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Something’s Brewing: Chemex (espressoCrazy)

Continuing with my Something’s Brewing series about brewing methods and equipment, I’m staying in filter coffee mode but getting a bit fancier with it by pulling out a Chemex. Continue reading

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Recipe: Rooibos Ribeye

Playing around with the rub I tried it on three different cuts of beef: fillet, sirloin and rib eye. It was tasty with all three. But I reckon it went best with the ribeye Continue reading

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On the #RutteRoute in Rotterdam

First stop on my journey to the Rutte & Sons Distillery in Dordrecht was Rotterdam, where a phenomenally crafted meal was followed by a top secret nightcap and a solid sleep in a historic setting. Continue reading

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#RutteRoute | Win a Bottle of Rutte Old Simon Genever

Before continuing too much further along my path to discover the history of gin and genever, perhaps I should talk about the differences between these two related spirits – and maybe even offer one lucky reader a taste of genever with a chance to win a bottle of one of the best, Rutte Old Simon. Continue reading

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The Rutte Route to Discovering the History of Gin and Genever

A little over a month ago I tagged along on a mini tour of The Netherlands en route to the Rutte & Sons Distillery on the tiny island of Dordrecht in South Holland. Continue reading

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Reducing Food Waste with Maille and OLIO

A recent event at the Maille Boutique on the Piccadilly highlighted delicious ways to reduce food waste compliments of Harry Lalousis – the world’s first and only mustard sommelier – and the free food sharing app OLIO. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Foodies Festival with Feeney’s Irish Cream

I’ve teamed up with Feeney’s Irish Cream to offer the chance for one lucky tikichris reader to win a pair of tickets to the Foodies Festival at Alexandra Palace in London or South Parks in Oxford. Continue reading

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Official J&T of Juliette’s Interiors

So remember that Ginspiration Challenge I wrote about a few weeks ago? Well check it out: I won it! Continue reading

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Win a Free Copy of Gesmay Paynter’s The Secret Life of Bananas Cookery Book

Gesmay Paynter’s recipe book, The Secret Life of Bananas, features a bunch of delicious recipes with bananas as the main ingredient. I’ve certain found it to be an a-peel-ing read, and I’m sure you will too. Continue reading

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California: Designing Freedom at the Design Museum

The California: Designing Freedom exhibition at London’s Design Museum takes a look at America’s most populous state and its most popular contributions to design. Continue reading

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Recipe: Cloudy Cider Wings | #WingingIt

Refreshing to drink, Thatchers Haze Cloudy Somerset Cider can be great as a food ingredient too – adding its crisp sweetness to chicken as a marinade. Continue reading

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Percy Pig Turns 25

Percy Pig, model for and namesake of Marks & Spencer’s popular fruit flavoured gummies, turns 25 years old this month (23 July to be exact). Continue reading

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Good Stuff #68

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy.

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Cocktail Recipe: Juliette’s Garden G&T

Fancy a refreshing gin and tonic with a light floral bouquet and a hint of island spice? Try my recipe for Juliette’s Garden G&T. Continue reading

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Bombay Sapphire: Destination Delicious

I hope you enjoyed reading about my experiences along The Grand Journey with Bombay Sapphire as much enjoyed sharing them to you. Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Solo Trip Like a Pro

Travelling is a hobby for few, but for others, it is their passion. They want to travel the whole world, meet different people, known about different cultures and take it all in. But seldom have such travel junkies had a partner to share their love of travel. Continue reading

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Vintage Ales at the Chef’s Table

Vintage and Farmhouse Ales from Central Italy’s Birra del Borgo and Goose Island of Chicago were showcased and paired with dishes designed by TV chef and cookbook author Valentine Warner and Chef Martin Carabott of restaurant Luca at a recent one-off dinner hosted at Carousel in Marylebone. Continue reading

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All Aboard for The Grand Journey with Bombay Sapphire

The Laverstoke Express has arrived in London inviting passengers to climb onboard for an immersive and delicious trip round the world with a stop along the way at every destination where Bombay Sapphire sources its ten botanicals. Continue reading

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Get #BeachBookReady with the Kobo Pop-Up Beach off Oxford Street

The Kobo #BeachBookReady Pop-Up Beach off of Oxford Street is free to attend and runs from this weekend until 25th of July. Continue reading

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Recipe: Bombay Sapphire Cheesecake Cocktail

Should I have another cocktail or should I have dessert? Yes. And here’s how to have both. At the same time. In the same container. My Bombay Sapphire Cheesecake Cocktail takes this gin’s unique botanical profile and amps it up … Continue reading

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Comida Fest 2017

Did you miss Comida Fest at Cutty Sark Gardens in Greenwich this past weekend? Well then you missed a couple of days of foodie fun. But don’t feel too bad about it. There’ll be a couple of other opportunities to … Continue reading

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Bombay Sapphire: A Gin of Ten Journeys

A gin of ten journeys, Bombay Sapphire is distilled from a recipe of ten botanicals: juniper berries, orris root, almond, lemon peel, liquorice, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb, and grains of paradise. The botanicals are sourced from across the globe – … Continue reading

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World Steak Challenge 2017

Best steak in the world? Here’s the answer from this year’s World Steak Challenge in London – where I got to help judge and have a taste of it and 16 of the other runners up. Last week I sat … Continue reading

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Preview: Ales Tales Belgian Beer Festival at Oval Space, 21-22 July

Ales Tales, the UK’s first ever Belgian beer festival, is coming to Oval Space in Hackney. Continue reading

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Stress-Free Summer Cooking with Chef Adam Gray

Chef Adam Gray’s recipe for grilled tuna steak with red cabbage coleslaw and stem broccoli is sizzling summer dish that’s super scrumptious and easy to prepare. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Sagamore Spirit Distillery

Chief among those leading the Maryland rye revival is Sagamore Spirit. Here’s a straight up take on my visit to its distillery as my Taste Baltimore series continues. Continue reading

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A Night of Fashion at The Westbury Mayfair Hotel

It’s not every day you walk into a hotel lobby to be greeted by a pair of models sashaying towards you in opulent evening wear. But when the hotel you’re visiting is The Westbury Mayfair, a luxury five star hotel near Bond Street, nothing less should be expected. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Modern Cook Shop

Market, bar, and restaurant all-in-one, Modern Cook Shop in the historic yet still really very happening neighbourhood of Fell’s Point was an ideal spot for breakfast. Continue reading

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Death’s Door #Gindependence Pop-Up Dive Bar

Death’s Door Dive Bar is full of striped red, white and blue, a bit of taxidermy and board games. And yes it’s super fleeting so you best get yourself out of bed stat and on your way over for a full day of fun. Continue reading

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Something’s Brewing: Pour Over Coffee Maker (espressoCrazy)

Following up from my last (and I’d say largely successful) attempt at brewing coffee with a drip coffee maker, I’m sticking with the same basic filter method but using different, more basic device: a pour over coffee maker. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #67

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more (though with respect to this particular post just to sip) – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought … Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Brockmans Gin’s #PressForGin Pop-Up Bar

Love gin? Love a party? Love a unique venue? The next Brockmans Gin #PressForGin pop-up at the Victorian Bathroom near Liverpool Street on the 27th of July is for you. Continue reading

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Graze Across Galicia: Mercado de Abastos

Santiago de Compostela may be best known as a city of architectural excess in the name of Catholic grandeur. But just as key to what makes it such a fine destination for any sort of pilgrimage is the humble foodie action happening on the ground at Mercado de Abastos. Continue reading

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Something’s Brewing: Drip Coffee Maker (espressoCrazy)

For my first look at different ways to brew coffee at home, I’m going to start with one of the simplest: using a drip coffee maker. Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Pay a High Price for Great Wine

As much as I’ve been loving the wines I’ve been drinking this summer I haven’t had to splash out a fortune for them. Continue reading

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