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Top Tip: Peeling Chick Peas

  • By Martin
  • August 24, 2014
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Whether you’re making a Curry, Falafel or Hummus, a great tip is to remove the skins from the chick peas for a smoother more velvety end result and less, ahem, … Continue Reading →


Oozing melted loveliness created in a moment.

CHEATS CROQUE MONSIEUR 

  • By Martin
  • August 24, 2014
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A Croque Monsieur (as the name suggests) is an outrageously French invention.  As French as Catherine Deneuve sipping Pastis with iced water while watching the Tour De France amongst a … Continue Reading →


Top Tip – Peeling Avocado

  • By Martin
  • August 20, 2014
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Don’t use a knife to peel and avocado – use a spoon.  Cut it in half then scoop out the avocado from it’s skin with a table spoon to give … Continue Reading →


It takes minutes to Assemble this healthy and delicious meal

Work today and play tomorrow with Asian Dumpling Soup

  • By Martin
  • August 20, 2014
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You know the scenario.  Work has gone on longer than expected, traffic was gridlocked all the way home, Skoobie dog needs walking, Son number 1 has to be taken to … Continue Reading →


Top Tip – Lentils

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  • August 13, 2014
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Top Tip: If you want to add salt to taste, then don’t do it until the very end. Salt makes lentil toughen up and they won’t break down into the … Continue Reading →


"So tender you can cut it with a spoon"

Hanging on to a hankering

Sometimes I get a hankering for a meal that just increases with each day that passes.  It starts with  perhaps a memory or flush of nostalgia that builds and builds … Continue Reading →


SLOW COOKED CURRIED LAMB & LENTILS ie ‘Lamb Shank Hanker’

Marinade: Marinating time 12 – 24 hours.   4 inch stick of Cinnamon 8 cloves 3 large dried red chills Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger 4 cloves of garlic … Continue Reading →


Welcome to GinTin Foods

  • By Martin
  • August 6, 2014
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Hello! and welcome to GinTin Foods. A short while ago my wife sat me down and asked me to look at myself.  She helped me see how unhappy I was … Continue Reading →