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Spicy Potato Wedges Recipe

What you need                                                                                                                                                  

  1. Potatoes (as much as you need)
  2. 2 tbsp Olive oil
  3. Sea salt
  4. 1 tsp  Cayenne chilli pepper sprinkled
  5. Freshly ground black pepper
  6. Mixed herbs


Heat the oven to 200°C (175° fan) 400°F, gas mark 6.

Wash and dry the potatoes, but do not peel them. Cut the potatoes into wedges and put them in a big bowl.  Put the olive oil in and then add the other ingredients in to the bowl, and mix till the potatoes are covered, and tip the wedges unto a baking tray.

Cook for 30-40 minutes till golden brown and cooked all the way through.

Dog Breeding

Dog Breeders are people who’s work is breeding dogs.  They buy dogs, the dogs have pups, they sell the puppies, the dogs have more puppies, and the dog breeder’s cycle starts again.  Dog breeders can make a lot of money and they can breed any type of dog.  When two different types of dogs mate they can create an entirely different breed of dog, like a Cockapoo or a Labradoodle.

Dogs That Help Us

Guide dogs

Guide dogs, or seeing-eye dogs, are very useful to humans.  Blind men and women sometimes use dogs, which help show them the way to go, by stopping and turning, the dog pulls on the lead.  Dogs cannot see red, orange, or green so guide dogs learn to watch traffic lights and “read” them by their brightness and position rather than by colour.

Police dogs

Dogs that work with the police are trained to frighten and capture criminals, as well as controlling crowds, or finding lost people.  German Shepherds are popular because they are strong, intelligent and have an excellent sense of smell.

Mountain dogs

For hundreds of years Saint Bernard rescue dogs have searched through the alps for people who needed their help.  Stranded by the bad weather and avalanches, many climbers and walkers owe their lives to these noble dogs, who braved the mountains to save them.  All Saint Bernard rescue dogs are now retired from work.  Rescues in difficult conditions are now carried out by  helicopter  patrols with heat-seeking equipment.

Sheep dogs

Collies are often used as sheep dogs and they are able to follow instructions, to help herd an entire flock of sheep into a pen.  They crouch down and fix their gaze on the sheep, and herd the sheep without needing to bark or nip.

Guard dogs 

German shepherds are good guard dogs, being fierce, alert and intelligent.  Also some mongrels are good guard dogs as well.