Food and drink news for March
Ideas to make Mum smile from Mermaid Bakeware
If you’re looking for gift inspiration this Mothers Day, take a tip from British bakeware specialist Mermaid.
Featuring three of their bestselling tools, a Baking Pan, Baking Dish and Baking Sheet, Mermaid’s Companion Trio makes for a great gift.
Large enough to accommodate meals for two yet small enough to fit together on a standard oven shelf, the trio is made from hard anodised aluminium, offering unbeatable heat distribution properties for even cooking every time. When it comes to baking, every Mum needs a good set of cake tins for the ultimate showstopper, so why not give her a Mermaid 8” Square Cake Tin for the perfect fruit cake?
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Total have come up with an ingenious way to eat their fat free Greek Yoghurt. Each little 150g pot of pearly white, thick yoghurt, has a separate compartment of either honey or fruit compote. You can either add it to the yoghurt in one go, or dip each spoonful in one at a time. Great for a quick breakfast, a snack on the run, or dessert, creamy Total yoghurt is low in calories and has zero fat without sacrificing on flavour.
Total Greek Yoghurt split pot with Honey, Blueberry, Strawberry and Tropical Fruits are available from Waitrose, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Ocado
Find out more at www.totalgreekyoghurt.com
Back to the grind
This cleverly designed Pestle and Mortar from Vacu Vin, has a 10cm diameter bowl to grind large quantities of herbs and spices. If you need to grind a smaller amount, you simply turn it upside down and the base turns into a 5cm diameter bowl. The smart, white ceramic mortar looks good and feels very sturdy without being too heavy; making short work of grinding herbs and spices, the wooden pestle is shaped on either end to fit in neatly to each size bowl.
Available from Amazon www.amazon.co.uk £9.95
Squires Kitchen’s 2012 Cake decorating and Sugarcraft exhibition
This month you can head off to the popular three-day annual event celebrating everything to do with cake decorating and sugarcraft, held at the Farnham Maltings, Surrey on 9th to 11th March. From simple cupcakes to elaborate wedding cake decorating, there is something for everyone, with live demonstrations from some of the most prominent names in cake design.
Tickets are available from www.squires-shop.com
Newly launched Propercorn is the brainchild of Cassandra Stavrou who developed all the recipes for her popcorn range entirely from scratch. Using only authentic ingredients means the flavour doesn’t disappear as soon as you bite in to the freshly popped butterfly corn. High in fibre, and less than 100 calories in each pack, Propercorn comes in four flavours ranging from Lightly Sea Salted to Fiery Worcester Sauce and Sun Dried Tomato.
Propercorn is available from retailers nationwide including Caffe Fratelli, Mori Sushi and Benugo with plans for wider availability to be announced in the spring.
Lemon tree, very pretty
A juicy wedge of lemon surely adds the final touch to a gin and tonic, and Plants4 Presents have put together a special Mother’s Day gift to go with their beautifully packaged lemon trees. Each four year old tree, will be approximately 2ft tall, with scented flowers and young green lemons starting to develop, and for any bought in March will be delivered with a miniature bottle of Gordon’s Gin and a bottle of Fever Tree organic tonic water.
Available in the UK from www.plants4presents.co.uk Tel: 0845 2268026
Ocean Spray has launched a new range of healthy juices, with their latest flavour hitting the shelves in March. Cranberry is now available in a pure juice with no added sugar, Cranberry Blend sees the balance of cranberry with other sweeter juices, and Raspberry & Blackberry with Cranberry has a sharp, crisp tang. The latest flavour, Blueberry & Pomegranate with Cranberry combines three superfuits in one healthy juice. All free from artificial additives or preservatives, or any added sugar, each 250 ml serving contains one for your five-a day portions of fruit.
Ocean Spray’s new 100% juices are available from ASDA stores nationwide
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