Digital Scales

These Salter digital scales are in a slim classic shape with the functionality and reliability needed for a modern kitchen. Finished with hygienic stainless steel, it is easy to keep clean with a simple wipe.

The key to any scales is accuracy. Salter Digital Kitchen Scales are built with the highest precision of sensors and an LCD display that's clear and easy to read. 

It has multiple functions.  The scales allow you to measure everything with ease, all in the same bowl, just hit the ZERO button on the scales to start from 0 and keep adding your ingredients.

You can easily switch between grams and ounces by tapping the UNIT button at any time. You can even measure out your water, oil, milk or any other liquid in millilitres. A standard CR2032 battery is included. There is also an instruction booklet and excellent customer support just an email or phone call away.

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Salter Digital Scales 

Indoor Herb Garden

 Love this! Here's an indoor herb garden that would be ideal as a gift, if you could bear to part with it. The kit has everything you need to set up the garden - a planter box, three rustic pots, growing medium and seeds.


The front strip is a blackboard and the set comes with coloured chalk so you can add your own labels.

The stylish design complements the decor of any kitchen and fits perfectly on the windowsill

The kit allows you to be creative as some of our previous customers have been, try using the planter box for floral arrangements, planting cacti or indoor flowers, as pictured below.

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Viridescent Indoor Herb Garden Kit - Kitchen Wooden Windowsill Planter Box with Herb Seeds.

Nicola Spring Plates

Here are some fabulous designer plates by Nicola Spring. The pack of six is made from high quality porcelain, each plate delicately hand-printed giving a unique finish every time.
These unique items would make a perfect gift, if you can bear to part with them. They may be designer,but they are practical too being dishwasher and microwave safe. They measure 255mm (10in). 
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Preserving Jars

What could be better than homemade pickles, chutneys and preserved fruit and vegetables? And this set of three Le Parfait jars are ideal for preserving and for storage.

Use them for preserving fruit, vegetables, meat or fish. They are airtight so perfect for the safe storage of dry ingredients.

They are heavy, made from thick glass, which can handle the heat of the preserving process.

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Duopot Multi-Functional Cooker

Here's an amazingly versatile piece of kitchen equipment for expert and novice cooks. The duo is a 7-in-1 multi-functional cooker. It incorporates a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, warmer and can be used to saute and brown.

It has a large, easy-to-use control panel with 14 built-in programs, dual pressure, automatic keep-warm and three temperatures for saute and slow cook.

In addition it is highly energy efficient and kitchen friendly emitting hardly any noise, heat or steam. It comes with a recipe book and cooking time table.

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Casserole Dish

This is a quality Morphy Richards casserole dish at a reasonable price. It can go straight from hob to oven for the perfect casserole. It has a high grade quality stainless steel body with heat resistant exterior coating.
The satin finish interior has handy capacity markings. The riveted handles are robust and the tempered glass lid has a steam vent. The 4mm encapsulated base creates even heat distribution.
It is suitable for all hobs including induction. It has a long 10 year guarantee.
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USA: Morphy Richards 46371 Casserole, 24 cm - Red
UK:   Morphy Richards Accents Casserole Dish, 24 cm - Red

Five Ingredients

Jamie Oliver's recipe book, 5 Ingredients - Quick and Easy Food, is all about making the journey to good food super-simple. 

Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it's finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you've let the oven do the hard work for you. It's quality over quantity and in return massive flavour.

Each recipe has been tried and tested to ensure the book is packed with no-fuss, budget-friendly dishes you can rustle up any day of the week.

With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice and Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from.

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USA: 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food
UK:   5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food

Measuring Spoons

Who wouldn't love these quirky measuring spoons!

  • Adorable and functional!
  • Ceramic chicken figure keeps four measuring spoons always at the ready while adding quirky charm to your kitchen.
  • Comes with 1-tbsp measuring spoon, 1-tsp measuring spoon, 1/2-tsp measuring spoon and 1/4-tsp measuring spoon.
  • Each ceramic chicken spoon has the measurement printed on the handle.
  • Chicken holder measures 5in x 4in x 3-1/2in
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Shakespeare Mug

Don't be "light of brain" or a "beetle-headed flap-ear'd knave", get this mug covered with 30 of Shakespeare's funniest and most biting insults from his plays.
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USA Shakespearean Insults Coffee Mug - Shakespeare's Wittiest and Meanest Insults - Comes in a Fun Gift Box

UK Shakespeare Insults Mug

French Laundry

Thomas Keller is the chef/proprieter of the French Laundry in the Napa Valley, dubbed "the most exciting place to eat in the United States," by Ruth Reichl in The New York Times.

From innovative soup techniques, to the proper way to cook green vegetables, to secrets of great fish cookery, to the creation of breathtaking desserts; from beurre monte to foie gras au torchon, to a wild and thoroughly unexpected take on coffee and doughnuts, The French Laundry Cookbook captures, through recipes, essays, profiles, and extraordinary photography, one of America's great restaurants, its great chef, and the food that makes both unique.

One hundred and fifty recipes are exact recipes from the French Laundry kitchen and all have been thoroughly tested in home kitchens.

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USA: The French Laundry Cookbook (The Thomas Keller Library)
UK:  The French Laundry Cookbook (Thomas Keller Library)

5-Blade Spiralizer

There are so many uses for a spiralizer, from making stunning salads and pickling to pasta bases and vegetable accompaniments.

Spiralizing can also help in cutting carbs, which can be hard if you love your pasta. But spiralized courgettes (courgetti) or butternut squash (boodles) make a perfect base for pasta dishes. If you really can't give up pasta completely, replace half the pasta with courgetti or boodles.

Here is an excellent one which has received great reviews.
  • The best for making long vegetable strands for healthy vegetable meals quickly. Perfect for making spiral slices from firm fruits and vegetables like apples, onions, carrots, zucchinis (courgettes), cucumbers, cabbages, beetroots, turnips, rutabagas, cucumbers, and more. Great even for wide and long fruits and vegs without having to cut them into smaller pieces.
  • With heavy duty guarantee and lifetime replacement warranty.
  • Free Spiralizer Recipe Ebook included.
  • The unit comes apart for easy washing.
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UK: Five-blade Spiralizer

USA:  Five-blade Spiralizer

 For  a lovely "boodle" recipe, look here: Squash Bolognese.

Eat A Peach

When Diana Henry was 16 she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper) in which she wrote up the meals she wanted to cook. She kept this book for years.

Putting a menu together is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus aren't just groups of dishes that have to work on a practical level (meals that cooks can manage), they also have to work as a succession of flavours. But what is perhaps most special about them is the way they can create very different moods - menus can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They are a way of visiting places you've never seen, revisiting places you love and celebrating particular seasons.

How to Eat a Peach contains many of Diana's favourite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world.  It's an exquisite book which celebrates the love of food, flavours, seasons and cultures. Beautifully illustrated and written.

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Dinosaur Mug

Thanks to this clever Disappearing Dino Mug you can watch eons pass before your eyes over a cup of coffee.
When you pour in a hot beverage, the dinosaurs transform into fossils in a museum exhibition. Comes in a gift box.

At My Table

Around Nigella's Kitchen Table

Nigella Lawson is a champion of the home cook and her new book celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes – including Chicken Fricassée and Sticky Toffee Pudding – to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients, from Aubergine Fatteh to White Miso Hummus.
At My Table includes dishes to inspire all cooks and eaters, from Hake with Bacon, Peas and Ciderto Indian-Spiced Chicken and Potato Traybake and Chilli Mint Lamb Cutlets; plus a host of colourful vegetable dishes, like Eastern Mediterranean Chopped Salad and Carrots and Fennel with Harissa.
No Nigella cookbook would be complete without sweet treats, and At My Table is no exception, with Emergency Brownies, White Chocolate Cheesecake and a Victoria Sponge with Cardamom, Marmalade and Crème Fraîche set to become family favourites.
As Nigella writes, ‘happiness is best shared’ and the food in this book will be served and savoured at your own kitchen table just as it is at hers.

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USA At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking
UK   At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking

Pasta Recipes

Antonio Carluccio is the Godfather of Italian food and his passion for pasta is complemented by his extensive knowledge. This book collects 100 of his delicious pasta recipes, from the quick to the complicated, traditional to modern, light summery recipes to hearty baked dishes.
Everybody loves pasta and this cookbook will ensure that you have a recipe for every occasion.

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Traybake Tin

There's nothing nicer than the smell of cake baking in the oven - and then taking it out and having a taste while it's still warm. Traybakes are so simple and satisfying to make and here's the perfect tin, Mary Berry/Lakeland tin 
  • Perfect for all your  traybake recipes such as brownies or flapjack
  • The metal-hard, non-stick coating both inside and out retains its superior food release
  • Just grease the pan well before use and traybakes are released perfectly
  • Integral cutting guides and straight sides ensure equal slices.
  • Buy this product from Lakeland & you can return it for up to 3 years. Proof of purchase is necessary 

Here's a lovely Mary Berry Recipe Lemon Drizzle Traybake
Mary Berry/Lakeland tin

Shopping from the USA? Try this one: Masterclass Traybake/Brownie Pan

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