July 3rd, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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Tomorrow (4th of July), millions of people across the nation will celebrate a very special occasion. There will be eating, drinking and perhaps even some fireworks. This will all be to give thanks for regaining our independence. Oh, and there’s also apparently something happening in the United States of America too. Yes, that’s right dear […]

June 12th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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So, where do you stand on sushi? Does the thought of eating raw fish fill you with dread, or is it one of life’s greatest pleasures? Well, here’s something you may not know. There’s a common misconception about sushi is that it is simply raw fish, or that raw fish is an integral part of […]

May 29th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If there’s one thing we have been able to do during lock-down, apart from improving our cooking skills, it’s spending time in the garden, especially with the glorious weather we have been having. We used to be known as a nation of gardeners, and it’s great to see so many people concentrating on their gardens […]

May 7th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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We couldn’t post a blog on the 75th anniversary of VE Day without acknowledging the importance of the day. Pre-Coronavirus (do you remember life before Covid-19?) there were big plans to celebrate over the bank holiday weekend, but unfortunately the lock-down has put paid to this. However, we’ve always been a resourceful nation, the way […]

May 1st, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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This pandemic is getting in the way of lots of things we used to take for granted, whether it’s attending sporting events, having a pint in your local or eating great things in restaurants (to name just a few!), but it’s inspiring to see some of the ingenious ways we have adapted during lock-down. Video […]

April 16th, 2020   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It is National Tea Day next week (21st) an event, according to the organisers, aimed at reigniting our love for tea. In Britain we drink 165 million cups of tea each day (that’s enough to fill 20 Olympic swimming pools), so you may well ask why there’s a need to reignite anything when it’s already […]

April 3rd, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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April is a big month in Thailand as the country’s most famous festival, Songkran, takes place. An important event on the Buddhist calendar, this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year, with Songkran coming from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. Held over two days from 13th to 15th April, […]

March 27th, 2020   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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In last week’s blog we gave some food preservation tips to help you in this self-isolation, social distancing world we currently live in, so this week we thought it would be useful to show you how you can also make meals go further. In particular we’re talking about batch cooking, i.e. making something which can […]

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 […]

March 6th, 2020   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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With all the recent rain and generally grim weather, it may not seem that spring is upon us, but it officially starts in just two weeks – 20th March in fact. Aside from the lighter nights and hopefully a little bit warmer weather (or although you never know with this county) that can mean one […]