Author Archive | Matt Webster

Pancake Day Spicy Poem

Shrove Tuesday – have a pancake bake! There’s lots of spicy feasts to make. An opportunity to grapple With the mix and lots of apple! Do not be a ‘pancake bore’, With frying pan to the fore Reach out and grab the Ginger pot – Ground Cloves are good – but not a lot! Cinnamon […]

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Meet the Spice Pioneer

Introducing a superb new and unique subscription box, unlike anything previously seen in the UK! We treasure our loyal following of adventurous cooks and wanted to take things a step further in our pursuit of fabulous international spices and seasonings for you to enjoy. The Spice Pioneer has been recruited to roam the culinary world […]

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Spice Competition

Every Indian household will have one of these spice boxes.  As a thank you for all the follows and likes over the last few months Chet over @chilliesandcloves is holding a competition on Instagram to show her appreciation.  Chet has partnered with us @seasonedpioneers and you will have the chance to win this beautiful spice […]

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10 copies of fundraising #CookForSyria Recipe Book to be won

The conflict is Syria is considered to be the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Over 8 million children’s lives are in danger within Syria and children make up half of Syrian refugees. They have lost families, friends, homes and schools whilst struggling with daily basic needs such as food, medicine, water […]

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Last order dates for Christmas 2017

We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your Christmas gifts & ingredients to you in time. Order by the dates below to guarantee that we will get your order packed and in the post to meet Royal Mail deadlines: UK- orders placed before mid-day on Thursday 21st December 2017 Far […]

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Chronicles of Nadiya

The recent BBC series ‘Chronicles of Nadiya’ had us enthralled with stunning images of Bangladeshi life and the fascinating dialogue of Nadiya Hussain, last year’s winner of The Great British Bake Off. Nadiya’s passion for cooking stems from childhood when her mother’s home cooked food was enjoyed at family mealtimes. Bangladeshi cuisine uses a plethora […]

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Seasoned Pioneers as Small Biz 100

Seasoned Pioneers named in Small Business Saturday UK’s ‘Small Biz 100’ for 2016!!! What is Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is the UK’s most successful small business campaign. This is the fourth year of the campaign, which last year saw £623m spent with small businesses across the UK on Small Business Saturday, an increase […]

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Win Balsamic Vinegar & Peppercorns to spice up your strawberries!

If you’re tempted to try our Black Pepper & Balsamic Strawberries recipe, be sure to enter our competition to win a bottle of Gift of Oil Matured Estate Nurtured Classic Balsamic Vinegar and a Seasoned Pioneers Gourmet Peppercorns Gift Selection! Simply email your answer to the following question to info@seasonedpioneers.co.uk with the word ‘Competition‘ in […]

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Dieting for summer?

Did you know that herbs, spices and seasonings can be fully enjoyed when you’re trying to lose weight? There is no reason at all to restrict yourself to eating plain meats, fish, salads and vegetables as you can spice them up without adding those dreaded extra calories! Many of our spice blends are wonderful used […]

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Picnic season starts!

When planning food to take on days out, spices probably don’t ordinarily spring to mind, but we think that they should! Our website contains quite a few recipes that are suitable to be packed for an interesting and tasty picnic. There are some fantastic ideas for unusual dips in The Knowledge, perfect to enjoy with […]

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Retro food is back in vogue!

Nostalgia has crept into our food culture with a surge in popularity of the dishes we loved in the 1970s! There is no doubt that some of them are probably best left in the culinary history books. However, others are making a welcome return in preference to the quirky food pairings, foams and airs that […]

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Last order dates for Christmas 2015

We want to make sure we do everything we can to get your Christmas gifts & ingredients to you in time. Order by the dates below to guarantee that we will get your order packed and in the post to meet Royal Mail deadlines: UK- orders placed before midnight on Sunday 20th December 2015 Western […]

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The day we met Nigella!

What an honour it was to meet Nigella Lawson at Waterstone’s bookstore in Liverpool One on 22nd October 2015. Clutching our copies of her newly launched book ‘Simply Nigella’ we joined the queue and waited for the book-signing event. It was an absolute delight to briefly chat with Nigella and also an opportunity to thank […]

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Chilli Health Benefits

Is Chilli Good for You? Who would have guessed it, but chillies give us more than flavour. We all know that spices, seasonings and chillies are used worldwide to create a huge diversity of delicious culinary cultures. However, scientists have just shown that they also have added health benefits. Eating spicy foods several times a […]

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Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015! GBSCC

We are privileged to be a partner in the Great British Spiced Chocolate Challenge 2015! Glynn Christian, celebrated author, TV presenter and a longstanding friend of Seasoned Pioneers, very kindly suggested to the organisers that we be invited to participate in this sensational event, an invitation that we simply could not refuse! So what’s it […]

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Spiced Recipe Competition

WIN £150 cash prize money plus £50 voucher to spend with us! How to enter: We invite budding food stylists and chefs to create a unique recipe using your favourite herbs, spices, seasonings or spice blend. You must also take a high quality photo of your creation. If you wish, you can send us a […]

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Spice & BBC Radio 4 Food Programme!

It was our pleasure recently to welcome Ann-Marie Bullock of Radio 4 to our Wirral premises. Ann-Marie had a full tour of Seasoned Pioneers, hearing about how it all began and watching a spice blend being made from scratch! Here’s a summary of the show, broadcast on Sunday 17th May and Monday 18th May 2015. […]

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A new member of the Seasoned Pioneers team!

We are delighted to welcome James to our small team here at Seasoned Pioneers. James has joined us on an apprenticeship in warehousing, but we have high hopes that he will eventually train in the unusual artistry of a master spice blender! James underwent a rigorous selection process and impressed us with his enthusiasm, friendly […]

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Mark’s Tour de France challenge 2015

We are delighted to have had the opportunity to donate £1000 in sponsorship to kick-start the fundraising of our company founder Mark Steene, who is attempting to cycle the entire Tour de France route in June 2015 for an extremely worthwhile cause. Mark, who is a very keen cyclist, will be taking part in the […]

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Welcome to Seasoned Pioneers new website!

It’s been nearly a year in the making, but at last our new website is live! We welcome you here and hope that you find the new site user-friendly, inspiring and informative. Despite hours and hours of testing the functions of the new site, we are realistic and know that some further tweaks are probably […]

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