Ah, Mother’s Day, the time of year when restaurants and pubs across the UK rub their hands with glee at the thought of a fully booked service.
For some, it may be the one of the few times of the year that they are full because, let’s face it, you can’t be choosy when you leave the booking until the last minute can you?
Not that we are speaking from experience though, honestly mum….
Do you know that Waffle Day is approaching?
When you think of waffles, what country springs to mind? The USA, Belgium?
Both countries are, of course, renowned for their waffles and in Belgium’s case, it’s in the name!
But, we actually have Sweden to thank for giving us waffle day. There it is known as ‘Vaffeldagen’. This is because it sounds similar to ‘Varfrudagen’, meaning ‘Our Lady’s Day’ or the Feast of the Annunciation which takes place on the 25th March to mark the beginning of spring.
With the news this week that Greggs have launched a vegan sausage roll (available from today Thursday) and McDonalds following this up with its first vegetarian happy meal, it’s safe to say that the meat-free trend is here to stay.
More and more people are going vegetarian, vegan, or flexitarian if the thought of giving meat up forever is too much to swallow.
Whether you stand on the debate, it’s good to see so any different options now available, and Greggs and McDonalds couldn’t have timed their announcements any better, what with January being a time when people are looking to eat healthier after gorging over the festive period.
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. I trifle with it if I’m not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise, I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty.”
We couldn’t have summed it up better ourselves Lily.
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 have doubled in value over the last six years, reaching £1.2 BILLION for the year up to September 2017. It’s the country’s favourite spirit apparently with nearly 30% of people saying it’s their top pick.
International No Diet Day and Eat What You Want Day – now they are two awareness days we can definitely get on-board with!
Ok, the weather is getting better and as a result legs and torsos are being exposed to the world left, right and centre, after a long winter of comfort eating and hibernation. Not all of us like what has been hiding under that woolly jumper….our first instinct is to panic. And then renew the gym membership.
But should it really should be a time for thinking about our “beach bodies”, stocking up on salad leaves and dusting off the trainers? Some advertisers would have us think so, urging us to get “bikini-ready” and various diet gurus already proclaiming only their diet can have you ready for summer.
Well, thankfully, not everyone agrees.
Could a doughnut be any more perfect?
It’s portable and easy to eat on the go. It’s delicious, obviously. And it’s just got a little bit better too…the humble doughnut is not so humble any more. It’s bright pink and favoured by one of the world’s favourite fathers. Homer Simpson….
That’s right, Krispy Kreme (who know a thing or two about doughnuts, it’s fair to say) have just launched an homage to Homer. The Simpsons D’ohnut has arrived. It’s resplendently pink and covered in sprinkles, just like the ones Homer so enjoys. It’s an Original Glazed, but dipped in white chocolate truffle and with a hint of strawberry flavour. How good does that sound?
News is out that Costco are selling an apocalypse food kit which it promises will keep you and your family fed for a year should disaster strike – when presumably it will be safe to venture out of your shed or whatever you’ve been using as a bunker.
Now, here at SK Chilled Foods, we wouldn’t call ourselves “Preppers” (the nickname given to those who are REALLY prepared for any impending doom), but the kit does sound like a good idea and not just for those who are getting ready for a catastrophic event.
Christmas is just over a week away so we’re once again including sprouts in our recipe.
This one uses these little small green gems (we will wear you down until you love them as much as we do) in an Asian style salad served with pork belly.
It is an ideal dish to make after Christmas when, no doubt, you are tired of turkey and party food, et al.