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Peeling tomatoes

Some recipes call for tomatoes to be peeled. This can be quite fiddly. However, if you drop a tomato in boiling water for around 30 seconds you will find the skin comes away with ease. [more]

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Star anise

Star anise is similar in flavor to anise. It is a star-shaped (hence the name), dark brown pod which contains a seed in each of its segments. The pod is crushed to release its flavor. It is widely … [more]