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Brockmans Negroni

Brockmans Negroni

Negroni Week 14-20 September Brockmans Gin celebrates this deliciously famous classic with a Negroni recipe. The classic combination of 3 equal measures of gin, Campari and Red Vermouth is hard to beat. When you have an astonishing gin to hand, creating some slightly surprising twists on the Negroni theme can produce some delicious surprises. The…

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Brockmans Negroni

Brockmans Negroni

Negroni Week 14-20 September Brockmans Gin celebrates this deliciously famous classic with a Negroni recipe. The classic combination of 3 equal measures of gin, Campari and Red Vermouth is hard to beat. When you have an astonishing gin to hand, creating some slightly surprising twists on the Negroni theme can produce some delicious surprises. The…

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Brockmans Negroni Week 14-20 September

Brockmans Negroni Week 14-20 September

Negroni Week 14-20 September Brockmans Gin celebrates this deliciously famous classic with a Negroni recipe. The classic combination of 3 equal measures of gin, Campari and Red Vermouth is hard to beat. When you have an astonishing gin to hand, creating some slightly surprising twists on the Negroni theme can produce some delicious surprises. The…

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Wild and Game Madras

Wild and Game Madras

Pheasant Madras Everyone’s Saturday night favourite – a good old curry! Mix it up and try pheasant instead of chicken with this amazing pheasant Madras recipe from Wild and Game. Serve with pilau rice, naan bread and mango chutney. Ingredients 4 pheasant breasts cut into strips 1 lemon 1 large onion 2 tsp of ground…

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Cocktails canned and ready to go

Cocktails canned and ready to go

Well, what a strange year. We have had full Lockdowns, fluctuating Lockdowns and threats of Lockdowns. Sipful might add a little cheer to changed circumstances, and we can all do with that! A little sparkle is most welcome. Sipful produce canned cocktails and organic sparkling canned wine. The neat, slim and textured tins are ready…

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Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

Highland Earl Whisky from ALDI

The weather is distinctly cooler. The days are getting shorter and the central heating will likely be on as darkness falls. It’s time to snuggle with a warming glass and a good book. I don’t know you well enough to recommend the reading matter but if you are a whisky lover then I can suggest…

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Brockmans Gin at Tesco

Brockmans Gin at Tesco

Brockmans Gin raises a glass to Tesco     For the first time, from this month, Tesco is stocking the award-winning Brockmans Gin through over 460 of its stores. Brockmans Gin, made in England,  is one of the best loved super-premium gins in the UK and professionals in the drinks industry love it too: the brand just…

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Sausage Man for Autumn

Sausage Man for Autumn

The Sausage Man Cool Weather Warmers The Sausage Man Ltd. is a successful business that specialises in these delicious Continental delicacies. It began importing fresh sausages in 2005 and since then it has been a provider of products to restaurants, cafés and homes. Delivery is fast and efficient. The Sausage Man imports their hot dogs,…

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Luxardo Aperitivo

Luxardo Aperitivo

Luxardo Aperitivo – a glow in a glass Established in 1821 by Girolamo Luxardo, this celebrated company is still entirely controlled by the same founding family. Luxardo is perhaps best known for its iconic cherry products, but Luxardo Aperitivo is something rather different. Luxardo Aperitivo takes its inspiration from the civilized Italian tradition of appetite-enhancing…

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Young Living cocktails with New Culinary Essential Oils

Young Living cocktails with New Culinary Essential Oils

These strange times have been tough for many of us. But lockdown has also allowed us to take life a little slower. We have reconnected with our kitchens as well as a classy drinking culture. Young Living have long been celebrated for their massage and aromatherapy oils but now they have a new range of…

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Kabuto Ramen Meal Kit

Kabuto Ramen Meal Kit

“When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his noodles.” Well, I couldn’t put it better myself! A visit to the Kabuto web page is worth it not only for the food but also for the Zenish sayings. Those ramen noodles will linger just as long in the memory, too….

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Sous Chef – Deliciously Different

Sous Chef – Deliciously Different

This is a wonderful find. Sous Chef is an online portal selling high-end kitchen goods. They will be the one-stop shop for all my gifts for food lovers for the foreseeable future. The Sous Chef web page is filled with everything a home cook would ever want and great quality products too. They have tortilla…

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Anne Willan with Women in the Kitchen

Anne Willan with Women in the Kitchen

Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today Anne Willan is a culinary educator and something of an icon for food professionals both in Europe and the US. I first met Anne (well, OK, via the TV screen) when she appeared with Martha Stewart, that…

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Middle Eastern Mezze Unearthed

Middle Eastern Mezze Unearthed

It’s summer and we crave al fresco meals. Unearthed is a company which will come to the rescue with some delicious pre-prepared dishes that will work perfectly at home in your garden. They are packed for ease of transportation, so a picnic further afield could also be in order. Unearthed – ‘Discover a World of…

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Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 6   There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entrée of bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, quinoa and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers.   Ingredients 1…

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Picnic with the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

Picnic with the Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company produces the only Cheddar actually made in Cheddar these days. That might not sound anything much to shout about …but it should be. It should be proclaimed with the same national pride as the French promote their own cheeses. Why isn’t it? We have some of the best cheeses in…

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ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

ALDI Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC

For many people ALDI has become the go-to shop for wines and spirits as well as groceries. They are consistently offering good value products and that includes Castellore Prosecco Frizzante DOC for summer quaffing. This is a semi-sparkling frizzante wine so in other words it has fizz but the bubbles are a little less lively…

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Greyson’s Premium Pink Gin from ALDI

Greyson’s Premium Pink Gin from ALDI

A vision of summer sunsets The bottle is eye-catching, with a pink label to enhance the pink libation one will likely soon be enjoying. Greyson’s Premium Pink Gin from ALDI is a vision of summer sunsets, or crushed red fruits swirled through cream. A garden party in a bottle, this is sure to be a…

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Summer with The Sausage Man

Summer with The Sausage Man

This summer is strange. We have a new normal. The weather has a mind of its own. We enthusiastically embrace the garden. But The Sausage Man offers some delicious distraction in the form of a host of meaty goodies. This chap’s title (although ‘he’ is in reality a company) should more accurately be The German…

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A sparkling Brockmans Summer Cocktail

A sparkling Brockmans Summer Cocktail

Gin and Roses The two drinks which perhaps we most associate with a British summer are gin and rosé wine. This cocktail recipe from Brockmans Gin is a marriage made in heaven as it combines both of these favourite tipples in a crisp, cold, sensuous cocktail. This 40% ABV English gin is aromatic and intriguing….

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