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Fine Foods, Gourmet Recipes, Organic & Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Spanish Hot Chocolate and Churros Recipes

November 09, 2018 4 min read

We all love gourmet chocolate treats, and deliciously thick Spanish hot chocolate could be just the ticket for getting you through the cold winter evenings. Add some yummy freshly made traditional churros, and you'll be well on track towards a tasty and comforting snack. Discover all you've ever wanted to know about Spanish hot chocolate and churros... as well as showing you how to whip a batch up for yourself!
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If you're suffering from Monday Coffee Blues

November 05, 2018 1 min read

Do you love (need) coffee but hate Monday mornings? We've found our favourite coffee quotes, GIFs and videos for you to enjoy. Tell us if you love them or missing any?
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Green Coffee Beans - What's The Fuss?

November 04, 2018 4 min read

Green coffee beans have become one of the latest foodie fads, promising an array of great health benefits. Yet there's also a lot of misinformation surrounding this mysterious new way of drinking coffee. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at what green coffee beans really are and how these are different from roasted coffee beans – and why you should be adding them to your own healthy diet.
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Gifts For Tea Lovers UK

October 28, 2018 4 min read

The British obsession with tea means, that when you're not sure what to get someone, you can always be sure a gift of tea will work for all occasions. Whether you want to pamper a loved one with a lavish afternoon tea, gift your children's teacher with a special cuppa, or are merely looking a luxurious tea gift at an affordable price for a tea-loving friend - there is something for everyone...
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The Complete Guide to Halloween Sweets

October 22, 2018 4 min read

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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Homemade Honey Hair Masks for All Hair Types

October 18, 2018 5 min read

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 5 min read

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

September 25, 2018 4 min read 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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Tips to Make The Best Loose Leaf Tea

September 22, 2018 4 min read

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 5 min read 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 3 min read 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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What is English Breakfast Tea vs. Builders Tea

August 27, 2018 4 min read

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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