Harry Ramsden’s brings Great British Seaside Dining to the Kitchen Table

Much as we Brits like to take other cuisines, modify them and pass them off as our own, there are a few things we’re well known for – roast dinners, afternoon tea and a hearty portion of fish and chips to name a few!

World famous for fish and chips, Harry Ramsden has been serving the traditional favourite for almost 90 years.  Proud of its heritage, Harry Ramsden still closely guards the secret recipe of Harry’s famous batter which is freshly mixed every day to ensure the consistency is just right to complement their MSC certified fish fillets.

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Tuk Tuk Chai

Who doesn’t love chai!? I remember years ago when I first discovered the wonder of chai lattes in coffee shops – the combination of sweet, aromatic spices made it my favourite hot drink long before I discovered coffee! I know I’m not the only cinnamon lover around, and the combination of that with the other flavours and creamy milk with a hint of sugar is just perfect in my opinion! Clearly I’m not the only one as I’m pretty sure chai lattes are available in most coffee shop chains (as well as a ton of independent coffee shops) all year round!

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Hayman’s Sloe Gin

Hayman’s ginealogy (yes apparently that’s a real word!) dates back over 150 years, making them the only family of original English gin makers still distilling today. Since 1863 they have been using family techniques and processes handed down through five generations, creating gins by hand in a small English town in North East London. Their recipes use a blend of 10 botanicals, with five types of gin in their collection – London Dry Gin, Old Tom Gin, Family Reserve Gin, Royal Dock Gin and Sloe Gin – all of which mix these botanicals in different measures to achieve various flavours and finishes.

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Egg-stagram Masterclass with Heritage Breeds

“Discover the Taste of Impeccable Eggs”

Last Wednesday evening I was lucky enough to be invited down to an event held by Heritage Breeds at the wonderful Food @ 52 cookery school. It’s no secret that as a nation we seriously love our eggs! As an absolute breakfast/brunch fanatic I may be biased but recently I feel like we’ve all become brunch obsessed.. and no brunch menu is complete without eggs – you don’t have to scroll far on social media to see some perfectly poached eggs on avocado toast!

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‘Brew the Tea of all Teas’ – the ultimate cuppa from English Tea Shop

Is there anything more quintessentially British than a good mug of tea? The first thing I do when I have friends round is to put the kettle on and some of my favourite things – afternoon tea, a good catch up over tea and cake or cosy nights in with tea and biscuits in front of the TV all revolve around it.

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London Cocktail Week with Discover Kale

To celebrate London Cocktail Week (2nd– 8th October 2017) Discover Kale offered to send me a cocktail making kit. I love kale (controversial perhaps but I genuinely do love it!) and I love cocktails (they’re one of few alcoholic drinks I ever have!) but I wasn’t sure I could see any connection between the two! Nevertheless I agreed – I’ve never tried to make my own cocktails before and was excited to try! – and was sent a champagne saucer (I had no idea what it was before I read the blogger’s brief!), a metal cocktail shaker and a bottle of Pin Gin – Lincolshire’s premier gin created by Bottomley Distillers.

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