Archive For March 2022

Kopparberg Alcohol Free

Kopparberg Alcohol Free

A taste of the Tropics Kopparberg has added an alcohol-free version of its Mixed Fruit Tropical flavour cider. The company is rising to the demand for non-alcoholic drinks not only for the past Dry January but for all year round. We all like a glass of good wine or a well-crafted cocktail but we don’t…

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Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

A drop elevates. There is no pleasure greater than baking. Tempting aromas fill one’s home. Even a simple cake speaks of old-fashioned comfort. Not too many ingredients but they must be of the best quality. Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey is flavourful and convenient. Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract is ubiquitous in every serious baker’s larder. It’s versatile,…

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Canaïma Gin

Canaïma Gin

A taste of the Amazon. Canaïma is a craft Amazonian gin from a company dedicated to protecting and preserving the environment and the local communities who live there. This gin is produced by the family behind the celebrated Diplomático rum. 10% of its global sales will be donated to NGO’s and charities that protect the…

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Stojo Collapsible Cup

Stojo Collapsible Cup

Portable money saver. It’s a new age. Much about the world has changed over these last weeks and our minds, more than ever, are focused on what really counts. We are more mindful of our planet, and money has become more of an issue for many of us. The Stojo Collapsible Cup might help with…

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Showa Mochicco Fluffy Pancake Mix

Showa Mochicco Fluffy Pancake Mix

Fluffy Japanese pancakes with a hint of aromatic maple syrup! Showa Mochicco’s pancake mix uses 100% Hokkaido wheat flour and has a moist, fluffy and pleasant texture. To conserve freshness, this pack contains 4 individual bags of pancake mix with the enticing aroma of maple syrup and butter. Its special recipe makes the pancakes moist…

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KitchenCraft Stainless Steel Nutmeg and Spice Grater

KitchenCraft Stainless Steel Nutmeg and Spice Grater

For any keen baker. It’s that time of year again. Many people celebrate Easter, which is marked by Hot Cross Buns. Mother’s Day has traditional simnel cakes. Spring is the nutmeg season so a nutmeg grater would be a welcome gift for any keen baker. Aromatic nutmeg is the spice from the nutmeg tree. The…

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Petit Marquis de Pennautier

Petit Marquis de Pennautier

Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Viognier. The château of the Marquis de Pennautier and its vineyards dates back four centuries and is one of the oldest winemaking châteaux in France. In the heart of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) Cabardès, it is a short distance from Carcassonne, that storybook cité. The picturesque vineyards cloak the sun-kissed hillsides of…

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook

50 Recipes selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. Are you a fan of the Peaky Blinders? Yes? Well, you will likely love The Official Peaky Blinders Cookbook with 50 Recipes selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. There is something for everybody and I daresay many of these dishes will be consumed by diners dressed in…

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Hot Buttered Rum

Hot Buttered Rum

This warming cocktail recipe is from the BBC. Hot Buttered Rum is perfect for colder evenings. Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients 100ml rum 200ml water 25g butter 1 blood orange , zested and juiced 4 cloves 1 star anise 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 bay leaf 1 tsp maple syrup Method Heat all the ingredients in a pan until hot but not boiling, while stirring. Let…

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Rock Rose Gin launches 4 luxurious hampers

Rock Rose Gin launches 4 luxurious hampers

Just in time for Mother’s Day Rock Rose Gin has for the first time launched four glamorous hampers. They are exclusive to the Distillery which makes Rock Rose Gin, Dunnet Bay Distillers, a family-owned business with a passion for sustainability. https://www.dunnetbaydistillers.co.uk/shop/ The baskets are a gift in themselves: elegant blue rope hampers that the recipient…

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Vegans Deserve Better than a Fruit Salad

Vegans Deserve Better than a Fruit Salad

Desserts for us all This is a neat little book which may well inspire not only vegans but all of us who appreciate delicious food. Vegans Deserve Better Than a Fruit Salad is a collection of 60 recipes, penned by Chef Danielle Maupertuis. These vegan desserts are easy to make and will be appreciated by…

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Oh Lala with a Bottle of Red

Oh Lala with a Bottle of Red

Paraza wine from Pays d’Oc. Under Louis XIV, the castle of Paraza served as the home of the engineer Pierre Paul Riquet during part of the construction of the canal linking the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, then called Canal du Roy. Before becoming a winery, the estate had seen a variety of activities over the…

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Zest Quest Asia 2022 Gala Dinner & Awards Night 

Zest Quest Asia 2022 Gala Dinner & Awards Night 

Tickets now on sale Tickets have gone on sale for the 8th Zest Quest Asia Gala Dinner and Awards Night to be held on Friday, 8th April 2022 at the Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 (Hilton T5).  Food and drink broadcaster Nigel Barden will emcee the evening. The event will cap a 5-month search for…

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Okonomiyaki at home?

Okonomiyaki at home?

Japan Centre has the answer. I love Japanese food and many people say they do too. There is very much more to this cuisine than sushi and sashimi. There are hot dishes as well, and they are delicious and easy to prepare when one has the fixin’s. Okonomiyaki is a favourite in Japan and now…

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The Official Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

The Official Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book

40 Cocktails selected by The Shelby Company Ltd. I hate to admit it but I have never actually seen Peaky Blinders, although those characters seem to have had access to some rather good cocktails! 40 of them are included in this beautifully presented book. Birmingham Sour, Derby, Easy Dizzy are here along with Inspector Campbell,…

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Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin

Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin

For Mother’s Day …or any day The season is changing, and we are on the cusp of spring. With global warming that might start round about Boxing Day. We enjoy convivial gatherings and even some al fresco sipping. Bullards offers the perfect spirit with beautiful colour and delicious flavour. Its Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper…

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Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition 2022 launches

Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition 2022 launches

   Dunnet Bay Distillers will launch its 2022 Rock Rose Gin Spring Edition (£37.50 for 70cl) in the first week of March. The UK mainland’s most northerly distillery produces Rock Rose Gin Original as well as other variations and four seasonal editions, which are always eagerly awaited by gin lovers. Rock Rose Spring Edition is…

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St David’s Day Garden Cocktail

St David’s Day Garden Cocktail

Eccentric Dewi Sant Gin for the celebration St David’s Day is celebrated on 1 March. Its the Welsh Saints Day and Welsh people either of Wales’s national emblems. The daffodil is easiest to pin to ones suit but there are those who will prefer the vegetable option sport a leek. St David, or Dewi Sant in…

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Spice Kitchen Gin Botanicals

Spice Kitchen Gin Botanicals

Add a world of flavour to your gin cocktails Spice Kitchen is one of my favourite family-owned companies. I like their style, and the quality of their products is first class. They have been celebrated for their innovations with spice boxes and chilli boxes, and now they have moved from the kitchen to one’s home…

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