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  • 19 Jan 2021

    Reflections at the British Museum

    Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa February – August 2021 in Room 90 Featuring around 100 works on paper, the majority of which have been collected by the British Museum during the past decade, this exhibition presents artists from across the Middle East and North Africa who reflect on their own...

  • 18 Jan 2021

    Frosted Sherry and Spice

    From Morrisons Frosted Sherry and Spice is a cooling  cocktail with a cinnamon twist. Ingredients 50ml Harveys Bristol Cream 50ml pressed apple juice a dash of ginger ale 1 cinnamon stick Method Pour the sherry into a highball glass filled with crushed ice. Add the apple juice and top with ginger ale. Stir with the...

  • 15 Jan 2021

    Caramel Toffee Apples

    From Sainsbury’s Toffee Apples are a childhood favourite that’s a must-eat-treat at Halloween. Use a crunchy British-grown apple like a Braeburn or Falstaff. Serves: Makes 10 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Cooking time: 10 Minutes Cooling Time: 15   Ingredients 10 lolly sticks 10 British Braeburn apples, scrubbed to remove wax residue, and stalks removed 500g...

  • 11 Jan 2021

    Zeeland, land of salt and sweet!

    The Netherlands has so much to offer. Many of us think we know about this small but perfectly formed country. Well, we had that weekend away in Amsterdam, didn’t we? Yes, that city has a multitude of exciting facets, but travel outside and discover the real Netherlands – it’s a compact nation so it won’t...

  • 11 Jan 2021

    Cardamom and Honey cocktail

    Cardamom and Honey cocktail takes a little time to prepare but it is worth it. It is exotic with great balance from the homey and lemon. The egg white is an important element but the ingredients must be well shaken to give that rich texture.   Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces vodka 1/2 ounce simple syrup (see below)...

  • 08 Jan 2021

    Caramelised toffee walnut tarts with clotted cream

    From Delia Smith   These lovely toffee walnut tarts provide an elegant dish to end a meal. Tartlet cases are fiddly and time-consuming to make yourself so why not cheat with good-quality bought ones, available from most supermarkets.   Serves 4 Ingredients 4 M&S all-butter tartlet cases 110g walnut halves (or pieces) 4 rounded tbsp...

  • 04 Jan 2021

    Cream and Tea cocktail

    Nothing could be better than an afternoon sipping tea, or even better, a Cream Sherry and Tea cocktail.  It couldn’t be easier to make with only two ingredients. Chill the sherry before using for maximum chill! Cream & Tea Pour 60ml of Cream Sherry and 140ml of ice tea into a tumbler with ice Garnish...

  • 31 Dec 2020

    Brockmans – The Brockmans 75

    Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin And on the twelfth day… The Brockmans 75 50ml Brockmans Gin 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice 15ml Sugar syrup Sparkling wine Twist of lemon zest to garnish Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Brockmans Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup and shake. Strain into...

  • 30 Dec 2020

    The Seafood Shack

    The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool The Seafood Shack is the title of this superb cookbook, and it’s also the name of a catering van which must be quite a considerable cut above the average. Kirsty and Fenella opened the Shack in May 2016 with a plan to provide Ullapool with local seafood...

  • 28 Dec 2020

    Brockmans Gin and Ginger

    Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Gin and Ginger 50ml Brockmans Gin Premium ginger ale A slither of stem ginger Blueberries Fill your chilled glass with large ice cubes. The larger the better so they don’t melt as fast and water down your drink. Pour over the gin. Add chilled premium ginger ale...

  • 21 Dec 2020

    Brockmans Cosmopolitan

    Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Cosmopolitan 35ml Brockmans Gin 15ml Cointreau 15ml Fresh lime juice 30ml Cranberry juice Lime Add the gin, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice and a handful of ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled stemmed glass and serve with a lime twist WHERE TO...

  • 17 Dec 2020

    Gouda – a cheese for all seasons – travel review

    We have many cheese choices in specialist shops and even our local supermarket. Gouda can easily be overlooked. It seems to have been with us forever and we don’t even notice it anymore. The first mention of this cheese dates from 1184, making it one of the oldest recorded cheeses in the world still being...

  • 16 Dec 2020

    Romulo is a Winner!

    Winner – Mostly Food & Travel Journal’s Best Restaurant Delivery (London) 2020 Romulo Café   Well, what a year! We will all be glad to see the back of 2020. But there have been some bright notes, some delicious distractions. Romulo Café London delivered food that was good enough to make a couple of celebrations...

  • 15 Dec 2020

    The Food Obsessions – Beauty in the Kitchen

    The Food Obsessions is a classy brand which offers chef-quality kitchen goods combining practicality along with beauty. It’s been a frustrating year for us all and food-lovers have also felt the pain. We have missed our loved ones but many of us have also existed on food delivery. The delivery vans have been doing a...

  • 14 Dec 2020

    Wedgwood: Sending a Meal and a Masterclass

    Mostly Food & Travel Journal WINNER UK-Wide ‘Finish at Home Delivery’ Wedgwood Restaurant Edinburgh Restaurant dinner at home It will not be an ordinary Christmas this year, but we can still make it special even if it’s only for a couple of us together at home. Wedgwood is a well-respected restaurant in Edinburgh, but they...

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