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Blog - Seasonal Ideas

How To Make A Christmas Charcuterie Board

Seasonal Ideas

A DIY charcuterie board makes the perfect table centrepiece this Christmas. The great thing about it is that you can experiment and tailor it to your taste. There’s no right...

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7 Tasty Christmas Appetiser Ideas

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1.  Bread sauce and stuffing croquettes This recipe from Olive Magazine is one of our favourites as you don’t have to go out of your way to make any extra...

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How To Make Mulled Wine and Other Christmas Drinks

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How To Make Mulled Wine The temperatures have dropped, the days are getting shorter and the decorations have gone up. That can only mean one thing: it’s officially mulled wine...

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5 Best Sauce Recipes For Barbecuing

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Barbecue season is well and truly here. Having people round and want to make sure the grill will be packed with big, bold flavours? We’ll let you in on a...

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Truly Original Wedding Favours

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Splice it with Spice – Wedding Favours Bespoke wedding favours will add that 'extra something' to your wedding celebrations! Unconventional and innovative, our spice tins filled with authentic Cajun Spice...

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Picnic Season Starts!

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As Brits we love when the weather starts to get warmer. Even more so when we can eat al fresco without our coats and extra layers on! A picnic in...

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Best Local Shops To Support This Christmas

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Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign, taking place on the first Saturday of December each year. The campaign rallies small businesses to promote themselves and...

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5 Homemade Christmas Foodie Presents

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Surprise your friends and family this Christmas with a homemade treat. Christmas is all about food, friends and family. And what better way to get into the festive spirit than...

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The Best Secret Santa Foodie Gifts

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With Christmas just around the corner (it seems to come faster every year), you may find yourself in a familiar position. It’s secret Santa at work and you’ve drawn somebody...

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10 Best Winter Fruits Recipes

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In winter, you won’t get as many exciting tropical fruits like pineapple, watermelon or mangoes. However, winter fruits can be equally as delicious and go well in a variety of...

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10 Best Autumn Fruit Recipes

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Autumn is a great season for foodies (or for the greedy - we don’t judge). As the colder months come in, there is an abundance of fruit to be used...

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Christmas Day Cooking Essentials

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With Christmas fast approaching (it comes around faster every year!), you may be starting to think about this year’s Christmas Day spread. If you’re looking for new ideas for a...

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10 best ways to use up Christmas leftovers

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With Christmas fast approaching, you’ll no doubt be having flashbacks of the marathon food shop that lead to that huge, delicious sprawl on Christmas day. Frustratingly for us cooks, sometimes...

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Gifts for cooks!

News, Seasonal Ideas

It can be difficult to think of original and innovative gifts at Christmas or any other time of year. We think that for anyone who enjoys cooking and eating, a...

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Christmas Spice Checklist

Seasonal Ideas, Understanding Spices

Here’s our Christmas Spice check-list - a reminder of the spices that you may need over the festive season: Cinnamon Quills – great for serving as a stirrer with Coffee...

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Gift Wrap Service – Hand wrapped with a ribbon!

News, Seasonal Ideas

The popularity of our gift selections and seasoning collections is unsurprising when you consider what an exceptional and exciting gift they are, to anyone with an interest in creating fantastic...

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Twelve Days of Christmas

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Twelve kaffir lime leaves Eleven sumac berries Ten mulled wine spices Nine cubeb peppers Eight bouquet garni Seven...

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Party Dip Ideas

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Next time you’re entertaining, welcome your guests with healthy, tasty and colourful platters of dips and nibbles. Making your own dips will save you money and ensure they are lower...

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The Asparagus season is here, it must be summer!

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Although we can buy imported asparagus all year round, it is with great anticipation that we await our own home grown asparagus. Such excitement is justified, as it is available...

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Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed!

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Here in the UK Mother's Day will soon be upon us (Sunday March 31st, as if you needed reminding!).  While Mother's Day around the world falls on different days, the...

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Seasonal focus: leeks

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Although it seems they're just about coming to the end of their best, with St David's Day kicking off the month of March, it would seem wrong not to give...

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Seasonal focus: carrots

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They help you see in the dark, Bugs Bunny loves them, they bring colour to your roast dinner and they're generally yummy. Hooray for the humble carrot! Again they tend...

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Spice up the food of love

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February 14th is St Valentine's Day and while many people do want to take the time to show their loved ones how much they care on this particular day, there's...

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Christmas inspiration from around the world

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Fancy something a little different on your table this festive season? We taken a look at a couple of other countries for some festive feasting inspiration. When thinking about Christmas,...

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Inspiration for Christmas gifts from your kitchen

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Looking for a last minute Christmas gift or just some treats for festive visitors? Look no further than a simple, but delicious Panforte - a traditional Italian dessert containing fruits,...

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Christmas Recipes: Thinking ahead

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It can be frowned upon to talk about Christmas too much before December but for some things it’s essential not least for anyone making Christmas cakes and puddings or chutneys...

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Seasonal focus: cauliflower

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“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” Mark Twain. Not a vegetable that necessarily stands out on the seasonal vegetable lists – though it might be because it’s...

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Pioneering… Alternative Christmas recipes

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Turkey Hangover...?! Are you fed up with the same old turkey curry or sandwiches for days after your Christmas dinner? Why not try some of these ideas for different ways...

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Inspiration…Christmas Gift Ideas

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Mulling Drink Spice Mixes... For guaranteed festive cheer try one of our mulling drink spice mixes (1.95 each) including our latest Mulled White Wine, best selling traditional Mulled Wine for red wine, Mulled Cider,...

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