Archive For November 2020

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide to Mixing Spirits, Liqueurs, Wine and Beer 150 Sensational Drink Recipes Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide to Mixing Spirits, Liqueurs, Wine and Beer – 150 Sensational Drink Recipes is a bumper volume and a comprehensive reference for all keen home mixologists. Cocktails and mocktails Stuart Walton has penned…

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The Cherry Tree Delivers

The Cherry Tree Delivers

It’s almost ‘that time of year’ again. Yes, Christmas, Xmas, the Festive Season, the Holidays, Yuletide. Whatever one calls it those days are just around the corner. This year has been a strange one and we should all celebrate the fact that 2020 will soon be consigned to history! There is a philosophy that suggests…

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Brockmans Hot Apple Punch

Brockmans Hot Apple Punch

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Hot Apple Punch 50ml Brockmans 25ml lemon juice Warmed apple juice Cinnamon stick to garnish. Stir Brockmans and lemon juice in a glass mug and add warmed apple juice. Garnish with a stick of cinnamon. WHERE TO BUY Brockmans Gin (RRP £34) is  stocked by ASDA, Booths,…

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Geomag Construction

Geomag Construction

Geomag – the irresistible pull It’s true, dear reader, I have consistently insisted that I should be the lone writer for Mostly Food & Travel Journal. But sometimes one must bow to a higher authority and pass the pen to a specialist, a consultant, the proper man for the job. In this case an engineer…

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Italian Wines – Now and Later

Italian Wines – Now and Later

It’s been a strange year, but it has had the bonus of allowing us to appreciate such things as one’s garden, home-cooked meals – and wines. Italian wines are getting noticed again! Italian wines have often been overlooked and that is a shame as there are many superb bottles to explore. Massimago Profasio 2013, a…

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British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

British Museum UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy

2020 is the 850th anniversary of the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury Year-long programme of Becket events unveiled British Museum to host first ever major UK exhibition on Thomas Becket’s life, death and legacy A year-long programme of events marking the 850th anniversary of one of the most shocking crimes in European history,…

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Brockmans Bold Fashioned

Brockmans Bold Fashioned

Here is another delicious Christmas cocktail from Brockmans Gin Bold Fashioned 45ml Brockmans Gin 10ml Zucca Rhubarb Amaro 3 dashes of Rhubarb bitters 2 dashes Angostura bitters A strip of orange zest studded with cloves to garnish. Combine the Brockmans Gin, Rhubarb Amaro and bitters in a mixing glass and stir. Fill a  Collins glass with ice and pour over the mixture.  Garnish with the strip of…

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Cafe Spice Namaste Big News

Cafe Spice Namaste Big News

Café Spice Namaste Team to leave Prescot Street premises at the end of January 2021 Loyal Café Spice Namaste patrons launch Friends of Café Spice Namaste Appeal Timed to coincide with the actual date of Café Spice Namaste’s 25th anniversary on 14th November, three of the iconic Indian restaurant’s staunchest patrons have launched a heartfelt…

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Baking at the 20th Century Café

Baking at the 20th Century Café

Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake This book can’t fail! Baking at the 20th Century Café: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake is the book for which many of us have been waiting. If food lovers have visited either Vienna, Budapest or Prague they would have had not only…

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Buttermilk Fudge and Chocolate – without Butter or Milk

Buttermilk Fudge and Chocolate – without Butter or Milk

All-round confectionery pleasure It will soon be Christmas and those festive days are usually laced with sweet treats to bring joy to all the family …well, apart from those who want a dairy-free diet. Buttermilk is a curiously named company with a mission to spoil everybody equally. The whole family can share Buttermilk have created…

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Brockmans Hot Ginger Toddy

Brockmans Hot Ginger Toddy

Here is another delicious Christmas cocktail from Brockmans Gin Hot Ginger Toddy 50ml Brockmans Gin 6 dashes of Orange Angostura bitters Premium ginger beer – gently warmed. Garnish: orange wedge or peel, studded with cloves, a Star Anise and a Cinnamon stick. Mix the cocktail ingredients and pour into a heat-proof glass or glass mug. Garnish with…

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Oppo – a lighter treat

Oppo – a lighter treat

Oppo Brothers produce award-winning ice creams and they are healthier than many others on the market. The tubs are up to 60% lower in calories.  Because they are also lower in sugar you can treat yourself more often. My dear reader will know that I seldom cover freefromslightinswithouts – and ‘wholesome’, which is often the…

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Nederlands Fotomuseum opens Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photograph

Nederlands Fotomuseum opens Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photograph

On 21 January 2021, the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam will open the Gallery of Honour of Dutch Photography, where 100 photographs will be on display. All the images have iconic value due to their social and artistic significance, and together they tell the story of photography in the Netherlands, from its beginnings to the present…

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Cook Up A Winner With Tomato Nagina with Burpee

Cook Up A Winner With Tomato Nagina with Burpee

Let your Guy Fawkes Night go with a tasty bang of flavour this year by cooking yourself this Catherine Wheel of deliciousness! Grow these flavourful Nigina tomatoes from Burpee. We will all certainly be getting cosy at home this November 5th, so whether you are having an indoor firework retro treat (we know we are!)…

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History of Money – Cowries to Crypto

History of Money – Cowries to Crypto

Cowries to Crypto: The History of Money, Currency and Wealth Cowries to Crypto: The History of Money, Currency and Wealth is a delightful book bound to raise a smile at any time of year. This Christmas we need a grin even more than ever. Money is important to all of us. But what exactly is…

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Brockmans Hot Collins

Brockmans Hot Collins

Here is another delicious Christmas cocktail from Brockmans Gin Hot Collins 50ml Brockmans Gin 25ml Lemon juice 15ml Agave syrup or honey 100ml Boiling water Garnish: grapefruit zest studded with cloves and a Cinnamon stick Mix all ingredients and pour into small mug or thick, heat-proof glass. Garnish with the clove-studded Grapefruit zest and Cinnamon…

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Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza by Itsu

Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza by Itsu

Itsu has long provided beautiful and healthy food from their restaurants. These have a focus on Japanese dishes and the culinary art of delicious simplicity. They continue that ethos with their Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza, the first ‘vegan meat’ gyoza, and they are addictive! But what are Gyoza? There can surely be few of us…

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