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Bellucci Amaretto from ALDI

Bellucci Amaretto from ALDI

Here we are again! Visiting the spirits department of Aldi. This store has made a name for itself by offering groceries at a lower price than some of their larger competitors. They are now becoming justifiably celebrated for their beverages, and they are not putting a foot wrong – at least from the review samples…

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Lee Kum Kee and Gizzi Erskine’s Chicken

Lee Kum Kee and Gizzi Erskine’s Chicken

Soy Roast Chicken by Gizzi Erskine Gizzi Erskine presented several cooking programmes and cookery features for ITV1’s This Morning, contributed to Healthy Food Guide magazine and appeared on Sky1’s Taste. She has published Kitchen Magic and her latest book, Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts, is a best-seller. Here Gizzi turns her attention to Lee Kum…

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Nordés is the first Atlantic Galician Gin

Nordés is the first Atlantic Galician Gin

I first met Nordés Atlantic Galician Gin a few years ago. I was dashing through an airport returning from a stay in this unique region of Spain. No, it wasn’t a purchase made after lingering research, but it turned out to be a wonderful choice. It was several weeks before I even opened the bottle,…

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Black Pig Cocktail

Black Pig Cocktail

The Black Pig is a cocktail for lovers of those drinks that shout aniseed. The Vodka tastes of berries but both Sambuca and Pernot offer distinct non-fruit flavours of fennel-like herbs.   Ingredients Black Liquorice Sambuca 25ml Pernod 25ml Eristoff Black Vodka 25ml   Method   Put all the ingredients into an ice-filled shaker and…

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Topaz Blue Premium Gin by Aldi

Topaz Blue Premium Gin by Aldi

Aldi have done it again! Topaz Blue Premium Gin is perhaps one of the best Premium gins around considering its very attractive price point. Its blue-backed bottle has shelf appeal and is rather reminiscent of another gin with a similar azure hue. Aldi say, ‘Topaz small-batch, hand-crafted superior gin is a testament to the passion…

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Ion8 Leak-Proof Travel Mug/Flask

Ion8 Leak-Proof Travel Mug/Flask

Ion8 Leak-Proof Travel Mug/Flask, Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel, 360ml / 12oz, Red Drink bottles are trending. We all want to enjoy the well-known health benefits of hydration at any time of year. A flask or mug needs to be durable, portable, attractive and practical. Ion8 stainless steel Leak-Proof Travel Mug is one of the better…

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itsu Chilli Miso – soup and more

itsu Chilli Miso – soup and more

We might think we know all about Japanese food. It’s sushi, isn’t it? In fact there is a dish that is eaten more often than that aforementioned raw fish and rice, and that is miso soup – and one can enjoy that at almost every meal in Japan, including breakfast. Miso, the central ingredient to…

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Lee Kum Kee and Ken Hom’s Spicy Aubergines

Lee Kum Kee and Ken Hom’s Spicy Aubergines

Ken Hom’s Braised Spicy Aubergines Lee Kum Kee have some of the best Chinese ingredients available in the UK. Celebrated Chef Ken Hom takes advantage of these in this recipe for Spicy Aubergines. Delicious! Ingredients 450g (1 lb) aubergines 2 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Premium Dark Soy Sauce 1 tbsp Lee Kum Kee Chilli Garlic…

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Wild and Game quality fare

Wild and Game quality fare

I have tasted Wild and Game award-winning products before. Read my Christmas pâté review here https://www.mostlyfood.co.uk/index.php/wild-and-game-for-christmas/  I was expecting quality and tradition and perhaps a bit of innovation. I wasn’t disappointed. The culinary term ‘game’ usually describes meat from animals and birds such as grouse, pheasant, and partridge, and Wild and Game add other ingredients…

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Lily O’Brien’s for a Mega Easter

Lily O’Brien’s for a Mega Easter

Lily O’Brien’s Mega Milk Chocolate Egg  and more Yes, it’s almost Easter and chocolates are on our near horizons. It’s true that it’s a religious celebration but it’s also very much associated with sweet treats for the kids, Easter Egg hunts and chocolate bunnies, and those very sickly cream-filled eggs. Luckily Lily O’Brien’s comes to…

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Bumbu Rum XO

Bumbu Rum XO

Well, here is a rather different rum. Bumbu has great shelf appeal with a bottle and oversized cork which have as much to do with swashbuckling pirates and Errol Flynn as contemporary drinks marketing. The black glass is embossed with the company name, and a metal ‘X’ flies like a pirate’s insignia right in the…

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itsu crispy seaweed thins

itsu crispy seaweed thins

Deep joy! Another seaweed snack. No, dear reader, I am not kidding. I love this healthy and tasty stuff, and not just surrounding one’s sushi, either! Enjoy itsu crispy seaweed thins. I have tried two flavours of itsu crispy seaweed thins. The ‘thin’ element really is ‘butterfly light’ as the company actually says. (Who has…

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John Burton-Race on AmaWaterways Rhône Cruise

John Burton-Race on AmaWaterways Rhône Cruise

John Burton-Race Floats New Menu on AmaWaterways Rhône Cruise Two Michelin star celebrity chef, John Burton-Race, is to set sail aboard a luxury river cruise ship as guest chef for an exclusive group this September. Burton-Race is to partner with Go Cruise and AmaWaterways to provide his amazing flair and cooking skills to 20 exclusive…

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McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin

New York-based wine and spirits company Sovereign Brands has produced a new and rather exceptional gin called McQueen and the Violet Fog.  This contains a wealth of botanicals, and six of them are said to be “found in no other gin in the world”. The McQueen and the Violet Fog Gin bottle is statuesque and…

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The Exquisite Edition – Mother’s Day by Lily O’Brien’s

The Exquisite Edition – Mother’s Day by Lily O’Brien’s

Well, that came around quickly! Just finished getting the pine needles out of the carpet from the Christmas celebrations; the dustman hasn’t even collected the champagne bottles (OK, so it was prosecco) from Valentine’s; and now it’s Mother’s Day looming! Lily O’Brien’s comes to the rescue. When it comes to gifts, mums are, for many…

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Lee Kum Kee Chinese Barbecue Gammon & Pineapple

Lee Kum Kee Chinese Barbecue Gammon & Pineapple

Gizzi Erskine presented several cooking programmes and cookery features for ITV1’s This Morning, contributed to Healthy Food Guide magazine and appeared on Sky1’s Taste. She has published Kitchen Magic and her latest book, Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts, is a best-seller. Here Gizzi uses Lee Kum Kee Chinese ingredients to give a twist to the…

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EasiYo Yogurt Making

EasiYo Yogurt Making

We all know about healthy eating. Yes, we have heard the message, but do we do it? Well, that’s another matter. Yogurt is an accessible and delicious addition to our daily diet, and we can make it at home with an EasiYo  yogurt-making kit so there is never the excuse that we forgot to buy…

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Green Chicken Curry (Kaeng Kheaw Waan Kai)

Green Chicken Curry (Kaeng Kheaw Waan Kai)

This recipe has been generously contributed by Executive Chef Roberto Conrad and Chef Pan of Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort, Thailand The rich coconut milk base paired with chunks of chicken, round Thai eggplant, and chillies is a recipe for delicious culinary comfort! Grab a bowl of freshly steamed rice and green curry, and enjoy…

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Four Pillars Chardonnay Cask Gin

Four Pillars Chardonnay Cask Gin

Yes, gin is trending and has been for a while. Shelves are filled with bottles of crystal-clear and water-white gin; but then there are a very few that have another hue. Four Pillars Chardonnay Cask Gin is indeed one of those celebrated bottles! Four Pillars distillery in Australia is all about gin. They have a…

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Shore Seaweed Puffs

Shore Seaweed Puffs

Seaweed is considered a super healthy food and that’s a secret that has been known to the Japanese for centuries. But these days people are more familiar with the delicate flavour. It’s the green wrap that we enjoy around our sushi. Shore Seaweed Puffs are a delicious snack and the Sweet and Smoky version has…

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