Archive For The “Food and Drink” Category

Lee Kum Kee and Smokin’ Lotus Noodles and Pork

Lee Kum Kee and Smokin’ Lotus Noodles and Pork

Lee Kum Kee is collaborating with Rosie Chik of Smokin’ Lotus, a street food company, that has a regular slot at Kerb in London (King’s Cross and West India Quay) – she has created some recipes ideal for al fresco eating and barbecues. Here are two of them with more to follow. Rosie was born…

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Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade

Jack Daniel’s Lynchburg Lemonade

Jack Daniel’s Black Label Tennessee Whiskey remains the flagship product of Brown-Forman Corporation, one of the foremost international drinks companies. Jack Daniel’s has a range of high-end whiskeys in their portfolio. Old No. 7, also known as Black Label, is the original Jack Daniel’s and is now available as part of a cocktail, in convenient…

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Lee Kum Kee and Smokin’ Lotus Lamb and Salmon

Lee Kum Kee and Smokin’ Lotus Lamb and Salmon

Lee Kum Kee is collaborating with Rosie Chik of Smokin’ Lotus, a street food company, that has a regular slot at Kerb in London (King’s Cross and West India Quay) – she has created some recipes ideal for al fresco eating and barbecues. Here are two of them with more to follow. Rosie was born…

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Copperpot Fudge – creamy and rich

Copperpot Fudge – creamy and rich

Fudge has long been a favourite sweet indulgence, and at any time of year. It’s creamy and rich and somehow takes one back to an English childhood when summers were long (just like this one) and one dreamt of a few days on the beach or rambling through green fields. Yes, Copperpot fudge does it…

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Pink Grapefruit Gin by Pickering

Pink Grapefruit Gin by Pickering

This is a summer winner. Pickering’s Pink Grapefruit and Lemongrass Gin Liqueur is complex and surprisingly refreshing for a drink that describes itself as a liqueur. Gin is trending at the moment. That can be a good thing as it exposes lovers of that spirit to a greater range of styles … but there are…

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Maraschino Luxardo

Maraschino Luxardo

  We all, I am sure, remember our Nan’s cherry brandy on the sideboard at Christmas; and then there is the cherry alcohol one uses for fondue. They are very much part of the ‘spirit’ family of drinks. Then there is Maraschino Luxardo, which is a sweet liqueur, and an indispensable bottle behind any bar…

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Tokyo Direct Ginza Curry and Noodles

Tokyo Direct Ginza Curry and Noodles

Tokyo Direct is an online company and new to me. They specialise in Japanese food, drink, kitchen goods, stationery and bathroom items. Japanese food is more popular than ever so I was delighted to try some of their stock. Your curry or noodles and I guess other foods will arrive in its original Japanese packaging….

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Lee Kum Kee and Smokin Lotus Rib and Tofu

Lee Kum Kee and Smokin Lotus Rib and Tofu

Lee Kum Kee is collaborating with Rosie Chik of Smokin’ Lotus, a street food company, that has a regular slot at Kerb in London (King’s Cross and West India Quay) – she has created some recipes ideal for al fresco eating and barbecues. Here are two of them with more to follow. Rosie was born…

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Lily O’Brien’s Collections for End-of-Term Thank You’s

Lily O’Brien’s Collections for End-of-Term Thank You’s

It will soon be the end of the school summer term for kids across the UK. What better gift than some superb chocolates for that hard-working teacher? My favourites are Lily O’Brien’s Collections. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to chocolate. There are bars and buttons for kids and superb chocolatey works of…

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Co-op Irresistible Australian Chardonnay 2017

Co-op Irresistible Australian Chardonnay 2017

I have now tried a couple of Co-op wines – a red and now this white Chardonnay. They are blessed with the common denominator of great quality for the price. I could have my wine-tasting head turned away from my traditional wine merchant and towards this supermarket! Made by widely respected wine makers Larry Cherubino…

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Gosh! – Veggies with Imagination – product review

Gosh! – Veggies with Imagination – product review

No, dear reader, I am not a vegetarian, I am just a lover of delicious meals and that doesn’t always have to include meat – but it must have plenty of flavour. Gosh! products do. The ingredients and seasonings are well-chosen and present imaginative combinations. Gosh! is a company that specialises in vegetarian foods. They…

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Smart Sizzors Multi-purpose Scissors

Smart Sizzors Multi-purpose Scissors

These are sturdy scissors and perfect for all those projects around the house that might need good blades and a bit of strength. But they are particularly useful in the kitchen where they offer a safe alternative to a sharp and heavy-duty knife.  Smart Sizzors can also be used by youngsters who are showing a…

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Co-op 2016 Valle del Bio Bio Malbec from Chile – review

Co-op 2016 Valle del Bio Bio Malbec from Chile – review

Malbec is a characterful red wine and is becoming more popular with restaurant goers and home sippers alike. This comes from the Bío Bío Valley in the southern part of Chile. The climate is cool and similar to that found in the Mediterranean. The soil is poor and clay-based and low in fertility, so ideal…

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Willow and Stone White Wine from Kingsland – product review

Willow and Stone White Wine from Kingsland – product review

Here is another light wine from Kingsland. Willow and Stone White Wine is bound to have popular appeal with those who are not normally wine drinkers. It offers value for money (under £4.00) and versatility for summer quaffing. Willow and Stone British wines are crafted with a young audience in mind. This is a fruity…

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Sarah’s Wonderful Honey, Enhanced – product review

Sarah’s Wonderful Honey, Enhanced – product review

Honey maker Mileeven was set up by Sarah Gough’s mother, Eilis, in 1988. It all started out as a beekeeper’s hobby. Then Sarah joined in 2007 and so ‘Sarah’s Wonderful Honey’ brand was launched. Pure honey is healthy and delicious just as it is, but Sarah’s Wonderful Honey offers a range of flavoured honeys that…

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Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé from Kingsland – drinks review

Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé from Kingsland – drinks review

Willow & Stone Sparkling Rosé British wine is selling at £4.99 and has 8.5% alcohol, so a light-in-every-way alternative to more robust traditional wines. It has a blush peach colour in the glass and is an unchallenging beverage that would be perfect for summer picnics. Reminds me of a Victoria sponge Kingsland’s research showed a…

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1070 Chrayme Salmon Box and Israeli Salad for dinner – review

1070 Chrayme Salmon Box and Israeli Salad for dinner – review

1070 Kitchen is a polished company specialising in providing delicious kosher foods to Selfridges, to events, to meetings and to me. You don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy their dishes, but you must have an appreciation of fine foods and fresh ingredients. Each dish comes sealed with a kosher certificate, clearly labelled with serving…

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1070 Chicken Goujons and Coleslaw – product review

1070 Chicken Goujons and Coleslaw – product review

No, dear reader, that isn’t the number of chicken pieces in a box, even though the serving is generous! 1070 is the name of a company that supplies delicious kosher food to Selfridges and for home delivery. They also cater events, meetings and gatherings of every kind. Learn about some of their other foods here….

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Live to Sparkle from Kingsland Wines – review

Live to Sparkle from Kingsland Wines – review

Ideal for party quaffing This is a real party-time drink. It’s ideal for a group, and any glass of fizz with a pink blush is bound to have a lot of frilly stage-presence. Live to Sparkle is a fun bottle complete with high-heels. Live to Sparkle is light with pleasant fruit on the palate; strawberry…

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1070 Celebrating Jewish Soup & Sandwiches

1070 Celebrating Jewish Soup & Sandwiches

So, what is 1070? A house number? A phone number? No, it’s actually a date. Jews first arrived in Britain in 1070 at the invitation of William the Conqueror, although the welcome mat was only out for a couple of hundred years. An Edict of Expulsion was a royal decree issued by King Edward I…

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