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Stewed Apple Recipe

Posted on 22 October 2020

Harvest has been and (mostly) gone, and we’re in the use-it-or-lose-it stage with all that lovely fruit and veg. If you’ve got a box of apples from a tree in your garden or you’ve picked some up at a local shop, now’s the time to get them ready for the freezer. This recipe from Claire in our team will ensure you’re not short of stewed apple over the winter months…

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The Long Road Back to Work

Posted on 7 October 2020

John used to work nights. Like many of the guys he worked with, having a few beers in the morning to help him sleep was just part of the routine.

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The Great Tomato Glut

Posted on 13 August 2020

If you’ve been growing your own tomatoes and have ended up with more than expected, here are some tasty ways to use them up, care of the new Development Chef at COOK, Laoise.

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Friday 26th June: National Cream Tea Day

Posted on 26 June 2020

One of the most delicious days of the year...

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Printable Menus

Posted on 1 June 2020

With a little imagination you can recreate the magic of a five-star restaurant at home. We’ve created some menu templates for you to download, depending on which restaurant you're ‘visiting’: Classic British, French, Italian, Thai or Indian. Print at home, fill in with your menu du jour and leave the cooking to us... 

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Memories of V.E. Day 1945

Posted on 6 May 2020

With the plans for V.E. Day scuppered by the coronavirus, we didn’t want to the day to pass unnoticed so we asked COOK customers who can remember that day in 1945 to share their memories. We were overwhelmed by the response.

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Jamie’s Vegetable Stock Recipe

Posted on 27 April 2020

A vegetable stock can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be, but the essential base ingredients are onion, garlic, celery, carrots, salt and a bouquet garni (a bundle of herbs tied together – at its most basic, just bay leaves and thyme).

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Kids Colouring Kit

Posted on 25 March 2020

If you need some colouring-in and games for your little monsters, there are some downloads on our website that you can print out at home. They should buy you enough time for a cup of tea, at least!

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The COOK Guide to Casseroles

Posted on 23 March 2020

Jamie is a chef who’s been with COOK for years. What he doesn’t know about batch cooking isn’t worth knowing. Here are his tips for turning what’s knocking around your fridge into delicious family meals. If you’re looking for a veggie recipes, check out the one for our Chickpea Curry.

This is the mother of all casserole recipes and is great with either lamb, beef, chicken legs, pork or even sausages. Makes around six decent portions. Scroll down for more adventurous versions, under ‘Casserole Hacks’.

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Tina's Top Tips

Posted on 12 February 2020

Tina from the People Team at COOK used to work for a matchmaking company, and witnessed first-hand its transition to online dating. Here are her tips to avoid the pitfalls of dating digital and finding love the old-fashioned way… It’s estimated the UK online-dating market is worth £119m, with over 9% of UK adults using sites. Online and mobile dating sites are easily accessible and low cost, some are even free to use. The best thing about them is that anyone can join … which is also the worst thing about them! If trawling through endless profiles isn’t your cup of tea, have a look at these options to meet new people.

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