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Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract

A drop elevates. There is no pleasure greater than baking. Tempting aromas fill one’s home. Even a simple cake speaks of old-fashioned comfort. Not too many ingredients but they must be of the best quality. Vanilla Extract from Nielsen-Massey is flavourful and convenient. Nielsen-Massey’s Vanilla Extract is ubiquitous in every serious baker’s larder. It’s versatile,…

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Burpee Cucumber ‘Prolific’ and Curry

Burpee Cucumber ‘Prolific’ and Curry

Cucumber ‘Prolific’ (sometimes also known as ‘Brocade’) A fascinating and useful cucurbit originating in South East Asia. It is a versatile variety known locally as ‘Sambar Southekai’ that can be used in a wide range of dishes. Fruits can be stored in cool dry conditions for months after harvest. Plants are similar in growth to…

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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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Brockmans Autumn Cocktail – Orangecello Martini

Brockmans Autumn Cocktail – Orangecello Martini

This ‘improper’ martini uses Orangecello instead of the better-known Limoncello and a dash of clove to create a drink that is simple to mix yet tantalizing to taste and perfect for Autumn and Winter celebrations when a something more than a dry martini is called for. That sensual mix of orange and clove is Autumn…

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Brockmans Autumn – Smokey Rosy Cocktail

Brockmans Autumn – Smokey Rosy Cocktail

Brockmans Gin embraces the season with scents of Autumn Brockmans, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released a new cocktail recipe, with a theme of orange to complement the bitter-sweet orange notes which are naturally present in this distinctively different gin. In this drink, rosemary syrup and smoked bitters combine Cointreau and smooth Brockmans Gin with…

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Vodka Martinis with a difference for Bonfire Night

Vodka Martinis with a difference for Bonfire Night

If you are gathering around the bonfire for 5th November, make it an evening to remember with these two martinis from Holy Grass Vodka. The Toffee Appletini and the Pumpkin Spiced Espresso Martini both benefit from this award-winning vodka, made by Dunnet Bay Distillers in the UK mainland’s most northerly distillery. This eco-friendly company forages for…

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Rock Rose introduces a Halloween Corpse Reviver 

Rock Rose introduces a Halloween Corpse Reviver 

Don’t allow the children to have all the fun. For Halloween this year, Rock Rose Gin is recommending a spooky version of the classic cocktail, the Corpse Reviver. The original recipe from the 1870s was surpassed in the 1930s by the famous Harry Craddock of the  American Bar at London’s Savoy Hotel whose Corpse Reviver…

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Introducing Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila

Introducing Rooster Rojo Smoked Pineapple Tequila

Step forward, tequila lovers. An innovative variant has just landed in the UK: Rooster Rojo® Smoked Pineapple Tequila. This pineapple infused Anejo tequila is a new addition to the Rooster Rojo range and is really something to crow about. It’s an entirely new way of enjoying tequila as this pioneering variant is the first Smoked Pineapple infused tequila in…

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Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007

Rock Rose welcomes the return of 007 with a new Vesper Martini The name is Rose. Rock Rose. To celebrate the UK release on 30 September of the keenly awaited James Bond film, No Time To Die, on 30 September, the Scottish distillery, Dunnet Bay Distillers, has released a new Vesper Martini elegantly combining its Rock Rose…

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Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups

Winner of ‘Best Japanese Cookbook UK’ in Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Ramen: 50 classic ramen and Asian noodle soups has its literary finger on the culinary pulse of restaurant trends. Ramen is a comforting combination of noodles, distinctive and flavourful broth, and various toppings. In its simplest form, ramen includes wheat noodles, a umami-rich soup…

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The Lebanese Cookbook

The Lebanese Cookbook

The Lebanese Cookbook: Exploring the food of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan is another well-written and beautifully illustrated volume from author Ghillie Basan.  It truly is a Middle-Eastern culinary journey which offers surprisingly accessible recipes. This oft-war-torn region has a rich and colourful culture and that includes its cuisine. Ghillie has penned this Gourmand World Cookbook…

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Burpee – Grow Your Own Picnic

Burpee – Grow Your Own Picnic

It is that time of year when we are all enjoying the great outdoors, which must mean tucking in to picnics with gusto too … hurray!  And as the mode du jour for 2021 is bringing the inside out…it is not only food that we can grow for our dining table in the sun, but…

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Brockmans – ‘The Properly Improper Gin’

Brockmans – ‘The Properly Improper Gin’

Summer Cocktails made with ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ Summer nights call for The Properly Improper Gin, Brockmans, and some new fruit-filled cocktail recipes to make evenings a little unconventional, a little different, and a great deal of fun. The Brockmans Gin mixologists have developed two cocktails designed for those who shy away from the conventional….

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Burpee for National Vegetarian Week

Burpee for National Vegetarian Week

The Burpee Seeds Europe have the perfect courgette and recipe to shout about on this ‘National Vegetarian Week’. Courgette ‘Butterstick’ is a beautiful summer hybrid variety that has prolific plants with single-stem habit and a long harvest period.  It has superb performance, flavour, and wide adaptability. Sow: March-MayGermination: Up to 21 days Harvest: June –…

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Dream destinations – in cocktails

Dream destinations – in cocktails

Summer approaches, but we may not be approaching that runway to reach some much-loved holiday destination. So, perhaps it’s time to mix a staycation cocktail or two, and dream. Brockmans Gin, with its 11 botanicals sourced from around the world, offers style, sophistication, and a promise of better times to come.  The heady mix of…

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Burpee – Courgettes … Sow Now, Scones Later

Burpee – Courgettes … Sow Now, Scones Later

The Burpee Seeds Europe team know a ‘Sure Thing’ when they breed it!  This green, tasty,  nutrient-packed joystick of a veggie can be ready to harvest just 48 days from sowing!  So sow now and scoff later when you enjoy some beautiful scones with a cuppa in the garden this summer! Courgette ‘Sure Thing’ This…

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Brockmans Gin and Tea

Brockmans Gin and Tea

Time for Tea & Gin – an alternative to G&T G&T is wonderful; but tea with gin can be a delicious new alternative. For the past few years, tea has been experiencing a renaissance (Source: National Tea Day*). And as we ease out of lockdown, where the comfort of tea has been valued even more,…

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Pinestone tea in recipes

Pinestone tea in recipes

Pinestone tea – a light alternative Tea drinking culture in China is not only a key part of people’s social and leisure time but also an important aspect of any mealtime. You may be surprised to know that different teas are best drunk with specific foods, just like fine wines. Rich and satisfying Chun Mee…

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Coffee Holy Grass Vodka

Coffee Holy Grass Vodka

Love coffee? Love vodka? Here’s a marriage made in heaven… For those who love coffee with a kick, Coffee Holy Grass Vodka is a drink of splendour. Delicious alone, it also lends itself to contemporary cocktails that are darkly elegant, smooth, and enticing. Made by the sustainable, family owned Dunnet Bay Distillers, this vodka is…

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Brockmans One Two Three

Brockmans One Two Three

Brockmans is a complex gin containing an intriguing mixture of 11 botanicals makes simple cocktails taste, well, complex. Here, we show how using a flavourful spirit like Brockmans Gin can make three memorable serves using just one, two, or three ingredients (not counting ice and garnishes). Brockmans Gin, a super-premium 40%ABV English spirit, is defined…

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