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Džiugas cheese

We are a cheese loving family but Džiugas cheese, in spite of a visit to Lithuania, was new to us. Džiugas cheese does indeed come from Lithuania; made from milk produced by cows that have grazed on grass in a national park. A cheese with a legend There is a legend associated with the cheese. It […]

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Wild and Game Layered Pies

We had enjoyed Wild and Game pâtés so much that, come last December, we decided to place a bulk online order for more, plus some other interesting looking goodies from the company, so as to stock up the freezer for Christmas and to last into the new year. With family off elsewhere and not being […]

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The Extraordinary Italian Taste

The Italians take food and cooking very seriously; hardly surprisingly Italian cuisine is renowned world-wide. What could be more welcoming and comforting than a perfectly cooked risotto with its layers of subtle flavours, or a simple bowl of pasta with a rich tomato sauce; an oozing Mozzarella; slices of succulent Parma Ham; or tangy salami […]

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Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London

Great to see that Knightsbridge’s magnificent hotel the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is now fully back in operation following the fire earlier this year. Bar Boulud The renowned Bar Boulud burgers are back, with new Executive Chef, John Barber, at the helm of this excellent and stylish bistro. Enjoy one of Daniel Boulud’s signature burgers, […]

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Advent with Niederegger

In countless numbers of homes eager little fingers at the beginning of December will have started opening the doors or windows on Advent calendars to see what lies behind them. Will they reveal a picture, a gift or maybe something edible – and perhaps chocolatey? Advent calendars Whilst the period of Advent has been commemorated […]

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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, […]