October 11, 2015

Butter Chicken Curry with Curry with Love

At the mother and daughter-run Curry with Love, making authentic Indian dishes from scratch is a labour of love and meeting their customer needs a constant focus. Since customers kept asking for a Butter Chicken Curry Kit they set about to create it.     What they realised in the process is that the spices used were almost identical to that of their Tikka Masala Kits! Below you can find their very easy solution to a Butter Chicken recipe. Ingredients 1 Tikka Masala Kit from ‘Curry with Love’ 200g butter 400g tin chopped tomatoes 200ml double cream […]
October 4, 2015

5 Reasons to Get Excited About the 5p Shopping Bag Charge

These past few weeks and months have been abuzz with news of the new 5p charge on one-time plastic shopping bag. The move is part of a government effort to eliminate waste and encourage people to opt for reuseable bags when they shop. If all goes according to plan, the new charge could reduce single-use plastic bags usage in supermarkets by as much as 80%. Judging from the comments on our Facebook page, peoples’ emotions about having to pay for their bags when they shop range from optimistic to skeptical. Most […]
September 27, 2015

Celebrate British Food Fortnight with SHOPS

The nights may be drawing in and the temperature dropping but autumn is a wonderful time of year for British Food! To help you discover the hidden gems you can’t find in the supermarket, SHOPS has put together a Best of British shelf. Packed full of delicious discoveries from all over the country, shopping with our merchants also help support independent British Food retailers. Discover the Best of British on SHOPS now. Here’s a few of our favourites to help you get started!
September 20, 2015

Apple Strudel by Halusky

Halusky on SHOPS specialise in Czech and Slovak foods and their pages are packed with the finest and most popular products from the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Halusky prides itself on the stories and passion their products carry. Whether you are looking to try Czech and Slovak flavours for the first time or are looking to recreate a holiday dish, there is always something delicious to be served on Halusky on SHOPS. This apple strudel recipe is elegant in in its simplicity and carries its own history in its combination of […]
September 13, 2015

New Baby Checklist from mySupermarket

To help you through the first few weeks mySupermarket have put together a short Newborn Baby Checklist which can help you get organised and save money too! There is so much choice on the market telling you and other soon-to-be parents what you need to give your baby the best start. It can be easy to get confused by the number of products and offers available and overspending seems certain. Worse still, it can be easy to overspend on  unnecessary items that clog up your home and drain the bank account. […]
August 29, 2015

Bank Holiday Hummus with the Greenwich Pantry

Greenwich Pantry is an independent food boutique based in Greenwich. Focussing on providing artisanal foodie experiences. This store is creating a warm and friendly shopping experience. Greenwich Pantry pledge to help put the fun back into shopping, cooking and connecting with food.
August 27, 2015

#NationalDogDay with Just Reward Pet Hampers on SHOPS

Just Reward are a hamper service with a difference! Providing your pet with a unique selection of treats, Just Reward Hampers are a perfect gift for your own pet or your pet-owning friends Inspired by Arthur, the MD’s (Managing Dog) favourites, Just Reward also stock individual items to help you build your own bespoke hampers for your dog or cat. David from Just Reward (with a little input from Arthur) tells us more:
August 23, 2015

Why Eating seasonally is good for your health, wealth and the planet

Urbangrains produce seasonal, artisan food perfect for everyday meals and more luxurious dishes. Looking to combine nutritious and delicious, Urbangrains focus on sourcing seasonal ingredients ethically and are dedicated to providing high quality, unusual products which stay true to traditional craftsmanship and origins. Here Sal from Urbangrains explains how eating seasonally could change the way you view the food on your plate!
August 12, 2015

Baked Camembert by The Courtyard Dairy

The Courtyard Dairy are one of our most popular SHOPS merchants and it is not hard to see why. Based in Yorkshire and working with small independent farmhouse producers of cheese throughout the UK; The Courtyard Dairy exclusively works with artisan producers who make traditional cheese and all cheese is cut fresh to your order. This recipe is a brilliant way to enjoy Camembert – bubbling and oozing – and, combined with crusty bread, makes the perfect starter for four, or main course for two.  The Courtyard Dairy’s favourite is […]
August 9, 2015

Healthy Summer Snacking with Clearly Scrumptious

Clearly  Scrumptious was founded by Rick and James after they were left disappointed by other dried fruit options.  “The products we found were lacking in flavour were packed with sugar and barely resembled fruit at all. The fruit that we did find was always in large bags and wasn’t really suited for our life on the go.” Tackling the issue of healthy snacks on the go head on, the guys created Clearly Scrumptious. We caught up with James for some ideas about healthy snacking on the go this summer. At Clearly […]