Archive For April 2020

Heck for the young at heart

Heck for the young at heart

We have just had a little hint of summer and it looks like it’s time to dust off the BBQ. With lockdown it’s probable that we will spend more time grilling for our isolated family unit, so it’s important that we have the opportunity to ring the changes and keep everybody happy. That’s where Heck…

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El Rayo Plata Tequila

El Rayo Plata Tequila

Tequila, like all other spirits, comes in different styles and qualities. El Rayo Plata Tequila offers both classic high-end tequila quality and distinct character, and surprisingly it has been specially crafted to go with tonic. Made with 100% blue Weber agave, El Rayo Plata Tequila is found in a unique bottle with a label showing…

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Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter

We live in strange times and just now gardens are more important than ever. Grow Fruit & Vegetables in Pots: Planting Advice & Recipes from Great Dixter will thrill those of us who are lucky enough to have a garden. One doesn’t need a lot of space to grow vegetables. Grow Fruit & Vegetables in…

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Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Courgette and Peppers to Tickle the Taste Buds from Burpee Seeds Europe Not only does growing your own bring you a sense of achievement and wellbeing, but vegetables also keep much more of their vitamins when eaten quickly after harvesting. The courgette and pepper below are the perfect additions to a superb recipe (at the…

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A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

A novel approach for Brockmans Gin

Brockmans Gin is not only a favourite in real life. The super-premium gin is also a fiction favourite. The English gin has been honoured with an appearance in the newly published novel‘Bandwagon’, the showbiz thriller, by Richard Cobourne, just out in digital and paperback formats. The gin is the favourite of one of the book’s…

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Cooking in Marfa: Welcome, We’ve Been Expecting You

Cooking in Marfa: Welcome, We’ve Been Expecting You

That’s quite a title – Cooking in Marfa: Welcome, We’ve Been Expecting You. Marfa sounds like it could be a Mediterranean island with sun-kissed beaches and a whole load of lemons, but it is in fact a rather stylish small town in a desert in Texas, and not far from the Mexican border. In the…

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The NEW Tomato ‘Honeycomb’ & Delicious Recipe

The NEW Tomato ‘Honeycomb’ & Delicious Recipe

We have already told you about Tomato ‘Honeycomb’, the amazingly new innovative variety which is new for 2020 from Burpee Europe.  But we haven’t told you yet how to use this in a delicious recipe!  Due to the high Brix level combined with a superb aroma, ‘Honeycomb’ has a sweetness which lingers on your tongue,…

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Kensington Melia Hotel for Tapas and More

Kensington Melia Hotel for Tapas and More

We in London will recognise SW7 as a postcode. The area is 4km west of the City of Westminster, and contains South Kensington and Knightsbridge, two of the smartest parts of the capital. The Melia London Kensington Hotel and its SW7 restaurant are a welcome addition. SW7 is a bright and contemporary restaurant. Blond wood…

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Dishing it Up: The Story Behind Twenty Icons of French Food & Drink

Dishing it Up: The Story Behind Twenty Icons of French Food & Drink

Dishing it Up: The Story Behind Twenty Icons of French Food & Drink is by one of my favourite food writers. Paola Westbeek isn’t French, but she is a prolific and skilled writer on the subject. Food, like perfume, has the power to evoke memories, to comfort and console. Each family will have its favourite…

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Podberry Peas

Podberry Peas

A very clever name, Podberry. It’s all about peas, those delicious little health bombs which are so underrated. Podberry Peas are little packets of crunchy snacks containing nothing but the vegetable and flavourings. One might imagine that a dried pea could be nothing but tasteless and tooth-breaking. But these Podberry Peas are similar to those…

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Signature Dishes That Matter

Signature Dishes That Matter

Signature Dishes That Matter? Well, that is a title to fill one with expectations. This is an imposing tome with a substantial hard white cover with simple crisp text in black and gold. Edges are marbled in blue and white. The book is definitely of gift quality, although I personally wouldn’t give my copy away….

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Brockmans Gin launches ‘Rewards for Wards’

Brockmans Gin launches ‘Rewards for Wards’

Brockmans Gin is supporting frontline health care workers by donating money to the not-for-profit organisation Meals for the NHS every time a bottle of gin is purchased from its online Brockmans Shop. Brockmans MD, Guy Lawrence, said: “It’s a time like no other, so we at Brockmans Gin decided to support to our heroic frontline…

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Burpee Feta Pie with Squash

Burpee Feta Pie with Squash

There is nothing that shows affection more than a delicious home-cooked meal, and if some of the ingredients have also been homegrown…this will surely earn brownie points in the garden and kitchen! Burpee Europe breeds the perfect varieties with which a whole array of recipes can be achieved, one of which is the gorgeous Squash…

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wagamama at Home

wagamama at Home

wagamama today launches wok from home – a simple home cookery guide to help nourish the nation during the coronavirus. Since the lockdown and tightened restrictions to combat COVID-19 the nation has looked to home cooking for family meals. And after just a week without the nation’s favourite katsu curry, yaki soba, vegan and ramen…

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Love Yourself at Home

Love Yourself at Home

These are strange times. Until recently we could go out to cafes and restaurants… and even food shops. Those days will return, but life goes on and we all need to find healthy meals that won’t need too much social interaction. Love Yourself is a premium food delivery company and that food is cooked and…

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White House Melia stay

White House Melia stay

Melia White House London Hotel is a shining example of 1930s Deco architecture.  It was opened in 1936 as apartments, and one can still see original architectural features both inside and out. The metal window frames and the white façade are typical of this design style which gave a nod to the sleek ocean liners…

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