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Seasonal

01/02/2019
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How to watch the Six Nations, SuperBowl and other sports.

When you realise it’s a massive weekend for sport the whole world over! On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, each team is in action as the Six Nations kicks off. And, if that’s not enough, the Lombardi Trophy is up for grabs as Superbowl 2019 sees the New England Patriots compete against the Los Angeles Rams. If you prefer kicking balls to throwing them, the Premier League is shaping up nicely at both ends of the table and, now that the Transfer Window has closed, each team will be looking for... Read More

01/02/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Why February is fantastic!

Can February march? No, but April may. Hello? Is this thing on? Okay, okay. Bad joke. But, for this week’s Feel Good Friday blog, we’re looking at the calendar and taking in a few lovely things about February 2019. 1. It’s not January We’re not against January as a month, but it was a helluva long wait between paydays, wasn’t it? Also, it’s no longer Dry January, so enjoy your tipples. However you have them. 2. Snow Okay, it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but getting a phone... Read More

30/01/2019
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The best products to help avoid the snow

  The experts say it’s going to snow this week. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything about that, but we can make sure you’re full of delicious warm coffee and tasty warm meals when the nasty weather hits. Wet & Dry Coffee Grinder Ideal for grinding aromatic coffee beans, as well as nuts and spices, this grinder has stainless steel blades that will easily chop through wet and dry foodstuffs. Premium 12 Litre Digital Halogen Oven Previously featured on Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, this model is perfect for cooking healthy... Read More

18/01/2019
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Feel Good Friday: Slow Cooker Hot Chocolate Recipe

  What about this weather, eh?! It’s almost like it’s winter or something! At Andrew James, we cannot do anything to stop the rain, sleet or snow (or whatever it is that is currently battering your house), but we can make you feel good and this Feel Good Friday, we have a fantastic slow cooker hot chocolate recipe that will keep the horrible weather at bay at least for a little while, but first, some frequently asked questions…     Can hot chocolate help you sleep? We don’t know. Some... Read More

18/01/2019
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Ginuary 2019: 8 great products to gindulge yourself with this month!

  If you’re enjoying Ginuary, we’re here to make it even better! If you haven’t already read some interesting blogs on gin cocktail recipes that are easy to make and a few great alternatives to tonic water, be sure to check them out. We’re halfway through this botanical-tastic month and right now, we want to introduce you to some brilliant products for you to gindulge yourself with through the rest of January and beyond! If you’re not too ginterested in this fantastic spirit, but know someone who is, these handy... Read More

12/01/2019
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Ginuary: Alternative mixers to tonics

  If you’re celebrating Ginuary, you might – MIGHT – have grown a little tired of drinking gin with tonic. Otherwise, you might be a little unsure as to what gins go with what tonics. So, here at Andrew James, we’ve decided to explore what alternative mixers we can enjoy gin with. Here’s our top 5… Gin and Bitter Lemon A delicious swap to make a truly distinctive tipple, the bitter lemon gives an extra little zing to your favourite spirit.   Gin and Ginger Ale Another one to add... Read More

05/01/2019
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Ginuary: Gin cocktails to serve and enjoy throughout the month.

  Recent years have seen such a dramatic surge in the popularity of gin that the cheeky little spirit has only gone and got its own month! Yes, welcome to Ginuary! And, here at Andrew James, we’ve decided to fully embrace the old mother’s ruin with some fantastic gin cocktail recipes…   Allen GINsberg – This one will make you howl! One for the literary fans out there! Also known as a Singapore Sling, this great concoction is perfect for serving guests at a cocktail party! Ingredients 1 measure of... Read More

31/12/2018
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New Year’s: Red Velvet Cake recipe

  Whether it’s for the day after or the eve before, we’re here to show you how to make a New Year’s cake and we’ve opted for a simple Red Velvet cake recipe. Ingredients For the sponges… 300ml of vegetable oil 4 eggs 500g of plain flour 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1tsp of salt 2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda 30ml of red food colouring 4 tsp of vanilla extract 4 tsp of baking powder 560g of brown sugar 400ml of buttermilk For the icing… 750g of icing sugar 250g... Read More

30/12/2018
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NYE: Best champagne cocktails to make and serve?

  Ah, New Year’s Eve. What to do? What to do? Do you go out and tackle the crowds, get freezing cold and struggle to get a taxi back home? Or… Do you have everyone round yours and ring in 2019 with your own New year party, complete with champagne cocktails? There’s no real question, when it’s put like that, is there? Now, that the big decision’s been made, let’s have a look at some of the fantastic champagne cocktail recipes you can have fun making as the clock counts... Read More

Chocolate fountain 29/12/2018
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What are the best party products to use this festive season?

  Just because Christmas has passed, that doesn’t mean the party season is over. With plenty of gatherings to attend and host, we know that you might be here, there and everywhere with who you’re visiting, what you’re taking, who’s visiting you and what you’re going to serve. That’s why here at Andrew James, we’re providing you with a handy guide on what products will make your party the best in town!     However you decide to spend your time with your family and friends, we’d love to hear... Read More