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Downland Produce enjoy free range meat live a healthier life

I love to cook and eat but I am always conscious about when it comes to cooking with anything as it can make a big difference to when it comes to taste, that is why it is important to buy good quality products. Apart from that it is also very important to me to know that the produce has little impact on the environment hence why I usually buy organic, free range or fair trade produce.

Meat in particular though is very important when it comes to buying any as I am an animal lover I would love to believe that the animal had a good life beforehand, such as roaming fields, not locked up in a cage. So when I discovered about Downland Produce who only sell free range meat it made me very happy to hear as not all butchers sell free range meat.

I was gifted a meat box on a courtesy basis from Downland Produce to show me how good their free range meat is.

Downland Produce

In 2018 Chris took on after months of planning Downland Produce, a small and passionate business in the heart of Wiltshire.

Downland Produce produces sausages and bacon in small batches. Their sausages are handmade and their bacon is cured using traditional methods, we also have a custom built smoker to complement our award winning products. Working closely with local food producers to help keep the food miles down and the traceability of each product crystal clear.

Chris wants to provide intimacy between not only the butcher and his craft, but also the customer and the industry.

Downland Produce sell quality meat from locally reared beef animals to the high welfare chickens. All their meat is naturally reared, totally traceable and locally sourced in Wiltshire and across the South West. They are especially proud of their Red Tractor Assured, RSPCA Assured, locally sourced, Award-winning, Wiltshire pork. All their meat is produced to the highest welfare and quality assured standards.

You can visit Downland Produce in Melksham or find them at Broadway market every Saturday and Chatsworth market every Sunday in London.

When sending out all packing of their products it’s done by them, meaning you can be assured that the products quality and traceability. Our sausages are handmade and our bacon is cured using traditional methods, they also have a custom built smoker to complement their award winning products.

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Vahdam India tea at it’s finest

We drink tea all year round but when it comes to these colder months I tend to drink even more tea. With there being quite a wide variety of tea out there on the market it can be quite overwhelming in which tea to buy and which will be a good one. However thanks to Vahdam I have discovered some great new tasty premium Indian tea. They sell a wide selection of tea ranging from black tea to herbal teas. The beauty about Vahdam India though is that you can buy a wide range of boxes which consist of a mix of teas rather than just one fixed flavour.

I was kindly gifted on a PR basis a few of Vahdam India gift tea boxes to try at home, not only do the boxes look classy but the tea within is outstanding, fresh and delicious.

Vahdam India

Vahdam India sell a variety of world famous premium Indian teas from black tea, green tea, chai tea, herbal tea, oolong tea and so much more.

Bala the Founder and CEO, of Vahdam India dream is to bring India’s native treasures to the entire world. He provides exceptional teas and ingredients to the world like never before.

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Peter Bowen Art pimp up your table & home

If you are looking to pimp up your table or home then I highly recommend checking out Peter Bowen, who sells a range of beautiful ceramics and prints. I was kindly gifted a sugar bowl courtesy of Peter Bowen to show me that having a sugar bowl on your table for breakfast or afternoon tea really can lift your spirits and make your dining experience at home feel that extra special.

Did you know that there are 56 different sugars out there? such as brown sugar to cane sugar. Do you know where sugars come from? Sugars are found in most plants. Also honey and fruit where an abundant natural source of unbounded simple sugars are.

Most of us crave sugars for sweetness which brings the phrase ‘sweet tooth’. Sugar is used in many ways be it within a cake, to make cookies but more commonly for our tea or coffee. With most of us always adding a spoonful of sugar to our hot beverage it might surprise you to learn that us average Brits consumes about 24 kilograms of sugar each year.

Make your sugar intake a royal one though and store within one of Peter Bowen beautiful ceramic pots which also comes with a pretty good leafy spoon. Be it for your cereal, pancakes or hot beverage you will feel like royalty.

Peter Bowen Art

Peter Bowen who is based in Somerset has been making ceramics for over 40 years. He produces clocks, butter dishes, cream jugs and sugar bowls in a range of unique glazes and colours which are all made from white earthenware clay. As well as art painting in watercolour.

His unique style of art and ceramics have earned him an international reputation with much of his work in private collections around the world.

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Bath Fairy time to soak, relax and rejuvenate

Having a bath is the most relaxing way to wash your troubles away but what makes a bath even more fun is watching and listening to a bath bomb fizz away.

What are bath bombs? Bath bombs are a little like bubble bath but with a fizz. They can be bought in a variety of shapes and are made from baking soda generally and citric acid and a mix of essential oils to impart a particular scent and feel. The beauty though about bath bombs is that when dissolving within the bath it releases citric acid which fizzes up and helps loosen damaged layers of skin. Plus the oils used in bath bombs also tend to be super moisturizing and the hydrating oils will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.

The Bath Fairy bath bombs are a must though if like me you love a relaxing time and fun in the bath as their bath bombs are unique, fun and quirky plus last longer than other leading brands. I was kindly gifted a few bath bombs courtesy of the founder of The Bath Fairy.

The Bath Fairy

The Bath Fairy is a brand new cosmetic company which has hit the UK market supplying bath bombs, soaps and salts.

All their bath bombs are all handmade and each are unique, come with their own scent and colour, which provides a magical bath experience.

The salts on sale are infused with their own unique blend of essential oils, which provide a wide range of health benefits.

All of their products are:

  • 100% handmade
  • Cruelty free
  • Vegan friendly
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Kally Sleep targets those sleep problems

This past year with the pandemic of Covid19 it has caused us all to suffer with anxiety it has resulted in me suffering with insomnia, the inability to get to sleep at night. However sleep can be affected not just because of anxiety but stress, depression, hot flushes, jet lag, health conditions, medication or even the amount of coffee you drink.

Sleep though is a very essential function that allows our body and mind to recharge, leaving us all refreshed and alert when we wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and stave off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can the impact our abilities to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories. Most adults require between seven hours of sleep. Children and teenagers need substantially more sleep, particularly if they are younger than five years of age.

To help get to sleep there are a variety of ways to help tackle issues such as insomnia and that is by eating healthier, exercise and more importantly having the right mattress, pillows and covers to provide comfort.

Having suffering with insomnia myself due to anxiety and getting very hot in bed I was happy to discover about Kally Sleep cooling pillows which I was kindly gifted one to show me that cooling pillows really can help.

Kally Sleep

Kally Sleep provide a range of products to help with a good nights sleep from pillows to blankets all which are designed for comfort but also to help with be it pain, recovery, maternity or snoring.

Did you know that up to 70% of people in the UK today complain that they can’t get a proper nights’ sleep and Kally Sleep is here to help.

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Fish To Your Door from the seaside to your door

You don’t need to live near the seaside to have fresh seafood, as Fish To Your Door can deliver a wide range of seafood straight from the sea to your door.

As I am trying to get a bit healthier after putting on nearly two stone due to all the lockdowns because of the Covid pandemic I have decided to cut down on meat and eat more fish, as fish is much healthier and not fatty. Did you know? that seafood is packed with nutrients which is needed for our health and wellness, including omega 3, iron, protein, and vitamins B & D.

Courtesy of Fish To Your Door I was gifted a few samples of their fresh seafood from tuna to lobster to try at home. I discovered it really does make a difference having fresh fish that comes straight from the coast as it is not only looks fresh, better in colour, but has great flavour.

Fish To Your Door

Fish To Your Door has been delivering fresh seafood out of Sussex for over 25 years and is family run.

As to ensure there is continuous stock for all their customers Fish To Your Door purchase fish from all major fish markets around the UK. They source the majority of their fish directly from local fishermen from Brighton, Eastbourne, Littlehampton, Newhaven, Portsmouth and Seaford. Plus they only stock responsibly sourced fish from aquaculture farms all over Europe and the Mediterranean.

All the fish they do source are from fisherman and coastal communities that are part of the ‘Under 10 Meter Artisanal Fleet’. The under 10m sector employs the highest number of fishermen nationwide while having the lowest environmental impact, creating jobs and food while acting ethically and responsibly with our shared marine resources.

Fish To Your Door sells only the freshest fish and their traceability system means that every product can be tracked all the way from the sea to the saucepan! Coupled with their new Sustainable Certification, this means that when you buy from them you are getting the freshest, most responsibly sourced fish money can buy.

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Red Letter Days experiences save with Enjoy Stevie

Year after year deciding which presents to buy family and friends has become trickier and trickier each year but Red Letter Days is the perfect solution. Just purchase a gift voucher, or one of their gift boxes designed such as an adrenaline junkie or foodie and let them choose the experience which appeals to them.

Courtesy of Enjoy Stevie I was gifted the opportunity to try one of Red Letter Days hamper experiences at home in which I opted for the the Pink Gin and Treats Hamper.

Enjoy Stevie (discount app)

Stevie is a discount club which gives you access to a variety of restaurants, cinemas, and retailers from across the UK in which you can save up to 50% off as well as many other perks.

To access all of Stevie’s discounts, simply create an account via their app or their website and subscribe. A full year’s membership starts from as little as £9.99.

Simply Stevie is a digital discount card with real rewards.

Red Letter Days

1989 Red Letter Days popped up creating pioneering and unique gifts be it a night out at a Michelin Class restaurant or a Spa Day there is something for everyone.

Red Letter Days are all about making memories choosing from an array of amazing experiences across the UK; giving their customers an unrivalled choice suiting everyone’s tastes, occasion and budget.

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Cahoots emergency cocktail kit for home use

Emergency, during these dark days we are all in need for an emergency cocktail or two to see us through. We might be winning the war on Covid 19 with many now having their first jab but the world has changed, with many now working permanently from home, too scared to venture out or even quarantined Cahoots is on hand with their emergency cocktail kits.

The scoundrels of Cahoots have come up with their boozy emergency cocktails kits for those who are working or stuck at home. Enjoy a range of their unique and quirky cocktails which are all inspired by drinks of the 1940s.

I was gifted a box to enjoy with my husband at home where we sat back and relaxed watching a romantic movie whilst sipping on some spiffing good cocktails provided by Cahoots.

Cahoots part of the Inception Group

The Inception Group is a fun, creative and dynamic company which was founded back in 2009 by entrepreneurs Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling. The company has a group of unique bars, restaurants and club concepts within Central London.

Cahoots opened it’s doors 2015 within Soho bringing a post war style themed experience to all those who are brave enough to venture underground. The underground station, used to be a real air raid shelter back in the day during the Blitz.

Within Cahoots you can sip on classic cocktails, black market liquor and post-war favourites, from old mugs, hip flasks, vintage milk bottles and tins, all which are finished with ingredients half-inched from nana’s pantry, picked from the allotment and foraged from the ruins.

At Cahoots spirits are high and the drinks never run dry, with plenty of dancing and sing-a-longs around an old piano.

Presently Cahoots Station at 5 Kingly Street is closed (will reopen 17 May) but in the meantime you can enjoy a spiffing good cocktail by the scoundrels in their outdoor seating area and enjoy a black market cocktail or two. Book an outdoor table here. 5 Kingly Street.

Plus for those though that are not ready to venture back out through to London then no fret as the cunning scoundrels of Cahoots can deliver directly to your door an emergency cocktail kit to enjoy in the comfort of your own home or garden.

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Sheese I can’t believe it’s not cheese

Vegans can now enjoy the taste of cheese which is not made from dairy but still tastes exactly like cheese thanks to artisan makers of Sheese.

Did you know? that non-dairy cheese originated from China back in the 16th century, which was made using fermented tofu or whole soy. Since then home made vegan cheese evolved and many ingredients are used such as nuts, soy milk, and soy yogurt. Around the late 90s vegan cheese became popular in the commercial field. Within the 00’s a number of different types of vegan cheeses such as mozzarella, cheddar, etc. became available.

Courtesy of Sheese via Gifta I was gifted a few packs to try out and I was highly surprised by the quality, look, texture and taste of all the cheeses.

Sheese

Back in 1988 Sheese was founded by Debs, Frans, Guy and Mark who each are intolerant to dairy products. They bring to the UK an array of award winning Scottish vegan cheeses. All of their dairy free vegan cheeses are a healthy cheese alternative, perfect for people with plant based diets and people with dietary restrictions like lactose intolerance. All are gluten, dairy, lactose & animal free, and certified Vegan & Kosher (Pareve).

Years of research, development and production was involved to bring original, traditional cheeses, from taste to texture, to our tables. Their new range of vegan cheese is made from coconut oil, and doesn’t contain Hydrogenated Fat or Palm Oil. Their soya comes from an IP Source, and is made from the best quality, clean, dehulled soybean seeds as GMO is an important issue to us, and all of their ingredients they use are sourced as non-GMO.

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Papa Johns pizza BOGOF via Enjoy Stevie app

Did you know that pizza dates back from 1889 and was invented by Italians? Pizza is favoured by all ages, and is generally topped with tomato and mozzarella. Originally pizza was eaten by the not so wealthy until it became famous and popular by all after Queen Margherita had it as a meal. Pizza now days is enjoyed all over the world in different forms and is topped with a variety of sauces, cheese, spices, herbs, meats and even fruit.

There is a vast range of pizza delivery services out but if you are looking for pizza which is fresh and vary from the crust, toppings and size then Papa Johns does just that.

Courtesy of Enjoy Stevie I was able to sample some pizzas for my first time from Papa Johns which I was highly surprised by the results, as the delivery was quick, pizza hot and tasted delicious.

Enjoy Stevie (discount app)

Enjoy Stevie is a discount club which gives you access to a variety of restaurants, cinemas, and retailers from across the UK in which you can save up to 50% off as well as many other perks.

To access all of Enjoy Stevie’s discounts, simply create an account via their app or their website and subscribe. A full year’s membership starts from as little as £9.99.

Simply Stevie is a digital discount card with real rewards.

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