February 12th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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As February is spice month, there was no way we could omit Chinese New Year from our blog ramblings this week, especially as it official starts today (12th Feb). It’s our bread and butter after all, or should that be our spring rolls and wontons? After Christmas, Chinese New Year represents SK’s busiest periods of […]

February 5th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Our marketing team like to keep us on our toes so when they suggested we theme our blog recipes for February around something we know very well here in the SK kitchen, spice, we thought they were losing their touch. And then they said you need to come up with something to mark World Nutella […]

January 29th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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And now the end is near, so I face the final curtain… Do you know that the lyrics for My Way were written by songwriter Paul Anka specifically for Frank Sinatra, who had revealed that he wanted to retire and wanted Anka to write one last song for him? Little did Anka know that Sinatra […]

January 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If the last 12 months have taught us anything it’s that the world is a crazy place but if there’s one silver lining that has brought a smile to our faces, it’s the amount of new, and often weird and wonderful, food combinations that people have come up with. Only this week we learned that […]

January 15th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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“We’re all going on our summer holiday, no more working for a week or two.” Ah, read that first paragraph and imagine listening to the dulcet tones of the great Sir Cliff Richard. Granted, we may just have lost half our readership with that reference (Cliff who we hear the millennials say?) but there’s a […]

January 8th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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We bet the organisers of Veganuary feared the worst when the Government announced lockdown 3.0 this month. The same could be said about the charity Alcohol Change UK, who are behind Dry January. Given January is always the most miserable month of the year, global pandemic or no global pandemic, you could forgive people if […]

December 31st, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, apart from finding out that you have been moved to tier 3 or 4, that your children can’t go back to school until mid-January at the latest and that there is now a more contagious strain of Covid-19, did you all have a nice Christmas holiday? In any ‘normal’ time, this would be enough […]

December 23rd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Hands up, who really likes traditional Christmas pudding? We know we addressed the elephant in the room a few blogs back by discussing sprouts and concluded that they are actually amazing, but Dumbo is back in the room again and this time we are inclined to agree when it comes to Christmas pudding. Ok, we […]

December 17th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If Waitrose is anything to go by, and let’s face it, it’s not a bad barometer, we’re in for a Merry Vegan Christmas. The supermarket this week reported a 700% increase in pre-orders for its vegan Christmas offerings. Yes, you read that correctly, that’s 700%. And it’s not just Waitrose that are taking advantage of […]

December 11th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, with exactly two weeks to go (if you are reading this on Friday) until the big day, it’s time to address the elephant in the room. Yes, we’re talking about Brussels sprouts. The most controversial part of any Christmas dinner. Whether you love them or you hate them, it’s not Christmas without the tiny […]