August 19th, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Amidst the rush to return to big-crowd sporting events and nightclubs, it seems lockdown has also prompted a yearning for a more sedate pastime. Angling is not usually associated with stampedes, but it’s now at the centre of a rush to the riverbank. It’s quite a shift from its traditional image. You may recall the […]

July 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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As the sun beats down onto a golden beach what better way to celebrate summer than enjoy a deliciously decadent ice cream. You can buy one in February if you really want to and risk frostbite to your tongue as your gloves clutch desperately to your soggy cone on a windswept, rain-lashed, promenade but somehow […]

May 6th, 2021   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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So, fresh from looking at National Butcher’s Week, we now turn our attention to National Vegetarian Week. It’s fair to say these are polar opposites but we’re a broad church here in the SK development kitchen and we love cooking vegetarian just as much as meat. This year, the Vegetarian Society are asking people to […]

September 18th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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There were times during this (beep beep) pandemic when it seemed like life would never be the same again. We stopped going to the movies, restaurants, pubs, meeting family and friends, and all of life’s other pleasures we used to take for granted. Thankfully, we can now do most of these things again (we’re still […]

July 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Percy Pig is under attack! Yes, the sweet so beloved of people young and old sold by good old Marks and Spencer is in the firing line dear reader How, what, where, why, we hear you ask? Well, according to the nation’s Sweet Czar (we made that title up by the way!), the packaging on […]

June 19th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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If there’s one thing we have definitely been able to do during this enforced lock-down, it’s drink! Granted, it may not be in a pub or restaurant (can 4th July come any sooner?) surrounded by friends in great company, but in the comfort of your own home and still surrounded by friends, albeit virtually. Can […]

May 15th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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We’re coming to the end of National Vegetarian Week, a seven-day event aimed at encouraging people to eat more plant-based food. We’ve talked in previous blogs of how the lock-down has encouraged more home cooking and baking, so it’s a perfect time to perfect your vegetarian cooking. The Vegetarian Society, who are behind National Vegetarian […]

April 9th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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We’re approaching Good Friday, so it’s a great time to ask whether you know why it’s tradition to eat fish on this day. No doubt most of you will say it’s to mark the death of Jesus Christ, with Christians being urged to abstain from eating the flesh of warm-blooded animals as an act of […]

March 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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As you will be aware, we like a food hack or ten here in the SK kitchen so given the current uncertain and unprecedented climate we are all in, we thought this would be an ideal time to share a few food preservation tips which will make your food last longer. So, here, in no […]

February 20th, 2020   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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Did you know that the first recorded Chinese restaurant in Britain opened in 1907? Yes, that surprised us too! Unfortunately, there’s no record of what was on the menu at the appropriately named ‘The Chinese Restaurant’ in London’s Piccadilly Circus, but we suspect the food was very different from what is served in your average […]