Smashing lettuce: a great trick to remove the Iceberg lettuce core. Hold it firmly with the stem side down. Smash the stem firmly on to the worktop and you should just be able to remove all the core intact. It feels and sounds pretty brutal first time but really works.
He was absolutely right about the first: fresh and zingy chicken that is perfect for hot summer days. So simple that there’s nothing to go wrong and so delicious that you’ll want more!
But he was hugely disappointed with the gluten-free almond and coconut flour bread –chewing reduced it to a paste that went straight in to the bin. If I try it again, I might add some xanthium gum and yeast, herbs, nuts, seeds or anything to improve the taste and texture. Not one of our best experiments but worth a try if you are desperate!
Penny Melville-Brown OBE
Disability Dynamics ltd www.disabilitydynamics.co.uk
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