Kitchen Kit – August/September 2017

Kitchen Kit – August/September 2017

KnivesThe most important kit in your kitchen? That’ll be the knives. This set of Opinel paring, serrated, vegetable and peeler knives is £34.95 at Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane, Wylam NE41 8JH, tel 01661 852 176 ,

HerbGardenThe Little Herb Farm Rhubarb & Ginger vinegar, Raspberry Mint & Chilli vinegar, Strawberry & Basil vinegar are all £2.10 at Blagdon Farm Shop, Milkhope Centre, Berwick HIll Road, Seaton Burn, Newcastle NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 924,

PortmerionEvery kitchen needs a vintage Portmerion egg hen £25 at the always fabulous Vintage at the Tower, Hill Street, Corbridge, tel 01434 632 186, www.facebook/VintageAtTheTower

PansCook like a pro with Mauviel copper pans from £59 at Stangers, Brentwood Ave, Newcastle NE2 3DH, tel 0191 281 8563,

SaladDaysSummer may be gone, but if you’re going to keep up appearances, you still need stylish oil and vinegar bottles. Thes come in three sizes from £4.99 at La Cookshop Milkhope Centre, Berwick Hill Rd, Seaton Burn, Newcastle NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 142,

BiscuitTreat yourself to these Northumbria Bakehouse Roasted Almond Shortbread, Chocolate and Hazelnut Shortbread, Ginger Snaps, and Double Chocolate Chip biscuits £2.75 at Brocksbushes, Styford Roundabout, Stocksfield, NE43 7UB, tel 01434 633 100,

MarbelousWe love these enamelware teapots, jugs, butter dishes, measures and bowls, each uniquely marbled and available in different colourways from £18 at RE, Bishops Yard, Main Street, Corbridge, NE45 5LA , tel 01434 634 567,

LottaBottleFrom the Dorset coast, this is the world’s only pure milk vodka made entirely from the milk of grass grazed cows and nothing else. Fresh whole milk makes an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique creamy character. This bottle was £29.99 at Carruthers & Kent, Elmfield Road Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818,

EspressoEspresso yourself… with these Zodiac mini multi coloured espresso cups at Corbridge Cookshop, Middle Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AT, tel 01434 632 582,

TwistThe queen of spiralizers, the Lakeland Easy Store (it’s smaller than it looks) spiralizer does everything except actually cook dinner. £34.99 at Lakeland,

DessertsOne of our favourite pudding makers, Susie’s homemade Sticky Ginger Pudding and Sticky Toffee Pudding from The Proof of the Pudding starts at around £4.50 at Knitsley Farm Shop, East Knitsley Grange Farm Knitsley, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 9EW, tel 01207 592 059,

CoccoBroaden your horizons with this Liquirizia chocolate with coconut and liquorice £2.95 at Il Piccolo, St Helen’s Street, Corbridge, NE45 5BE, tel 01434 634 554,

FizRaise your glass to the end of a lovely (at times) summer with this Col di Manza Valdobbiadene prosecco extra dry £17.99 at Happy Organic, Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland, SR6 7PG, tel 0191 536 362,

CullisseAdd new depths to your cooking with this Cullisse Highland rapeseed oil and mixed pepper & spice marinade from £4.99 at Sunnyhills Farm Shop South Road, Belford, NE70 7DP, tel 01668 219 662 ,

KnacksTaste the crunch with these Peter’s Yard Knacks crispbread bites in sea salt, cumin & nigella seed £2.55 at Daniel Farm, Sled Lane, Wylam, tel 01661 853 849, www.facebook/danielfarmwylam

TeaUpBrighten up your tea cupboard with these caddies in anchor, blue and green, each with 100g of loose tea, £2.95 at Pumphreys Blaydon, tel 0191 414 4510,

TopTipsThe UK asparagus season is gone for another year, but you can still get a little taste of summer with this lovely Daimir Cojonudos Spanish white asparagus, helpfully packed in a tin to keep you going long after summer, £3.99 at Boda Home, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2NE, tel 07542 244 716,

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