April 9th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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When it was announced that pubs and restaurants could re-open for outside dining/drinking from 12th April, how many people’s thoughts immediately turned to the Great British weather? Remember last year when lockdown 1.0 started and thankfully the unseasonably hot weather in March and April made being stuck at home a little bit more tolerable? It […]

April 2nd, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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So, how many of you took advantage of the latest lifting of restrictions to play outdoor sports this week or meet outside with six people or two households? You could even meet people in your own garden! Imagine if just over a year ago (we no call it PC – Pre-Covid) someone has said you […]

March 12th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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If the past 12 months have taught us anything, it’s about the importance of community. This is one of the things being highlighted in National Butchers’ Week, which started on Monday and runs until Sunday (8th to 14th March). It’s about celebrating retail butchers that have supported communities during the Covid-19 pandemic, they being one […]

March 5th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Even though it technically doesn’t happen until 20th March, spring is in the air, even if it may not last. We had some lovely weather at the end of February and into the first week of March, the days are drawing out; the snowdrops are looking amazing, the daffodils are coming out and we have […]

February 26th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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There’s a show on Netflix at the moment called We Are the Champions which looks at some weird and wonderful competitions that take place around the world. One of these episodes features the first-ever World Championship of Chili Pepper Eating. It follows the fortunes of several ‘characters’, including someone from the UK, as they prepare […]

February 19th, 2021   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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Give us this day our daily bread. No, don’t worry, we haven’t decided to turn our food blogs into religious ones, although there is something quite religious about the topic of this week’s musings. Yes, we are referring to bread, but definitely not the industrial loaf products which contain a cocktail of additives. Additives Chef […]

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 […]

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 […]