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  • 19 Jul 2024

    Celebrate Tequila Day and the New Moon with the Suavest Sip

    SUAVE Tequila. As Tequila Day approaches, prepare for 24 July by making sure you have a bottle of luxurious, sustainable SUAVE Tequila to elevate your night. Renowned not only for its exquisite taste and ultra-premium quality, but this brand is also environmentally sustainable. In fact, it’s one of only three tequila brands in the world...

  • 18 Jul 2024

    Green Pea Guacamole

    From Whole Foods Market   Serves 12 Here’s some game day strategy for you! Add nutrient variety and subtract cost by substituting peas for some of the avocado. Green Pea Guacamole tastes great, and just like traditional guacamole, you can keep it on the healthy side by serving this smooth and tangy dip with fresh,...

  • 17 Jul 2024

    Salud! National Tequila Day with El Mayor

    Celebrate Mexico’s most famous export on 24th July. One of the most popular social reels doing the rounds currently is Gary Brecka, The Ultimate Human Podcast host, explaining how tequila is the best form of alcohol to drink, should you be in the mood for a tipple – and with Eva Longoria liking it, we’re...

  • 16 Jul 2024

    Exploding Tomatoes and Other Stories

    The Food and Flavours of Southern Italy. We have watched Sophie Grigson, excited by her move from the UK to Puglia in Italy. Now that celebrated food writer is off on another adventure, and it’s a drive along the coastal ‘instep’ of southern Italy in her trusty purple car. In Exploding Tomatoes and Other Stories:...

  • 12 Jul 2024

    Never-Ending Cocktail Brunch

    90 minutes of bottomless XL Tiki cocktails. Just off the Piazza of Covent Garden we find Henrietta Street. No.3 is a destination townhouse offering a selection of dining and drinking delights – and El Ta’koy with their Never-Ending Cocktail Brunch is well worth visiting. Chef Luis Pous’ inspiration for El Ta’koy started when he was...

  • 11 Jul 2024

    Munchy Seeds to Shake

    Table-Top Crunch with NEED SEEDS. Munchy Seeds has been around for more than a quarter of a century and are located in the beautiful county of Suffolk, on the coast at Aldeburgh. They have just added NEED SEEDS Shaker Packs to their delicious range. Munchy Seeds source British-grown seeds where possible. Those that are only...

  • 10 Jul 2024

    Carnivor Zinfandel 2022

    Red Wine from California. If you are looking for a good classic wine to enjoy along with your roast meats, then Carnivor Zinfandel would be a good reliable choice. The clue is in the name! The Zinfandel grape is also known as Primitivo. It has a black skin and produces luscious dark wines. It came...

  • 09 Jul 2024

    Ole & Steen Launch a New Delicious Flavour to Their Iconic Cinnamon Social

    Introducing the Most Indulgent New Maple and Pecan Social. Authentic Danish bakers Ole & Steen have created a delicious new limited-edition Maple and Pecan Social. Ole & Steen is ‘the home of the social’ in the UK with their freshly baked Cinnamon Social, consistently their best-selling menu item. Founded in Denmark in 1991 they are...

  • 09 Jul 2024

    Maple Products from Canada

    Naturally sweet. So, let me nail my colours to the mast …or in this case hang my accolade from a tree! I am an unapologetic fan of Canadian Maple products. Having lived in Montreal, Québec, I grew to love the flavour of maple syrup and appreciated the passion of the producers. Each year in spring...

  • 08 Jul 2024

    Floozie Stuffed Cookies

    Shake Your Way. It’s summer at last and we want to enjoy the sights and sounds of Covent Garden. Floozie Cookies Make-A-Shake dessert has launched at their Covent Garden vegan café, and it’s the perfect pitstop for those looking for a sweet treat in a wonderful location. The permutations of Make-a-Shakes are endless. This concept...

  • 05 Jul 2024

    Dark Horse

    A Smooth Ride. You are planning a Sunday lunch for a crowd. Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon could be your wine of choice. California wines account for almost 90% of all wines produced in the US. It has some of the best-regarded vineyards and producers and is best known for its celebrated Cabernets. Dark Horse is...

  • 04 Jul 2024

    Aluna Tropica

    Rum with Asian Flavour. Any rum aficionado would enjoy a taste of Aluna Tropica. It’s deliciously characterful with flavours which will waft the sipper to white sandy beaches, blue skies and hot weather. We may not be able to afford a flight to a sun-drenched island, but we can all enjoy a taste of those...

  • 03 Jul 2024

    Noci Richmond

    Fresh Pasta and Sicilian Flair. Noci is located on the river side of Richmond Hill. It’s just a short walk from the picturesque Thames where one can enjoy a pre- or post-lunch or dinner stroll. A lovely setting for this polished pasta restaurant. The space is attractive, contemporary and airy. The split levels allow for...

  • 02 Jul 2024

    Ocean Basket Kingston Upon Thames

    Seafood with a River View. Don’t we all love them? Those little tavernas with the sound of lapping waves and plates of freshly cooked seafood. Greece is too far to go just for dinner, but one can enjoy a similar experience in Ocean Basket restaurants around the world and now in Kingston Upon Thames. OK,...

  • 28 Jun 2024

    French Cheese for the Perfect Board

    Texture and Taste. What a joy! Warmer weather and the opportunity for some al fresco dining. One might go on a picnic or stay at home and eat in the garden. Either way a cheeseboard is the perfect choice and a versatile crowd pleaser. I have been enjoying several French cheeses from CNIEL. Its main...

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