Blueberry giveaway with your next shop

Tasty, tasty blueberries

Did you know Thursday 13th August 2015 is the first ever National Blueberry Day? If you did you’re obviously a massive blueberry fan, and you’ve come to the right place.

We have 500 punnets of Ocado Blueberries to give away. Check out a few tasty blueberry recipes below and find out how to claim your free punnet.

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Turning over new leaves

This season is all about the lush and the leafy, and with veg this fresh we like to keep it simple, adding just a few ingredients to let their flavours shine through. Here are our top picks for in-season greens. (And purples!)

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Marathon training: get serious about snacking

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Looking for hints and tips for what to eat and how to train for a marathon? In her fifth guest blog, Let Her Eat Clean’s Ruth Walters spills the beans on super snack foods.

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A great start – thank you for your help

Our Donate Food with Ocado scheme has been up and running for just over a month – and we’re elated with its success to far.

With your help, a total of £19,609 has already been raised. Fantastic! That’s an incredible £9,804.50 from you, our customers, which we then matched in groceries.

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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 – Tommy’s Margarita

Happy Christmas! The last of our 12 Christmas cocktails is a proper celebratory drink. Agave is king in this simplified Margarita.

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 15ml agave syrup

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Clubland

The penultimate cocktail in our series is a heady but elegant mix of vodka and white port. Here’s how you rustle up a Clubland.

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Guest post: Italian clementines from Natoora

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December is for clementines: it’s when they are in season and at their best, making the most welcome appearance on Christmas tables, or as a gift inside hampers and stockings. Once considered a special and exotic Christmas treat, they are now easily available… but not all clementines are created equal! Their quality depends hugely on where and how they are grown.

Our beautiful Italian leafy clementines come from two areas in the South of Italy. At the beginning of the season we source them from Puglia, namely from the town of Palagiano, where the best early varieties are grown. The area is known for its particularly fertile soil and mild dry climate – both ideal conditions for growing citrus. Because of their outstanding qualities, clementines from Palagiano are certified with the IGT label. Continue reading

12 drinks of Christmas – The Twinkle

Our tenth Christmas cocktail is The Twinkle – a floral 1920s-inspired sparkler that shines bright.

Ingredients

  • 15ml vodka
  • 10ml elderflower cordial
  • champagne
  • Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients rose petals

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12 drinks of Christmas – The Jalisco

The ninth cocktail in our series, the Jalisco, is a fresh burst of apple and cucumber with a tequila bite.

Ingredients

  • 50ml tequila blanco
  • 20ml lime juice
  •  20ml cloudy apple juice
  • 20ml 1:1 sugar syrup
  • Cucumber slice

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