Posts Tagged “recipe”

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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Nuet Dry Aquavit

Nuet Dry Aquavit

The name Aquavit has its roots in the Latin aqua vitae, meaning “water of life”, just like brandy being referred to as eau-de-vie.  The name comes from early distillers believing spirits had healing qualities. It was thought to help ward off both disease and old age! I am not sure that works, but these days…

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CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

Its Dad’s special day, although every day should be Fathers Day. He loves cocktails and the weather (we hope) will be conducive to some interesting libations in the garden. CAMPARI is a classic and it’s versatile, so a bottle of this red delight will likely tick a lot of beverage boxes – and earn you…

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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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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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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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One Pot Pan Planet

One Pot Pan Planet

 A greener way to cook for you, your family, and the planet Award-winning cook Anna Jones has penned a book that will be well appreciated in these strange times. We are aware of global warming, pollution of every kind, as well as waste – and that includes food waste. One Pot, Pan, Planet is a…

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Gok Wan and itsu at home

Gok Wan and itsu at home

itsu – the Asian-inspired, healthy food brand – is working with celebrity chef and fashion icon Gok Wan who has created some delicious recipes. They are perfect for lunches whilst we’re working from home or for a quick meal for those who must still go out. itsu products are delicious and practical and great value…

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Merchant Gourmet Goes Cajun

Merchant Gourmet Goes Cajun

Merchant Gourmet have cultivated a reputation for both quality and convenience. Yes, their products are plant-based but they are so tempting that this card-carrying carnivore has become almost addicted to their pouches of well-flavoured comfort. I should mention that these foods are healthy, too, but don’t let that put you off. Spicy Cajun-Style Lentils and…

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Mexgrocer for Mezcal and More

Mexgrocer for Mezcal and More

Being home and entertaining at home is the new and not always appreciated normal. We have found our kitchens as well as our drinks cabinets, and we are taking more interest in both cooking and cocktails. Positives indeed in these months of fear and disappointment. Mexgrocer has added to our battery of ingredients for dinner…

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Campari and Chocolate

Campari and Chocolate

Campari, the classic red – with chocolate Campari is the iconic bitter spirit, with a distinctive red hue that is a point of delicious difference from its competitors. It has a wide audience of lovers of that classy evening encounter called aperitif.   It’s that time before dinner when one partakes of a glass of something…

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Brockmans Valentines with Curious Blue

Brockmans Valentines with Curious Blue

A hug in a glass – gin cocktails for Valentine’s Day 2021 After last year, what we all need on Valentine’s Day is a hug. We bring you three cocktails each of which is tantamount to a hug in a glass. This is 2021, so it’s out with the old and in in with the…

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Pie Academy

Pie Academy

Master the Perfect Crust and 255 Amazing Fillings, with Fruits, Nuts, Creams, Custards, Ice Cream, and More; Expert Techniques for Making Fabulous Pies from Scratch is the descriptive subtitle. In Short its Pie Academy! Pie Academy is a worthy tome which will bring joy to the hearts of all home bakers. Author Ken Haedrich has…

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Burpee Aubergine – Time to Sow

Burpee Aubergine – Time to Sow

Time To Sow ‘Green Knight’ For a Taste Sensation!  Next week you can begin to sow your Burpee Europe Aubergine ‘Green Knight’ indoors. This glossy jade green aubergine with long, smooth fruit is a culinary delight and to demonstrate this fact just take a look at the marvellous dish that can be made with it below. …

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Special Brockmans Gin deal at Morrisons

Special Brockmans Gin deal at Morrisons

27 January – 16 February 2021  Whether your interpretation of ‘Dry January’ was to drink dry gin and dry wine or to ‘go dry’, here’s a reason to change all that. Celebrate the end of dry January with a gin that is filled with fruity notes. Brockmans Gin, the distinctive super-premium gin that brims with…

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The Seafood Shack

The Seafood Shack

The Seafood Shack: Food & Tales from Ullapool The Seafood Shack is the title of this superb cookbook, and it’s also the name of a catering van which must be quite a considerable cut above the average. Kirsty and Fenella opened the Shack in May 2016 with a plan to provide Ullapool with local seafood…

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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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Whisky cocktails

Whisky cocktails

50 Classic Mixes for Every Occasion Whisky Cocktails by Stuart Walton is perhaps the best quality and best priced whisky cocktail book around. It’s from Lorenz Books who have a reputation for publishing good value books which one will actually use. Christmas will soon be with us and it’s probable that we will be staying…

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Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide

Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide to Mixing Spirits, Liqueurs, Wine and Beer 150 Sensational Drink Recipes Classic Cocktails: The Home Bartender’s Guide to Mixing Spirits, Liqueurs, Wine and Beer – 150 Sensational Drink Recipes is a bumper volume and a comprehensive reference for all keen home mixologists. Cocktails and mocktails Stuart Walton has penned…

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