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

Top Tips For De-cluttering Your Kitchen

We all know that cooking can be therapeutic and leisurely, but it can be more stressful by cluttered and disorganised kitchen. Through a few simple tips such as clearing out your cupboards and storing away seasonal kitchenware, you can reduce the amount of time you spend cleaning and spend more time perfecting your favourite dishes. … Read more

Four Knives Every Kitchen Knife Set Should Have

When you’re preparing food in the kitchen, a knife set is important to have because there are different types of knives which have their own special purpose. In fact, there are four knives in particular which every kitchen knife set should have in it. These knives include the chef’s knife, paring knife, bread knife, and … Read more