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Tasted: Heston’s Cherry Bakewell Hot Cross Buns

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By Martin Isark
I’ve tasted Heston’s  Cherry Bakewell Hot Cross Buns, should you put them in the trolley or leave them on the shelf? Read more

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Recipe for making your own ginger beer plant

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By Martin Isark
When I was small, bottles of home-made ginger beer lined the pantry shelves –  and the thirst quenching pleasure of its peppery ginger notes still lingers on. Today, the supermarket shelves are loaded with various styles and brands of ginger beer, but nothing gets close to the satisfaction of making your own from a ginger beer plant. Read more

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Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak?

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By Martin Isark
Most shoppers associate butter’s taste by the branded name on the pack, not that it’s a ‘sweet’ or ‘sour’ cream style butter. This brand butter buying works well for the supermarket shopper as most of the big producers stick to one style of butter. Ever wondered why Anchor butter tastes so different from Lurpak? Get to know your style of butter.   Read more

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Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne

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By Martin Isark
Why is it that when school holidays come around flights & holidays double in price? Why is it when Valentine’s Day nears those romantic roses rocket in price?  Likewise if you are celebrating Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday you’ll find that the price of flowers have soared again! Not very romantic or Christian in my book!

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Tasted: Speyside & Highland Malt Whiskies

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By Martin Isark
With good reason, most Scottish distilleries lie in the Speyside area or in the surrounding Highlands. The cleanly flowing rivers, peat and easy access to high-quality barley mean that the distilleries there always have an economical edge over those on the islands, where higher production and transport costs have led to the closure of so many of the distilleries. Read more

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Tasted: Cloudy Bay from New Zealand

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By Martin Isark
Tasted Cloudy Bay from New Zealand? Wine drinkers over the years will have perused wine lists and retailers’ shelves for Cloudy Bay’s award-wining sauvignon blanc.  Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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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.” Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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Sod it  - Let them eat risotto!
By Veggie Tom
What is it, when chefs are poring over their perfect menus and chalking up dream dishes for the beef buffs, the lamb lovers and the fish fans, that makes them hit the veggie roadblock and go blank.

“Sod it,” they think. “Let’s give them risotto.” Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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Tasted: It’s Nut Free Chewy Tropical Fruit Oaty Breakfast Cereal
By Nut-allergy Alexis
A good breakfast for the health conscious – others in the range will appeal more to children. Read more

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Our Brand New Can I Eat It? is in the App Store

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Tasted: Nakd Cocoa Orange Bits
By Gluten-free Sam
Chewy, soft and sweet, these are chocolately enough to keep even the most die hard chocoholic happy. Read more