Archive For August 2021

Glen Moray – classic single malt

Glen Moray – classic single malt

120 years of Glen Moray whisky Glen Moray in the heart of Speyside has been around for 120 years. It all began in 1897, when the Elgin West Brewery, which had made local ales since 1830 was transformed into the whisky distillery we see today.  The company continued to upgrade its facilities and in the…

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At Home with Romulo

At Home with Romulo

A Finish-at-Home Meal Kit for Two If you are a regular reader (and why wouldn’t you be?) then you will already know that Romulo Café and Restaurant in London is a favourite culinary haunt. But now I can enjoy their outstanding food even when I can’t sit at one of their tables. Yes, I will…

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The Tortilla Cookbook

The Tortilla Cookbook

The Tortilla Cookbook is a new recipe book, but it already has a history. It has been inspired by the viral TikTok trend #TortillaChallenge. We all know how popular those bite-size presentations have become. This book is a compilation of 60 quick, easy and tempting wrap recipes that you can make for any meal at…

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Strawberry Love

Strawberry Love

45 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Shortcakes, Hand Pies, Salads, Salsas, and More At last it’s summer. Well, it seems that way for a few days anyway. We appreciate warm weather, light meals and those seasonal fruits. We have waited so long for those. Strawberries are delicious. We can enjoy them fresh with every meal…

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Diplomático Mantuano – a good mix

Diplomático Mantuano – a good mix

Diplomático Mantuano is appealing even before one lifts the cork. It has shelf presence with an old-fashioned brown glass flask shape and sepia label offering a sketch of a handsome bearded gentleman.  Don Juancho is the man behind the company logo. Don Juan Meléndez (“Don Juancho”) is the inspiration behind Diplomático rums. He was born…

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Itsu crispy seaweed thins with sriracha

Itsu crispy seaweed thins with sriracha

Itsu offers a contemporary take on Asian food, and a bit of inspiration too. These delicate sriracha seaweed thins are made from the same green sheets you would have enjoyed around your sushi, but with additional flavouring. A light snack and healthy too The fresh seaweed is harvested from the crystal-clear waters off the coast…

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Royal Mash Vodka

Royal Mash Vodka

The new sustainable & stylish hand-made spirit launches in Harrods Royal Mash Ultra-Premium Vintage Vodka, produced using Royal Jersey potatoes, is launching in the UK. Fittingly for a brand with royal heritage connections, its first mainland UK stockist is the top people’s store, Harrods. Harrods has announced it has found ‘your new favourite tipple’ –…

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DAIONI ORGANIC LAUNCHES GOOD DAIRY READY TO DRINK COFFEE RANGE

DAIONI ORGANIC LAUNCHES GOOD DAIRY READY TO DRINK COFFEE RANGE

DELICIOUS, HEALTHY, ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS FROM THE HARRIS FAMILY IN WALES Daioni Organic (www.daioni.co.uk) has launched a range of organic and Fairtrade Ready to Drink Coffee Drinks. The pioneering and sustainable, family-owned business from Wales produces great-tasting and nutrient-dense Good Dairy products with a higher-than-average nutritional profile compared to conventional milk. Daioni Organic’s Good…

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Romulo Café and Restaurant, London – quality continues

Romulo Café and Restaurant, London – quality continues

Romulo Café and Restaurant is now a proven winner. It has awards, stars and accolades aplenty and they are all well-deserved. Since its launch it has garnered loyal followers from locals as well as expat Filipinos. Those folks know more about the dishes here than most of us Londoners, and they enjoy many happy returns,…

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Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Winner of ‘Best Japanese Cookbook UK’ in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups has its literary finger on the culinary pulse of restaurant trends. Ramen is a comforting combination of noodles, distinctive and flavourful broth, and various toppings. In its simplest form, ramen includes wheat noodles, a umami-rich soup…

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Peatheart – rich and smoky

Peatheart – rich and smoky

Single Malt from the Highlands The AnCnoc (pronounced a-nock) label was born a few years after Inver House Distillers bought the Knockdhu distillery, which had been established in 1894. The first official bottling of AnCnoc was released in 1993, and by 2013 the core range was established. The distillery takes advantage of the historic peatlands…

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How to Grill Vegetables

How to Grill Vegetables

It’s summer (no, really) and our thoughts turn to hot coals. So many more of us are now vegetarian or, as in my case, semi-vegetarian – or is it semi-carnivorous? How to Grill Vegetables by Steven Raichlen will support our various BBQ needs in vibrant fashion. Steven Raichlen is the author of the New York…

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Haskap Berries – a superfood and a superdrink

Haskap Berries – a superfood and a superdrink

Haskap berries are the nutrition industry’s best-kept secret and are set to be the biggest superfood trend for Summer 2021. Don’t worry if you have never heard of it. I had not either, but I am glad to have had the introduction. Haskap berries really do have health benefits. They have one of the highest…

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