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.
You might think tea bags are just simply paper and tea, and that of course they decompose, and that you’re doing your bit by putting them in your home food waste to compost.But, you’re wrong – unless you use plastic free tea bags, that is.
Are you stuck with loads of stockpiled food after going overboard with lockdown panic-buying? Don't worry - there are ways you can keep this food fresh so none of it goes to waste. Watch the video above to find out how to make it last
The 14 July marks Bastille Day, an annual French holiday that celebrates the storming of Bastille, a military fortress in 1789 by angry Parisian crowds, that played an important part in the revolution.Each year it's celebrated with parties, fireworks and parades, and if you want to observe the holiday, we’ve got you covered.
This Saturday, 11 July, marks World Rum Day, an annual event that was created by the World Rum Guide.It’s a day designed to bring rum-lovers, bars and distilleries together to celebrate the popular drink. Find out more on how to get involved here.
Having spent months in lockdown at home, you may well have expanded your culinary repertoire, from new dishes for dinner to afternoon sweet treats.With restaurants closed, it saw many of us trying to cook something beyond our go-to spag bol and garlic bread while a little over three weeks into lockdown, banana bread and sourdough making proved to be all anyone was doing, according to our Instagram feeds. If you didn’t attempt either, you definitely know someone who did.
We’re now in our seventh week of lockdown and you may be missing life’s simple pleasures, like going out to your favourite restaurant.Eating home-cooked meals all the time isn’t quite the same and we’re starting to lose interest in our own culinary repertoire, it has to be said. And sometimes, we just cannot be bothered and instead find ourselves craving a dish from a local hotspot.
Restaurants and the hospitality industry have been hit hard by lockdown measures, and many have introduced delivery services to help them survive.Let’s face it, we’re all getting tired of our own cooking after countless weeks into being stuck at home, and a takeaway satisfies our cravings for flavoursome food from our favourite eateries.
World Chocolate Day – celebrated on 7 July – indulges one of the world's favourite treats and marks the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. Until this point, chocolate was only known to natives in Mexico and parts of central and south America.As much as we love chocolate, it is worth remembering that it frequently contains problematic ingredients, such as palm oil, which is one of the biggest contributors to deforestation, and cocoa, which is an industry fraught with modern slavery. In addition, in 2015, research found that more than 2.26 million children were working in cocoa farms in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire.
For thousands of smallholder producers around the world, the Fairtrade minimum price is a safety net that supports the unfairly paid at the bottom of the supply chain.Farmers who benefit are paid a fair price that is set based on a consultative process with workers and traders to ensure the sum covers what it costs to grow their crop.
It’s safe to say that this final term has certainly been different for pupils, parents and teachers alike. And while the idea of present buying can seem like an insurmountable task – particularly if you’ve spent many weeks home schooling – let’s not ignore that good teachers deserve an end of term treat to thank them for all of their efforts.To help alleviate some parent admin pressure we’ve been on the hunt for the best teacher gifts around.
As Americans fire up the grill for fourth of July celebrations, we've decided to get in on the action by finding the best stateside foods to buy in the UK.Head across the pond this weekend, figuratively of course, and whip up dishes and desserts that will satisfy your taste buds.
Who doesn’t love a cocktail? Whether it’s a jug of Pimm’s at your summer barbecue, an after-dinner martini garnished with an all-important olive or a retro snowball at Christmas, there’s a drink for every occasion.And the market is certainly booming, especially with the continued rise in popularity of gin, plus a renewed interest in spirits such as vermouth and Campari (negroni, we’re looking at you!).