May 12th, 2022   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Parts of Rome were placed under curfew recently and the reason may surprise you and give you food for thought. It wasn’t due to power shortages or Covid-19, but an influx of wild boars looking for food. Picnickers are a particular target for the beasts that often prowl with a litter of piglets in tow. […]

July 16th, 2021   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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As Freedom Day dawns and lockdown restrictions are eased we can (look forward to getting back to normal and enjoying the pleasures of life we have been denied for the past 15 months, hopefully anyway. We say hopefully because ‘Independence Day’ in 2020 didn’t end up the way we all hoped, but there is genuinely […]

June 24th, 2021   |  
Author: jack Hunter   |  
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When I heard it was National Picnic Week I thought great, a chance to indulge in my favourite snack with its delicious combination of peanuts, raisins, wafer, caramel and chocolate. It has just the right texture and tastes substantial without the sickly gooeyness of, say, a Cadbury’s caramel. I’ve always liked picnic bars but must […]

April 22nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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We couldn’t have chosen to focus on the theme of Great Britain for our blogs and recipes without talking about St George’s Day could we? Obviously we know this only applies to England so sorry Scottish and Welsh readers but you have already had your St days this year! The funny thing about St George […]

January 10th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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If you read the news, there are some big questions on everyone’s minds this week. No, it’s not whether World War Three is about to break out or how much money Meghan and Harry will need for ‘financial independence’. For the record, we don’t think they will struggle! The big question is………. What tastes better, […]

October 11th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s World Egg Day so let’s talk about the burning issue of the day – how far can you throw an egg? No, we’re not talking about the time when you egged someone’s house or a politician (neither which we approve of obviously), but the realisation that in the year 2019 there is something called […]

October 14th, 2016   |  
Author: Neil Shaefer   |  
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It’s Seafood Week, a time to celebrate Great British seafood. Being an island means we are very spoiled when it comes to fish and shellfish caught off our waters. There’s nothing better than eating fish in a restaurant when it’s so fresh it tastes like it was plucked from the sea just minutes before (even […]