PANTRY HOUSE NEWS
Who doesn’t love a good beach day? Whether you are by yourself or with company... friends, family or even a date (we hope it goes well!), there are a few essential things you need to pack to make sure you have a successful and enjoyable day at the beach. This includes sunscreen, plenty of water, some sort of shade, something to keep you busy and, of course, a cooler full of goodies to snack on.
Choosing the right beach snacks will actually be important for the perfect beach day – you should go for snacks that will be able to handle the heat, so this means no chocolatey treats or ice cream, unfortunately (unless you have a cooler). Nobody wants a warm chocolate snack that’s half melted… Stir away from unsealed food which can be easily stolen by seagulls or sweet snacks that can attract bugs and insects.
We have divided our beach snacks into two cat
All the Potterheads out there will know that today is a very special day - it’s Harry Potter’s birthday! The boy who lived was born on 31 July 1980, making him 41 years old! To help you celebrate this magical day, we’ve put together a list of recipes for you to try. Whether you’re making these treats for your muggle friends or fellow die-hard fans, we’re sure that you’ll have fun doing so. What are you waiting for? Grab your wands and let’s get baking!
- Posted: July 21, 2021
With over 48,000 meals to serve each day, feeding Olympic Village is not an easy task. This year, however, the COVID-19 restrictions make it even more challenging – no athlete is allowed to leave the village, except for training and competitions. This means that at Tokyo 2020, athletes will only be allowed to eat in the village, unlike in other years, where they were allowed to visit restaurants and sample the local cuisine.
From the 10th to the 18th of July, it’s National Doughnut Week, which is an annual event set up by The Children’s Trust – the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury – where doughnuts are sold to raise money. Anyone can register to bake and sell their own doughnuts, so we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite doughnut recipes, to help you get started!
Happy World Chocolate Day! If you are anything of a chocoholic (like we are!) it’s difficult to keep away from all things chocolatey. Going out for dinner and want dessert? You go for the chocolate pudding. Craving a midnight snack? You go for a chocolate treat. You know it. We know it. You just can’t get enough of chocolate.
It’s that time of year again… Wimbledon season is upon us which means it's time to throw a tennis-themed garden party! Don't forget to put up your patriotic flags, get some Pimm's and be ready for a game of celebrity spotting in the crowd. How to throw a Wimbledon party? We are glad you asked.
Happy Midsummer! The summer has arrived, so it’s time to celebrate and welcome the warmer days. What better way to celebrate summer than doing it the Scandinavian way? Midsummer festival, or Midsommer in Swedish, is a Swedish tradition that celebrates the beginning of summer by having good food, good company and plenty of aquavit (or schnapps), with nature at the centre of it all!
You might not think of slow-cooker foods when you think of summer. Slow-cooker foods are often hearty meals that go hand-in-hand with the cold days of winter. However, summer slow-cooker meals will not only free up your day (who wants to be spending hours cooking on a warm summer day?) but will also make sure your kitchen keeps cool as you are not using your oven or stove. So, don’t put away slow-cooker when the weather starts to get warmer and give these recipes a go!
- Posted: June 17, 2021
Whether you are cutting back, giving up completely or expecting, does not mean you can’t enjoy a delicious and refreshing drink. A summer day is not complete until you are sipping on an ice-cold drink whilst enjoying the sunshine, right? Maybe you simply feel like having a refreshing drink and not having a hangover tomorrow (we get it! ). We would like to be able to live on Pina Coladas but sometimes we just need something alcohol-free. Here are some fabulous mocktail recipe ideas that we think you will love!
With the Queen’s official birthday celebrations soon taking place, it’s time to start planning your own royal party. Maybe you are looking for ways to celebrate her Majesty’s life and achievements by hosting a party fit for a Queen – here are some ideas on how to celebrate like a royal.
- Posted: June 01, 2021
Whether you are browsing for recipes to make for your Pride Month celebrations or are looking for ways to keep your kids busy during half term, we have put together the most colourful food recipes to make anyone’s day a bit more fun and bright. Aprons on and let’s cooking!
What better way to start the day than to have some healthy and delicious oats with your favourite toppings? Overnight oats are easy to make and can be prepped in advance, so instead of rushing around trying to stir up something quick to eat in the morning, you can enjoy a nutritious and flavoursome meal in no time. Let's get cooking!
Treat the dad figure in your life – whether it is your dad, grandpa, older brother, uncle or even a single mum who takes on both roles – to our delicious selection of Father’s Day food gifts. Make them feel special and cared for with a little something. Who doesn’t like receiving a gift every now and then?
Whether you are on a plant-based diet and want to try exciting new vegan snacks or are a serial snacker and are looking for some healthier snack alternatives or to simply reduce animal products in your diet – we have some must-have snacks in our cupboard that you will absolutely love! Looking for something sweet? Maybe something salty? We’ve got it all. Here are some of our top picks for the perfect morning snack or on-the-go treat.
If you have never heard of Kombucha before, you've got to try it! It's a slightly fizzy and sour drink that is made of fermented green or black tea. This refreshing beverage is super popular due to its health benefits, so if you haven't tried it, it's time to change that! Here are some kombucha recipes that we think you'll love!
Whether you have coeliac disease and need to avoid foods with gluten or have embarked on a gluten-free diet for other reasons, we stock anything and everything you need to make your gluten free dishes delicious and full of flavour.
- Posted: May 13, 2021
Do you want to add homegrown, fresh and delicious herbs into your cooking but don't have a green thumb? The Hydro Herb kits are the perfect solution. These are stylish, easy-to-use herb kits that allow you to grow a variety of herbs from seed - basil, thyme, coriander, oregano, mint, you name it! These are also a great gift for your friends and family.
- Posted: May 11, 2021
The sun is shining, the weather is getting warmer and we are allowed to go outside and meet friends and family again. So, what better way to celebrate your long-awaited family reunion than having a BBQ? We can’t think of anything better!
One of the little pleasures in life, especially as a kid, is marshmallows. Cloud-like shapes that are so soft that make everything better. If you are used to simply having marshmallows as a snack or in your hot cocoa, you have to try these recipes!
Afternoon tea is a British staple, and an assortment of little sandwiches is just one of the key pieces. Below are our favourite recipes for some iconic sandwiches, pop the kettle on and let’s get cooking!