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Chocolate And Spices or Spice Drops® Even!

15 February

It may seem as though adding spices to chocolate is a new trend, but in fact the fashion for adding spices and flavours to chocolate goes back thousands of years. The Mayans and Aztecs Chocolate was a prized luxury item in Mayan and Aztec cultures, where a bitter drink made from the Cacao beans was […]

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EMBANKMENT SUMMER MARKET 2016

20 July

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be at the Embankment Summer Market 2016 from July 15th. As ist.co.uk describes it: ‘The distinctly-glamorous Embankment Summer Market is a unique, must-go event in a wonderfully scenic location on the North bank of the Thames. With about 180 carefully-selected stalls selling a huge range of beautiful things including […]

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2016 FOOD TRENDS – SPICE DROPS® ARE LEADING THE WAY

20 June

January is a month for predictions as well as resolutions and, whilst the good intentions can come and go all-too fast, we have a whole year to see whether what the industry experts predict in terms of food trends for 2016 come good. The team at Beef Magazine has summed up what it believes to […]

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LAUNCHING OUR NEW ORANGE SPICEDROPS ®

20 May

We’ve been incredibly busy here at Spice Drops® HQ over the last couple of months, what with the new logo, amazing new packaging, and attending Birmingham’s Food & Drink Expo. And we’ve been thrilled with all the positive feedback we’ve received, along with interest from various chefs and mixologists. We’ve also had a new addition […]

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THE SPICE DROPS® EASTER MENU

20 March

This year, the dates for Palm Sunday and Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, coincided. As we’ve now celebrated the Vernal Equinox and the ‘official’ beginning of spring, Easter is just a week away – so we’ve reflected on what we could share with you that would make the perfect Spice Drops® Easter menu. We […]

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FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 2016

20 February

With less than a week until the start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2016 (29 February -13 March this year), the Spice Drops® team is gearing up for what we hope will be a fantastic fortnight of news, events and food. This year, the focus is on the Big Fairtrade Breakfast in the hope that,as you sit […]

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FRUITY TEA MASALA CAKE

20 October

  This Fruity Tea Masala Cake utilities a basic sponge method, but takes it to far more exotic heights. This cake is perfect served hot from the oven as a warming autumnal dessert. Home-made vanilla ice-cream would be my preferred accompaniment, but it’s also gorgeous served cold with a little whipped double cream. Who am […]

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CHOCOLATE: THE LOVE OF MY LIFE (AND, THE GOOD NEWS IS, IT IS IT’S HHEALTHY TOO.!)

20 October

Theobroma cacao, chocolate’s Latin name for chocolate, means ‘Food of the Gods’ for a reason. In honor of Chocolate Week (12-18 October), here is some  trivia about one of the most popular super foods ever. A new study suggests that eating certain varieties of chocolate can help you stay thin (I wish I had known this […]

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GROW YOUR OWN CARDAMOM?

20 August

Guest post by Victoria Slater First of all I would like to say a big thank you to Holy Lama for inviting me to write a guest post. The team was intrigued when I shared my  love for cardamom, and how I was trying to grow it at home with other herbs. Having been introduced […]

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LACTOSE-FREE ROSE ICE CREAM

20 July

Contributed by Laura Hammett Ingredients: 300ml whole milk 175ml double cream  100g caster sugar 5 free-range egg yolks 2 tbsp orange blossom honey 1 tsp vanilla extract a dash of lemon juice Rose Spice Drops®, to taste a few drops pink gel food coloring METHOD Place the milk and cream in a large saucepan and set […]

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LEMONGRASS AND GINGER STEAMED PUDDING

20 July

Serves: 4 They take just under 30 minutes from the start until they are ready to be served. They can be made non-gluten-free using standard self-raising flour. Ingredients 100g gluten-free self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 100g caster sugar 100g unsalted butter, softened 2 large free-range eggs 3 pieces of stem ginger, […]

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ASPARAGUS AND MINT RISOTTO

20 July

Contributed by Peta Mandleberg Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 4 sticks celery, trimmed and finely chopped 600 g Arborio rice 250 ml white vermouth 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed 400 g frozen peas 700 ml organic vegetable or chicken stock 50 g butter 50 g Parmesan cheese freshly grated […]

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CARDAMOM ICE CREAM RECIPE

20 June

With the weather being so hot, it’s time to make some lovely cardamom ice cream. Here’s a simple recipe by Laura Hammett Ingredients: 5 large egg yolks 120g caster sugar 250ml double cream 250ml whole milk Cardamom Spice Drops®, to taste METHOD In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar to a pale, […]

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BAG-LESS FLAVOURED TEA WITH HOLY LAMA SPICE DROPS®

20 April

Research indicates that flavored tea is fast becoming the new trend in the tea world. What if you could make your flavored tea without the hassle of tea bags, loose tea, and the whole brewing process? You can: all you need are Holy Lama Spice Drops®. A drop each of Ginger  Lemon-grass Spice Drops®  and a little squeeze of lemon juice makes […]

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OCADO’S BRITAIN’S NEXT TOP SUPPLIER COMPETITION

20 March

A great friend and supporter was telling another friend about our Spice Drops® at a dinner party, and heard about the BNTS competition and how it is designed to give  small producers with unique products a leg-up whilst simultaneously enhancing Ocado’s own ranges. My friend called me and urged me to apply. Holy Lama Naturals […]

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KUDUMBASREE

08 January

Launched by the Government of Kerala in 1998 in order to wipe out absolute poverty from the South Indian state through concerted community action under the leadership of Local Self Governments, Kudumbashree is  one of the largest female-empowering projects in the country today. The programme has 37 lakh members and covers more than 50% of […]

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TURMERIC – NEARLY THE BEST SPICE?

20 November

My memories of turmeric take me back to my childhood days when my father used to come back from the factory with his skin and clothing dyed bright yellow  bringing the aroma of curcumin with him. We would instantly  know  that he  been near the boiler extracting curcumin from the spice’s  roots. My mom would […]

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