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The Complete Guide to Halloween Sweets

October 22, 2018

Where would we be without Halloween? This yearly celebration of all things ghostly and gruesome has deep historical roots and gives us a chance to let out our inner ghoul and enjoy the drama of it all. For many, it also offers ample opportunity to enjoy some deliciously indulgent Halloween sweets, cakes or chocolates. In this blog, we’ll be exploring how and why we eat them at this time of year and show you how to rustle up some Halloween treats of your very own…

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honey hair mask

Homemade Honey Hair Masks for All Hair Types

October 18, 2018

While most of us only use honey as a breakfast condiment, it can alleviate allergies, boost memory, and even treat wounds and burns. But did you know that honey can work wonders on the health of your hair? A natural raw honey hair mask for hair growth can deeply nourish your hair, promoting an overall healthy glow. There are many ways in which you can add honey into your hair care regime, and it may just be easier than you think...

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Best Beauty Uses For Raw Honey

October 11, 2018

Our top tips to use raw honey for beauty. Make a natural honey face mask at home, create the best skin exfoliator, natural lip balm or heal scar tissue naturally. There is no end to honey’s marvellous skincare and haircare properties - no wonder it been used throughout history, for both health and beauty. From the ancient Egyptians to being a key ingredient in many modern-day beauty treatments...
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best chocolate gift ideas

Best Chocolate Gift Ideas

September 25, 2018 2 Comments

The gift of chocolate is one of the best, tried-and-tested ways to impress a wide variety of different audiences – perfect for every occasion. Here at Chateau Rouge, we specialise in fantastic hot chocolate gifts for foodies, so here’s our guide to unleashing your inner chocoholic in search of the ideal present for that special someone…
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loose leaf green tea

Make the best loose leaf tea

September 22, 2018

Loose leaf tea is rapidly growing in popularity as an alternative to tea bags, and for a nation of tea lovers like Britain, these are exciting times. However, preparing a perfect cup of organic loose leaf tea takes a little more work than the convenience and immediacy of tea bags…here’s how to get it right, first time around. With some tips on what not to do...
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The Best Coffee Gift Ideas

September 13, 2018 1 Comment

No matter the occasion, finding the ideal coffee gifts is always challenging. There are many fantastic options on the market for any coffee lover, ranging from the inexpensive to the more elaborate. But like with tea, everyone has their favourites, and even for the most adventurous amongst us, we have some tips when choosing the most popular coffee-based gifts.
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How to Use a Glass Teapot With Infuser

September 04, 2018 1 Comment

"Every tea connoisseur needs to have a glass teapot." Distinctive looking yet minimalist, a glass teapot provides a beautiful way of brewing tea which is sure to be a real conversation starter - it brings the theatre back to the tea making process. Made of 100% food-safe, heatproof borosilicate glass, many glass teapots with infuser come in a set including a cup as well as the teapot – and make great gifts...
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organic english breakfast tea

What is English Breakfast Tea vs. Builders Tea

August 27, 2018

Ever wondered, how do you make the best English Breakfast tea? We all know Britain is a nation of tea-lovers, filled with fans of all varieties of tea imaginable. Yet a few select favourites have managed to carve their way into the national consciousness more than some - traditional builders tea is definitely a national obsession second to none.
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Cold Brew Coffee - Recipes & Real Facts

Cold Brew Coffee - Recipes & Real Facts

August 21, 2018

Coffee enthusiasts the world over are perpetually looking for new ways to experience their favourite drink, and after the recent flurry over iced coffee, cold-brewed coffee is now the latest in a long line of trends to make headlines. But what does the term ‘cold brewed coffee’ even mean, who invented it and how can you create your own cold brew coffee at home from fresh coffee beans?

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Where is salted caramel from and how to make it at home

August 16, 2018

Do you love Salted Caramel Sauce? Did you know... Today salted caramel is one of the most popular 'new' confectionary flavours added to many of the most delicious sweet treats across the world, but few people know much about where it first originated – and how to incorporate it into their own cooking. Discover our top tips from homemade real hot chocolate to frosting and cupcakes.

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7 Key Coffee Questions You Must Ask

August 03, 2018

No matter where you live in the world, chances are you visit a coffee shop at least once per week? In a rush to get your caffeine-fix and busy staff keen to serve you and get to the next customer, you may feel silly asking a question. Even the most devoted gourmet coffee drinker could be forgiven for feeling a little confused at some of the barista speak! Let’s look at some of the vital coffee questions you’ve always been too afraid to ask

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How to change from tea bags to drinking loose leaf tea

July 31, 2018

Do you love tea? This is such a fantastic time to be alive! There are now so many new tea brands online and up and down the country - with ample opportunities to discover your favourite teas. Ironically though, too much choice can often make it even more stressful shopping for teas. So how to choose, and how easy is it to change from loose to tea bags?
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