National Days

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Benefits of our Lumiglo Coffee Maker 09/07/2019
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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019: Why the Lumiglo Coffee Maker is the Coffee Maker you need

When is Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019? The official date for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is 27th September, but you don’t have to host your event on that date, if people can’t make it. You don’t even have to have it in the morning. Whether you are attending a cake-tastic event or hosting a coffee morning yourself, the party can take place at any time of day. Or all day, if you and your guests wish.   How do Macmillan Coffee Mornings work? It’s easy. Pin your Coffee Morning Banner... Read More

Stranger Things Waffle Recipe: Eggo Waffles 04/07/2019
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Stranger Things: Eleven’s Eggo Waffle Recipe

  To all of our American followers, Happy Independence Day!   To everyone else, Happy Thursday! Whichever side of the pond you’re on, we have a terrific recipe for you… IT’S A STRANGER THINGS EGGO WAFFLES RECIPE!!! Yes, for everyone who’s not American, this day represents the arrival of Stranger Things Season 3, but you don’t have to raid the shops – we have this lush recipe that’s inspired by Eleven and is easy to make with the Andrew James Waffle Maker…   Eggo Waffles Ingredients (makes 8-9 waffles)  ... Read More

National Burger Day: Falafel Burger Recipe 02/07/2019
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National Burger Day: Falafel Burger Recipe

  National Burger Day is coming up, but we are also smack bang in the middle of BBQ season, so here’s a delicious Vegetarian Burger Recipe for you to try. Whether you are in dire need of Vegetarian recipes or would just like to try a meatless burger, our Falafel Burger Recipe is healthy, fresh and perfect to make for either lunch or dinner.     How to make Veggie Burgers: Falafel Flavour   Ingredients A 250g tin of chickpeas 1 medium onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp ground coriander... Read More

Burger and chips 27/06/2019
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National Burger Day: Why you should make your own burgers

Feel Good Friday! It’s Summertime! The time of the year where Ice Cream, refreshing drinks and Barbecues reign supreme. And, is there anything nicer than delicious burgers sizzling on the grill in the sunshine? Well, yes, there is, as a matter of fact. Delicious Homemade Burgers sizzling on the grill in the sunshine.   And, as National Burger Day is on the horizon, we thought we’d have a look at the advantages of avoiding shop-bought or restaurant patties and why everyone should eat burgers made at home…     They’re... Read More

Nutella and Malteser Cupcake for National Cupcake Day 10/06/2019
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Nutella & Malteser Cupcake Recipe (from Irish Baking Adventures)

  Our inspirational guest blogger Irish Baking Adventures has rustled up the most incredible recipe, just in time for National Cupcake Day. This recipe for Nutella & Malteser Cupcakes is enough to make 8-10 cupcakes, making them ideal as an after-meal treat or to take into work or maybe as a Father’s Day delight.     INGREDIENTS FOR CUPCAKES 175g softened butter 175g self-raising flour 175g caster sugar ½ tsp baking powder 3 large eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract 25g Ovaltine or Horlicks 10tsp Nutella   INGREDIENTS FOR BUTTERCREAM 175g... Read More

National Beef Jerky Day: Beef Jerky Recipe using the Andrew James Dehydrator 10/06/2019

A Beef Jerky Recipe to make in the Andrew James Dehydrator

Not so much a British delicacy, but still a tasty snack to chew on, Beef Jerky is something that is becoming more popular on this side of the pond and, to celebrate National Jerky Day (US), we’re treating you to this homemade jerky recipe that’s simple to make in your Andrew James Dehydrator. Not a fan of the Jerky? Scroll on down and see how to make Beef Jerky for your dog. Make Beef Jerky in the Dehydrator Ingredients 1-2lb of beef (the best beef for jerky making are lean... Read More

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International Picnic Day 2019: A list of reasons why you need a Picnic Bag

  INTERNATIONAL PICNIC DAY – 18TH JUNE 2019   Whether you hear the word and think ‘Family Picnic’, ‘Romantic Picnic’ or just a ‘Picnic with friends’, a Picnic Bag is so easy to transport to your chosen dining spot on those sunny Summer days, whoever you’re with. But, do people still picnic? And, if they do, is a Picnic Backpack worth it? Here, we look at the benefits of both picnicking and the Picnic Bag…   Fresh air and exercise Getting out and enjoying the good weather must be the... Read More

Father's Day Mint Julep Cocktail Recipe 30/05/2019
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Father’s Day Cocktail: Mint Julep Recipe

For Father’s Day, we have some great cocktail recipes and they’ve all been made in our very own Cocktail Set, so whether your Dad likes being well-served or being the cocktail maker himself, these recipes are sure to make your Father’s Day.     Mint Julep Ingredients 475ml water 400g white or brown sugar 15g roughly chopped fresh mint leaves 925ml bourbon 8 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish   Method Combine water, sugar and chopped mint leaves in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat until... Read More

Father's Day Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegetable Pie 29/05/2019
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Father’s Day Recipes: Slow Cooker Vegetable Pie Recipe

Here is the Vegetarian option from our Father’s Day menu. As we’re so proud of our very own slow cooker, we thought we’d bring it into the game for this fantastic recipe for a lovely Veggie Pie.     Vegetable Pie Ingredients The vegetables you use are entirely up to you (or your dad), but here are some suggestions… 1 Potato, chopped 2 Carrots, chopped Frozen peas Frozen sweetcorn 1 sweet potato, chopped 1/2 diced onion *** 1/4 cup flour 2 cups chicken broth 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup full... Read More

Father's Day Recipe: Reuben Sandwich 28/05/2019
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Father’s Day Recipes: Reuben Sandwich

For the first in our range of Father’s Day recipes, we’re beginning with a sumptuous Reuben sandwich. Reuben sandwich recipe (serves 4)   Reuben Sandwich Ingredients 2 x 200g rump steaks Sunflower oil spray 1 tsp steak seasoning 4 ciabatta buns Cheese slices 70g wild rocket 75g sauerkraut         Reuben Sandwich Method Heat a griddle pan over a medium heat. Rub the steak seasoning onto the rump steaks and give a little spray of the sunflower oil.   Cook for 2 minutes on each side (or longer,... Read More