Archive For September 2020

MP Magic Socks for All Seasons

MP Magic Socks for All Seasons

MP Magic Socks, a rather classy brand, will launch a new product, MP Merino Wool Socks 37.5, which will keep you feet warm at 37.5°C (99.5°F). That’s a comfy blood temperature. I have been writing food, travel and product reviews for 15 years, and around Autumn time I start presenting Christmas gift suggestions. Those articles…

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Burpee Welcome Autumn With Home Grown Flavours

Burpee Welcome Autumn With Home Grown Flavours

It’s Autumn Equinox today…so let’s get that soup pan bubbling for a home-grown tasty treat! We are now in the season of reaping the rewards of the seeds that we have sown for our autumn bounty of vegetables.  We cannot wait to get cooking some good, healthy, comfort food. Now is the time that we…

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Spirited – the perfect gift

Spirited – the perfect gift

Spirited: Cocktails from Around the World I am blessed! I have the opportunity to review books from every English-speaking country and I love my job. Each year I muse upon publications over the past months and consider my Book of the Year. It’s only September and I can tell you I have found it. Spirited…

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Wild and Game in Marinade

Wild and Game in Marinade

Wild and Game Partridges in Lemon and Chilli Marinade It’s not yet that festive time of year but it’s always time for Wild and Game Partridges. The celebrated Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” mentions these birds and has them sitting atop a pear tree. That is just as unlikely as Lords leaping and…

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Young Living Citrus Cocktails

Young Living Citrus Cocktails

It’s the last throws of summer and we are sadly heading into autumn. Young Living Essential Oils help us linger a little longer in the shade of orange and lemon trees. Young Living have a wide range of essential oils for well-being and spa use, but they also offer food-grade products …or should that be…

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A Dog of Flanders in Antwerp – travel review

A Dog of Flanders in Antwerp – travel review

‘A Dog of Flanders’ is a novel by English-French author Marie Louise de la Ramée and was published under her pseudonym “Ouida” in 1872. It is about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog Patrasche, and is set in Antwerp, where there are numerous reminders of this popular literary work. I confess that I…

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Brockmans Negroni

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…

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Brockmans Negroni

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…

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Brockmans Negroni Week 14-20 September

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…

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Wild and Game Madras

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…

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Cocktails canned and ready to go

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…

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Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

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…

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Gin cocktail

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….

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Brockmans Gin at Tesco

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…

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