Ginmas 2017 — Week 1

  How can a whole week of December have passed already?!  I have loved doing Ginmas again this year and have tried to include gins that I didn’t feature last year so I learn a bit more about the huge, and ever growing, gins out there! Every week I will do a little recap of

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DIY Christmas crackers

When I talked about doing crackers with gin in, Mr B said “ooh I like that idea, especially the spicier ones as that would work really well with cheese. No, you muppet, not actual crackers, I am talking about Christmas crackers.   Gone are the days when we have a plastic thimble that wouldn’t fit on

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The Gin Gift Guide

You can’t move this year for gin related gift ideas.   If it isn’t gin and tonic tea bags (yes they do exist, Fortnums do them), to gin t-shirts then it is actual gin in a multitude of flavours and containers.    I have seen so many different ideas for the gin enthusiast this year I

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Warm gin and ginger cake

Did you know that gin used to be served with ginger cake?  Well I can assure you it did, and if you haven’t tried it then you really are missing a trick.  It is the perfect combination for a warm evening warmer. To encourage you to try them both I thought I would share a

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I made a gin!

  And I dont mean in my shed, or in the bath, or at the kitchen sink. Blogger Gin has been a year in the planning.  I cannot begin to tell you how complicated it has been but this week it finally happened! Bloggers spend an awful lot of time talking about gin, so I

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Gin of the month — October — TOAD

Yes, my gin of the month for October is called TOAD.  Or rather my gin of the month is made by The Oxford Artisan Distillery, TOAD for short.   We first heard about this distillery after Tom, who runs it, was featured on BBC’ Countryfile  because not only has he just started up this distillery in

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