Archive For October 2021

Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora was born at Lutton Farm. It’s family-run on the border between Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. A lovely part of the country, and the land is evidently perfect for the production of soft fruits. Lutton Farm was originally a livestock and arable farm with a small pick-your-own fruit patch. In 1981, brothers Stephen and James…

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BookBook for Kindle – A Touch of Luxury

BookBook for Kindle – A Touch of Luxury

The case for reading Many of us have rediscovered the joy of reading over these past strange months. We leaf through paperbacks but we also appreciate the convenience of a Kindle. The major complaint has always been ‘but it doesn’t feel or look like a real book’. The Twelve South BookBook has the solution to…

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Sloane Place – Dinner with Asian Accents

Sloane Place – Dinner with Asian Accents

Cosy fine dining on Lower Sloane Street My dear reader would have doubtless noticed my previous article on Sloane Place a couple of weeks ago. But this one concentrates on food at this classy yet accessible hotel. Sloane Place is described as a Boutique Hotel and Restaurant. For me at least, its charm is its…

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Introducing Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila

Introducing Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila

Step forward, tequila lovers. An innovative variant has just landed in the UK: Rooster Rojo® Smoked Pineapple Tequila. This pineapple infused Anejo tequila is a new addition to the Rooster Rojo range and is really something to crow about. It’s an entirely new way of enjoying tequila as this pioneering variant is the first Smoked Pineapple infused tequila in…

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Liberation Cocktails 4-Can Gift Pack

Liberation Cocktails 4-Can Gift Pack

Liberate yourself this Christmas with Liberation Cocktails It’s here again! The Season of Goodwill – but I don’t think word had got around yet! It will soon be Christmas with the threat of all that entertaining. And Liberation Cocktails are here to lighten at least the beverage burden in delicious fashion. Liberation Cocktails’ smart and…

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Family Comforts – Rebecca Wilson

Family Comforts – Rebecca Wilson

Simple, Heartwarming Food to Enjoy Together Family Comforts reflects how lots of us want to eat today. Those sought-after dishes need to be simple to prepare and they would be, for the most part, quick and practical. No chef skills required nor investment in costly equipment nor, most importantly, expensive ingredients. The dishes here are…

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From Gujarat with Love

From Gujarat with Love

100 Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes Author Vina Patel now lives in the US although she was born and grew up in Gujarat in India. She therefore has a perspective on which authentic Gujarati recipes will work for an international audience as well as natives of the subcontinent. The foods of this west-coast region are traditionally…

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British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British museum – Troy: beauty and heroism

British Museum and Sketchfab collaborate for the first time on a touring exhibition A British Museum Spotlight Loan  Troy: beauty and heroism § Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, Reading (till 12 December 2021) § Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey (10 February – 8 May 2022) § The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum (19 May –…

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Gastro Obscura

Gastro Obscura

 A Food Adventurer’s Guide This truly is a real food-lover’s treasury. By ‘food lover’ I mean those who sincerely love food rather than just the latest restaurant, and are excited by the prospect of new flavours. Gastro Obscura will be bedtime reading for so many of us, although it’s such a culinary page turner it’s…

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Feast Your Eyes on Food

Feast Your Eyes on Food

A Food Encyclopedia of More Than 1,000 Delicious Things to Eat This large-format book is fully illustrated with delightful watercolours of, as it says in the subtitle, more than 1000 food items. It’s not a recipe book but rather a sumptuous compendium of ingredients and dishes. Feast Your Eyes on Food would be a welcome…

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binary botanical

binary botanical

Beer for Wine Lovers binary botanical beers are somewhat unique. Truth to tell, I was not expecting to enjoy a beer which was designed to appeal to wine-lovers. Manipulations of a successful format often don’t work. But I was surprised… pleasantly surprised! With just half the calories and alcohol of wine, sugar-free and vegan, binary…

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Byron loves Chicken

Byron loves Chicken

Byron Burger – New Chicken options Byron was founded in 2007 by Tom Byng and Head Chef Fred Smith. They have created a signature range of satisfying and rather impressive burgers. They have remained solid in these rather troubled times and still offer those quality beefy temptations to loyal followers. But the company moves with…

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Sloane Place – Stay in Style

Sloane Place – Stay in Style

Boutique and Beautiful on Lower Sloane Street What a gem! I would say ‘hidden gem’ but it is a surprisingly popular corner of one of the smartest areas in London. Sloane Place is a hotel which deserves many happy returns. Situated just off Sloane Square, Sloane Place is a boutique hotel and café bar offering…

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