The Freedup Guide To Becoming A Chef

Many people think that they “can’t” cook. They think that trying to make anything more complicated than a sandwich or an Instant Pot Noodle will end in failure. However, there are many easy ways to make delicious and healthy meals. In this article, you’ll learn how to cook food that you’ll be proud to eat, as well as being fast!

Make friends with the staff in your nearby pub or pubs. Be sure to praise their food and give good reviews on travel sites. Ask their cook if you can buy meals from them, for putting in your fridge or freezer. Then you will always have something nutritious to eat.

Ensure that you properly maintain your cooking utensils on a regular basis. A chef’s knife, for example, is of no use to you when blunt so ensure that these are sharpened on a regular basis. Show it to your friends and ask their opinion on the best way to use chef knives. Many will be glad to give a demonstration using your vegetables. Save these veg in the fridge or freezer, ready to use.

Make sure that if you are planning a party with friends and family, to have each course planned out in advance. You should have an appetizer course, salad course, main dish and dessert. Then give a named dish or dishes to each person attending. They will be glad to share the burden of preparing for a party. Leave the job of purchasing a cheeseboard for yourself.

If you want to add a unique touch to your dinner, use fruit as a side dish. Fruit will help to flush down any pieces of meat that you just ate and will serve to re-energize your body after consuming a lot of calories. Add oranges, pears and apples to your dinner to optimize your experience.

If you want to serve baked goods, check out your local stores and bakeries a few weeks beforehand to see what they offer. Once you have made your choice, put each item into a baking case and store the items in an old biscuit or cookie tin, to give the right home-made appearance.

If you are planning a barbecue, invite more men than women and supply plenty of meat, sausages and bread rolls. There is always at least one man in any party who loves to BBQ, even if he doesn’t normally know one end of a kitchen stove from another! He or they will keep everyone supplied!

Always supply plenty of wine. Once your guests have drunk enough, they won’t remember what you cooked or didn’t anyway!

Cooking isn’t as hard as it may seem. If you take the time to learn how to cook the Freedup way, making great meals can be easy. Before you plan your next meal, take a look at the advice offered in this article. You may wind up discovering that you’re ready to cook things you never thought you’d be able to handle.

Wisdom Before The New Year

As we are coming up to the New Year, I thought of funny topics to write about and want to share with you some pieces of wisdom that I feel may help you, in your journey along this rocky road laughingly called “life”. As far as I can tell, life is what you make it and what you make of it. In my case,

perfection has almost been achieved. I say “almost” because to say that I am perfect would be rather bold and would imply that I have nothing left to learn. Nothing could be further from the truth! I am constantly learning (for example, Spanish at the moment) and would never be so presumptuous as to think that I know everything (although some might accuse me of being a “know-it-all”, but I put that down to jealousy, pure and simple).

But that is by the way; here is what I have learned this week, which I hope will be of some use in your own miserable and worthless existences (and please do not think that I insult you by referring to your lives in such words; I use them only in a sense relative to the almost blissful state in which I exist). (Again, note the use of the word “almost”, showing my true humility.)


If you decide to go on a diet for the New Year (or, as I prefer to say, starving yourself to death), you would be wise to buy a packet of six corned beef slices from your local supermarket rather than a packet of three, since there are fewer calories in each slice in the six-pack – in fact, 10 fewer calories per slice, saving you 60 calories in all! This difference in calories I regard as one of the great unsolved mysteries of the world.

National Parks

If you visit a National Park with extensive grounds where the entrance is some distance from the car park, try to follow someone of “mature years” to the initial information point where she will ask if it is possible to have a lift on the electric buggy to the entrance. With luck (of which I have an inordinate amount), she will turn around and ask if you would also like a lift! I admit I may have been looking a little fragile (a practised look) and I may (just may) have exaggerated the limp slightly – so you accept (reluctantly, of course) and drag your younger friend along with you. At first your friend may be a little unhappy at being driven on what is, essentially, an oversized mobility scooter, but soon starts enjoying himself when we use the royal wave as we zoom past the hordes making their way to the entrance on foot. Indeed, he enjoyed himself so much that it was he who insisted on ordering the buggy for the return journey after we had spent an exhausting hour eating parsnip and apple soup and perusing the items for sale in the shop.

No calories were harmed in this activity.

Turkey Remains A Top Holiday Hotspot

Advice For FreedUp Travellers There

Turkey is a top holiday hotspot, according to tourism reports. It has a rich historical and cultural background and unspoilt beaches. It is sunny for over 6 months of the year. And in winter, there are always the ski resorts to go to.

So, what advice can I offer you if you are going to Turkey?

Do not assume that Turkey will be hot and sunny. We are told this (see above) but this is simply to lull you into a false sense of security so that you only equip yourself with light clothing, a pair of sandals and no raincoat. When the downpour starts, as it does most days you will have no protection.

Travel in Turkey’s capital is easy, if you have nerves of finest steel. The taxi drivers have only two speeds 100 mph and BRAKE! And there are unlikely to be seat belts that you can use. The best you can do is cling to the handle above the window.

Learn a little Turkish. You won’t need much. A little goes a long way. I tried “Thank you very much”  “Teşekkűr ederim”, pronounced  ‘teshkweredereem’ or something similar. It made people smile when I used it (in fact, the cleaner nearly collapsed laughing when I first tried it), although I am a little concerned that I may be putting the emphasis in the wrong place and I am actually telling people, “I am leaving you all my money when I die”.

Maybe that will do for a first lesson.