Throwing Your Own Come Dine With Me Dinner

Friends Having Dinner

You are all probably very familiar with Channel 4’s hit cooking show: Come Dine With Me, and its hilarious commentary by TV presenter Dave Lamb. You can’t knock it.
 
Over the years the show’s popularity has skyrocketed, and as a result the programme has gone on to inspire many of its viewers to host their own ‘Come Dine With Me’ themed dinner party. (more…)

Cooking class

 

Here at Ovenu, we don’t just focus on domestic ovens in your kitchen at home, if you’ve got a fleet of ovens in a school, say in a food-tech class, or you run your own B&B, we’re here to help.

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Valentine's Day Heart

 

Ah, Valentine’s Day: the time of year when couples publically display their love for each other and bouquets of roses are delivered to the office, inadvertently competing with other bunches of flowers that are also left at reception.

We love our new Valentine’s themed infographic helping us make the decision between heading out or staying in. What are you doing this Valentine’s Day?

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Food Standards Agency Logo

Did you know that every year there is a week dedicated to raising awareness of Food Safety? This year, the national event takes place between 16-22 June.

The aim, according to the Food Standards Agency, is to help protect consumers against food poisoning.

For 2014, there is a particular focus on alerting you of a bug called ‘campylobacter’ – this may sound like a made up word, but it translates to ‘twisted bacteria’ and is the most common type of food poisoning in the whole of the UK. It is mostly linked to raw poultry, with over 50% of raw chicken containing the microbes (Food Safety News).

The message is simple – never wash your chicken, and always cook it fully!

To help you avoid any form of food poisoning, we’ve put together some of the most interesting (and occasionally shocking) statistics and facts linked to safety in the kitchen, as well as some top tips on how to avoid becoming ill. (more…)

Woman Cooking

Have you been frantically searching all over for a bit of new inspiration to spice things up in the kitchen?

Between busy work schedules, raising children and having a meaningful social life, it can be extremely tempting and easy to opt for a quick fix when it comes to dining; but it can’t be stressed enough just how important a proper home-cooked meal is when leading a healthy lifestyle.

It’s time to ditch your weekly selection of bland, frozen, microwaveable and processed meals you have gotten so used to. Whether you’re a culinary genius or not, turn things up a notch with hundreds of tantalising recipes from five of the best cookery blogs listed below. (more…)

Lamb Leg Roast

Have you got guests coming for dinner this Easter? Looking for something with a little more inspiration than your typical Sunday roast?

Fret not, we’ve got you covered.

Celebrate the season in good fashion with this delicious three course meal including carrot soup and traditional lamb roast with potatoes, followed by a glorious rhubarb crumble to round things off.

So preheat the oven, set the table and serve up this fantastic recipe for all the family. (more…)

Woman Putting Plate Into Microwave

A quick fix in the office or at home; if you have an exceptionally busy lifestyle then the microwave is a fantastic, timesaving option to prepare your meals.

But, spend 10 minutes searching around on the internet and you’ll soon discover a long chain of danger theories pertaining to the many ‘dangers’ and safety of the microwave oven.

Here at Ovenu, we have taken it upon ourselves to put seven of these popular myths to bed once and for all. (more…)

Traditional Irish Soda Bread

Whether you’re a native to the land or not, there’s no denying the irresistibility of a good old home cooked Irish meal.

On the 17th March everyone gets involved in St. Patrick’s Day, so to celebrate, why not broaden your horizons and get a true taste of Ireland with four of these fantastic traditional recipes? (more…)

A Freshly Baked Pie

Ah the pie; a true staple of classic British cuisine in all its glory. And what better way to celebrate this succulent dish than dedicating an entire week to cooking, eating and promoting the best pies around with British Pie Week?

Starting back in 2007, the festivities begin on the first Monday of March and last for a full 7 days. If you fancy cooking up something a little different at home over the next few days, there’s no better time to get involved than 2014’s British Pie Week.

Here at Ovenu we do love a good pie, that’s why we thought we’d share four of our most favourite and delicious recipes to whip up this year. There’s a little something in here that’s sure to tickle almost everyone’s fancy.
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Couple Cooking While On The Computer

Are you looking for a bit of inspiration to kick things up in the kitchen?

Then cut out the frozen meals and start cooking like a Michelin star chef with these free and easy to use channels on YouTube. Learn recipes in an instant, no matter your situation or skill level: if you’re a student on a tight budget, a busy professional, vegan or vegetarian then chances are, YouTube has it all.

So without further ado, here is our selection of the top 5 channels to follow on YouTube this year, in no particular order.

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