Posts Tagged “Christmas”

i Heart Prosecco – Stocking Filler

i Heart Prosecco – Stocking Filler

Festive Fizz The Glera variety of grapes for i heart Prosecco are cultivated in the region of Veneto in the north of Italy where one finds the beautiful city of Venice. The stylish cafés and restaurants there are proud to promote this popular local wine. But we don’t have to travel to enjoy a good…

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i Heart Zero – stocking filler

i Heart Zero – stocking filler

Zero alcohol – plenty of fun It’s Christmas. The big day is a long one, but we want it to be festive from the start. The excitement could begin with a Bucks Fizz, or a Mimosa. That is usually a sparkling wine made a little less alcoholic by the addition of orange juice. But we…

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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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A Dunnet Bay Distillers Christmas

A Dunnet Bay Distillers Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas with Dunnet Bay Distillers Spirited gifts from Scotland to suit every price range, from £1 – £90 Raise a glass to these gift ideas from Dunnet Bay Distillers, makers of the cool brand Rock Rose Gin – officially chosen earlier this year by CoolBrands. If you are looking for unusual…

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Gingerbread – Home for Christmas

Gingerbread – Home for Christmas

A wonderland of houses, creative constructions and cookies Gingerbread is a delightful festive presentation of 38 projects, gingerbread recipes and templates for creating beautiful centrepieces. The fairy tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’, in which the children discover a house made entirely of gingerbread, sweets and cake, inspired the trend for making beautiful constructions based on this…

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Rock Rose Gin Winter Edition 2021 launches

Rock Rose Gin Winter Edition 2021 launches

  Some may be predicting a winter of discontent but that coolest of cool brands, Rock Rose Gin, is anticipating extreme contentment despite cooler weather.  The reason? The Scottish distillery has just released its Rock Rose Winter Edition 2021. A juniper-led, earthy gin featuring fragrant pine notes, this iteration has been created with the thought…

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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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The Baileys Cookbook

The Baileys Cookbook

Bakes, Cakes and Treats for All Seasons That came around quick! It’s heading towards Christmas. Soon it will be time to bring down the Christmas tree from the loft even though it only seems about six weeks since we struggled to put it up there. We seek out gifts and treats for friends and family….

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Kikkerland – The Gift of Music

Kikkerland – The Gift of Music

Build Your Own Ukulele with a Kikkerland Kit ‘I am building my own ukulele,’ I said. They laughed, but only for a moment, and then said ‘You know that instrument is really popular? Started with that song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”.’ And plenty of other pieces of current music have the ukulele as part of…

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Cheese Advent Calendar 2021

Cheese Advent Calendar 2021

We all remember that excitement – opening those little doors on the advent calendar. It was the build-up to Christmas and each day nearer gave us a sweet treat from the very first of the Christmas gifts. It was usually chocolate and that was just right when we were kids. Now we look for a…

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Flower and White for Christmas

Flower and White for Christmas

Glitter Balls for a Light Treat from Flower and White I confess that Flower and White is a company new to me. They specialise in meringue, and they certainly do what they do do well. The Party Pops Glitter Balls are addictive but guilt-free and totally delicious. These attractive tubs are perfect stocking fillers and…

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Brockmans – The Brockmans 75

Brockmans – The Brockmans 75

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin And on the twelfth day… The Brockmans 75 50ml Brockmans Gin 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice 15ml Sugar syrup Sparkling wine Twist of lemon zest to garnish Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Brockmans Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup and shake. Strain into…

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Brockmans Gin and Ginger

Brockmans Gin and Ginger

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Gin and Ginger 50ml Brockmans Gin Premium ginger ale A slither of stem ginger Blueberries Fill your chilled glass with large ice cubes. The larger the better so they don’t melt as fast and water down your drink. Pour over the gin. Add chilled premium ginger ale…

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Brockmans Cosmopolitan

Brockmans Cosmopolitan

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Cosmopolitan 35ml Brockmans Gin 15ml Cointreau 15ml Fresh lime juice 30ml Cranberry juice Lime Add the gin, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice and a handful of ice into a shaker. Shake and strain into a chilled stemmed glass and serve with a lime twist WHERE TO…

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Romulo is a Winner!

Romulo is a Winner!

Winner – Mostly Food & Travel Journal’s Best Restaurant Delivery (London) 2020 Romulo Café   Well, what a year! We will all be glad to see the back of 2020. But there have been some bright notes, some delicious distractions. Romulo Café London delivered food that was good enough to make a couple of celebrations…

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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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Brockmans Winter Bramble

Brockmans Winter Bramble

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Winter Bramble 45ml Brockmans Gin 1 Sprig fresh thyme 25ml Lemon juice 10 ml Balsamic vinegar 10 ml Ruby Port 10ml Berry liqueur 1 sprig of fresh thyme and a slice of dehydrated lemon to garnish Fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Bruise the sprig of…

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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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Brockmans Fiery Side

Brockmans Fiery Side

Another Delicious and festive cocktail from Brockmans Gin Fiery Side 50ml Brockmans Gin 15ml Cinnamon syrup Premium Ginger beer, chilled 10ml Cherry Brandy (a capful) 1 Cinnamon stick and 1 fresh cherry to garnish. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, add the Brockmans Gin and Cinnamon syrup,  then top up the glass with ginger…

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