Easy entertaining: a no-fuss New Year buffet

Whether you’re throwing a big festive bash, or a more casual dinner, why not let your guests help themselves? You get to spend less time in the kitchen, and they get the pleasure of your company. We’ll say cheers to that!

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Williams Chase Apple G&T


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Day eight of our Christmas cocktail countdown (how’s your head?!) and we’ve got a G&T with a delicious twist.

The Williams Chase Elegant Crisp Gin (£38 for 70cl) is made with vodka distilled from organic Bramley cider apples.

Ingredients

  • 50ml gin
  • Quality tonic water
  • Fresh apple

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Guest post: Natoora, “Let Them Eat Kale”

Image of Natoora purple kaleKale is one of the tastiest greens (or purples!) to arrive on British plates each autumn, and in the past few years it has become one of the most talked-about vegetables, often dividing opinion. It is extremely nutritious and full of health-boosting vitamins and minerals; it has a lovely sweet flavour; and it is very versatile in the kitchen, working wonderfully in a wide range of recipes, from smoothies to soups.

When and where

Our purple kale comes from two farms in Cornwall and Lancashire. Grown in the open air, slowly and without excessive watering, it develops tender leaves with no trace of sponginess, and a deep, complex flavour. In season from early autumn to mid-spring, kale grows better and more widely in cooler climates, as the cold temperature keeps its leaves more tender, and the stalks crunchier and sweeter. Continue reading

Guest post: The best British blueberries

Want the best quality berries available in the UK? At family-run Hall Hunter Partnership, that’s what we’ve been working hard to produce for almost 50 years.

We have farms in Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex on which we grow strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and, most recently, blueberries. Here’s how we produce them, and how you can store and cook them for maximum enjoyment.

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NOW CLOSED: Win a Wimbledon hamper with Jacob’s Creek

Win a slice of SW19 hospitality with Jacob’s Creek, the official wine of Wimbledon.

They’re giving away seven luxury hampers filled with wine and delicious Wimbledon treats, so get on Twitter to win yours.

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Guest Post: Natoora on Radiant Raspberry Rhubarb

With its attractive, vibrant red stalks, raspberry rhubarb is nothing short of mesmerizing. It is certainly some of the most awaited late spring produce here at Natoora.

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Our raspberry rhubarb comes from Yorkshire. The rhubarb has incredibly fresh, firm and flavoursome stalks – sweeter than common rhubarb and with only the smallest hint of tartness, all combined with a pleasant earthy note.

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Britain’s Next Top Supplier entrant: Tom from Annings Cider

Today’s our speed dating event for our Britain’s Next Top Supplier Competition! I’ve been chatting with one of our shortlisted hopefuls, Tom from Annings Cider, to find out why he thinks his product should be in your shopping. Read on…

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OFFER EXPIRED: Chip butties on us! Free with your next shop.

UPDATE: 19/02/2014 18.15 – Hi guys, we’re sorry to hear that some of you have been experiencing problems with the voucher code. If you have been affected by this issue, please email ocado@ocado.com with the email subject line ‘Chip Butty Bundle’ and include your order number. A member of our Contact Centre will contact you to resolve this. The voucher has now expired so cannot be added to future orders.

It’s a guilty classic – and even Tom Kitchin agrees. We’re giving away Chip Butty Bundles with your next shop, for 1,000 lucky fans.

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Included in the Bundle you’ll find: Aunt Bessie’s Homestyle Chips, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, and Kingsmill Soft White. Continue reading