Posts Tagged “recipe”

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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Nordic Family Kitchen

Nordic Family Kitchen

 Scandinavian Seasonal Home Cooking We love that Nordic style. The elegant simplicity. The balance and clarity of lines. That covers architecture, home design, and food as well. Nordic Family Kitchen offers a delicious slice of imagination, and all using ingredients which are readily available in your local supermarket. The dishes here are fresh looking and,…

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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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Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Turn up the Voltage for Negroni Week

Brockmans Gin for Negroni Week – 13-19 September 2021 The power of the negroni has been switched up to a new level with new cocktail from Brockmans Gin in time for Negroni Week. Introducing the Brockmans Voltage Negroni: a new twist on a ‘proper’ negroni using ‘The Properly Improper Gin’. Here, the citrus and dark berries…

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Strawberry Love

Strawberry Love

45 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Shortcakes, Hand Pies, Salads, Salsas, and More At last it’s summer. Well, it seems that way for a few days anyway. We appreciate warm weather, light meals and those seasonal fruits. We have waited so long for those. Strawberries are delicious. We can enjoy them fresh with every meal…

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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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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!

It’s 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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