A Re-education in Oats with Nairn’s

Nairn's Oatcakes

I used to think that oatcakes were a dry, dusty, bland, biscuit-esque disappointment. An oral punishment that sapped moisture from your tongue and left behind a claggy, crusty detritus. For a long time I did my best to avoid them. I only came into regular contact once I started working…

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A quick supper with quinoa

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean - Year of Quinoa

The box of quinoa proudly announces that the United Nations has declared 2013 the Year of Quinoa (pronounced keen wah).  This is intriguing, why would this grain be elevated to this status? Before cooking with it, I thought I’d find out more. It’s an adaptable crop even in places where…

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