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Fiona dishes up Lentejas her Mum’s crowd-pleaser

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by Fiona Allen 

My Spanish Mum’s Lentejas, is a lentil and chorizo stew, I find it the perfect crowd-pleaser when I’m cooking for my family and friends. I’ve grown up eating this lovely tasty dish and when we visit my mum’s house she usually has a pot simmering away on the hob. In Spain you would eat this as a starter followed by meat or fish but you can have it as a main with crusty bread. It’s gorgeous and is the ultimate comfort food on a cold winters day. Serves 4 unless you live in our house whereby 2 people have all of it… Ahem!

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Sir… is it Double Guards with or without tonic?

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Sir… is it Double Guards with or without tonic? 

If you are bringing a new gin to the market:  it must tantalise with its smell, deliver a silky sip, present harmonious flavour, and have a smooth swallow that demands an encore.  Read more

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Bordeaux Wines that deliver from Sip to Swallow

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By Martin Isark
It is sad state of affairs that supermarket shoppers are palmed off with immature bottom rung Bordeaux red wines that do little to seduce the wine drinker away from the easy drinking, fruit-driven Cabernet, Merlot & Malbec wines from the New World. Surely this is the wrong way to introduce the drinker to the delights of Bordeaux. 

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Please join our Can I Eat It? ‘Put Sugar’on the Label Campaign NOW.

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Please join our Can I Eat It? ‘Put Sugar’on the Label Campaign NOW.  

The amount sugar is not on the label of Children’s Vitamins & Food Supplements. Parents have the right to know how much sugar they are giving their children, especially, when some of these products have more sugar than a Mars Bar, and the Daily Dosage can be as much 42% of their recommended maximum daily intake.  

Join our ‘Put Sugar’on the Label Campaign NOW. 

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Butcher’s Tap Marlow by Tom Kerridge

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By Martin Isark

The Butcher’s Tap?

Where is it? 15 Spittal Street, Marlow, Bucks

What is it? A traditional Butcher’s Shop that is also a sports’ pub, serving local beer & bar snacks.

What is it like? There is no getting away from that this is a real Butcher’s!  Large meat counter by day, and somewhere to put your pint by night, Damien Hirst-like cuts of meat encased in glass units around the pub, even the toilet roll holder has a butcher’s twist. Check them out! There are Tellies showing world sport, but they are not intrusive, and they are a harmonious addition to the pub’s banter. 

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What Brand of Veggie are you?

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What Brand of Veggie are you?
By Veggie Tom
“I’m a vegetarian, but I eat chicken and sausages. Oh, and bacon. And turkey at Christmas, obviously.”

I was working in a small newspaper office when someone told me that. In my three decades of meat evasion, she ranks as the least vegetarian vegetarian I’ve ever met.

We do come in many flavours, though. I’ve seen fish-lovers and gelatine-apologists tear strips off each other in equal states of disgust at the other’s apparent moral hypocrisy. Luckily it rarely gets violent. They are vegetarians, after all. And really, there’s not much point being sniffy about it. There are odd bits of animal buried in so many minor ingredients and E numbers that everyone eats some eventually – and many carry on, Braveheart-style, after they find out.  Read more

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Tasted Sorgin, French Gin made from Sauvignon Blanc

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By Martin Isark

Sorgin: A French Gin, that’s distilled from the Sauvignon Blanc grape, 43 percenter, made by the French Winemaker, Francois Lurton.

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I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.

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By Martin Isark

I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.
Want a pick-me-up drink? Then like most drinkers, you’ll grab can or two of Red Bull. You may not like the taste, but it hits the spot for going that extra mile, especially, if you’re partying or driving!  And if you want it turbo charged, add shot or two of vodka. Sorted!  

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The Goring Grocer – UK’s Best Deli

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By Martin Isark
I rocked-up to Goring on Thames, and found UK’s best Deli. The Goring Grocer!

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Martin’s tasted British Polo Gin made from Sugar Beet

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By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted 42.7%,Quadruple Distilled, Hand Crafted Small Batch Polo Gin made from sugar beet! Read more