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Authentic Guacamole

Guacamole is an avocado dip originating from Mexico. This party favorite is surprisingly easy to make; all that is needed is ripe avocados and salt. Adding a splash of acidity with some lemon or lime juice will help balance the richness of the avocado. Most guacamole recipes then include chopped cilantro, chiles, onion, and tomato. Once you

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Autumn Tablesetting Tips

Fall is quickly approaching and that means you’ll probably soon be hosting a festive dinner or two!  Whether it’s for Thanksgiving with the whole family or just to embrace the new season with a few friends, we’ve got you covered with tips and creative ideas to decorate a gourd-eous autumn inspired table this year. Go

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English Scones with Currants

We’re celebrating National Afternoon Tea Week the proper way with a spot of tea and traditional English scones! Scones are a classic tea time treat, they’re flaky and delicious and are simple to make at home.  Arranged on our eye-catching Halo tableware collection, the scones look rich and indulgent and they’re the perfect accompaniment to

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Recipes For Your Next BBQ

Enjoy your next BBQ with delicious & healthy foods everyone can enjoy. Sesame Crusted Halloumi with Honey Drizzle 1. Cut halloumi into bite sized pieces and coat pieces with olive oil 2. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and sea salt ensuring the halloumi is evenly covered 3. Lightly spray a pan with olive oil and set

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Blackberry Lime Vodka Fizz

Cool down this summer with a delicious vodka drink full of tasty fruit and a refreshing fizz. Blackberry Lime Vodka Fizz Ingredients: 5 Fresh Blackberries 1/2 Lime Ice 1.5 Shot of vodka Blackberry-Cucumber Sparkling Water   Method: Muddle fresh blackberries with lime juice Fill glass with ice, we used our Amethyst Large Tumblers Pour a shot

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One Pot Dish: Squash and Bean Stew

Tear up the dinner party rulebook! The trend for serving one pot dishes at dinner parties is gaining momentum – and for good reason. These hearty dishes are created for sharing, often served with a delicious bread on the side for guests to dip. So ditch those traditional dinner party rules and forgo the standard

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Sunday Lamb for Easter

This Easter, cook up a delicious slow roasted leg of lamb cooked on a bed of vegetables for all of your family to share. We’ve paired this main dish with a delicious vegetable served in a Halo Oven Dish which can be taken straight from the oven to the table. Serves 6 Ready in approx

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A Modern Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is an exquisite mix of wine and spices and is usually served warm.  This easy recipe transforms a little effort into a delightful drink for all during the colder months. Ingredients 4 cups apple cider. 1 (750-ml) bottle red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon. 1/4 cup honey. 2 cinnamon sticks. 1 orange, zested

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Festive Brandy Snaps

Make these delicious brandy snaps ready for your guests to enjoy this Christmas. Approx 15 minutes Makes approx 16 Ingredients: 50g butter 50g sugar 50g golden syrup 1tsp lemon juice 1tsp brandy (optional) ½ tsp ground ginger 50g plain flour To serve: 150ml whipping or double cream 1 tbs pistachio nuts, finely chopped 1 tsp

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Celery, Apple and Walnut Salad

  This is our version of a Waldorf Salad and it’s great served with our Sticky Christmas Roast Gammon. Approx 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 Romaine or Cos lettuce, washed and roughly chopped 2 eating apples ½ lemon, juice only 2 sticks celery, sliced Handful red grapes, washed and halved Pinch sea salt Freshly ground black

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