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Wild and Game Pâtés

Wild and Game’s aim is to turn the UK into a nation of game lovers. We already are, but game pâtés were a new taste experience for us. We loved them. Along with a wide range of products made from this low in fat, high in protein meat are now super tasty pâtés – Grouse, […]

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Turci Seasoning Sprays

We like to grow our own herbs so we can use them fresh in the kitchen. Dried herbs have never done it for us, and whilst we do freeze excess crops, freezing them isn’t necessarily the answer either. With winter coming on and our herbs, like basil, having fallen victim to slugs and frosts , […]

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Niederegger Marzipan

Marzipan has something of a Marmite-like effect on people – they either love it or hate it. I love it, whereas my brother, who is not a fan, delighted me as a child because he would trim the marzipan off his cake and if I was lucky give it to me. Heaven. Then I grew […]

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Paramount Lebanese Kitchen – Gloucester Road, Paddington and Brixton

Paramount Fine Foods for has made a name for itself in Canada, the USA and the Middle East with its Paramount Lebanese Kitchen restaurants. It has now opened three restaurants in London. We called in at the Paramount Lebanese Kitchen just a few yards from Gloucester Road tube station – the others are in Paddington […]

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Ghee Easy

If you really feel like it you can make ghee for yourself. It’s a type of clarified butter. Basically you will need to heat some unsalted butter in a pan and let it simmer long enough for all the moisture to evaporate and the milk solids to brown slightly. Then you need to skim off […]

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Speyburn Whisky 15 Year Old

Whisky and I don’t always get on well together. A mere single measure has been known to result in a nasty headache. Consequently, much as I enjoy a dram, on the whole I have learnt not to indulge. However, a few years back when visiting a distillery I was asked if I had ever added […]