Archive For July 2021

Dumpsie Dearie Jam with Afternoon Fizz

Dumpsie Dearie Jam with Afternoon Fizz

Charlottes Brown’s Dumpsie Dearie Jam Dumpsie Dearie sounded to me just like the shouts of mums to a toddler who has scraped a knee on the pavement or had a fall from the park slide. Dumpsie Dearie is in fact a jam which is both delicious and Victorian. Nobody seems to know the origin of…

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Indian Vegan & Vegetarian

Indian Vegan & Vegetarian

200 traditional plant-based recipes India has had a long tradition of vegan and vegetarian cooking and its dishes are as diverse as its regions and its people. Indian Vegan & Vegetarian: 200 traditional plant-based recipes reflects that tasty tapestry. This is a hefty gift-quality volume which will gladden the epicurean heart of any Indian food…

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Long Barn and Pommery

Long Barn and Pommery

What do you do to treat the special woman in your life? Give chocolates? Always acceptable. Offer flowers? Yes, that’s charming. Do the washing up? Now you are talking! But how about some old-fashioned pampering? A pairing of a Long Barn lavender candle and soap with a glass of Pommery English sparking wine on the…

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Grandma Crunch – more than breakfast

Grandma Crunch – more than breakfast

I am not a great cereal eater. Bowls of sugary floating goods first thing in the morning just doesn’t appeal. I am an adult and left such pleasures behind several decades ago. Grandma Crunch has an alternative with added benefits. This is indeed a grown-up snack which one could enjoy with milk or without. Grandma…

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Giddy Nibbles – Baked by You!

Giddy Nibbles – Baked by You!

Giddy Nibbles are delicious savoury cookies. These unique biscuits are the inspired brainchild (or is that children?) of two friends who love baking. The range of tempting savoury goodies adds so much to a cheese and fruit platter at the end of a dinner party. None of your usual dry Scandinavian crackers here. Or they…

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Burpee Europe – Bringing The Magic of Tomatoes To Chelsea

Burpee Europe – Bringing The Magic of Tomatoes To Chelsea

They say all good things are worth waiting for and the Burpee Europe team are over the moon to announce that they will be back at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this September. The award winning seed breeders and Pennard Plants will be collaborating once again to display the creme de la creme of vegetable,…

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The Turkish Cookbook – A flavour of history

The Turkish Cookbook – A flavour of history

Exploring the Food of a Timeless Cuisine The Turkish Cookbook by Ghillie Basan, and published by Lorenz Publishing, is a gastronomic stunner. Its launch aligns perfectly with the more pleasant weather and dreams of the lapping waves in warmer climes. It’s easy to fall in love with the dishes of Turkey. There is that enticing…

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Asda launches vegan ‘milk’ chocolate crème egg from Mummy Meagz

Asda launches vegan ‘milk’ chocolate crème egg from Mummy Meagz

  The first crème egg to be available all year-round – why wait until Easter? Chocolate fans will now be able to purchase vegan crème eggs all year-round at Asda – proving that vegan confectionery is just as decadent as dairy-based alternatives. Produced by cult chocolatier, Mummy Meagz, the ‘Chuckie Eggs’ have already garnered a loyal…

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Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition to launch in a Sustainable Refill Pouch

Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal Edition to launch in a Sustainable Refill Pouch

Scottish Gin offers a taste of the coast in sustainable packaging Pictured – Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Edition: “If you close your eyes, you can picture being on one of the most beautiful stretches of the UK shoreline.” Dunnet Bay Distillers, located on the Scottish coast, has released its new Rock Rose Gin Citrus Coastal…

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Berry Bros. & Rudd – The Perspective Series 1

Berry Bros. & Rudd – The Perspective Series 1

21-year-old Blended Scotch Whisky It’s days like these when I love my job. Spirit tasting and evaluating becomes a pleasure. It’s summer and we are enjoying some very hot days, but somehow Berry Bros. & Rudd – The Perspective Series 1 Blended Scotch Whisky has this sipper conjuring a leather armchair, log fire and shelves…

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