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Spice Kitchen – A Tasteful Gift

Spice Kitchen – A Tasteful Gift

Spice tins and much more Spice Kitchen offers so much for the spice lover. Those enthusiasts can not only enjoy Indian spice collections but others too! African and Middle Eastern selections, world spices and BBQ rubs, spices for kids, Moroccan spices, salts and even gin botanicals are all here to tempt. I have been impressed…

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Good4U – And Tasty Too!

Good4U – And Tasty Too!

Salad toppers for flavour and texture We have all heard it – we must eat more vegetables. We understand the message but for many it’s a big leap. The prospect of a boring salad sends us directly to the phone to talk to the nice chap at the Pizza shop. Good 4U Salad Toppers elevate…

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Thrive Boxes Naturally

Thrive Boxes Naturally

Recipe boxes of quality foods Thrive Recipe Boxes were new to me. Yes, there are plenty of food box delivery services around these days. It’s a sign of the times. But not all recipe boxes are created equal. Thrive is one of the better ones I have reviewed. We enjoyed fillet steak, mushroom sauce, roast…

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Glen Moray – classic single malt

Glen Moray – classic single malt

120 years of Glen Moray whisky Glen Moray in the heart of Speyside has been around for 120 years. It all began in 1897, when the Elgin West Brewery, which had made local ales since 1830 was transformed into the whisky distillery we see today.  The company continued to upgrade its facilities and in the…

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Merchant Gourmet Limited Edition Spiced Grains & Chestnuts

Merchant Gourmet Limited Edition Spiced Grains & Chestnuts

Perfect Pouches for Christmas Merchant Gourmet have long had their fingers on the pulse of non-meat trends. This year 20% of British home chefs are considering an entirely plant-based Christmas dinner. Now Merchant Gourmet are offering Spiced Grains & Chestnuts pouches in a couple of varieties and in time for the festive season.  These are…

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Belvoir Farm for Christmas Your Way

Belvoir Farm for Christmas Your Way

Cocktail and mocktail I have been enjoying Belvoir Farm products for quite a while now. They might seem a little pricier than some cordials on the supermarket shelves but it’s true what they say – you get what you pay for. Belvoir Farm is in the Countryside Stewardship scheme, meaning they are committed to balancing…

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44 Foods for Breakfast

44 Foods for Breakfast

For Entertaining or Pampering There are plenty of food delivery companies around these days and that’s a good thing. There are plenty of fairly sub-standard delivery companies around these days and that’s a bad thing. I have enjoyed 44 Foods packages a couple of times now and I can attest to their quality of both…

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Pirate’s Grog Spiced Rum

Pirate’s Grog Spiced Rum

I found myself drawn to this rum even before the first sip. Who can resist the humour, the sheer fun of a Pirate’s Grog Spiced Rum? Avast me hearties! (translation: Stop, dear chaps) is emblazoned on the back label, begging the reader to learn more about this award-winning spirit. This rum was conceived in the…

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Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Quality Liqueurs and Syrups Giffard is one of the most celebrated producers of essential bar ingredients, and they have a diverse range of liqueurs and syrups to fire the imagination of any mixologist or home aficionado. Back in 1885 Émile Giffard was a pharmacist in Angers in Val de Loire, France. The date is still…

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Don Papa Rum

Don Papa Rum

The Father of All Rums from the Philippines The name ‘Don Papa’ was inspired by Papa Isio, a leader of the revolution in the Philippines against the Spanish. He led his island to independence before joining the main revolutionary movement. This national hero is prominent on the striking brand label, which was designed in New…

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Hive-Mind by Ramsbury

Hive-Mind by Ramsbury

Here is another lovely cocktail from Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka Hive-Mind Add all ingredients to shaker with ice. Shake and double strain into chilled glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg. Ingredients 50ml Ramsbury Single Estate Vodka 30ml Espresso 15ml Ramsbury Estate runny honey Pinch of sea salt Garnish Grated nutmeg   For more delicious cocktails visit…

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Merchant Gourmet has Christmas Covered

Merchant Gourmet has Christmas Covered

Delicious Plant Jars, and hamper-worthy I love cooking but towards the end of the year there are plenty of distractions – like that little thing called Christmas. There isn’t always enough time in our hectic lives to cook from scratch, but I still want to present delicious food, and Merchant Gourmet solves the dilemma. Merchant…

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Azaline Vermouth

Azaline Vermouth

It’s approaching the season. That time of year when we might be entertaining a little more than usual. We need a well-stocked bar, and that space should definitely include a vermouth or two. Azaline Vermouth earns its place for both its packaging and its taste. But what is vermouth? The name ‘vermouth’ is the corrupted…

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Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux

Tesco Finest 1531 Blanquette De Limoux

Under-priced and under-estimated Blanquette De Limoux Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée is great value for money. Yes, it’s certainly more expensive here than in France but far less pricey than its celebrated cousin, Champagne. In 1531, the Benedictine monks from the Abbey of Saint­Hilaire in the region of Languedoc-Roussillon in the south-west of France discovered the secret…

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Seggiano for Christmas

Seggiano for Christmas

…and every other day David and Peri met in the airport in Rome back in 1985 and discovered a common interest in Italian food. A few years later they launched a small batch of premium Lunaio Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced on their Southern Tuscan farm. They started scouring Italy for other dedicated producers who…

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Christmas Unearthed

Christmas Unearthed

International foods at Waitrose and Ocado It might seem a bit early to be thinking of planning your festive meals, but a bit of organisation now will really help Christmas catering run smoothly. Unearthed products will fit perfectly with your traditional foods but will add a little international interest. Most of us will have missed…

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itsu Has a Taste for Christmas

itsu Has a Taste for Christmas

A parcel of festive flavours It’s party time – or soon will be. We might not be hosting a dozen for Christmas dinner, but many of us will be planning drinks parties with perhaps a little fizz. We need some canapés to go with that smart wine, but we also want something a little different….

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Ramsbury Single Estate Gin

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin

From Farm to Glass Ramsbury is a farm with a distillery. It lives on 19,000 acres of land on the Ramsbury estate, with the grain-milling shed, a key part of the gin-making process, next door. They even source water from their own well for the distilling. Fallen trees are chopped to heat the bio-mass boiler….

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Garuma Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda

Garuma Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda

Citrus and sea air Chile has become famed for producing some of the most popular expressions of Sauvignon Blanc in the world. They tend to be great value for money. Garuma Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Single Estate offers character and easy sipping without a big bill. Leyda Estate is found on the west side of…

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Gusto Organic Drinks

Gusto Organic Drinks

It’s approaching the festive season and we are stocking up with pallets of sweet treats, gourmet savouries and drinks by the crate. But those beverages don’t have to be alcoholic. We want our guests (and ourselves) to have the choice of some soft drinks, and they should be special too. Gusto Organic Drinks have you…

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