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Turn up the heat in the kitchen without forking out for endless ingredients – these kits will give you the perfect measurements for making curry house-worthy dishes from home
Try your hand at making Monica’s Thanksgiving feast, Joey’s meatball marinara subs or even Rachel’s accidental beef trifle
Vegan milk has built a huge following over the years, led by growing demand from the vegan community and environmentally conscious others seeking out alternatives to dairy-based produce.Milk made from almond, soybeans, hazelnut, cashew and oats have quickly become mainstays on supermarket shelves and opting for a dairy-free lifestyle is becoming increasingly easier.
Lockdown in the UK saw many of us take up baking, with Instagram feeds full of banana bread recipes and sourdough starters.If you didn’t make one yourself, you definitely know of someone who has, as we all sought out ways to occupy ourselves during months at home.
To celebrate this year’s National Burger Day on 27 August, we’ve scoured the supermarkets and worked our way through the best online butchers to bring you this definitive list of the best burgers to cook at home.Originally a day dreamt up by the now defunct Mr Hyde magazine, where you could get a generous discount in your favourite burger joint, this year we thought it best to bring the burgers to you (or at least your fridge). Whether you’re in the market for a classic beef burger, something more adventurous, or would prefer to keep things plant-based, we’ve found the perfect patty for you to sink your teeth into.
Predominately made from the glera grape in northern Italy, prosecco is the unapologetic good time gal of the wine world.Less pretentious than champagne, prosecco is a drink to be enjoyed at any time of day, for any occasion. Begin your evening by pairing with canapes and enjoy right through to dessert where it goes particularly well with fruity puds. And then there’s also a whole host of cocktails just waiting to be knocked up – we think a mimosa is always a winner.
If you could murder a pint but do without the trudge to the pub, an at-home beer tap is the perfect addition to your cosy night in.With only 15 per cent of surveyed drinkers feel pub prices are affordable, it’s no wonder that at-home drinking is a booming business.
Whether you’re a vegetarian looking to spruce up your mid-week meal repertoire or are simply trying to incorporate more vegetarian meals into your diet, a recipe box is a great way of doing so without giving it too much thought.Even before Covid-19 hit, trawling the supermarket was never one of our favourite activities. Thankfully today’s recipe boxes take away that hassle with conveniently portioned ingredients delivered to our doorstep, ready for us to turn them into culinary masterpieces by following a few simple instructions.
If your experience with tequila so far has been with a wedge of lime and a lick of salt – stop what you’re doing and think again.Tequila may feel like a pretty stiff drink to serve neat, however, with an average 40% ABV, it’s no stronger than other sipping spirits, like, whisky.
Even as we start to ease out of lockdown, there are a few habits we’ve picked up in 2020 that we’re keen to continue with – and getting just about everything delivered to our door is definitely one of them. Online wine shops have really come into their own this year, with more of us wanting to stock up the home bar while our favourite drinking dens were closed – and online wine retailers have seen a dramatic increase in sales as a result. Winebuyers reported its sales increased by 817 per cent over the period of March, April and May, against an industry average of 400 per cent.As much as we love geeking out about the latest releases in person, the online experience can often be (dare we say it) even better. Not only can you confidently set your budget and filter your preferences, without having to justify any of it to another human being (except perhaps, the postman) there are often loads of added extras for you to devour too.
In case you haven’t heard, Buckingham Palace has started making its own gin.Made using a botanical blend of ingredients from the Queen’s garden, including lemon, verbena, hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves, it sold out within eight hours of its launch earlier this week.