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Win a Copy of Insects, An Edible Field Guide by Stefan Gates

Foodie PR firms have been insisting for a few years now that eating insects is seconds away from being the hottest new trend. I breathe a sigh of relief as it gets to the end of each year and I’ve not been required to eat ants on a stick so as not to seem unadventurous. However, I know that day will come. Slowly (very slowly) but surely, the eating of bugs is creeping into UK consciousness, and before long it won’t sound so out of the ordinary at all. This book (published by Ebury, RRP Β£9.99) is a lovely little taste of what’s to come. I read it with great interest – and, I have to admit, some disgust – as Stefan Gates reassured me that eating insects is something most of us do already without realising and that really, they’re quite tasty if you prepare them the right way. I definitely recommend this read to children (the yuck factor is too high to pass up) and culinary adventurers alike. Win a copy by clicking …

Vintage Minis – A Giveaway

In order to be good human beings, we must actively seek to learn about the experiences of others. Listen to them, understand them, empathise with them, take them in and have them in the back of our heads when we interact with the rest of the world. I’ve become obsessed with this concept in the past couple of years, because I think it’s really important. There are lots of ways to do this, the easiest being just having conversations with as many people as possible, exploring different points of view when you disagree with someone instead of dismissing them. My favourite regular doses of empathy lessons come from the Beautiful Anonymous and This American Life podcasts – real stories, unfiltered, from real people with something interesting to say that I usually haven’t heard before. Why am I banging on about this philosophy, you ask? Well, because the Vintage Minis series from Vintage Books – the first twenty books of which have been released this month – has given me the perfect opportunity to do so. …

Lemon + Garlic Baby Potatoes on Cate in the Kitchen

Lemon + Garlic Baby Potatoes (plus an infused oil giveaway)

Rapeseed oil is something I haven’t given enough attention to – both on this blog and in my actual life. So when the opportunity arose to get together with Borderfields and get the stuff right up in my grill (and yours), I totes grabbed it.Β  The main reason I really want to explore rapeseed oil more in my cooking is the fact that it’s produced here in the UK. I like the fact that there’s a 0.001% chance that I’ve walked through the field that produced the oil I use to cook my dinner, you know? image: nekonomania Many feel that rapeseed oil is a healthier choice to olive oil. I’m reluctantΒ to jump on that train because the endless research papers and opinion pieces on the health benefits of and comparisons between each of them just make my brain hurt. For me, it’s something I want to start using alongside my beloved olive oil in the kitchen. The most exciting thing for me about the Borderfields range is their infused oils. They’ve got an awesome …