October 18th, 2019   |  
Author: Jane Beesley   |  
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It’s National Baking Week, so we’ll begin by asking two questions. Question 1: when was the last time you baked something that was made from scratch? Question 2: when was the last time you cooked a meal that was prepared from scratch? We’re willing to bet that you pretty much all said last night, the […]

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 4th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It”s National Curry Week so we’ll start with a question. What’s your favourite type of curry? That’s what we have been debating here at SK Towers this week. Well, it’s better than discussing whether we will be out or in after 31st October isn’t it? What we discovered is that curry, a bit like Brexit […]

September 27th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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It’s the very worthy Macmillan Cancer Support annual coffee morning today and we’ll start by doffing our chef caps to an inspired piece of publicity by the charity. In a tweet in the run-up to the event, Macmillan issued a chart ranking 20 cakes from legend tier to soggy bottom tier. In the legend category […]

September 12th, 2019   |  
Author: Sean Flint   |  
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It’s Guacamole Day. If you had told us a few years ago that we would be writing a blog on something whose primary ingredient is avocado, we would have told you to go and lie in a darkened room. Not that we have anything against this small green fruit of course, after all Mexican food […]

September 5th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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This week we will put it straight out there given it’s Sourdough September. Sourdough is the best thing since, well sliced bread! What’s not to like about a bread made from only three ingredients – flour, water and salt – and a starter culture that triggers the fermentation process and the natural leavening. This in […]

August 29th, 2019   |  
Author: Oliver Parkinson   |  
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It would appear the end is nigh for good old-fashioned fish and chips; the fat lady is singing for chicken tikka masala and chicken chow mein is facing the final curtain. Say it ain’t so we hear you ask? Well, whilst rumours of their demise may be greatly exaggerated, there is a new kid on […]

August 15th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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When fast-food chains like Burger King begin making plant-based burgers you know that the vegan/vegetarian craze is, well, no longer a craze! This week Burger King announced the roll-out of its Impossible Whopper across all of its outlets in the USA, with its UK introduction now expected to follow shortly. It features a savoury flame-grilled […]

August 9th, 2019   |  
Author: John Connell   |  
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There are few things more quintessentially British than afternoon tea, so when we decided to do a blog to mark afternoon tea week it made perfect sense to choose a New Zealander to do it. To be fair, I have lived in the UK for a while now and have had my fair share of […]

July 26th, 2019   |  
Author: Chris Brown   |  
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July is National Picnic Month and with temperatures in some part of the UK reaching 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week, there’s never been a better time to eat alfresco, just remember the factor 50! We like to practice what we preach here at SK, so this week we made and served a picnic lunch for […]