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Smoking Bishop! | Victorian mulled punch

If you like mulled wine but fancy something a bit different then why not try making Victorian Smoking Bishop, as mentioned in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” ? “A merry Christmas, Bob!” said Scrooge, with an earnestness that could not be mistaken, as he clapped him on the back. “A merrier Christmas, Bob, my good…

Shampoo bars are the future!!

Plastic free July made all the more easier with this great @friendlysoapltd Lavender & Tea Tree Oil shampoo bar find ! In addition to helping reduce single use plastics, using a shampoo bar delivers extra bonus points by being one less thing to squeeze into your not so accommodating 20cm x 20cm ‘hand luggage liquids…

Old-fashioned lemonade

This heatwave calls for old-fashioned lemonade, and lots of it! There’s no set recipe, just use what you have or follow these guidelines: Wash 5 large juicy lemons (organic unwaxed are preferable, but any type will do) Squeeze the juice of the lemons into a jug and reserve Pare off strips of lemon peel and…

Summer is in sight, so it’s time for a Spring clean!

Summer is in sight, so it’s time for a Spring clean! Before you start your spring clean, de-clutter and organize your house, one room at a time. Once you have finished you should have accumulated small piles of magazines/newspapers, bric a brac, DVDs, clothes, domestic appliances and other items that you really do not need…

Soda bread for breakfast

Soda bread Eat warm with plenty of Irish butter and lots of strong tea!  -Mix together 250g plain white flour + 250g wholemeal flour + 1teaspoon salt + 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda -Make a well in the centre and add 400ml buttermilk or live yoghurt -Mix into the flour to form a soft dough…

Whisk, whisky and apron at the ready! Cranachan for Burns Night supper

Whisk, whisky and apron at the ready! Cranachan – serves 4 Ingredients 40g medium or coarse oatmeal,  plus extra for garnish 300g raspberries, plus extra for garnish 400ml of organic double cream 3-4 tbspn runny honey (Scottish heather honey, if you have some!) 4 tbspn whisky Method Spread out the oatmeal on a baking sheet…

Top tips for eco-friendly cleaning

If you are interested in avoiding chemical cleaning products which may irritate your skin, then there are eco-friendly ways of cleaning your home using store cupboard ingredients – mainly bicarbonate of soda, vinegar, salt, olive oil and lemons. Fridge & microwave Bicarbonate of soda mixed with lemon juice or vinegar cuts through grease and works…

Festive spiced bourbon

Festive spiced bourbon makes a lovely homemade gift for friends and family. It’s simple to make & easy to drink! All you need is a large jar into which you put the following ingredients: * bourbon * strips of clementine peel * vanilla extract or pod * caster sugar * cinnamon sticks * cloves -Shake…

Too much to do & not enough time? Try out our Errands Service!

Help is at hand with our Errand Running Service! We can help with everyday errands including: Post office runs – posting letters & small parcels, collect and return forms etc Dry-Cleaning, drop off and pick ups Shoe repairs, drop off and pick ups Duplicate key cutting errands Gift and card buying Be ‘in’ for trades people…

Three top tips to tidy up your garden this autumn

Autumn is such a beautiful time of the year with trees changing colour but there is still some work to be done!   So here are 3 top tips on tidying up your garden this autumn: Clear up fallen leaves throughout this season and remember to compost them Continue to weed, tidy borders, mow lawns…