December 13, 2015

Chocolate Tiffin by Rococo Chocolates

With all of the chaos of Christmas, it can sometimes be hard for a pudding to stand out. This one does! Delight your taste buds with this decadent cake from Rococo Chocolates. It’s guaranteed to cause a stir whatever time of day you serve it! Rococo Chocolates are award winning chocolatiers who are renowned for their high quality and artisan chocolate creations. You can find them on SHOPS. Ingredients: 100g Grenada Chocolate Co 60 or 71% chocolate 100g butter 80 g unsalted pistachios 1tbs golden syrup or clear honey 100g […]
December 10, 2015

The SHOPS A to Z of Christmas Munchies, Chocs, Nibbles and Sweets

Too much Christmas chocolate? Nope, we’ve never heard someone utter such a phrase. From Jelly Bean filled Christmas Trees to Cocktail pastilles, retro pyramid’s filled with sweets, stocking fillers, cupcakes and much much more. The SHOPS team have hand-picked the best of the best in our unique sweet Christmas selections. Buying something sweet and unique this Festive Season has really never been easier…     Assorted alcohol based liqueur with flavours including Rum, Amaretto, Whisky and Cognac…                   Bitesize brownies, handmade with […]
December 8, 2015

Present worthy Peppermint Creams by JustIngredients

JustIngredients are bringing you this delightful recipe for peppermint creams this Christmas. As the home of high quality ingredients that keep your cupboard looking vibrant, JustIngredients are the perfect destination to help you stock up with many familiar herbs & spices. they also have a range of exotic adventures for you to add to your cooking. You can find them on SHOPS here. Nothing quite says Christmas like a peppermint cream in front of the telly or as a grand finale to Christmas dinner (if you can fit it in)! […]
December 3, 2015

10 great gift ideas from SHOPS this Christmas

Time to prepare your gifts as the festive season is fast approaching! Spread some Christmas magic with gifts that exceed expectations and create wonder! Set yourself down with a nice warm drink and get ready to be wowed by the unique offerings from SHOPS this Christmas. For your Foodie Friend SHOPS is a haven for all things culinary. Looking for something unique and unusual to wow that foodie in your life? You truly have come to the right place. Browse the food cupboard for a large range of handmade jams, sauces and […]
December 1, 2015

Christmas Turkey by Farmers Choice

Your turkey Christmas dinner centre piece should ruffle a few features and this recipe from Farmer’s Choice is sure to do just that. A firm favourite on SHOPS, Farmers Choice are suppliers of Delicious Free Range British meat  from dedicated farmers in the UK. Browse now and get chicken, beef, cod, pork and lamb delivered straight to your door with SHOPS. Ingredients: Large Roasting Turkey Salt & Pepper to taste 2 tablespoons flour   Method: Allow the meat to settle at room temperature for approximately 2 hours. Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC/355ºF (or […]
November 28, 2015

The ideal Christmas dinner shopping list for the best price

Create the ideal Christmas dinner shopping list for the best price and cut down on costs, waste and hassle this Christmas Christmas dinner is an integral part of any Christmas day and for many the highlight of the festive season! It can be easy to get carried away however and a good Christmas shopping list with all the trimmings can soon add up to more than we budget for. Use mySupermarket to help you create the ideal shopping list for the best price and cut down on costs, waste and […]
November 26, 2015
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Can you really make a saving on Black Friday?

  Out of nowhere, Black Friday has become the big day for deals. Sales here, vouchers there, it can be easy to get caught up in the frenzy.   The truth is, the hype behind the day is the biggest thing we’re being sold. Many of the shops and websites will shout “BLACK FRIDAY ONLY!” and plaster huge price markdowns, but in my experience you should approach it all with caution.   The offers might look tempting, but more often that not, shops are trying to get you to buy […]
November 22, 2015

Five tips for your festive season spend [Guest post]

As the festive season kicks off we’ve teamed up with Florence from The Money Advice Service to help you stay savvy this seasons. The Money Advice Service is an independent organisation set up by government to  help people manage their money. They do this through their own free and impartial advice service, as well as partnering with other organisations to help people make the most of their money.  Florence is one of the Money Advice Service’s primary blog writers, responsible for helping think of and produce engaging and thought-provoking ideas to […]
November 19, 2015

Roast Beef with Rosemary and Thyme Recipe by Parsnips & Pears

Recipe time! The nights are drawing in and the air is getting nippy, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a roast! This traditional roast beef dish from Parsnips & Pears will warm you up on a winter weekend whilst any left over meat can be used for weekday lunches. Parsnips & Pears are traditional farmers, growing, harvesting, baking, making and supplying traditional fresh food and produce on SHOPS. Ingredients (serves 4) 1kg topside joint 5 parsnips 5 red onions Coconut oil 3 tsp of dried rosemary 3 tsp of dried […]
November 17, 2015

What are your Cravings telling you? Guest post by Jenny Travens

A lot of people view cravings as a lack of willpower, but don’t fret if you tend to be one of those who dips your hand into the cookie jar more than once a day. Sometimes those cravings have nothing to do with willpower. In fact, cravings are most often a sign that your body is lacking something nutritionally! Image: Source The most common cravings are those of the salty or sugary variety. Think back to the last craving you had. Was it chips or a slice of cake? These cravings […]