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  • 18 Sep 2020

    Brockmans Negroni

    Negroni Week 14-20 September Brockmans Gin celebrates this deliciously famous classic with a Negroni recipe. The classic combination of 3 equal measures of gin, Campari and Red Vermouth is hard to beat. When you have an astonishing gin to hand, creating some slightly surprising twists on the Negroni theme can produce some delicious surprises. The...

  • 16 Sep 2020

    Brockmans Negroni

    Negroni Week 14-20 September Brockmans Gin celebrates this deliciously famous classic with a Negroni recipe. The classic combination of 3 equal measures of gin, Campari and Red Vermouth is hard to beat. When you have an astonishing gin to hand, creating some slightly surprising twists on the Negroni theme can produce some delicious surprises. The...

  • 14 Sep 2020

    Brockmans Negroni Week 14-20 September

    Negroni Week 14-20 September Brockmans Gin celebrates this deliciously famous classic with a Negroni recipe. The classic combination of 3 equal measures of gin, Campari and Red Vermouth is hard to beat. When you have an astonishing gin to hand, creating some slightly surprising twists on the Negroni theme can produce some delicious surprises. The...

  • 11 Sep 2020

    Wild and Game Madras

    Pheasant Madras Everyone’s Saturday night favourite – a good old curry! Mix it up and try pheasant instead of chicken with this amazing pheasant Madras recipe from Wild and Game. Serve with pilau rice, naan bread and mango chutney. Ingredients 4 pheasant breasts cut into strips 1 lemon 1 large onion 2 tsp of ground...

  • 09 Sep 2020

    Cocktails canned and ready to go

    Well, what a strange year. We have had full Lockdowns, fluctuating Lockdowns and threats of Lockdowns. Sipful might add a little cheer to changed circumstances, and we can all do with that! A little sparkle is most welcome. Sipful produce canned cocktails and organic sparkling canned wine. The neat, slim and textured tins are ready...

  • 07 Sep 2020

    Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

    The weather is distinctly cooler. The days are getting shorter and the central heating will likely be on as darkness falls. It’s time to snuggle with a warming glass and a good book. I don’t know you well enough to recommend the reading matter but if you are a whisky lover then I can suggest...

  • 04 Sep 2020

    Gin cocktail

    Gin Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced gin cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying home in small ‘bubbles’ this year....

  • 01 Sep 2020

    Brockmans Gin at Tesco

    Brockmans Gin raises a glass to Tesco     For the first time, from this month, Tesco is stocking the award-winning Brockmans Gin through over 460 of its stores. Brockmans Gin, made in England,  is one of the best loved super-premium gins in the UK and professionals in the drinks industry love it too: the brand just...

  • 31 Aug 2020

    Sausage Man for Autumn

    The Sausage Man Cool Weather Warmers The Sausage Man Ltd. is a successful business that specialises in these delicious Continental delicacies. It began importing fresh sausages in 2005 and since then it has been a provider of products to restaurants, cafés and homes. Delivery is fast and efficient. The Sausage Man imports their hot dogs,...

  • 28 Aug 2020

    Luxardo Aperitivo

    Luxardo Aperitivo – a glow in a glass Established in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, this celebrated company is still entirely controlled by the same founding family. Luxardo is perhaps best known for its iconic cherry products, but Luxardo Aperitivo is something rather different. Luxardo Aperitivo takes its inspiration from the civilized Italian tradition of appetite-enhancing...

  • 26 Aug 2020

    Young Living cocktails with New Culinary Essential Oils

    These strange times have been tough for many of us. But lockdown has also allowed us to take life a little slower. We have reconnected with our kitchens as well as a classy drinking culture. Young Living have long been celebrated for their massage and aromatherapy oils but now they have a new range of...

  • 24 Aug 2020

    Kabuto Ramen Meal Kit

    “When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his noodles.” Well, I couldn’t put it better myself! A visit to the Kabuto web page is worth it not only for the food but also for the Zenish sayings. Those ramen noodles will linger just as long in the memory, too....

  • 21 Aug 2020

    Oz Clarke on English Wine

    How things have changed. A combination of global warming and improved techniques have elevated English wines. Wine guru Oz Clarke now has material to fill a book on just that subject, English Wine: From still to sparkling: The NEWEST New World wine country. We in the UK will glow with pride and the French will...

  • 19 Aug 2020

    Cafe Spice Namaste Helping Out

    Café Spice Namaste adopts Eat Out to Help Out concept throughout the week  Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala have announced that their flagship Indian restaurant, Café Spice Namaste, will be extending the concept of HM Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme throughout its entire operating week, up to the end of August. Café Spice Namaste...

  • 17 Aug 2020

    Sous Chef – Deliciously Different

    This is a wonderful find. Sous Chef is an online portal selling high-end kitchen goods. They will be the one-stop shop for all my gifts for food lovers for the foreseeable future. The Sous Chef web page is filled with everything a home cook would ever want and great quality products too. They have tortilla...

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