It preserves all the vitamins and minerals - and makes everything taste pretty good too.
Lots of us have steamers now and Steamer (published by Foulsham, pounds 7.99), right, is a great little book with recipes for cooking everyday foods.
GOOD for the gardeners among us is this trug (pounds 10) from Asda, left.
Packed with lots of smelly goodies to soothe away a day, pampering body and hard-worked hands.
MINI hot water bottle (pounds 5.99) from Woolworths, right. Also available in blue.