FOOD & COCKTAILS

Celebrating the humble slice this National Toast Day

Celebrating the humble slice, National Toast Day falls on the last Thursday in February. Naturally out of all the foods to celebrate, toast has to be at the top of the list. A breakfast staple and lunch time favourite, the versatile slice carries a multitude of jams, marmalade’s and spreads. But, it doesn’t stop there, […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, NORTH EAST

Where to get your Cheaster Egg

Egg-cited for Easter? We know we are, and it seems last year’s obsession with Cheaster Eggs (cheesecake inside an Easter Egg) is truly taking over this year. Here’s where to get yours Chocolate Orange Tasty Tarts, Middlesbrough Creme Egg, Biscoff & Milkybar Oak Leaf Cakery, Stockton Cadbury The Cheesecake Kitchen, Wingate Brownie, Caramel Brownie & […]

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RECIPES

Seize the dough and get involved this Real Bread Week

The excuses to bake just keep coming and this week you can sharpen your bread making skills. Real Bread Week will be held between February 20 to 28 of this year, an annual, international celebration of additive-free loaves and the people who make them. What is Real Bread Week? Created and run by the Real […]

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RECIPES

Easter sweet treats to make at home

Waitrose has our Easter covered with these sweet recipes to try at home Happy Easter Biscuits Ingredients 175g Stork, diced 50g golden caster sugar 50g icing sugar 1 medium Columbian Blacktail Free Range Egg ½ tsp ground mixed spice 300g plain flour, plus extra for rolling Coloured icing and sprinkles, to decorate Method 1. Preheat […]

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RECIPES

Six pancake recipes perfect for Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day is celebrated in February or March preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). Pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. The moveable […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, NORTH EAST

Where to get the coolest cake pops

Okay, cake pops are nothing new, but while we’re used to a little ball of cake on the end of a stick, luxurious Magnum-style cake pops are taking over – and we’re in love! Glorious Grey Uzma Jannath, Darlington Monsters Inc. Tandcakess, Durham Pokemon Cake-Ology, Newcastle Pretty in Pink Connie’s Cakes, Hartlepool Blondies Oak Leaf […]

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RECIPES

Easy no-bake chocolate cake recipes to try

Chocolate cakes you don’t have to bake? Yes please… Choc and Cherry Cake with Shortbread and Ginger This no-bake fridge cake from Waitrose, rich in fruit, nuts and orange-scented chocolate is a real teatime treat. Preparation time : 15 minutes& 2 hours setting time Serves: 10 Ingredients Icing sugar, to dust 2 x 100g bars […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS

Review: Dirty Cow Pistachi Yo! Chocolate

As a self-confessed chocoholic, Faye can’t say no to trying a new bar. But does Dirty Cow have what it takes to revert her from her go-to (Milka Oreo)? Price: £3.49 Dirty Cow’s Pistachi Yo! chocolate is a plant-based bar scattered with pistachio nut pieces. We love:How it’s smooth and rich and has a nice […]

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RECIPES

Homemade pizza dough recipes for World Pizza Day

We’re still in lockdown, and we all love a takeaway pizza and won’t blame you for ordering one this World Pizza Day. However, if you fancy a challenge, why not try and make your own. Here are five pizza dough recipes for a fun kitchen adventure. 1. All Recipes, Quick and Easy Pizza Crust Find […]

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RECIPES

Three recipes you need this British Yorkshire Pudding Day

The story of the Yorkshire pudding begins hundreds of years ago… Back when wheat flour began to become a common ingredient used in making cakes and puddings. Cooks in the North of England began to use the fat from the dripping pan to cook a batter pudding while meat roasted in the oven. In 1737, […]

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RECIPES

All the recipes you need for World Nutella Day

World Nutella Day was established in February 5, 2007 by Sara Rosso an American blogger and Nutella lover. Now we celebrate World Nutella Day every February, 5. You can join in the fun this year with the hashtag #WorldNutellaDay and while there are a few ways you can get involved, the yummiest way is through […]

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FOOD & COCKTAILS, GIFT GUIDES

Valentine’s cakes to give a sweet gift

Make Valentine’s Day a whole lot better with these scrumptuous sweet treats 10 inch Heart Donut Big Fat Donut Co, Newcastle Smash Box Oak Leaf Cakery, Stockton Valentine/Galentine Collection Great British Cupcakery, Newcastle Valentine’s Boxes Sara’s Cakes North East Cupcake Bouquet Tandcakess, Durham The Cute Box Cadence Cakes, Newcastle Loaded Treatbox The Cake Boutique, Darlington […]

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BEVERAGES, NORTH EAST

Review: St Mary’s Gin, Vodka & Rum

After recently speaking to from Martin from Clarence Spirits, we couldn’t wait to try their range. Here’s what we thought *gifted Price: £13.95 each (20cl) St. Mary’s Premium Gin has notes of juniper laced with coriander spice and a zing of fresh grapefruit and cassis. We love:How it smells refreshing and light as soon as […]

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