Kitchen Kit – July/August 2018

Kitchen Kit – July/August 2018

This month’s kitchen kit is devoted to the flavours and colours of summer. Long may it last…

Crackers
A fine cheese deserves a fine cracker. These Fine Cheese Co Lemon, Sea Salt and Extra Virgin Olive Oil crackers and Walnut, Honey and Extra Virgin Olive Oil crackers are £2.89 a box at Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope, Berwick HIll Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 924, www.theblagdonfarmshop.co.uk

Pour you
Give your breakfast table a touch of rustic charm with this beautiful chicken design jug by Neptune, £17 at Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane, Wylam, NE41 8JH, tel 01661 852 176, www.bradley-gardens.co.uk

 

Happy apple
Fruitful Durham make and sell jams, cordials, chutneys and other fruit products from local fruit trees – what better reason than to enjoy this Durham apple juice, £4.25 at Broomhouse Farm, Whitton Gilbert
Co Durham, DH7 6TR, tel 0191 371 8382, www.broomhouse durham.co.uk

Fruity
The closest you can get to homemade, Dr Will’s all-natural tomato ketchup contains only naturally occurring sugars from tomatoes and dates. Beyond delicious, it’s £3.95 at Carruthers & Kent, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818, www.carruthersandkent.com

Gin…
If you’re going to drink gin this summer, can we recommend you make it a local one, like this Hadrian’s Wall gin, which is infused with lovely Roman botanicals and is 40%ABV and £38 at Daniel Farm, Sled Lane Wylam, tel 01661 853 849, www.facebook/danielfarmwylam

Cheesy does it
Serve cheese in style with this beautiful cheeseboard, £11.50 at The Deli Around The Corner, Hotspur Street, Tynemouth, NE30 4EE, tel 0191 259 0086, www.thedeliaroundthecorner.co.uk

 

Pod up
Goodbye disposable coffee cups, hello stylish Grunwerg Drink Pods, £7.99 each at Pumphreys Blaydon, tel 0191 414 4510, www.pumphreys-coffee.co.uk

 

…and tonic
We take our gin seriously here at appetite, which is why we have invested in a set of these Pasabahce vintage balloon glasses which each hold very nearly a pint. Hic! £3.95 each at Stangers, Brentwood Ave, Jesmond
Newcastle NE2 3DH, tel 0191 281 8563, www.stangerscookshop.co.uk

We’re jammin’
The excellent PureKnead bakery in Whitley Bay isn’t just for gorgeous bread and cakes. Try the jams and relishes, which include Lemon Curd, Chilli & Red Pepper jam and Chocolate & Raspberry jam, all £3.50 at PureKnead, Park View, Whitley Bay, NE26 3QW, tel 07964 864 181, www.pure-knead.co.uk

 

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