout the day. That’s where low calorie snacks come in handy...

16/06/2015

15 Brazil-inspired Cocktails To Up Your Drinking Game During Rio 2016

Ah, Brazil: the home of the Caipirinha and Gisele Bündchen, among many others greats. We have a lot to thank the South American nation for and over the next two weeks its capital...

12 Recipes That Prove Watermelon Is The Best Thing About Summer

You been drinkin', watermelon - we get it - but time to put an end to all that and focus on the important thing: how to consume as much as physically possible in the three short...

24 Times Food And Booze Combined To Make The World A Better Place

Having a large glass of the hard stuff with your favourite meal has got to be one of life's greatest pleasures. But combining your favourite tipple into actual edible morsels...

How D'you Like Dem Apples: Tesco To Launch Mad New Pink Apples

First there was purple carrots (how did THAT happen), then black burgers and now the masters of creation have bestowed upon us the magic that is pink apples. It's a crazy time...

Steak tartare

In Ancient Greece, Tartare was hell, where the ungodly and wicked were sent. What's the link between hell and a raw French delicacy? None. The origins of the word go back to the...

How to cook eggs

Fried, boiled, scrambled, poached, baked or in omelette…there are many different ways of cooking eggs. What are the different methods? Fried eggIn a frying pan, heat up a knob...

Pasta carbonara

Carbonara is yummy, easy to make, never disappoints, combines tasty ingredients and is nourishing and delicious. Bacon, cream, eggs and onions combine to make a delicious flavour...

Caramel

Home made caramel is a perilous exercise that often leads to disaster, but once you get the hang of it it's easy. Here’s how to make a real home made liquid caramel and all its...

Yeast

We want our bread to rise, our muffins to come out of the oven full and our cakes to be light, but what kind or yeast should you use and how much do you need? Can you use making...

Freezing and defrosting

Freezing food is something everyone should know how to do, whether you're a novice in the kitchen or a domestic goddess. However, it’s not always easy to know how to freeze food...

Gelatine and agar agar

How do you get your charlottes, pannacottas and cheesecakes to stay firm? Either by using classic gelatine or agar agar, which is all the rage at the moment. Here’s some useful info...

Cooking en papillotte

Cooking en papillote is a method of cooking that bakes food in the oven in a foil parcel. It is most often associated with fish, however it is also perfect for cooking meat, veget...

Vinaigrette and salad dressing

We should all know the recipe by heart: basic dressings go with all our summer salads, crudités, vegetables and even steamed fish. Here's a guide to dressings, from the classic...

Stock

Stock flavours your dishes and but is a great low-fat way of while keeping them light. And as we prefer natural stock to shop-bought cubes, here are our recipes and advice to...

Basic Pancake Batter Recipe

Makes 8 pancakes takes around 30 minutes How to make: a Basic pancake batter recipe Ingredients for pancake batter: 125g flour - plain1 medium size egg200ml semi-skimmed milk100ml...

Superfoods

Superfoods are the things we can eat that are characterised by : What are Superfoods? low in calorieshigh in antioxidants (particularly vitamin C and E)high in anthocyaninshigh...

Tried and tasted: the green coffee that's good for you

So Green coffee claims that it can help keep us young-looking? Hmmm. Sounds good so far. But what does it taste like? Some soFeminine staffers and soFeminine readers tested a...

Wine of the Week: Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé Champagne

Wine of the Week: Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé (special edition) Champagne Alc. 12.5% from £32.99 - Tesco/Waitrose This week we're going sparkly. The champagne on...

How to Cook Christmas Dinner Like The Pro Chefs: The 10 Tips to Remember

Cooking Christmas dinner can be a total nightmare, we know. We still remember the horrors of our first go. But once you know what you're doing, cooking a Christmas feast for your...

How To Make The Perfect Jasmine Cocktail

If you love your gin as much as we do, you'll know that sometimes you need a little more than your usual G&T or Tom Collins to hit the spot. This Jasmine cocktail is just...

The Six Best Wines For That Summer Holiday Feeling

Coming back from holiday is an anticlimax but happily for you, we have something that can make sure you’re living the holiday dream for weeks after you return. We’ve found six...

Sainsbury's Wine Offers: Roc du Lussac vs. Sainsbury's Rioja Reserva

They're both decent red wines of a similar price range and they're both on offer, but which one of these two wines will come out as the best bank holiday bargain? Sainsbury's...

Choosing and using a wok

Woks are widely used in Asian cuisine, but are now to be found everywhere! And the good news is that they can be used for more than stir-fries and noodles: woks can be used to...

Shortcrust pastry

Shortcrust pastry is used to make pies, tarts, quiches, turnovers and crusts. It's a versatile, simple and essential kitchen staple. Here's our basic recipe and tips. See all...

Carpaccio

Carpaccio is a particular preparation of raw foods such as meat, fish, scallops, fruit and vegetables. The word carpaccio came from the Italian painter Vittore Scarpaccia (pronounced...

Herbs

They invite themselves into our kitchens and flavour our dishes like nothing else, bringing freshness and subtle scents. Herbs go with absolutely everything: meat, fish, vegetables...

Puff pastry

Many are reluctant to try puff pastry because they think it's complicated, takes too long and you need to be a masterchef to do it. Wrong! You do need a bit of time on your hands...

Olives

Green, black, crimson, natural, stoned, crushed, tinned, preserved, fresh from the market or the tree, olives are a delicacy, especially in Southern Europe. The olive is a very...

Marinades

What better than marinade to give meat or fish with incomparable flavour. Marinades are ideal for barbecues and you can experiment with all kinds of sweet, spicy and exotic flavours...

Hints on healthy cooking

If you want to control the amount of calories you're getting from your diet but still enjoy the meals you like, healthy home cooking is the way forward. Here's how to cook healthily...

The Craziest Food Hybrids Ever: Genius Or Just Gross?

If the happiest day of your life was when croissant met doughnut and spawned a sugary lovechild then never fear, the cronut craze isn't over yet. Luckily for you, there are also...

10 Of The BEST Sweet Treats We Have America To Thank For

America has given Britain a LOT to be grateful for, especially when it comes to food. Burgers, hot dogs and peanut butter anyone? America we salute you! Best of all, the US has...

How To Make The Perfect Drink To See You Through Summer

We think it's high time Martini Rosato got the attention it deserves over here in the UK. At the sweeter end of the Martini vermouth range, Rosato is a great ingredient to mix...

British Sausage Week: 10 Divine Ways To Eat Your Sausage

For those of you who enjoy a good sausage, this is going to make you (and your stomach) very happy indeed. In light of great British Sausage Week (3rd – 9th November) we thought...

10 Colourful Cocktails That Taste As Good As They Look

We can be a vain bunch here at Sofeminine, especially when it comes to our cocktails, we want them to taste and look good, which is not too much to ask for. And if like us, you...

10 Delicious Ways To Cook Curly Kale

Endorsed by Gwyneth Palthrow and Beyonce, kale is possibly the coolest veg ever. Low in calories, high in vitamin K, A and C and filled with powerful antioxidants... Kale is basically...

10 Easy Homemade Ice Cream Recipes ANYONE Can Master

First things first - RED VELVET ice cream exists and we don't think we can ever recover. But that's not the end of the ice cream excitement; from vegan ice cream to frozen chunks...

19 Awesome Foods You Need To Deep Fry Right This Second

It seems that nowadays you can pretty much deep fry anything that's edible...because of course you freaking can, it's 2015 dammit and if you want to dip an avocado into a pan...

28 Awesome Gifts Every Gin Lover Needs In Their Life

Gin isn't just a drink, it's a way of life, so do yourself a favour and let these gin gifts become part of yours. Sometimes we'll look down at our half-drunk glass of G&T and...