Category Archives: How To

2018 Kitchen Trends You Won’t Want To Miss

First things first, I’d like to wish you all Happy New Year on behalf of all Mushrooms over at our HQ. With many exciting ideas up our sleeve, we really can’t contain our excitement for 2018. We’ve got all new suppliers, loads of new products and with a re-brand on the cards, prepare for Silver […]

Caring For Your Stoneware – Le Creuset

Getting Started All items in the Le Creuset stoneware range are original designs and have been hand-crafted, making each piece unique. Due to this uniqueness, there may be slight variations from piece to piece. Le Creuset Stoneware is safe for use in the microwave, freezer, refrigerator, dishwasher, oven and broiler. The maximum oven-safe temperature is […]

Cooking With Cast Iron- Le Creuset

Cooking with cast iron Enameled cast iron is a remarkable and robust material that performs well with modern requirements for food preparation and cooking. Whether you choose to stir-fry, slow-cook a casserole, sear a steak or bake a cake, there is a shape that is suitable. Cast iron performs well for either slow cooking or […]

Top 10 Things Not To Do On Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a huge topic for bloggers. You’ve no doubt already been inundated with the best ‘“Romantic Meal for 2” recipes (which are actually your bog-standard dinner recipes, but are written in illegible red font), swamped with the Ultimate “DIY Gifts He Will Love” (that he will definitely not love) and of course, bombarded […]

Black Friday 6 Step Survival Guide

It is with great dismay that I come to you with this announcement, every silver lining is surrounded by a whopping great cloud of pain, suffering and bleak bleak sadness. Yes, you guessed it, the hell that is Black Friday is fast approaching. It is with your best interests and safety in mind that I […]

Don’t let Season’s Eatings Get You Down This Year

It’s no secret that most of us gain a few extra pounds, along with presents, around the Christmas season, and who can really blame us? I mean, have you been into your local Starbucks recently? In the pre-holiday times, our beloved coffee house pumps us full with PSLs (that’s pumpkin spice lattes if you were […]

5 Short Cuts to the Perfect Summer Party

Here in the UK, especially in the North, we all know that the weather can be somewhat varied and unpredictable. Looking at a weather forecast is futile and guaranteed to bring disappointment in some form. Whether it be the crushing disappointment at seeing little animated rain clouds next to every day of the week (especially […]

The Bitter Truth About Sugar.

If like myself, you pay the slightest bit of attention to whats going on in the world then you will have probably heard all about our newest enemy: Sugar. There’s been such a kerfuffle about the stuff, I felt I had no choice but to investigate. So I set down my white chocolate mocha with […]

The Way the Cookie Crumbles

So, as promised, I have spent the last week baking batch after batch of cookies in order to discover the deepest and darkest secrets as to why the nation’s favourite baked goods can fail so dramatically when we attempt to make them ourselves. I’ve tweaked the ingredients, the baking time, the method, the dough resting […]

Pancake Day: Stacks on Stacks on Stacks

If you were to argue that Shrove Tuesday is the nation’s favourite day, I can’t imagine that anybody would argue with you. Quite frankly, I would be seriously concerned if somebody didn’t enjoy a National Holiday that requires you to eat copious amount of pancakes. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or you prefer your […]