Reviews are sponsored; the articles are unbiased, the opinions my own.

  • 21 Apr 2021

    Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouche

    World of Zing is new to me, but they will be on many a lip this summer. They are the pioneers of craft bottled cocktails, and are bound to be invited to al fresco get-togethers this year. They have launched their Cocktail Party Pouches just in time to enjoy this summer, with its longed-for freedoms....

  • 20 Apr 2021

    Burpee – Courgettes … Sow Now, Scones Later

    The Burpee Seeds Europe team know a ‘Sure Thing’ when they breed it!  This green, tasty,  nutrient-packed joystick of a veggie can be ready to harvest just 48 days from sowing!  So sow now and scoff later when you enjoy some beautiful scones with a cuppa in the garden this summer! Courgette ‘Sure Thing’ This...

  • 19 Apr 2021

    Brockmans Gin and Tea

    Time for Tea & Gin – an alternative to G&T G&T is wonderful; but tea with gin can be a delicious new alternative. For the past few years, tea has been experiencing a renaissance (Source: National Tea Day*). And as we ease out of lockdown, where the comfort of tea has been valued even more,...

  • 16 Apr 2021

    Pinestone tea in recipes

    Pinestone tea – a light alternative Tea drinking culture in China is not only a key part of people’s social and leisure time but also an important aspect of any mealtime. You may be surprised to know that different teas are best drunk with specific foods, just like fine wines. Rich and satisfying Chun Mee...

  • 14 Apr 2021

    Squeaky Bean – healthy and delicious

    No-guilt and tasty meatless meals It’s been a year of shock and re-evaluation. The last twelve months were full of tragedy and loss, but there have been positives and they will endure, even when lockdowns are thing of the past. We spend more time in the kitchen and we pay attention to what we eat....

  • 12 Apr 2021

    Coffee Holy Grass Vodka

    Love coffee? Love vodka? Here’s a marriage made in heaven… For those who love coffee with a kick, Coffee Holy Grass Vodka is a drink of splendour. Delicious alone, it also lends itself to contemporary cocktails that are darkly elegant, smooth, and enticing. Made by the sustainable, family owned Dunnet Bay Distillers, this vodka is...

  • 09 Apr 2021

    Vadasz at Sainsbury: adding zest and character

    New range of fermented super condiments launches in Sainsbury’s Vadasz pickles and ferments offer shoppers authentic flavour which add colour to any meal Sainsbury’s has launched a range of two new ferments in 407 superstores as part of its Future Brands programme. Made by Vadasz, the super condiments brand, the range includes Raw Kimchi and...

  • 07 Apr 2021

    Plateaway – your own restaurant

    Food has been a focus for many of us over this last strange year. We have deliveries from our favourite supermarket but Oh, how we have missed restaurant-quality food. The sound one might hear in the background is that of Plateaway cantering to the rescue. Plateaway is a company offering a unique and broad-based service...

  • 06 Apr 2021

    Feel Good Drink – spring into summer

    Sustainable and purpose-led ethos Feel Good Drinks is a brand-new range of 100% natural, great tasting canned drinks which are perfect for al fresco meetings with friends. These are fruit-flavoured sparkling waters made with a sustainable and purpose-led ethos. These fruity sparkling waters are light and refreshing and come in Peach and Passionfruit, Rhubarb and...

  • 05 Apr 2021

    Brockmans One Two Three

    Brockmans is a complex gin containing an intriguing mixture of 11 botanicals makes simple cocktails taste, well, complex. Here, we show how using a flavourful spirit like Brockmans Gin can make three memorable serves using just one, two, or three ingredients (not counting ice and garnishes). Brockmans Gin, a super-premium 40%ABV English spirit, is defined...

  • 02 Apr 2021

    Zest Quest – Sheffield College Student Triumphs

    Sheffield College Student Triumphs at Zest Quest Asia – Tilda Challenge 2021!   Tilda is thrilled to announce that Oliver Herrington from Sheffield College has won the Zest Quest Asia – Tilda Challenge Award 2021, with his Nagasaki Ramen Pork-Belly and Handmade Tilda Basmati Rice Noodles. Zest Quest Asia founders Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala welcomed...

  • 31 Mar 2021

    One Pot Pan Planet

     A greener way to cook for you, your family, and the planet Award-winning cook Anna Jones has penned a book that will be well appreciated in these strange times. We are aware of global warming, pollution of every kind, as well as waste – and that includes food waste. One Pot, Pan, Planet is a...

  • 29 Mar 2021

    Gok Wan and itsu at home

    itsu – the Asian-inspired, healthy food brand – is working with celebrity chef and fashion icon Gok Wan who has created some delicious recipes. They are perfect for lunches whilst we’re working from home or for a quick meal for those who must still go out. itsu products are delicious and practical and great value...

  • 26 Mar 2021

    Chilli No.5 – The gift of spice

    We now know what that room is for! It came with the house and it’s called a kitchen! Lockdown has been terrible, but it has offered some opportunities. We cook more and actually enjoy it. Chilli No.5 presents gift quality sauces which pack a spicy punch. A welcome gift for any new and enthusiastic home...

  • 26 Mar 2021

    Rock Rose Gin releases new Citrus Coastal Edition

    Dunnet Bay Distillers, the sustainable, family-owned business, which is the most northerly UK mainland distillery, has released a Citrus Coastal Edition of its award-winning Rock Rose Premium Scottish Gin. Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition is described as ‘flavourful and fresh, zesty and with a bracing sea air finish’. This is a 41.5% ABV gin which...

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