How to Organise the Perfect Birthday Party

Organising the perfect birthday party can be difficult, and the host or hostess often feels the party pressure in advance of the big day. Regardless of whom you are throwing a shindig for, the key is to remember not to panic and to carefully plan what you want for the perfect birthday party. After all, … Read more

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Honey

Honey has been used for thousands of years as a health benefactor. With practical uses that extend far beyond just a natural food sweetener, honey has properties that impact both inside and outside the body. This sticky, sweet substance is nature’s resource to help the body grow healthier. Nature’s sweetener, raw, organic honey tenders the … Read more

Creating your own ‘Masterchef’ kitchen

A kitchen should be a place of culinary inspiration, whether its occupant is a professional chef or a talented amateur or home cook. The best way to emulate a professional chef is to work like a pro, which means planning, right down to how a kitchen is furnished and organised. Getting the plan right For … Read more

My Favourite Kitchen Apps

We live in a very technologically advanced age so it seems fitting that I tell you about some of my favourite smartphone and tablet apps.  As well as recipes from some of the nation’s best loved chefs there is also a cheeky little app for those days when you don’t want to stay in cook … Read more


Hi there, welcome to my blog burningsalad.  Before I explain what the blog is about and why I gave it such a strange name, let me tell you a little about myself. My name is Nancy McCall; I am in my late twenties and work in an office in Manchester.  I love socialising with friends … Read more

The Amazing Health Benefits of Oranges

We all love to snack on delicious, juicy oranges! However, did you know that Vitamin C rich oranges not only help in boosting immunity but also works as a great mood lifter? So, the more oranges you binge on, the happier you are likely to be! Besides, oranges do provide a host of other health … Read more

My Top Ten Tips For Throwing A Great Dinner Party

As my skills in the kitchen have improved I have held some dinner parties, most of which were far more successful than that infamous Christmas dinner.  Although it can be quite daunting, there are some tips that I always when throwing a dinner party that have proved very helpful to me. Forget All The Formalities … Read more

Essential Ingredients For Spanish Cuisine

There are some ingredients that you can’t make authentic tasting food from a particular region without.  In this post I delve into Spanish cooking and share with you 5 very important ingredients that you should stock up on if you are planning on experimenting with Spanish cooking.  Spanish cooking relies on a lot of tomatoes, … Read more