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The Big Fry Burger

The Big Fry Burger

The Big Fry Burger! Sounds tempting, comforting and meaty, and it is. But no animals were harmed in the making of these patties. They are vegan but please, dear reader, do not turn the page. We are not a vegan. I am not even a vegetarian but having said that, we, chez nous, only eat…

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The Food Obsessions – Beauty in the Kitchen

The Food Obsessions – Beauty in the Kitchen

The Food Obsessions is a classy brand which offers chef-quality kitchen goods combining practicality along with beauty. It’s been a frustrating year for us all and food-lovers have also felt the pain. We have missed our loved ones but many of us have also existed on food delivery. The delivery vans have been doing a…

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Wedgwood: Sending a Meal and a Masterclass

Wedgwood: Sending a Meal and a Masterclass

Mostly Food & Travel Journal WINNER UK-Wide ‘Finish at Home Delivery’ Wedgwood Restaurant Edinburgh Restaurant dinner at home It will not be an ordinary Christmas this year, but we can still make it special even if it’s only for a couple of us together at home. Wedgwood is a well-respected restaurant in Edinburgh, but they…

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Young Living Mostly Mary

Young Living Mostly Mary

It’s now seriously autumn and the next big event will be Christmas. Young Living Essential Oils help us remember our gardens filled with tomatoes kissed with the long-gone summer sun; rosemary in pots graced the patio. Young Living have a wide range of essential oils for well-being and spa use, but they also offer food-grade…

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Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies

A trio of cocktail selections I admit it, I was curious but dubious. Smith and Sinclair Alcoholic Gummies seemed to promise so much – although so do wine gums and they are nothing to write home about. Smith and Sinclair produce an array of Alcoholic Gummy gift boxes. The Whiskey Club selection was tasteful in…

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Lewis and Baker Traybakes – A WINNER

Lewis and Baker Traybakes – A WINNER

Winner – Food Gift 2020 It’s been a funny old year and that unpleasant strangeness will likely last till Easter. Christmas won’t be the usual affair and those hastily-planned new arrangements might now have to include gifts ordered online. Food lovers will be glad to hear that the pressie under the tree need not be…

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Yoghurt

Yoghurt

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…

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Sultan Tea

Sultan Tea

A taste of Morocco for Christmas   The Sultan Tea brand has a track record of 80 or so years. It is considered a specialist tea company: all those decades developing unique recipes for tea blends which have been enjoyed in Morocco and around the world. Moroccan mint tea is a delicious and refreshing staple…

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The Cherry Tree Delivers

The Cherry Tree Delivers

It’s almost ‘that time of year’ again. Yes, Christmas, Xmas, the Festive Season, the Holidays, Yuletide. Whatever one calls it those days are just around the corner. This year has been a strange one and we should all celebrate the fact that 2020 will soon be consigned to history! There is a philosophy that suggests…

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Geomag Construction

Geomag Construction

Geomag – the irresistible pull It’s true, dear reader, I have consistently insisted that I should be the lone writer for Mostly Food & Travel Journal. But sometimes one must bow to a higher authority and pass the pen to a specialist, a consultant, the proper man for the job. In this case an engineer…

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Italian Wines – Now and Later

Italian Wines – Now and Later

It’s been a strange year, but it has had the bonus of allowing us to appreciate such things as one’s garden, home-cooked meals – and wines. Italian wines are getting noticed again! Italian wines have often been overlooked and that is a shame as there are many superb bottles to explore. Massimago Profasio 2013, a…

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Buttermilk Fudge and Chocolate – without Butter or Milk

Buttermilk Fudge and Chocolate – without Butter or Milk

All-round confectionery pleasure It will soon be Christmas and those festive days are usually laced with sweet treats to bring joy to all the family …well, apart from those who want a dairy-free diet. Buttermilk is a curiously named company with a mission to spoil everybody equally. The whole family can share Buttermilk have created…

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Oppo – a lighter treat

Oppo – a lighter treat

Oppo Brothers produce award-winning ice creams and they are healthier than many others on the market. The tubs are up to 60% lower in calories.  Because they are also lower in sugar you can treat yourself more often. My dear reader will know that I seldom cover freefromslightinswithouts – and ‘wholesome’, which is often the…

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Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza by Itsu

Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza by Itsu

Itsu has long provided beautiful and healthy food from their restaurants. These have a focus on Japanese dishes and the culinary art of delicious simplicity. They continue that ethos with their Teriyaki Chick’n Vegan Gyoza, the first ‘vegan meat’ gyoza, and they are addictive! But what are Gyoza? There can surely be few of us…

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Seeds Garden Kit from Kikkerland

Seeds Garden Kit from Kikkerland

It’s been a strange year and Christmas will likely continue in the same vein. But these times have given us the chance to re-evaluate our lives and what matters. Our gardens have become a focus and Kikkerland have a little Seeds Garden Kit that will remind the lucky recipient of summer days. This is a…

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Birch Gin

Birch Gin

There are so many gins on the market these days. Spirits are enjoying a classy revival not seen since the ’20s. Justin Birch of Wadhurst, East Sussex has spent a decade perfecting his eponymous Birch Gin. Well, that was 10 years well spent! In 2010 Justin moved from Singapore to be greeted by the UK…

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Young Living Essential Parsley Cocktails

Young Living Essential Parsley Cocktails

It’s that time of year again! Summer is over and the lush greens of the garden have faded. Young Living Essential Oils have a host of culinary oils including Parsley, and it’s perfect not only for salad dressings but cocktails as well – and those mixed drinks will remind one of warmer seasons. Parsley pairs…

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Aloha 65

Aloha 65

Well, shame on me! I looked at the pale blue bottle with 1950s surfer and tiki-bar tones and was determined that this wasn’t going to be my cup of tea. But wait! A little sip and one’s mixologist’s mind is racing. A second taste has one detecting an exotic tapestry of flavours. 65 attempts British…

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Biltong

Biltong

Biltong – Mighty Meaty Jack Links offer snacks which are healthy and full of delicious umami. Biltong is a traditional food and it’s been around for centuries in one form or another. European settlers arriving in southern Africa in the early 17th century used vinegar as the meat-preserving medium along with saltpetre which prevents botulism;…

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Wild and Game in Marinade

Wild and Game in Marinade

Wild and Game Partridges in Lemon and Chilli Marinade It’s not yet that festive time of year but it’s always time for Wild and Game Partridges. The celebrated Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” mentions these birds and has them sitting atop a pear tree. That is just as unlikely as Lords leaping and…

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