Tag Archives: Cumbria

Our Top Foodie Spots

It’ll be no surprise to you that we absolutely adore food and drink. When we’re deciding what treats to fill our shop with, we have a very simple rule – do we love it? If we don’t like it, it won’t be in the shop. It’s the reason we don’t sell Biltong (I just can’t […]

Pasta, my everlasting love

I think pasta has a bad reputation in the UK and it breaks my heart. We’ve all eaten those sad Tuna Pasta Bakes with far too little sauce and far too much rubbery cheddar on the top, or that mass produced Mac’n’Cheese which tastes only of flour. My love affair with pasta began early. Apparently […]

We’re 6 months old!

There’s a little corner shop in New Squares that, about 7 months ago, had builders, plasters and plumbers coming and going all day long. Some pretty big fridges were carefully squeezed through the front doors. A fancy till system and some hefty looking counter tops made an appearance and the biggest cheese delivery we’d ever […]

A Drama Free Christmas

Christmas Day is barrelling towards us at a terrifying pace, so we asked our family and friends for their top tips to help you get organised and arrive at your Christmas table with festive cheer aplenty and as little drama as possible. Get Organised The key to a stress-free Christmas meal is prep. It’s essentially […]

Build Your Own Christmas Hamper

Nothing says Christmas like a hamper overflowing with decadent luxuries you’d never think twice about buying at any other time of year. They’re a festive tradition for many of us, but hampers filled with the best seasonal goodies don’t always come in cheap. Fortnum and Mason’s Family Christmas Hamper would set you back £225 and […]

Beer & Curry – What a Pair!

There’s not many things I love more than Beer, but Beer with a cosy Curry is the ultimate treat. And since it’s National Curry Week, we thought we’d match some of our favourite Beers with a classic Curry – as if we need an excuse to have a bottle with dinner…   Tandoori Chicken with […]