Archive For June 2022

100 Queen’s Gate Hotel

100 Queen’s Gate Hotel

Splendid Location. Yes, I am biased, I admit it, but I don’t think there are many better cities in Europe to visit. 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel offers the perfect location for a vacation. The hotel is found just a few minutes’ walk from South Kensington Underground Station. It is served by the District, Circle and…

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Very Hungry Greek

Very Hungry Greek

Who says healthy food has to be boring? Very Hungry Greek – an interesting title for a cookbook. I love Greek food …but wait, this isn’t a recipe book of Greek dishes, but rather a collection of celebrated recipes collated by the aforementioned hungry Greek, and she is called Christina Kynigos. The book offers 100…

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That Noodle Life

That Noodle Life

Soulful, Savoury, Spicy, Slurpy. Mike Le and Stephanie Le have penned this enticing volume with its focus on comfort food. That Noodle Life will have even a timid novice home cook reaching for the wok. There are 75 delicious recipes for noodles of all types in That Noodle Life. They include European noodles which we…

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Prepare for Pineapple Day with unique pineapple tequila

Prepare for Pineapple Day with unique pineapple tequila

Who knew? There is a day celebrating so many things and on 27 June 2022, if you didn’t know already, it’s Pineapple Day. If you love fine tequilas and need little excuse for cocktail, here’s something to crow about: Rooster Rojo® Smoked Pineapple Tequila Many bartenders are predicting that tequila is the next big trend in cocktails and,…

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Toki from Japan Centre

Toki from Japan Centre

Suntori Whisky. Japan Centre brings us another treat. It’s the whisky for which Japan had gained a reputation: this is Toki from the celebrated House of Suntori. It is totally Japanese. Toki is a blend of the spirits from three of the most awarded distilleries in the world. They are Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. The…

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Botanical Shakespeare

Botanical Shakespeare

Plants and Poetry. What a fascinating volume! Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium of All the Flowers, Fruits, Herbs, Trees, Seeds, and Grasses Cited by the World’s Greatest Playwright – to give it the full title – is a gift for any gardener or lover of the Bard. We all, I am sure, appreciate sumptuous photography…

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Scottish Magic – the Holy Grass Vodka Platinum Jubilee Fizz

Scottish Magic – the Holy Grass Vodka Platinum Jubilee Fizz

Celebrate in Royal Style. Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with a newly created cocktail from Holy Grass Vodka. The Platinum Jubilee Fizz delivers #ScottishMagic in a sparkling glorious and victorious drink involving Earl Grey Tea, premium Scottish vodka and Champagne. This sparkles and shimmers as a Royal celebration should. Holy Grass Vodka is handcrafted using, you…

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Cooking alla Giudia

Cooking alla Giudia

A Celebration of the Jewish Food of Italy. This delightful volume is a recipe book but also a cultural and historic anthology of the Jewish community in Italy. Cooking alla Giudia is a tribute to that rich and oft-overlooked heritage. There are tantalising recipes here from down the ages. There are Roman deep-fried artichokes. It…

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A Vegan Running Duck!

A Vegan Running Duck!

Organic and Fairtrade. This Organic Red Cabernet Sauvignon from Stellar Organics in The Western Cape in South Africa has a curious name. It’s ‘Running Duck No Added Sulphur Cabernet Sauvignon’ and it’s 2020 vintage. The wines are named after the flocks of Indian Runner ducks, which act as a natural pesticide. The Estate is managed…

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The Van Life Cookbook

The Van Life Cookbook

Recipes for home or away. Recipe books are great, but most of them are written with a proper kitchen in mind. The Van Life Cookbook recognises that not everybody has a fully fitted kitchen and those of us who do don’t have them all the time. These days space is at a premium. If we…

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Rock Rose has Dad Covered

Rock Rose has Dad Covered

A touch of #ScottishMagic is the perfect gift for Father’s Day 2022 Conjure up a touch of #ScottishMagic this Father’s Day (Sunday June 19th ). Holy Grass Vodka from Scotland’s most northerly mainland distillery is as old as the ancient River Thurso and as bewitching as the Northern Lights that light the sky above the Caithness coastline where…

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Irie Eats Spicy Jerk Wrap Kit

Irie Eats Spicy Jerk Wrap Kit

Hot at home. This is another convenient and tasty meal kit from Caribbean food specialist Irie Eats. Their Spicy Jerk Wrap Kit is just as memorable as their other offerings. They are not dumbed down in flavour. They present an authentic taste of the sun-kissed islands in one’s own home. This kit could not be…

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Arrogant Frog is in the Pink

Arrogant Frog is in the Pink

Rosé from Pays d’Oc. The warmer weather threatens to arrive, and our thoughts turn to summer foods and more entertaining than we have done in months… or is it years! Arrogant Frog should be a guest at your table, and he brings Ribet pink Rosé. Even the name raises a smile: Arrogant Frog! The stylish…

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