Archive For June 2020

Karma Bites

Karma Bites

Sounded more like a threat than a snack – Karma Bites. They were in fact light and airy puffed and flavourful lotus seed nibbles, and new to me. Lotus seeds, also called fox nuts or makhanas, come from a plant called Euryale Fox which grows in the still waters of ponds over much of Asia….

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A’Rom Moulin Coarse Salt – product review

A’Rom Moulin Coarse Salt – product review

Aimed at the informed palette, simple condiments are raised to dizzy heights with these carefully selected gourmet salt and pepper combinations. Each A’Rom Moulin is all the more tantalising for the addition of highly flavoured luxury ingredients. A’Rom Moulin – a mouthwatering array Season sophisticated summer salads and raise the barbecue bar with freshly-milled combinations…

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British Museum’s world-class collection of French prints

British Museum’s world-class collection of French prints

British Museum’s world-class collection of French prints to go on show for first time in 40 years French Impressions: Prints from Manet to Cézanne 20 February – 9 August 2020 Room 90. Admission free For the first time in over 40 years, the British Museum is to mount a major display of its collection of…

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Spiced mango chutney

Spiced mango chutney

From Sainsbury’s Fantastically quick and easy homemade mango chutney.   Serves: 6 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Cooking time: 25 Minutes   Ingredients 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 medium mangoes, peeled and cut in small chunks 3 tablespoons…

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Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories

Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories

One may not recognise the author, Fanny Singer, but any food lover will know of her mum, Alice Waters. Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories is a soft and charming memoir offering an intimate view of a celebrated chef. Alice Waters is an American chef and restaurateur and the owner of Chez Panisse, a…

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Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Alcoholic gums with Spirit

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. I tried the Whiskey Club selection and…

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Brockmans for Fathers Day

Brockmans for Fathers Day

Brockmans stay-at-home cocktail making treats, ordered without having to set foot out of your home,  is a great solution to the Father’s Day (Sunday 21 June 2020) gift conundrum. Whether he needs a stylish and delectable bottle of gin or some cocktail making gadgets to improve his at-home cocktail creations, Brockmans Gin – The Shop…

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PEP Kitchen delivers

PEP Kitchen delivers

PEP Kitchen delivers hearty meals Joe and Ben of PEP Kitchen have introduced me to some of the very best food, and meals that are frozen, and conveniently delivered to your very door. Note that VEGAN isn’t right up there in the first sentence, the reason being that it’s all about the quality of the…

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ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

For many people ALDI has become the go-to shop for wines and spirits as well as groceries. They are consistently offering good value products and that includes Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC for summer quaffing. This is a semi-sparkling frizzante wine so in other words it has fizz but the bubbles are a little less lively…

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Mr Freed Tortilla chips

Mr Freed Tortilla chips

Mr Freed Gluten-Free and Vegan Tortilla Chips OK, I confess, I am not usually particularly interested in the ‘free-from’ market. Yes, it’s a concern for many who have dietary issues, but I want to cover simply good food products. Mr Freed Tortilla Chips fit that bill, as well as being gluten-free and vegan. It’s refreshing…

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Charcuterie at home

Charcuterie at home

Home Charcuterie: Make your own bacon, sausages, salami and other cured meats So many more people are becoming interested in home food preparation. It could be making bread, baking cakes or growing veggies. Home Charcuterie: Make your own bacon, sausages, salami and other cured meats has been published in timely fashion to give advice on…

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Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart with Burpee Europe

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart with Burpee Europe

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart, pea shoots, fresh herbs and balsamic reduction is the full name of this delicious summery recipe from the collaboration between Burpee Europe and Valerie Hamelin, Chef Consultant Serves 4 people Ingredients: 1 pre-rolled puff pastry sheet 2 or 3 large tomatoes (e.g ‘Big Daddy’ or ‘Big Pink’ or ‘Big Mama’…

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