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Wild and Game Mallard

Wild and Game Mallard

Slow Cooked Mallard from Wild and Game …with Fruit Jelly Duck is a wonderful meat but sometimes a large bird can be a little too much for an intimate dinner à deux. Mallards are a small variety and one, with side dishes, is perfect for two discerning diners. The mallards can be found at Wild…

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Davenport’s Chocolates for Easter

Davenport’s Chocolates for Easter

Shops have been awash with Easter chocolate since Boxing Day. Eggs have filled shelves for a couple of months. There is confectionery to thrill every sweet-loving kid. But eggs to impress a discerning adult are as rare as hen’s teeth! Davenport’s Creative Artisan Chocolates come to the rescue! Davenport’s artisan chocolatier, Jane Williams (neé Davenport),…

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Old Hopking Spiced Gold Rum from ALDI

Old Hopking Spiced Gold Rum from ALDI

Many, in the past, viewed ALDI as something of a bargain-basement supermarket, but that perception is changing. Yes, they sport attractive price tags on their goods but that, at least in my experience of the spirits department, doesn’t indicate a lowering of standards – just of the price. Old Hopking Spiced Gold Rum is another…

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Brockmans Gin helps shake up Mother’s Day

Brockmans Gin helps shake up Mother’s Day

A gift Idea from Brockmans   Gin used to be known as ‘mother’s ruin’. We now know that possibly the best way to spoil your mother on Mother’s Day (22 March 2020) is to buy a stylish bottle of gin – or help her shake up a great cocktail. Brockmans is a 40% ABV gin…

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Wild and Game Pies

Wild and Game Pies

Yes, I love cooking, but I don’t want to be chained to the range when time doesn’t allow. There are plenty of pre-prepared foods out there to take some of the strain from our hectic lives, but it’s important to seek out the best quality – the foods that are as good as one would…

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San Floriano Prosecco from ALDI

San Floriano Prosecco from ALDI

Get your skates on. This San Floriano Prosecco from ALDI is on offer and when it’s gone, it’s gone! Many of us are looking for the perfect bottle of sparkling wine to share with someone special or a prospective partner for St. Valentine’s Day.  ALDI’s San Floriano Prosecco DOC is now just £4.99 and that…

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Happy Valentines from Lily O’Brien’s

Happy Valentines from Lily O’Brien’s

Where did the time go? The Christmas tree pine needles are still stuck in the carpet and now the next special event is on one’s near horizon. Yes, it’s soon to be St. Valentine’s Day! Lily O’Brien’s have quality chocolates that could solve the gift-giving dilemma: the Chocolate Desserts Collection. This indulgent box of perfectly…

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Cawston Dry Sparkling Water with a twist

Cawston Dry Sparkling Water with a twist

When we are little kids we crave fizzy drinks. We delight in sticky sweetness and flavours that were never found in the natural world. We grow older and our tastes change. We have more regard for our bodies and the environment. Cawston Dry Sparkling Water is an attractive adult on the soft drinks shelf. Pleasingly…

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Aldi Wagyu Burger

Aldi Wagyu Burger

Supermarket Aldi is launching 100% British Wagyu Beef Burgers in stores nationwide. Don’t miss them, as when they are gone, they are gone. But what actually is Wagyu beef? This originated in Japan with several breeds of cattle being able to produce this style of meat. Wagyu is known for is characteristic fine marbling which…

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British Fresh Whole Turkey from ALDI

British Fresh Whole Turkey from ALDI

It’s the Holiday season! By that I don’t just mean Christmas: there is also New Year and beyond, too! Turkey can fit the bill for so many occasions, and ALDI offers quality and budget-friendly birds. Turkeys were first domestically raised in ancient Mexico. There are many explanations for the name “turkey”, and I like the…

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Holiday Favourites and Bubbly from Jelly Belly

Holiday Favourites and Bubbly from Jelly Belly

Where did that year go? Still getting the pine needles from last year out of the carpet pile and now it’s time to shed anew! Jelly Belly started as a confectionery company in the US in 1869. It’s still a family-owned company and since 1960 they have been famed for their jelly beans. They are…

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The New Icons – Aldi Unveils its Premium Wine Range

The New Icons – Aldi Unveils its Premium Wine Range

ALDI is now enjoying popularity among discerning wine lovers. This supermarket has become celebrated for its collection of good-quality good-value wines, and now a new range caters to the increased demand for premium and classic wines. Enter The New Icons Premium Wine Range. Examples of famous classic bottles are included in this creditable array. Amongst…

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée 13 From ALDI

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée 13 From ALDI

The eponymous area is centred on the village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the Rhône wine region in south-eastern France. It is one of the most celebrated appellations from the southern part of the Rhône Valley, and prized vineyards are located around Châteauneuf-du-Pape and in the surrounding villages. Very reasonable price Châteauneuf-du-Pape can be either red or…

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Capsulier Lite for your coffee-lover

Capsulier Lite for your coffee-lover

It’s almost here! Christmas! But the excitement can be somewhat tempered by the prospect of gift-giving. What would make original and thoughtful delights for under the tree? Capsulier Lite comes to the rescue. Many of us are proud owners of coffee makers. The sort with those small capsules is popular and I wouldn’t want to…

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Leakproof is the Answer this Christmas

Leakproof is the Answer this Christmas

Ion8 led the way for sustainability long before other similar companies, and its partnership with Friends of the Earth shows that Ion8 is now well established. They have a strong ethos to design great-looking bottles that contribute to sustainable living all year round. Replacing single-use bottles is the aim, but Ion8 has gone a few…

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Lily O’Brien’s Dessert Collection for Christmas

Lily O’Brien’s Dessert Collection for Christmas

Lily O’Brien’s Dessert Collection chocolates are now available in a bumper 625g box. This huge round presentation will be the perfect Christmas gift for any discerning lover of fine chocolates. I have been a supporter of this Irish company from the very first exquisitely crafted choc. That’s going back a few years now and I…

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Feast on Wild Game this Christmas

Feast on Wild Game this Christmas

Unless we are vegetarian it’s likely we will enjoy at least a few meals containing meat each week. Christmas and New Year are those days when we want special meals made with the best ingredients. Wild and Game is a company that can help with some of the finest meat on the market. Game is…

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Stokes for Christmas – and beyond!

Stokes for Christmas – and beyond!

It will soon be Christmas – a time of joy but also of culinary anxiety! One wants to provide comforting food. Delicious food. Well-presented food. Stokes might not be on hand to cook the turkey, but they do support those little additions that help elevate the festive season’s tables. Stokes was founded in 2004 by…

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Besos de Oro Original Liqueur

Besos de Oro Original Liqueur

Here is something a little different for Christmas. Besos de Oro Original Liqueur. Yes, a cream liqueur …but without cream. It’s perfect for those with allergies as this delicious drink is free from gluten, dairy, lactose, nuts, soya – and it’s suitable for vegans. I am always somewhat wary of the ‘free from’ products as…

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Merchant Gourmet Aromatic Persian-Style Quinoa and Lentils

Merchant Gourmet Aromatic Persian-Style Quinoa and Lentils

We might well love good food, but so few of us actually have time to cook nutritious dishes. We get home and it’s often too easy to send out for a take-away or settle for a piece of toast. But there are options, and Merchant Gourmet have a selection of foods that will aid the…

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