Feature! Summer Drinks & Snacks! Important For Summer, Parties, Relaxing, Having Fun, Holidays! Part 3 !

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Demijohn, the liquid deli

The Demijohn News – Our Summer Gin Deal has Started!

Read our latest blog: Chin Gin! Your Summer Gin Cocktails Guide…

Save 10% with our Gin Deal
Our fabulous Summer of excellent weather is set to continue for some time yet, we hope! If you like gin and enjoy the odd cocktail, I recommend you read Frances’s latest blog, Chin Gin! Your Summer Gin Cocktails Guide. She has come up with 6 really delicious gin cocktails for you to try. They are all easy to make and perfect for your next Summer party. Happy reading!

Click to choose your favourite gin

A good time to stock up on Gin?
Until the end of July we are offering a 10% discount* on any of our 7 gin drinks purchased either online or in-store. Choose your favourite gin and then simply use voucher code: summergin2018 at time of purchase.

Recipe Card
Frittata di Fiori di Zucca
Squash Flower Omelette

~ Cooking up a little magic with summer squash flowers:
toss in pasta, bake in bread, garnish on a focaccia,
fry them up as boffe (fried little Neapolitan puffs)
or mix into green salads!

6 organic eggs
Splash of milk, I use coconut – rice milk
1 small zucchini, grated
12 large squash flours
A handful of chopped chives
Sea salt and pepper to taste, I use gomasio instead of salt
Extra virgin olive oil

Rinse squash flowers well, remove the outside points and inside piston. Clean well and tear in quarters.

Crack the eggs open into a bowl, add a small splash of your choice of milk and a light swirl of olive oil. Whip slightly. Add the flowers and grated squash, then the chives. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir well. Meanwhile, oil an omelet pan with a generous swirl of extra virgin olive oil and swirl it around so it covers the bottom of the pan. Place the pan on a very low heat. Move the pan so that the oil covers its entire bottom.

Add the whipped egg mixture and let cook on a very very low heat for up to 45 minutes without stirring. Keep an eye on the edges of the omelette. When brown, flip the omlett on a plate and put the top side down into the pan. Let cook for another minute. Flip the pan back onto a clean plate, and serve with artisan homemade bread.

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The sweetest way to announce your new arrival, say thank you for their gifts, or the cutest addition to their christening / naming ceremony…

now you can create your very own tailor-made chocolate with a little help from The Grown Up Chocolate Company and their amazing online ‘Make Your Own’ chocolate bar maker!

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£25 for a box of three bars, from:


RECIPE : Iced Coffee Protein Shake

When temperatures hit high numbers, you will need something cooling. And if you’re a fan of coffee, then this Iced Coffee Protein Shake is just the right thing for you. This drink is not only cooling, sweet and delicious, but satisfying, and above all healthy. To make this shake, you will only need a few simple ingredients. The great thing about it is that you don’t need to buy expensive protein powders to make this one. You’ll only need a handful of simple hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are plant-based nutty flavored seed loaded with amino acids, fatty acids, protein, and many essential minerals. These small powerful seeds are also high in heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats and antioxidants, as well as. The star of this of this shake is, of course, the coffee. Since this shake is designed to make your morning better, you can use any coffee you prefer and like and use daily.

This coffee flavored protein shake is mildly sweet, full of amazing coffee flavor and so incredibly tasty. It’s a coffee lover dream come true.

RECIPE CREDIT: Natalie Knezic, Natalie’s Happy Health
RECIPE LINK: https://www.natalieshealth.com/iced-coffee-protein-shake/

Natalie Knezic

Blogger & Writer
Owner of Natalie’s Happy Health
Health & Wellness Website

e. natalie@natalieshealth.com
w. www.natalieshealth.com


Deals on big name brands are available online now

Bargain frozen food retailer, Fultons Foods, has announced the launch of its online store for UK and overseas customers, selling a wide range of discounted food and household items.

Starbargains.co.uk will stock a variety of big name brands at low everyday prices, at up to 75% off RRP. As deals and stock levels change from week to week, bargain hunters should grab savings on family favourites quickly.

The site will offer products under four categories, including the iconic Fultons Foods which offers well-known brands at amazingly low prices, Posh Nosh which stocks premium brands at discounted prices, Waste Not Want Not which stocks a variety of food that’s close to or just past its ‘best before date’ and Home Basics which are every day household items at competitive prices.

Fultons Foods

Perfect for little ones’ lunch boxes or a family day out, this multipack of Robinsons Orange, No Added Sugar Fruit Shoots (NOW £1.99, RRP £2.99, SAVING £1) is available online now, while stocks last.

Ideal for on-the-go, these great tasting drinks are flavoured with real fruit and are a favourite amongst children.

New Doritos Heat Burst BBQ Chilli tortilla chips (NOW 59p or 2 for £1,RRP £1 each, half price) deliver a taste bud tantalizing experience in every bite. First comes sweet and smoky BBQ followed by intense fiery heat, which is perfect with a cooling sour cream dip.

For those looking for a boost of energy Lucozade Zero (NOW 59p each or 2 for £1, RRP £1, half price) is packed with the same great taste but without the calories.

Lucozade Zero is currently available online now in four flavours including original, orange, pineapple and pink lemonade. Perfect for that much needed mid-afternoon pick me up.

Protein powder is great for helping to reduce fat and increase muscle mass and also has many benefits for gym enthusiasts who are following a calorie-controlled diet.

Gen P 3 Way Protein Blend (NOW £6.99, RRP £25, SAVING £18.01) has no added sugars and includes fast-acting slow release proteins, making it perfect for high intensity workouts.

Posh Nosh

A great way to start the day or even as an afternoon snack, Jordans Country Crisp Super Berry (NOW £1.99, RRP £4, SAVING £2.01) is bursting with flavour and can be enjoyed with both milk or yoghurt.

Combining baked British wholegrain oats with a mix of blackcurrants, cranberries and blueberries, Country Crisp not only works as a snack but can be used as an ingredient to create mouth-watering recipes including crumbles, muffins and even brownies.

Perfect for curbing chocolate cravings and even adding to kids’ lunch boxes, The Pulsin Orange Chocolate Chip Fruity Oat Bar (NOW 29p, RRP 60p, SAVING 31p) contains a blend of gluten free oats and real fruit, and even counts towards 1 of your 5 a day.

These individually wrapped Punku Orange & Mango Quinoa Cookies (NOW £1, RRP £4.99, SAVING £3.99) are a convenient healthy snack.

Free from gluten, soya, dairy, wheat and eggs, these tasty cookies are suitable for vegans, those with certain intolerances and health enthusiasts alike.

Waste Not Want Not

Waste Not Want Not currently has stock of the new smooth and creamy Galaxy Swirlers Shortbread Crunch(NOW 59p each or 3 for £1, RRP £1.50 each, SAVING £3.50 when you buy 3) with a best before date of 29thApril 2018*.

Any chocolate lover will enjoy this combination of Galaxy with crunchy shortbread pieces.

Perfect for a quick snack or lunch at work Mug Shot Roast Chicken Pasta Spirals (NOW 29p or 5 for a £1, RRP 84p each, SAVING 55p) can be ready to enjoy in just five minutes simply by adding hot water.

These tasty pasta spirals in a roast chicken sauce contain no preservatives or artificial colours and less than 2% fat. Best before date 31stMay 2018.

To celebrate the launch of Star Bargains, customers can benefit from free delivery on orders of £30 or more**.

Starbargains.co.uk offers an ever-changing selection of the best brand name food & drink products at significantly discounted prices compared to leading supermarkets online, everyday.

The full range of products currently available can be found at www.starbargains.co.uk.

Add a sprinkle of history, a spoonful of retro metro, and a dollop of modern tiling to give your wonderful creations true London-style.

Exclusive to the London Transport Museum Shop and featuring retro designs from closed stations,
including Aldwych and Down Street, celebrate a lost part of London is all its beauty within your baking.

Truly encapsulates the tile pattern to perfection and would make a lovely addition to any modern or vintage kitchen.

Every purchase supports the London Transport Museum’s charitable work

Notte delle Stelle,
Night of the Stars

Chef Gennaro Esposito’s charitable vision
becomes a can’t miss culinary event!

Story & Recipes by Lauren Birmingham Piscitelli

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Lauren writes and photographs for Tastes Of Italia Magazine. She travels throughout Italy’s 20 regions reporting on the cuisine, cooking, rising star chefs, food artisans, and all good things Italian.

Buon Appetito!

Flippa Dining Booster (RRP £44.99)

This award winning booster seat is the ULTIMATE companion for every family’s dining needs.

Perfect for in or out of the home dining, the Flippa is suitable for children ages six months to three years (15KG).

The perfect addition to any table, the Flippa allows baby to be close during those all-important family meal times and helps create the ideal eating environment. With its aluminum legs, this booster seat is super lightweight and its four adjustable rubber feet, provide stability, adjustability and support during mealtimes.

Easily portable, the Flippa simply folds in three easy steps and can be used with or without the tray.

Fruit Popsicles


Alicia Galvin MEd, RD, LD, CLT
Masters of Education in Counseling
Registered & Licensed Dietitian
Certified LEAP Therapist

Photo by Alison Marras on Unsplash

As a registered dietitian, I love summertime because many different fruits and veggies make it into the spotlight at grocery stores and farmers markets. One of the best ways to incorporate some of summer’s best tasting fruit is in the form of a cold popsicle! It is a great treat for kids to enjoy and lets parents to feel good about giving their kids a healthy, nutritious snack. It is also a great way to hide vegetables for those who have picky palates. Carrots, beets, spinach, cucumber, and red/orange bell peppers make great vegetable additions to fruit blends. Here are a few examples, but get creative with your family’s favorite flavors!

Fruit popsicles
– blend watermelon, fresh lime juice, and a few sprigs of mint, and splash of fresh orange juice in a blender. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
– blend blueberries, coconut milk (full fat) and juice of a lemon and pour into molds, freeze
– blend strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries with beets (can get the already steamed beets like the brand Love Beets), in a blender with a splash of tart cherry juice. Pour into molds and freeze.

Demijohn, the liquid deli

The Demijohn News – Our Summer Gin Deal has Started!

Read our latest blog: Chin Gin! Your Summer Gin Cocktails Guide…

Save 10% with our Gin Deal
Our fabulous Summer of excellent weather is set to continue for some time yet, we hope! If you like gin and enjoy the odd cocktail, I recommend you read Frances’s latest blog, Chin Gin! Your Summer Gin Cocktails Guide. She has come up with 6 really delicious gin cocktails for you to try. They are all easy to make and perfect for your next Summer party. Happy reading!

A good time to stock up on Gin?
Until the end of July we are offering a 10% discount* on any of our 7 gin drinks purchased either online or in-store. Choose your favourite gin and then simply use voucher code: summergin2018 at time of purchase. Please see offer terms below.

Read the blog: Chin Gin! Your Summer Gin Cocktails Guide

Roll on the Summer holidays is what we say. Chin Gin!

*Summer Gin Offer Terms: 10% discount applies only to Demijohn gin drinks (Demijohnnie Gin 50%, Sloe Gin 22%, Seville Orange Gin 26%, Damson Gin Liqueur 22%, Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur 20%, Gooseberry Gin Liqueur 17% and Black Cherry Liqueur 20%), excluding the cost of the bottles, purchased prior to 11.59hrs on 31 July 2018. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer can be redeemed online or in-store. Multiple purchases allowable.


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This beautifully delicate British jelly is made using rose petals when in full bloom so the fragrance is at its best. It can be used to sweeten iced-tea, folded into smooth vanilla ice cream or used in baking. Find it online here: https://www.cartwrightandbutler.co.uk/c-b-rose-petals-jelly.html


Strawberry: made using only fresh, field-grown strawberries to ensure the it is the strawberryist of all jams. Perfect combined with clotted cream on top of a scone this summer! Find online here: https://www.cartwrightandbutler.co.uk/c-b-strawberry-preserve.html

Apricot: made using real fruit for a beautiful sweetness. This preserve is hugely versatile and can be used in baking, on toast or topped on yoghurt for a lovely flavour! Find online here: https://www.cartwrightandbutler.co.uk/c-b-apricot-preserve.html

JAVA HOUSE® dual-use liquid pods allow you to enjoy cold brew coffee served hot or cold.

The dual-use liquid pods deliver a consistently smooth flavor, whether served hot or cold. To enjoy hot, simply place a pod into a single-serve brewer for a rich yet smooth cup of coffee. To enjoy cold, peel open a pod, pour over ice, add 8 oz. of water and enjoy. It’s that easy. JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee uses time-honored, craftsman techniques and only two ingredients: 100% air roasted Arabica beans and cold water. The grounds are slowly steeped for 12 hours in cold water, a key to creating the smooth flavor. In the cold brew process, the final product is smoother, naturally sweeter and less acidic than hot-brewed coffee. JAVA HOUSE® Authentic Cold Brew Coffee Pods are available in four varieties: Colombian, Ethiopian, Sumatran and Decaf. Available in 3-pack, 6-pack and 12-pack with suggested retails at $4.99, $8.99 and $15.99, respectively. To learn more, visit javahouse.com.

Montagu biltong products add more SA sunshine to its quality range

There are few things as fundamentally South African as biltong and sunshine. And with Montagu Dried Fruits and Nuts being essentially South African and its quality range full of the goodness of South African sunshine, it makes perfect sense for the brand to launch its very own extensive selection of the finest beef biltong products.

The new Montagu biltong range consists of 24 products to warm the hearts and satisfy the cravings of biltong and healthy snack lovers. The range includes products ranging from sliced beef biltong (available in original and chilli flavours), beef chips (original flavour), snapsticks (BBQ, chili, original and chutney flavours), and biltong nuggets (chilli and original flavours), to snack packs (original flavour) and original-flavoured droëwors.

The range also includes several products offering novel ways of using biltong: thinly sliced biltong perfect for using in salads to up its protein levels, beef biltong powder to make yummy sandwiches, and shredded biltong, a great addition to potjiekos or stews. Another innovative product in the range is baby biltong, products made with reduced salt and preservatives and absolutely perfect for making things easier for teething babies by offering them something both chewy and delicious.

The biltong and droëwors products are available in a variety of smaller 40g and 50g packs, 80g packs, and in 200g and 250g bulk packs. The original sliced beef biltong is also available in a snack pack variety (4 x 25g packs), great as a quick meaty treat or on-the-go snack and the perfect top-up for school and work lunchboxes.

“Biltong is a healthy snacking option, much like our existing range of products, and people who eat dried fruit and nuts usually also include biltong on their shopping list. We have partnered with the finest biltong producers to offer consumers more of the exceptional quality and great taste they expect from the Montagu brand,” says National Marketing Manager for the brand, Liesl Carstens.

The new Montagu Dried Fruit &Nuts biltong range is available at selected Montagu shops and Engen QuickShops.

St Peter’s Brewery

For a true taste of summer treat yourself to a pint of beer, courtesy of St Peter’s Brewery. St Peter’s produces a range of delicious beers that are perfect for the summer: Golden Ale, Without Gold and Citrus Beer.

One of the best-known beers from the Suffolk brewery, Golden Ale uses English Pale malts coupled with Challenger and Goldings hops to provide the bitterness and aroma. The result is a highly distinctive light, golden ale, with caramel aromas, a pleasing toffee apple flavour and a late bitterness. Available from Morrisons, Tesco and The Co-op.

A new beer from the brewer, Citrus Beer is a superbly refreshing, straw coloured beer. English Pale malts combined with Challenger and Goldings hops provide a slight bitterness, followed by a distinct zesty and pithy grapefruit aroma that leads to a pleasing citrus flavour in the mouth. Available from www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk

Finally, if you’re looking for a lighter pint this summer then choose St Peter’s Without Gold, a delicious, zero alcohol golden ale with a full-bodied, slightly sweet malt flavour combined with a citrus bitterness. It is available from Morrisons, RRP £1.49.

For further details on St Peter’s Brewery and its range of beers visit www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk

Recipe from celebrity chef Zipora Einav.

Hibiscus Blueberry Popsicle


(Makes 8-10)

Ingredients for Step 1

½ cup maple syrup

2/3 Cup Water

3 TB Dry Hibiscus Petals

Ingredients for Step 2

Juice from 4 fresh lemons

1TB Lemon Peel

1 ½ cup water

¼ cup Fresh Blueberries

Note: You will need 8-10 Popsicle Molds and Sticks


1. In a small pot, mix the maple syrup, 2/3 cup water and hibiscus petals and heat up on low heat for 5-7 minutes.

2. Remove from heat and let cool for 15-20 minutes; then strain the mixture and throw away the Hibiscus petals.

3. Combine the fresh lemon juice, lemon peel and 1 ½ cup water; then mix with the Hibiscus water and pour into a measuring cup

4. Fill 8-10 popsicle molds with the liquid and add the popsicle sticks to each mold. Then add 4-6 whole fresh blueberries into each mold; set the cover on top of the mold.

5. Place in the freezer for 12 hours or overnight.

6. To remove the frozen popsicles, rinse the mold under hot water for 30-40 seconds and remove gently. Then serve and enjoy!

About Chef Zipora
Chef Zipora Einav (www.chefzipora.com) is an accomplished private chef who has cooked for some of Hollywood’s most notable celebrities – Bob Hope, Jack Nicholson, Mariah Carey, Pierce Brosnan, Scarlett Johansson – and for professional athletes, including former National Football League star Donovan McNabb. She tells me the below is a favorite with many of her clients. She is the author of Recipe for a Delicious Life, which includes recipes, a classical music CD titled Music for a Delicious Life, and her anecdotes and adventures while traveling the world as a private chef. She founded her company, Chef Zipora Enterprise – Comfort Food in Harmony with Your Health™ – to improve people’s lives by empowering them to eat well and embrace a healthy lifestyle. The company achieves this through its food, music products, books and edutainment programs.


At Goddess Garden, we’re always ready for summer!

Sport Sunscreen Stick: Beat the burn with our space-saving, no-mess sunscreen stick. It fits anywhere and allows for easy touch-up. Plus, the nourishing formula gives your skin a boost without looking greasy.

Facial Sunscreen: Ultra-sheer and nourishing, this water-resistant Facial sunscreen has immortelle essential oil to counter sun damage while protecting your skin. To save space while you’re saving face, use as an all-over sunscreen. Your arms and legs will love the extra pampering!

Aloe Vera Spray: A must for any beach bag, this non-sticky aloe vera spray soothes a sunburn and rescues skin from chlorine and salt. The easy, air-powered spray contains tea tree and lavender essential oils to cool skin on contact—a perfect way to refresh before your next adventure!

Face the Day Daily Moisturizer & Firming Primer: Because sun fun doesn’t stop at the pool, this 3-in-1 moisturizer replenishes the skin, provides mineral sun protection and serves as a makeup primer so you’re ready for whatever the day brings.

The Roots of Goddess Garden Organics:

Goddess Garden Founder Nova Covington, developed safe skincare and suncare solutions for her own daughter, who, as a baby, experienced allergic reactions to conventional skincare products. With support from her biochemist husband Paul Halter, Covington created the largest certified-organic sunscreen brand on the market. After firmly establishing itself as the leader in organic sunscreen, Goddess Garden expanded into the clean beauty category, offering certified-organic facial care, aromatherapy and pure essential-oil perfumes. Goddess Garden sunscreens are carried in over 22,000 stores including Whole Foods, CVS, Walgreens, Wegmans, REI, Sprouts Farmers Market, Kroger, Harris Teeter and many other natural retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company is a women-owned business (WBENC), as well as a Certified B Corp. In 2017. Nova established an ocean preservation foundation, Protect Our Mother, to help protect the coral reefs and clean up the oceans.

For more information, please visit http://www.goddessgarden..com/.

Inspired by the cheese puffs many of us grew up eating, I Heart Keenwah Quinoa Puffs are made with quinoa, brown rice and pea protein instead for corn. Quinoa Puffs come in four flavors – Aged Cheddar, Sea Salt Truffle, Sweet Chili and Herbes de Provence. Each serving boasts 5g of complete protein, and only 120 calories. They’re a healthy alternative to chips or cheese puffs, with a light, crunchy texture and savory flavor that still satisfies. They’re available online at Amazon, Vitacost, iHerb and IHeartKeenwah.com, and in retailers throughout the United States, Australia, and parts of the United Kingdom.

TIANA Fair Trade 100% Raw Coconut Water

TIANA Fair Trade Coconut Water from fresh young coconuts is the World’s Premier coconut water that it is bottled within 3 hours of opening the coconut.

Real juice added in raw coconut water to enhance flavour.

Three flavours Original, Pomegranate and Passionfruit


Hofseth Pet Health Extra Virgin Salmon Oil, from Chicago’s sustainable seafood shop, Wixter Market

In the hot summer, this unknown essential product for cats and dogs of all ages cannot be found anywhere else and serves as a positively critical part of your pet’s health.

Wixter Market’s “Sustainable from Capture to Consumption” philosophy and its “whole fish” concept are highlighted through the production of Hofseth BioCare supplements, all of which are sold at Wixter Market. This pet product ensures that no part of the fish is wasted and are all certified for human nutrition by Norwegian authorities.

Hofseth Pet Health Extra Virgin Salmon Oil is a quick and easy way to efficiently keep pets healthy by providing vital nutrients that result in multiple benefits. A simple spray onto your dog or cat’s food can support a better immune system, shinier coat, softer paws, stronger joints and heart, enhanced appetite, increased energy and more!
Hofseth Pet Health Extra Virgin Salmon Oil – Freshest Norwegian salmon oil available on the market today
It is produced in Norway using the purest and a patented “cold fresh release” process.
The oil is gently liberated from salmon offcuts free of contaminants, with practically no taste and odor and the best clinical results, so that vital nutrients are preserved, making for a healthful addition on top of your pet’s food as a boost of omega rich nutrition.
Whether you’re looking for a more beautiful coat or more active play time, this product solves all of those problems. Especially when it’s hot out in the summertime and your pet needs a boost.

Wixter Market is offering a special buy one get one free deal plus free shipping with promo code “cats&dogs” at checkout while supplies last.

B.O.S.S. Food Co.

B.O.S.S. Food Co.®, based in Houston, produces certified gluten free and paleo raw superfood bars with eight simple ingredients per bar. B.O.S.S., which stands for blended original superfood snacks, has a complete line of functional energy bars. Each bar is crafted with ingredients that work together, not only to taste great, but also to combine ingredients that research indicates have similar beneficial nutritional properties.

Cold-pressed B.O.S.S. Bars® are plant-based with functional ingredients and gain natural sweetness from dates, raw honey, and organic apples, organic bananas and organic raspberries. They include other nutrient-dense superfoods like blueberries, walnuts, almonds, hemp seeds, organic aronia berries, organic maqui berries, organic noni fruit, organic rooibos tea, organic coconut oil and nectar, and organic raw cacao powder.

The bars include Move for post-workout recovery and everyday energy, Think with brain-boosting superfoods, Smile for mood, calmness and sleep regulation, Restore, which promotes detoxification and immune support, and Dazzle to promote beautiful hair, skin and nails. The Smile bar was a 2017 SupplySide CPG Editor’s Choice Award finalist. B.O.S.S. Bars are free from major allergens including soy, dairy, grains, peanuts and sugar alcohols. They are Certified Gluten Free by the National Celiac Association and Certified Paleo by The Paleo Foundation.

Andrea Spirov founded the company in 2015 after changing to a cleaner diet and lifestyle helped her overcome a number of major health challenges and initially sold the bars locally at farmers markets. She launched the line in the wholesale market in July 2017. B.O.S.S. Bars now are available at retailers in 10 states including Kroger in Houston. More information about B.O.S.S. is available by calling 800-344-8584, at bossfoodco.com, or by connecting on facebook.com/bossfoodco, instagram.com/ bossfoodco, twitter.com/bossfoodco, and pinterest.com/bossfoodco.

MOVE®, THINK®, SMILE®, RESTORE® and DAZZLE® are registered trademarks of B.O.S.S. Food Co.

Want to go to the beach? Take yourself there with the Tropical Crush Cocktail!

This summery beverage is a taste of the beach in your own backyard.


Ingredients per cocktail:
2 oz. Guava Juice
3 oz. Coconut LaCroix
3 oz. Coconut Rum
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
2 oz. Grapefruit
Crushed ice


Step 1: Crank up those vacation tunes, then add rum, grapefruit juice, and pineapple juice into a cocktail shaker. Mix it up!

Step 2: Add guava juice to the mix and shake with ice.

Step 3: Put into two glasses, add 3 oz of coconut LaCroix to each glass, and top with crushed ice. Garnish with a bit of guava and slice of pineapple.

Step 4: Sit back, sip, and enjoy your “day at the beach”!

South Beach Mango Festival

THE FIRST ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL HELD IN MIAMI BEACH- a community event, which will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the work of a range of talented chefs and mango experts, culinary delights and various family activities, allinspired by the versatile and delicious mango. The event will also be featuring avocados, dragon fruit, coconut, and many other natively-grown fruits.






– Kids Cooking Class

– “Best Baked Mango” Recipe Contest Judging

– Kids Mango eating contest

– Amazing Mango cooking Class

– Healthy Mango Juicing & Smoothies

– Mixology Competition

– Mango Dancers

– Kids Bounce House

– Live music

Miami Beach, FL – Introducing the first ever of its kind,South Beach Mango Festival, being unveiled on Sunday, August 5, 2018, from11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at South Beach’s beautiful, white sandy beach in Lummus Park, adjacent to Ocean Drive. With the mango craze hitting an all-time high, ranging from mango shampoo to mango beer, South Florida wants to commemorate and celebrate the importance and peak of its famed fruit. The event is aimed at tropical fruit lovers and culinary enthusiasts, as well as the domestic and international visitors who flock to South Beach. The event will also benefit a vital non-profit philanthropic organization,Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

With South Florida beginning an upwards shift towards introducing healthy festivals and expos into the mix, millennials, families, locals and visitors will have the opportunity to continue to educate themselves on healthy eating options and alternatives, using mango in their recipes, with activities including a farmer’s market offering more than 40 varieties of juicy, sweet, locally farmed mangoes; mango tastings; cooking classes for kids and adults, featuring the golden fruit; a children’s play area; and an entertainment area with live music and dancing; top chef demos, and a memorable mango-mixology competition. A sampling of creative farm-to-table culinary creations, showcasing the luscious mango from a variety of South Florida’s top fine-dining destinations and neighborhood cafes, served amid cooling ocean breezes, will make this a not-to-be-missed, uniquely South Florida experience.

The festival was born from the passion of visionary entrepreneurRobert Lansburgh, the Chief Mango Officer and mango enthusiast, with direction and host, Culinary Director, Chef Allen Susser. Chef Allen is one of the original members of “The Mango Gang,” the group of supremely talented chefs who injected South Florida with the tropically-infused cuisine in the 1990s. The gang launched local cuisine into the national and international culinary repertoire, attracting new visitors and shining the media spotlight on South Florida as an exciting dining destination. Recipient of the prestigious James Beard Award as best chef in the Southeast; a famed restaurateur, restaurant consultant, mango aficionado, and educator, Chef Allen is the author of a highly regarded book on mangoes, “The Great Mango Book”.

Lansburgh notes, “South Florida grows some of the most delicious mangoes in the world. We will bring the local bounty to the Beach and celebrate the mango in all of us. Mangoes stir a passion inside people and the festival is a product of that passion.” Chef Allen Susser continues, “I am wild about mangoes. Mangoes are a national pastime around the world. Each village and town passionately claims they grow the best mango. Every man, women and child has their own favorite, which is often sour, and not sweet. Locals embrace the mango in reverence as if it were the key to the universe. You can tell a mango eater by the way they grasp the mango before they devour one. Mangoes Rule!”

Being that this is the first ever fruit festival to take over South Beach, there will be no shortage of tropical fruit to go around at the various mango competitions, top restaurants, stations for artists, vendors, and sponsors, with a plethora of tastings and recipes. Feast on the delicious array of MANGO infused specialties direct from fine dining establishments of Miami, while discovering new eats and libations by huge sponsors including Miami New Times, Miami Beach Life magazine, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Miami.


South Beach Mango Festival – Eventbrite


Eventbrite – South Beach Mango Festival – Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 12th Street & Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL. Find event and ticket information.

Ticket prices: $20 for adults, $12 for Miami Beach residents, and kids 7 under are free. VIP tickets $59.

As a taste of what’s to come, please visit the websitewww.sobemangofest.com and visit the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mangosfestival.

Twitter: sobemangofest

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CELSIUS® is a Fitness Drink which is clinically provento function. How? As a thermogenic, CELSIUS’ proprietary MetaPlus blendaccelerates metabolism, increasing your body’s ability to burn fat andcalories. There are only two ways a body burns fat: through increased heartrate and/or increased body temperature (thermogenesis). Drinking CELSIUS andthen going into motion is double dipping, you’re accelerating the burn and theresults are even faster.

CELSIUS Is Your Ultimate Fitness Partner®for your summer workouts.

Juicin’ Mama’s NO GUILT Summer Chai Keto-Friendly Smoothie


Ok, so this one is super fun because I’ve been CRAVING a Chai Tea Latte something awful lately, BUT I don’t want the sugar, carbs or crash that comes afterward, soooo….

I made one on my own!

Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
1 cup Brewed Chai Tea
1/2 cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
1 scoop Vanilla Protein (I use vegan protein, but use what you like)
5 packets Stevia (I may have a sweet tooth)
1 pinch Ground Cinnamon
1 cup Ice Cubes
Combine them all in your blender and blend away!

You have now prepared the BEST unapologetic treat/meal ever!

Here’s your nutritional breakdown:
(Again, keep in mind I’m vegan, so this recipe is, but doesn’t have to be, but if you make it the way I do, it’s vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free, keto, low-carb, and sugar free


Calories 125
Fat 3g
Net Carbs 3.5g
Protein 20.5g

This is an amazing keto smoothie because we have low carbs and high protein. #winwin

Clive is a bit of a throwback company.

We really believe that, in the age of Amazon, there has been a bit of a personal connection lost.

We actually enjoy picking up the phone and answering questions, whether they be about espresso or frankly anything. We would love to have a conversation about your dream morning routine and get you into the right espresso setup for your budget. We don’t stop there though. We have spent many hours talking our customers through dialing in grinders and pulling that first delicious shot. We’re just waiting for our first wedding invite.

We don’t sell any product that we wouldn’t personally use. You might find our selection limiting, but this is intentional. We have done the hard work for you. Now you know that whatever choice you make is going to be a good one. So go on, pick something. Anything. You can’t lose.

Espresso at home is not hard. You just need to have the right team behind you. Welcome to Clive.

Here is the link:

 Ritual Energy.

With summer fully underway, people are extremely busy and active engaging in so many different activities from rugby, runs and rock climbing, to hiking, surfing, beach days, parties, bbqs, etc. The increase in activity paired with the longer days, means people need more energy to sustain them through their days. Ritual Energy is the perfect snack to keep busy and active people going.

Ritual Energy is a pocket-sized, healthy energy snack made from clean, mostly organic ingredients. Each bar contains as much caffeine as one cup of coffee, and is made from real, natural ingredients you know and can read such as peanuts, dates, dark chocolate chips, honey and vanilla. Our consumers love to take Ritual Energy on all of their outdoor adventures because they can just toss a few in their backpacks and know they will have caffeine to help keep them powered throughout the day and overnight.

Product features include:
Clean energy – caffeine from green coffee beans equates to one cup of coffee
Extremely portable – at 14 grams, packaged Ritual bars are smaller than the standard business card and super easy to toss into a day or overnight pack and won’t weigh you down or take space away from other summer essentials
Durable, waterproof packaging – airtight packaging keeps Ritual fresh and away from the outdoors and allows consumers to take Ritual into the water as well while kayaking, surfing, boating, etc.
Natural, mostly organic ingredients – Ritual is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and vegetarian


A perfect Summer drink even the kids can enjoy!

2 grapefruits
3 oranges (more if you need it sweeter)
3 lemons

This helps to eliminate mucus, toxins, and parasites in the body. It cuts through like a knife but goes down smooth like your daily morning orange juice. It’s light and crisp and perfect for a night hot summer day.

PURDEY’S REJUVENATE is a unique blend of grape and apple juices, sparkling spring water and botanical extracts, enhanced with vitamins to give you a gentle lift.

PURDEY’S EDGE is a unique blend with dark fruit juices, sparkling spring water and botanical extracts, enhanced with vitamins to help you stay sharp. Th

Purdey’s is the ultimate pick me up to re-charge your batteries and give you that ‘lift me up’ you need to help you go from day-to-night and to help you #ThriveOn to the next level whatever the occasion. All traits, Purdey’s brand ambassador Idris Elba lives by. From acting and directing in his latest movie, to DJ sets in Ibiza every Sunday night this summer, Purdey’s gives him that edge he needs to power his day.

Gaz Oakley’s Amazing AdeZ Recipes

All Gaz’s recipes are inspired by the wonderlish flavours of AdeZ – the new plant-based smoothie blending seeds, fruit juices and vitamins for when on-the-go. Containing no added sugar* and dairy free, AdeZ is available to buy from Boots & Asda RRP £1.60.

*AdeZ contains naturally occurring sugars from seeds and fruit juice.
Gaz Oakley, aka @avantgardevegan, is an ambassador for AdeZ.

‘Amazing Almond, Mango & Passionfruit’ Pancakes

Fluffy pancakes, served with caramelised grilled mango, toasted almonds & fresh passionfruit inspired by the wonderlish flavours of AdeZ Amazing Almond Mango & Passionfruit.

(Serves 2-3 people)


Pancakes (makes approx. 5 American style pancakes)
½ cup/60g Buckwheat
½ tsp Baking Powder
Small pinch of Sea Salt
½ cup/120ml Dairy Free Milk
1 ½ tbs Agave Nectar

Vegetable oil, for frying

Grilled Mango
½ Fresh Mango, peeled & cut into wedges
1 tbs Coconut Oil
2 tbs Coconut Sugar

Garnish with
Toasted Flaked Almonds
Almond Yoghurt
Fresh Passionfruit


1. Sift the flour, baking powder & salt together into a mixing bowl. To the bowl add the milk and agave nectar. Whisk until it forms a smooth pancake batter. Set the batter aside for a few minutes whilst you prepare your mango.

2. Place a non-stick frying pan over a low heat and carefully rub in a touch of oil using a piece of kitchen paper. Ladle the batter into your pan, then using the back of the ladle quickly smooth it out into a circular shape.

3. Allow the pancake to cook for around 3-4 minutes on each side or until golden, before removing from the pan. Then make the rest of your pancakes.
4. Meanwhile, pre-heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Add the coconut oil, and then once hot add the mango wedges. Grill the mango until lightly charred and dust with the coconut sugar.

5. Serve the pancakes with the mango on top, along with toasted almonds, fresh passion fruit, mint & a spoonful of almond yoghurt.

Recipe provided by AdeZ, the new #wonderlish plant-based smoothie blending seeds, fruit juices and vitamins for when on-the-go. Containing no added sugar* and dairy free, AdeZ is available to buy from Boots & Asda RRP £1.60.
*AdeZ contains naturally occurring sugars from seeds and fruit juice.

‘Awesome Oat Strawberry & Banana’ Porridge

Creamy porridge topped with stewed warm strawberries, banana chips & peanut butter, inspired by the wonderlish flavours of AdeZ Awesome Oat Strawberry & Banana.

(Serves 2-3 people)


1 cup/90g Porridge Oats
1 cup/240ml Oat Milk
½ tbs Vanilla Bean Paste
Maple Syrup, to taste

Stewed Strawberries
300g Fresh Strawberries, washed & green removed
¼ cup/60ml Maple Syrup

Garnish with
½ cup Banana Chips
2 ½ tbs Peanut Butter


1. First make the stewed strawberries by adding the fresh strawberries to a saucepan with the maple syrup and a touch of water.

2. Place the pan over a low heat and pop a lid on. Allow the strawberries to stew for 8-10 minutes. Stir every now and then.

3. Add the oats to a saucepan, followed by the oat milk and vanilla bean paste. Stir well, then place the pan over a low heat. Keep stirring until the porridge is thick and creamy. Add maple syrup to taste.

4. To serve, spoon the porridge into a bowl then top with the stewed strawberries, banana chips and peanut butter.

Recipe provided by AdeZ, the new #wonderlish plant-based smoothie blending seeds, fruit juices and vitamins for when on-the-go. Containing no added sugar* and dairy free, AdeZ is available to buy from Boots & Asda RRP £1.60.
*AdeZ contains naturally occurring sugars from seeds and fruit juice.

‘Courageous Coconut Berry’ bowl

Creamy purple berry ‘nice’ cream, topped with granola, nuts & fresh berries, inspired by the wonderlish flavours of AdeZ Courageous Coconut Berry.

(Serves 2-3 people)


Berry ‘Nice’ Cream
2-3 Frozen Bananas
1 ½ cups/150g Frozen Mixed Berries
2 ½ tbs Maple Syrup
Filtered Water, enough to help it blend

1 cup/150g Vegan Granola
½ cup/50g Coconut Flakes
1 cup/100g Fresh Berries, (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
Fresh Mint


1. For the ‘Nice’ Cream simply add all the ingredients to a high speed blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. Add water if your mix isn’t blending well.

2. Spoon the cream mixture into a bowl then serve topped with vegan granola, coconut flakes, fresh berries and fresh mint.

Recipe provided by AdeZ, the new #wonderlish plant-based smoothie blending seeds, fruit juices and vitamins for when on-the-go. Containing no added sugar* and dairy free, AdeZ is available to buy from Boots & Asda RRP £1.60.
*AdeZ contains naturally occurring sugars from seeds and fruit juice.

Chill out with Mirabeau frosé ice lollies

available at Waitrose from this weekend

Mirabeau en Provence is excited to announce the launch of its frosé popsicles into Waitrose shops this weekend, as the trend for alcoholic ice lollies continues to soar. Available in special freezers in the supermarket, the frozen popsicles are made from a blend of Classic Mirabeau rosé wine with strawberry essence.

Stephen Cronk, co-founder of Mirabeau en Provence, comments: ‘’We’re excited to be launching our Frosé frozen cocktail with Waitrose, who have been such a great partner to our family business from its very first day. This ice pop is a collaboration with the young entrepreneurs Harry Stimpson and Noah Geeves, who founded Lic, now a leader in frozen cocktails with natural, quality ingredients. Mirabeau frosé is based on a secret recipe, combining our bestselling Classic Provence Rosé with English strawberry essence and we love this perfect marriage of summer fruit from our former home alongside wine from our new adopted country. We are sure this beautifully styled frozen Cocktail will give an indulgent moment to many during this amazing summer”.

Mirabeau popsicles (£2.99 each, 8% abv) will be available in four Waitrose shops from Friday:

John Lewis Southampton
John Lewis Watford
John Lewis Foodhall Bluewater
John Lewis Foodhall Oxford Street.

R.White’s Lemonade has recently launched three new flavours including: Traditional Cloudy Lemonade, Raspberry Lemonade and Pear & Elderflower Lemonade that are all made with real lemons and delicious juices that makes them perfect for the summer.

Raspberry White Collins


• 40ml Gin

• 10ml Lemon Juice

• 5ml Gomme

• R.White’s Raspberry Lemonade


• Mint

• Raspberries


Using a premium London dry gin, this drink really brings together citrus, raspberry and juniper flavours perfectly on the palate and the is finished off with a hit of mint on the nose to create a cocktail for any occasion

Pear & Elderflower Passionfruit Fizz


• 50mlVodka

• 25ml Lemon Juice

• 20mlTeissierePassionfruit

• R. White’s Pear and Elderflower Lemonade


• Mint & Pear Slices


The Passionfruit combines perfectly with the pear and elderflower flavours. Adding a premium vodka and the fantastic aroma of mint this is a drink not to be missed

Lemon & Blueberry Soda


• 20ml Lemon Juice

• 10ml Teissiere Blueberry

• R.White’s Cloudy Lemonade


• Lemon Twist


The R White’s Cloudy Lemonade is really brought to life with addition of Tiesseire Blueberry to create a warming, refreshing cocktail

Say goodbye to your post lunch slump and cravings! Good Idea® is the Swedish Sugar Buster

Good Idea® may be confused with a flavored sparkling water, but this one comes with a unique function. Its blend of five amino acids and chromium reduces the glycemic index (GI) of a meal. This means that the blood sugar spike that normally occurs after a meal is reduced. Customers reported direct benefits include getting less tired after a meal (the post-lunch slump), and avoiding sugar cravings. In the longer perspective avoiding recurring blood sugar spikes takes a lot of strain off the metabolism.

Good Idea® is all natural, completely un-sweetened and has only 10 calories per serving (one can/12 fl.oz.). It was developed at the Food For Health Science Center at Lund University in Sweden, and is brought to the US market by GoodIdea Inc. a Californian subsidiary of Swedish food & biotech company Aventure AB.

List of ingredients:
Carbonated water
Chromium picolinate/ 29 mcg/serving (12 oz can)
Amino acids (L-Teucine, L-Threonine, L-Lysine Monohydrochloride, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine) 2.6 g/serving
Natural flavors

International availability
Presently only available in the US – no current plans for launching in Asia/pacific, India or South Africa.



Whatever your snacking or cooking moo-d, The Laughing Cow’s® new creamy Tubs offer a versatile and deliciously smooth solution, offering m-oodles of soft and tasty cheese available in a re-sealable tub for extra convenience and long lasting freshness.

Specially blended with an even softer texture for sumptuous spreading or splendid stirring, the brand new Tubs are available in both Original and Light providing a light, tasty and nutritious option for that mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a moorishly cheesy flare to the dinner menu.

High in protein and a naturally good source of calcium, this latest line up from The Laughing Cow® is set to become a frequent fridge fixture offering a delicious and convenient solution for dipping, spreading, cooking and snacking for all of the family.

A brilliant accompaniment to crackers for a quick and tasty snack or spread an indulgent thick layer onto fresh crusty bread and top with basil, tomato and a generous crack of black pepper for a satisfyingly scrumptious sandwich. Alternatively, stir in to make a fabulously flavourful creamy pasta sauce, you really can ‘say cheese’ to your taste buds’ delight!

Also suitable for vegetarians, the new The Laughing Cow® Tubs are available in Original and Light (50 calories per 30g serving). RRP £1.45 (150g), from Waitrose stores nationwide now. The Light Tubs will also be available from June at Co-op.


HYPER JAPAN, the UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine and cool is just around the corner (13th July – 15th July) and it won’t be long before London’s Olympia is transformed into a hub for sake, ramen, Kawaii, Cosplay and much more.

For those who love a Japanese inspired tipple, the iconic Sake Experience is a must. With more than 25 variants on offer to sample and vote for, it’s the perfect chance to fall in love with Japan’s signature drink.

About Natsuki Kikuyu

Born in 1982 in to a family that had been running a Sake brewery in Akita, Natsuki didn’t originally seek to go into the family business. Rather she spent her school years in the United States, dealing with international volunteering works and documentary film making featuring the boarder issues between the US and Latin American countries. Natsuki then went back to Japan and worked for 2 and half years at a highly respected business and HR consulting firm in Ginza Tokyo. She rekindled her love for Sake in 2009, when she decided to trace the path of her family roots. Natsuki has since worked as a “Sake sommelier” at Zuma; Roka restaurant in London and in 2013, she launched the “Museum of Sake”. Natsuki also helped to set up the WSET Level1 & Level3 Award in Sake launching in August 2014.


An intangible museum, this unique centre provides education and promotion of the craft of sake, connecting Japan to the UK and Europe through a range of special events and courses for the wider public and food industry. Their unique events allow you to encounter and experience the art of sake, discovering the history, land, climate, weather and craftsmanship of many different regions of Japan. Through an international growth in the popularity and appreciation of Sake, the museum seeks to both enrich and extend this history to a new generation both within Japan and the wider world.

Make it yours – pocket size, portable and perfect for Summer!

Take me with you, for your Mini moment!

The definitive single serve wine perfect for the Summer social season. Whether it be for picnics, festivals, days at the races, polo in the park or Wimbledon, this dainty little number offers 187ml of delicious Italian wine. MINIVINO is the perfect choice for any glass free event, and pairs well with picnic rugs, gingham table cloths, days on the beach and festival camping. Also works as an excellent accompaniment to unpredictable British weather – soggy sandwiches, wellies and umbrellas. It’s 100% vegetarian and vegan, and the cup is recyclable, resealable and reusable.

As fresh as a daisy, delightful Italian Chardonnay with plenty of zesty citrus fruits and Canteloupe melon. Try with whitebait with a squeeze of lemon or a greek salad.

Available in Sainsburys and Ocado for £2.35 or on Amazon as a 12 pack for £27

A juicy little number with wonderful fresh flavours of ripe raspberries and plum jam. Try with bruschetta, spaghetti with marinara sauce, or lamb chops just off the barbeque.

Available in Sainsburys and Ocado for £2.35 or on Amazon as a 12 pack for £27

“Jumping Blue One”

50ml English Drinks Company Cucumber gin

25ml Pomegranate juice

8 Blueberries (squish them slightly for a deeper colour)

Shake all of the above with ice in a lidded jug, then top up with chilled Bottlegreen “Elderflower and Pomegranate” juice

10th Avenue Tea’s Natural, Hot-or-Iced Matcha Tea Powders:

Convenience and Taste, Minus the Waste

10th Avenue Tea is shaking up the way America enjoys its tea.

No plastic pods, no drippy tea bags—this delicious, all-natural tea powder dissolves instantly, whether served hot or iced. It’s not only good for your health, it comes in a recyclable aluminum shaker that’s good for Mother Earth.

10th Avenue Tea has no calories, sweeteners or preservatives. There are four matcha flavors—Green, Black, Chai and Tropical—plus Herbal Berry. They’re sold in handy shaker bottles and half-pound resealable pouches.

Because while some like it hot and some like it iced, no one likes how discarded K-cups and partially non-biodegradable tea bags are clogging our landfills.

While tea is by nature comforting, the truth about its packaging is anything but. One year’s worth of trashed K-cups can circle the globe 10.5 times. Good old tea bags aren’t much better: they’re only 70-80% biodegradable, and the leftover polypropylene takes centuries to break down.

That’s what inspired Ann Foley and Morgan Walsh, cofounders of 10th Avenue Tea, to find a better way. Forty R&D attempts later, the tea and its signature shaker were born.

Its key ingredient, matcha, offers legendary health benefits. The 800 year old Japanese tea powder lowers risk of cardiovascular disease, reduces bad cholesterol and is packed with antioxidants that deliver anti-inflammatory/anti-carcinogenic benefits.

Today, the award-winning teas are sold in more than 275 stores nationwide, including Mariano’s, Fresh Market, specialty grocers and even yoga studios. It will soon be found in select Target stores in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

A 45-serving shaker bottle sells for $10.99; each 200+-serving bulk pouch sells for $32.99.

The teas are also sold on 10thAvenueTea.com, where you’ll find dozens of delicious recipes made with the versatile tea powder—Coconut Chai Martinis, Tropical Acai Smoothie Bowls and Green Tea Matcha Shortbread Cookies.

10th Avenue Tea makes it easy to look after your health, your planet and your taste buds, too.

Ultimate Firecracker Margarita – The Vodka that gives back!

This summer, cocktails that truly support America’s spirit can be found in one bottle, thanks to Salute American Vodka, the 100% American-made vodka.

Salute donates $1 from every bottle sold directly to organizations which provide programs and services that benefit and assist veterans and other American heroes. How patriotic is that?

At once, Salute American Vodka is creating a quality spirit for the public while supporting the U.S. economy, creating jobs, and helping servicemen and women and their families.

The full recipe is below, and high-res images available upon request.

Firecracker Margarita:

• 3 oz Salute American Vodka

• 4 (1-inch) cubes of seedless watermelon

• 2 limes, diced

• 3 cucumber slices, diced

• 2 oz simple syrup (1 oz. water, 1 oz. granulated sugar)

• Cucumber slices for garnish.

In a small saucepan, heat the water and sugar under medium heat until it comes to a simmer.
Let simmer for 2 minutes before setting aside to cool. Liquify the watermelon, diced cucumber and diced lime in a blender and strain into a glass.
Add the watermelon/cucumber mixture, simple syrup and Salute American Vodka into a shaker with ice.
Shake all ingredients until mixed thoroughly. Pour over fresh ice and top with sliced cucumber!

Add to the Experience by Adding Fun Names to Your Favorite Drink Recipes

After using the “Shrubinator” or “Muddlinator” to find a great fruit drink base for your custom drink, save the recipe to your “Favorites”. The app will then suggest an interesting British-themed name or you can create your own title. Later, you can always find your custom recipes for a “South Kensington Tryst” or “Mr. Darcy’s Memory”. Or create your own name for the customized piece of heaven drink that you just created … with a little inspiration from your rugby buddies.

To download for your Apple Mobile iPhone or iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shrubs-muddles-create-your/id1135654729?ls=1&mt=8


Looking for a healthy snack this summer? Search no further, our range of California grown Wonderful nuts are the perfect way to enjoy a delicious yet healthy snack this summer!



The UK’s only flavoured pistachios range, Wonderful Pistachios come in four fantastic flavours; Sweet Chilli, Roasted Salted, Salt & Pepper and Roasted Unsalted.

Our Wonderful Pistachios are not just the perfect picnic companion but are great for a trip to the gym too as our Pistachios are a delicious source of protein. The NHS promotes eating a healthy; balanced diet plays an essential role in maintaining a healthy weight, which is an important part of overall good health.

A 100g serving of Wonderful Pistachios are a high source of Vitamin B6, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Also high in Potassium and Copper, copper is a nutrient which is known to contribute to the normal function of the immune system, our Pistachios are sure to keep you feeling healthy this summer!

And for the ultimate wellbeing snack in the sunshine, our Wonderful Almonds are available in two different varieties – Natural and Roasted & Salted, and a 100g serving is full of nutrients including Vitamin E and Calcium. Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress and Calcium contributes to normal muscle function and to the maintenance of normal bones.

Both our Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds are the ideal ingredient for your healthy recipes. Try using our Wonderful Pistachios in your favourite smoothie or include Wonderful Almonds in your breakfast oats. You can even make a delicious pasta dish with them; try out this recipe created by Charley’s Health:

Creamy Vegan Almond Pasta



1/4 Cup of Wonderful Almonds

1/2 Ripe avocado

1/2 Cup non-dairy milk (I typically use coconut or cashew)

1 Clove of crushed garlic

Pinch of sea salt and black pepper

2 tbsp Nutritional yeast


2-4 Servings of pasta of your choice

Small handful sun-dried tomatoes

200g Chestnut mushrooms

Olive oil spray/olive oil

1 Clove of crushed garlic

Black Pepper and herbs to garnish


To make the sauce, pop all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
Wash the mushrooms and thinly slice. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add in the crushed garlic.
Pour in the mushrooms and sauté these until golden and crisp on the edges. Slice the sun dried tomatoes into small pieces and add these into the pan also.
Once your pasta is cooked, drain most of the pasta water, reserving a little in the bottom of the pan to help create that delicious creamy consistency when you stir in the sauce.
Add a few tbsp of your sauce and mix through the pasta. Stir through 2/3 of the mushroom and tomato mixture and heat the pasta until piping hot.
Serve topped with the remaining veggies and extra sauce if you desire. Garnish with some herbs and black pepper. You can also add some vegan cheese here if you have some.

Our Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds are also a great addition to sweet treats. Why not try this recipe from The Fashion Fitness Foodie.

Pistachio and Pomegranate Yoghurt Bites


20 x Wonderful Pistachios

200g Greek Yoghurt

100g Pomegranate

1 tbsp Honey

& a silicone muffin tray for 12


Mix together the yoghurt and honey in a bowl.
Spoon the mixture evenly into each section of the muffin tray.
Using the back of a spoon, smooth the top of the yoghurt.
Gently press the pomegranates into each yoghurt bite.
Remove the shells on your pistachios and using the back of a large spoon, press down on the nuts to break them down into smaller pieces.
Put the pistachios on top of the bites, pushing down any larger pieces.
Place the tray into the freezer for at least 4 hours.

So, if you want a unique and delicious snack that the whole family can share this summer, pick up a bag of Wonderful Pistachios from Asda, Ocado, Tesco or Waitrose. Pick up a bag of Wonderful Almonds from Ocado or Waitrose.

Wonderful Pistachios: Available from £3.95 – 220g // £1.75 – 115g

Wonderful Almonds: Available from £2.29 – 115g

Kick off the summer of sport with Jägermeister’s limited-edition bottles

Jägermeister is getting into the spirit this summer, with the launch of its six limited-edition bottles, emblazoned with eye-catching flags from the world’s most famous footballing nations: England, France, Brazil, Germany, Argentina and Spain.

The collectible bottles will be available in supermarkets nationwide, ready for friends to congregate around their TV screens, for all the highs and inevitable lows of the live action.

No matter what type of fan you are, whether an optimist or shouting sceptic , the German herbal liquid will be a welcome addition to the party. So “prost” with fellow enthusiasts and enjoy an ice cold shot; whether it’s cheering with happiness or crying in sorrow.

For further celebrations, the Yard of Jäger flag gift-pack will also be in B&M stores, ready to grab en-route to watch the beautiful game at home. With 10 2cl mini bottles it is perfect to share with friends.

You will also be able to see this limited-edition line up across 6,000 managed and independent free trade pubs and bars

Jägermeister’s limited-edition bottles are available in supermarkets and online at Jager Shop RRP £18.00.

Yard of Jäger is available in B&M stores, RRP £10.00.

Famous as the cheese that crunches, Moon Cheese™ is the all-natural snack taking over beach bags and road trips nationwide!

We all know eating healthy can be tough – especially when you’re on the go all summer. Moon Cheese is here to make it easier! Portable, non-perishable and a great choice for health-conscious consumers, Moon Cheese can help you power through summer with ease.

Moon Cheese checks off the boxes on what consumers seek in a delicious yet healthful snack! It is:

high in protein
all natural
an excellent source of calcium
100% cheese!

That’s right, the only ingredient in Moon Cheese is cheese! And, it’s available in three delicious varieties: Cheddar, Gouda and Pepper Jack.

Moon Cheese sells for $3.99-4.99 a pack and is available for purchase at select Target, Whole Foods, CVS, Starbucks, Wegman’s, Weis and REI stores. You can find a complete list of locations here: https://mooncheese.com/pages/store-locator.

Kombucha is a fermented drink that can be made at home using tea and a SCOBY.

By Thomas Francque

( Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast) The tea needs to have caffeine in order to activate the fermentation, but herbal teas may be added to black tea to give flavor. Alternatively fruit or fruit juice may be added to give flavor. You can buy a Scoby at any brewing, canning or fermenting store. Every time you make your Kombucha it makes another Scoby so you can make bigger and bigger batches if you want, or give a Scoby away.
The health benefits of drinking Kombucha are well documented, the live cultures and beneficial bacteria are great for you micro biome and help to keep a healthy balance of probiotics in your gut.

This recipe is a portion of green tea and a portion of hibiscus tea.

Recipe: 1 gallon hibiscus Kombucha

1 gallon of water
1 cup of organic cane sugar
1 oz loose leaf green tea
1 oz loose leaf hibiscus tea
1 Scoby from a friend or store big enough to make 1 gallon

1. bring 1 gallon of water to a boil with 1 cup of sugar.
2. take off the heat and add tea for 4 minutes. strain tea into a gallon jar
3. Let sweet tea cool to 65-85 degrees
4. when the tea is cool enough add the Scoby
5. let it sit loosly covered out of the sunlight at room temp between 65-85F for 7 days
6. it is ready at 7 days, but if you want a stronger flavor you can let it go up to 30 days.
7. when you like the flavor strain out the Scoby pouring the tea into mason jars with lids, or bottle with caps, or use bottles with screw cap lids.
8. let the tea sit for another 10 days and it will continue to slowly ferment. With a tight lid it will trap the gas and your tea will become carbonated.



Following on from the success of Skinny Water’s original 3 variants, Pomegranate, Raspberry and Orange, the experts at Bio-Synergy added 3 new flavour variants to the mix: Skinny Bellini, Skinny Mojito and Gym Tonic.

GymTonic.jpgThese unique and adventurous flavours aim to give consumers the feeling of being naughty without the actual nasties. In fact, each drink is made of the finest UK spring water and contains zero sugar, zero calories and have been fortified with a unique blend of vitamins and minerals, proven to curb sugar cravings and improve energy levels and wellbeing.

Looking for a refreshing and healthy drink to quench your thirst after a workout? One that’s virtually calorie-free and helps your body recover faster? It sounds too good to be true, but no – this is Gym Tonic from Bio-Synergy.

Made from still British spring water, Gym Tonic has added L-glutamine and L-leucine. These important amino acids contribute to the protein needed to repair and grow muscles after strenuous activity. So, it not only rehydrates you but also gets you ready for round two.

Gym Tonic is also a great way to contribute towards your daily requirement of water of roughly 2.2 litres for men and 1.8 litres for women.

Bio-Synergy have been at the forefront of the UK functional drink and sports supplement industry since 1997, so over 20 years’ experience has been poured into these exciting new variants.

24 x 500ml Gym & Tonic, Skinny Bellini or Skinny Mojito are available from www.bio-synergy.co.uk for £35

KPOP Foods

A Korean food brand inviting people to discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors!

KPOP Sea Snack is a low-sodium and low-calorie organic premium roasted seaweed snack made with high quality, all-natural ingredients. They are made from four simple ingredients: seaweed, sunflower oil, sesame oil, and sea salt. KPOP Sea Snacks are Certified USDA Organic and Verified Non-GMO, Vegan, and & Gluten-free. Compact, delicious, and healthy, KPOP Sea Snacks are your summer superfood, containing a great source of iodine, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids.


For Summer

10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, OR Pub Beer and Crush.


Pub Beer is an easy-drinking lager for summer backyard hangs, rooftop and beach parties. Initially brewed for 10 Barrels’ pub employees in Bend, Pub Beer’s minimalist packaging (see image below) caught on. Sold in 12-ounce cans in 6 and 12-packs, Pub Beer is the perfect lager for any summer activity.

For those looking for a lighter and more tantalizing beverage, 10 Barrel’s Crush series is IT. The series features two variants, Raspberry and Cucumber (award-winning!) – both mouth-watering kettle sour beers that are the perfect refresher for summer days and nights. Raspberry Crush (6.5% ABV) is tart and sweet and Cucumber Crush (5% ABV) is light and crisp.

Liven up your summer drinking with
something unexpected

Rebujito&Mint Cream&Tea

Sherry is the magic ingredient
top bartenders love this summer

Sherry is coming out of the closet and making it onto the drinks menu at some of the capital’s best clubs and bars. Hawksmoor, Mandrake and Milk & Honey are just some of the names making a feature of Sherry in cocktails and long drinks this summer.

Sales of premium dry Sherry have been soaring in the UK over the past few years, with sales set to increase further in the next three years. Majestic Wine reported record sales last year up 45%, crediting a new generation of wine drinkers who are discovering Sherry as much more than a sweet drink for winter.

Now the discerning drinker can enjoy Sherry at home by mixing it in refreshing long summer drinks. Like simple blends of Manzanilla Sherry in Rebujitos – a twist on a classic mojito. And, adding Fino Sherry to a gin and tonic for an extra dimension of flavour. Or, for an easy quick mix, Cream & Tea, which blends iced tea with Cream Sherry on the rocks and a slice of orange – perfect to sip in the evening sun.

One of the UK’s successful and growing bar and restaurant groups, Hawksmoor, is championing Sherry, with three cocktails currently featuring Sherry on its summer menu. Chris Lacey, bar manager at Hawksmoor’s newest opening in Borough Market, London, is enthusiastic about Sherry, and said: “Sherry should take its rightful place in cocktails. The plethora of flavours in Sherry lends itself to so many styles of cocktails, from PX as a sweetener in an Old Fashioned, to the saline burst that Manzanilla gives to a Coronation Cocktail No.2 – it’s magical.”

Metcalfe’s skinny® popcorn launch new savoury Sweet Chilli flavour

Metcalfe’s skinny® popcorn are delighted to unveil their latest popcorn sensation, a Sweet Chilli flavour that will make your taste buds positively POP. The ideal treat for the sweet and savoury snack lover, Metcalfe’s® skinny Sweet Chilli will be launching in Tesco stores nationwide from July 2018.

Available in sharing bags of 75g, this exciting new flavour is the ultimate addition to any summertime barbecue or picnic — perfect for friends and family to nibble on as the sausages sizzle. Capturing our nation’s obsession with sweet chilli, this popcorn is a taste sensation that sweeps the tongue. Its spicy saltiness and savoury umami sweetness will keep you going back to the bag for more.

Adding to the joy this new flavour will bring, Metcalfe’s® ensure that all lip-smackingly delicious creations are made with no artificial flavours or colourings and remain gluten free. The mouth-wateringly moreish new flavour is also a great way to treat yourself with only 123 calories per serving.

So, whether you munch on the veggie-friendly snack as the ideal kick on your lunch break or pull open a bag on the sofa with your favourite movie, Metcalfe®’s skinny Sweet Chilli Popcorn is here to relight your fire.

Sweet Chilli joins the other sensational flavours in the Metcalfe’s® skinny range, including their Salted Caramel, Sweet ‘n’ Salt, Cinema Sweet and Sea Salt bags of perfectly popped butterfly popcorn. Sweet Chilli is set to be the next POP that’ll leave your taste buds wanting more. Go on, taste for yourself!

• http://metcalfesskinny.com/
• Metcalfe’s® skinny Sweet Chilli is in Tesco from July 2018
• Flavour Range includes: Salted Caramel, Sweet ‘n Salt, Cinema Sweet, and Sea Salt.
• RRP: £1.59 Sharing Pack
• Metcalfe’s skinny® was founded in 2009, and in 2016 was acquired by Kettle Foods Ltd
• Metcalfe’s® is available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons on Ocado and in leading independent retailers.
• The Metcalfe’s® product range extends to:
• Popcorn Crisps
• Ricecakes
• Popcorn Thins

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The Demijohn News – 7 new healthy salad recipes for Summer

How to make 7 healthy salad dressing recipes

Spin out the Salads!
With so much wonderful sunny weather about, and our annual Demijohn Elderflower pick complete, Frances and I have been busy in the kitchen creating some delicious healthy Summer salad recipes for you to enjoy. In fact, we got quite over excited and have ended up with 7 new recipes, one for each day of the week!

Vin picking elderflower with the Demijohn team in West Yorkshire earlier this month

Take a look now at our most recent blog, How to make 7 Healthy Salad Recipes, using our range of first class oils and vinegars to dress them with. We are hoping this will inspire your creative culinary skills too this Summer. So if you do come up with your own new recipe ideas please share them with us. In the meantime happy munching!

A new drinking game!

Sip It!

This drinking game serves up fun with a twist of laughter as players perform ridiculous antics for Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy points. It officially launches this August and will be available at major retailers. http://gamesadultsplay.us/product/sip-it/

Get ready to shake up your next game night with Sip It! All you need is a couple of fun friends and some frosty beverages to play. Players take turns drawing cards, trying to keep the good ones while avoiding the bad! Cards include tasks ranging from ridiculous antics to mild public embarrassment. If a task is too sour for your taste, you’ll need to take a sip or lose points! The player with the most points at the end of the game wins. It’s straight-up fun with a few dashes of laughter blended in to make the best night ever! For 3 to 6 players. *Paper umbrellas not included.

With summer in full-swing, what better way to celebrate than with some indulgent yet simple snacks.


Sejoyia is a snack brand that provides rich and decedent treats that are made with honest ingredients. We strongly believe that real ingredients taste good, and that’s why we sweeten our snacks naturally with simple ingredients like coconut and maple syrup. Whether you prefer a crispy treat like our Coco-thins or are looking for something that will melt-in-your-mouth like our Coco-Roons, Sejoyia offers snacks that are guilt-free and indulgent.

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Candied Orange & Lemon Peel

~ This sweet summer treat is easy to make
and a great accompaniment to gelato,
summer citrus drinks and for baking too!

6 organic oranges or lemons (no wax on them).
Turbinado sugar (at a ratio 1 to 2 water to sugar)

Wash the oranges and peel them. Slice the peels in strips – in the length of shoelaces. Put them in a bath of cold water then set in the fridge to soften. This takes away the bitterness.

In a large saucepan (large enough to fit all of the peels in a single layer), heat water and sugar together (at a ratio 1 to 2 water to sugar) and add orange or lemon peels. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the peels become shiny and almost transparent.

Line a large baking pan with parchment paper. Drain the peels and lay them in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dry in a preheated oven at 65°C (about 150 °F) for about 1 hour. Alternatively, after draining the peels from the water & sugar syrup, roll them in granulated sugar to make crystallized peels.

Candied citrus can be kept in an airtight jar and can be used alongside gelato, summer citrus drinks and for baking too!

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ROCK ‘N’ RITA (Rock N Roll Platinum Tequila)
Forget the sugar, sugar. This Rita gets her sweetness straight from tequila’s agave heart.


2 lime slices or wedges
2 oz. Platinum Tequila
1 tablespoon agave syrup (nectar)
2 oz. cup fresh lime juice
DIRECTIONS: Rub 1 lime slice over half the rim of an Old Fashioned glass (if you prefer your Margarita on the rocks) or a coupe glass (if you prefer it up).
Combine tequila, agave syrup, and juice in a cocktail shaker; fill with ice and shake well. Strain into prepared glass. Garnish with second lime slice..
AMPED MOJITO(Rock N Roll Platinum Cristalino)
Are you ready to party? This refreshing twist of a beauty will help get you there.

2 oz. Cristalino Tequila
Big handful of fresh mint leaves
1 ½ Limes, quartered
1 oz. simple syrup
Soda Water
Sprigs of mint for garnish
DIRECTIONS:Place ice cubes, mint leaves, tequila and simple syrup in the blender or cocktail shaker. Squeeze in the juice from the limes and divide the limes between each glass. Blend or shake until well combines. Divide between the glasses and top with soda water and sprigs of mint.
Go Man Go (Rock N Roll Mango Tequila)
One for the money, two for the show, three to get ready…

1.5oz. Mango Tequila
Salted rim glass with ice
DIRECTIONS:Serve loud and chilled



New Luxury Compression Technology Line that Boosts Performance, Speeds Recovery Time & Minimizes Muscle Soreness

“Most workout clothes slip down while doing a Cardio Kick Boxing class or a Belly Butt and Thigh Boot Camp class, but not these! Caliloko Compressionwear is so comfy and fit me like a glove and keep my muscles from aching after a hard workout and my lymphedema at bay.”BeautyStyleWatch

Boca Raton, FL Introducing Caliloko (www.caliloko.com), the all-new, high performing, luxury compression technology line. Created by competitive squash player and high-performance fitness amateur, Nathalie de Champlain, Caliloko redefines the standards of activewear by incorporating compression technology and shapewear designs into luxurious styles and fabrics. As a result, Caliloko helps boost performance, speeds recovery time, prevents muscle injury and soreness, all while sculpting the body in style.

Caliloko Compressionwear is made with premium yarns and its unique four-way stretch helps to activate the blood circulation, eliminate toxins, and prevent swelling. With less muscle soreness, wearers achieve the best odds to improve their fitness performance and feel stronger.

The line includes:

Yosemite Active Compression Long Tights – Unisex
Mt. Diablo Active Compression Calf Sleeves – Unisex
Oceanside Recovery Compression Long Tights – Unisex
Santa Barbara Recovery Compression Calf Sleeves – Unisex
Auburn Racer Back Bra for Women
Malibu Sweat Headband for Women
Caliloko’s ultra-soft and delicate seamless fabrics offer quick drying, breathable, moisture wicking and anti-bacterial properties as well as sun protection up to 50 UPF.

Inspired by the science of medical compression therapy and post=surgery usage of compression garments,Caliloko’s seamless

technology applies compression on the surface of the skin to actively increase circulation through the muscles with the added benefits of:

Enhanced blood circulation
Stability to the muscles
Increased muscle oxygenation
Improved athletic performance
High fashion style
Nathalie de Champlain,founder of CALILOKO,in her own words:

“Adopting an active and healthy lifestyle is a priority in my life. It guides the choices I make for my family; it is my North Star. Over the years, as I practiced my sports seriously as an amateur, and actively supported my husband during his Ironman and triathlon races, I realized that there was a need for a unique compression sports brand that can be both technical and stylish,” said Nathalie de Champlain, Caliloko Designer, Creator and Founder. “We engineered a design that is figure flattering shaping. It is meant to be beautiful and technical at the same time. Our premium odor control and fast drying yarn allows your body to stay cool and feel fresh even during the most intense activities, and keeps you protected from the UV rays with 50 SPF.”


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