Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne

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 orContinue reading “Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne”

Martin Isark says If you’ve never tasted tawny port, you’re missing a real treat.

By Martin Isark If you have never tasted tawny port, you are missing a real treat. Try a bottle and indulge yourself in the fragrant aromas and rich mouth-filling flavours of red fruits, nuts and spice that are somewhat similar in smell and taste to Amontillado and Oloroso sherry.

An extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers

Chancellor George Osborne has listened to the drink industry, and cancelled alcohol duty rises and cut beer by 1p a pint, an extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers. Unfortunately Chancellor,  this won’t be enough to stop the duty-free booze-cruisers or to fill our empty pubs, you’ll need to slash duty far more than mere sipContinue reading “An extra sip in the right direction for UK drinkers”

Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities

Hey you’ve gotta have bubbles during the Christmas or Hogmanay festivities, but it doesn’t have to be champagne. If you fancy buck’s fizz (champagne and orange juice) or black velvet (champagne and Guinness), you’ll find that a good-quality fizz works just as well, and is a good deal cheaper.

UK’s Top Ten Supermarkets: How They Rate

At Number 1 is Waitrose. Score: 9.5 /10 Price v Value for Money: Waitrose’s own label prices for weekly staples (sliced bread, butter, milk…) are very competitive and often as not will be at a similar level to ones at Sainsbury’s & Tesco. But stray away to the more enticing products at your cost!

Can I Eat It? UK iPhone App is ready to help the ‘next generation’ of Olympians

The Olympics are over, but Lord Coe – wants families to take advantage of the legacy left by London 2012.  If you would like your family to be part of the ‘Olympic gold haul in Rio and beyond, you may find your shopping list, for your weekly Usain Bolt-like trolley-dash, requires a bit of aContinue reading “Can I Eat It? UK iPhone App is ready to help the ‘next generation’ of Olympians”

The Ultimate Eton Mess

This rain-soaked summer has meant that soft berry fruit grown outdoors is not to going to last in the punnet or the fridge for much longer than a day! Require a quick, spoon- friendly dessert that will use up your soft fruits?  There is none better than an Eton Mess!  Named Eton as it originatedContinue reading “The Ultimate Eton Mess”