April 26th, 2019   |  
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Last week, we were talking tea, and now we’re approaching UK Coffee Week (29th April to 5th May). Where do you stand on the tea vs coffee debate? Personally, I am coffee all the way during the day, but partial to a cup of tea of an evening. I am certainly not alone in this […]

April 11th, 2019   |  
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We’re big fans of different new year celebrations here in the SK kitchen, so Happy Baisakhi everybody! After all, why should 1st January be the only time we have a party and eat great food? The Chinese New Year is a great example. This happened in February and as Chinese food is one of our […]

January 11th, 2019   |  
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No doubt many of you are observing Dry January. Hands up though how many of you drank in the early hours of 1st January? I know I did, so let’s say, for the sake of argument that Dry January begins on 2nd January. Agreed? That leaves us all, at the time of writing, ten days […]

November 16th, 2018   |  
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We’ve only got our children to verify this, but school dinners (we’re in the North-East so it will always be dinner, not lunch) these days just don’t seem to be what they were. Don’t get us wrong, from a nutritional standpoint, they’re definitely better, and it’s great that our kids are eating healthy, balanced meals […]

October 17th, 2018   |  
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When it comes to champagne, and it is Global Champagne Day on 19th October after all, we like to quote Lily Bollinger of the House of Bollinger Champagne. She said: “I drink Champagne when I’m happy and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. […]

August 20th, 2018   |  
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Over the last six years, sales of plant-based milks have doubled, so it’s not surprising that there is now a World Plant Milk Day (this Wednesday 22nd). Whether it’s because of the rising number of vegans, people who are lactose intolerant or the growing trend in ‘flexitarianism’ (the term given to those who are primarily […]

July 2nd, 2018   |  
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With Germany out of the World Cup, it seems the path has been cleared for Brazil, now the tournament favourites, to lift the trophy. We love Brazil, but not only because of Neymar and Co, we must admit. It’s not its beaches, although they’re undoubtedly beautiful. It’s not the great cities like Rio and Sao […]

June 4th, 2018   |  
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Gin. It’s everywhere now, isn’t it? You can’t move down a high street without falling over at least one specialist gin bar and even the most modest of hostelries seems to be offering about a third of their bar space to the spirit. Last year, just in the UK, we bought 47 million bottles. Sales […]

April 23rd, 2018   |  
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It was National Tea Day at the weekend and there was a lot of discussion about how to make the perfect brew. We’re all about the food here at SK, but let’s set the record straight before we go anywhere else. The perfect cup of tea involves letting the tea bag(s) or leaves stew for at […]

September 29th, 2017   |  
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Today is the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event for people facing cancer. It’s a great cause and one we here at SK certainly support. There may not be anything more quintessentially British than a cup of tea, but you still can’t beat a damn fine cup of coffee (credit: Agent Cooper, Twin […]