Andrew James

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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

Gluten Free Garden party Menu 06/06/2019
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Your Gluten Free Garden Party Menu

  Whisper it, but the weather seems to be – SEEMS to be – getting better and if you’re hosting a garden party in the Summer months, we have a whole host of sumptuous Gluten Free recipes for you and your guests to enjoy. From fresh salads and starters, to mouth-watering mains and delicious desserts, we have everything you need to make your GF garden party a great one.   Gluten Free Prawn Cocktail Recipe This may be more of a Christmas Day staple (this link takes you to our... Read More

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Feel Good Friday: Great drinks to enjoy during the Champions League Final

If you haven’t noticed, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are facing off in the Champions League Final this weekend and, whether you are a football fan or not, it is a great occasion and a fantastic opportunity to get people around. For this week’s Feel Good Friday post, here are a few drinks options to celebrate this great date in English Football History.   GIN-i Wijnaldum Let’s get straight to it… This is a classic (and lush) Gin & Tonic Recipe Like Wijnaldum, it’s understated and classy, doing the job it’s... 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

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British Tomato Fortnight: Bloody Mary Recipe

It’s British Tomato Fortnight and here at Andrew James, we look for any reason to get booze involved- I mean, we love tomatoes and that. But, we also love cocktails and this recipe is for a delicious Bloody Mary Cocktail…     Bloody Mary Ingredients (serves 2) Enough ice for 2 glasses 100ml vodka 500ml tomato juice 1 tbsp lemon juice Worcestershire sauce Tabasco 2 celery sticks, to serve   Method Place the ice in your cocktail shaker. Pour the vodka, lemon juice and tomato juice in with it.  Add a... 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


Best French Wines to enjoy during the Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup is soon to be here and, just so you are prepared for the feel-good frenzy that is sure to follow, we have a whole host of blogs focused on what you can eat and drink to enjoy the football.   Where is the Women’s World Cup 2019? The Women’s World Cup takes place in France this year, so we have organised several blogs to be released, focusing on all things French, including this one on the best wines to drink during the tournament…      ... Read More

Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Ebba Christine 22/05/2019
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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Ebba Christine

Ebba Christine, one of our talented guest bloggers, has passed on the most incredible Cinnamon Rolls recipe that is super-duper easy to make in our air fryer and is a delicious treat to have while trying to lose weight – it contains only 2 syns on Slimming World. 🌀 Cinnamon rolls 🌀 2 TBSP cinnamon 2 TBSP granulated sweetener Butter frylight 1 TBSP water 1 sheet of lighter puff pastry (60syns if SW)   Method Roll out the pastry. Mix the cinnamon & sweetener together then added in the water... Read More

Strawberry Sorbet recipe from missh_mac 21/05/2019
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Strawberry Sorbet from missh_mac

We are being proper spoiled by missh_mac and her Ice Cream and Sorbet recipes. Armed with her trusty Ice Cream Maker, she continues to wow us with delicious treats, like this Strawberry Sorbet Recipe. Cool and refreshing, this sorbet is ideal for the Summer months.     Strawberry Sorbet Ingredients 1kg strawberries, washed 225g sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt     Strawberry Sorbet Method Cut the tops off from strawberries and purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. You might need a little... Read More