Kitchen Kit – November 2017

Kitchen Kit – November 2017

GDayGrab a taste of the outback with this Bundaberg ginger beer and root beer at Corbridge Larder, Hill Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AA, tel 01434 632 948,

JamThese jars and coasters make for great stocking fillers – even better eat if you make chutney or jam for the jars first.  £2.50 and £1.99 at Sunnyhills Farm Shop, South Road, Belford, NE70 7DP, tel 01668 219 662,

BlingServe up your salad in style with these Broste Copenhagen Tvis salad servers £47 at

GrateEvery kitchen needs a top-notch cheese grater, and this one from Kuhn Rikon is among the best. £19.95 at Bradley Gardens, Sled Lane, Wylam NE41 8JH, tel 01661 852 176,

SharpAlways be the sharpest knife in the cutlery drawer with this Chefs Choice knife sharpener, guaranteed to give a professional edge to your knives. £29.99 at La Cookshop, Milkhope Centre, Berwick Hill Rd, Seaton Burn, Newcastle NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 142,

NutsGo nuts with this nut butter maker. Just pop in your favourite nuts – peanuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds etc – a bit of oil and hey presto natural homemade nut butter. It’s top of the editor’s Christmas list! £49.95 at

BiscuitThese dove, snowflake and moose biscuit cutters are from £4 at RE, Bishops Yard, Main Street, Corbridge NE45 5LA, tel 01434 634 567,

DaisyThis gorgeous Pip Studio Fantasy Pink range is perfectly pretty on any table. Find it at

PinkThese new flamingo pieces from Sophie Allport will brighten up your kitchen. Noticeboard £32, apron £19, and double oven gloves £18 – part of a larger range at Stangers, Brentwood Ave, Newcastle, NE2 3DH, tel 0191 281 8563,

ToastA superior cheese accompaniment, The Fine Cheese Co. Toast for Cheese in Quince Pecan & Poppyseeds, Cherries & Almonds come in at £3.35 at Carruthers & Kent, Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818,

LakelandMaking chocolates for Christmas? Impress your friends by employing this chocolate mould multi-pack £9.99 at Lakeland,

HoneyHoney – it’s good for you, and this sweet chestnut honey is harvested from the sweet chestnut trees in the forests of Dordogne. £6.50 at the Travelling Bee Company,

CheesyLook after the grand fromage in your life with this Raclette cheese grill £19.99 at

PigletsFor the ultimate in food-related Christmas decorations, invest in these pigs in blankets. £15 at White Stuff stores regionwide and

RedHotGo for an explosive gift idea with a chilli bomb paste ideal for bruschetta, meat, fish and even omelettes £3.75 at Il Piccolo, St Helen’s Street, Corbridge, NE45 5BE, tel 01434 634 554,

BreakTreat yourself to this set of four flavoured coffees by the Delicious Deli Company, £24 at Debenhams regionwide and

PopsThere’s popcorn, and then there is gourmet popcorn, which is what you get with this gourmet popping corn in golden butter, rich ruby red, and midnight blue for £2.75 at Daniel Farm, Sled Lane, Wylam, tel 01661 853 849, www.facebook/danielfarmwylam

TinTinYour Christmas cakes are going to taste all the better when they’re stored in these Emma Bridgewater cake tins – 10 inch £15, 8 inch £11 at Corbridge Cookshop, Middle Street, Corbridge, NE45 5AT, tel 01434 632 582 ,

BirdsTreat yourself to this Meadowfield Birds Isabel mug £8.50 at Cath Kidston stores and

HenThese cute hen biscuits can be used as alternative table decorations, tasty place settings or thoughtful thankyou gifts – perfect for hen dos £20 at

ChocBatten down the hatches and settle down for winter with this set of 12 flavoured hot chocolates £10 at Next stores and

SmokeAdd a lot of flavour with this Northumbrian Smokehouse Billy’s Chilli Oaky Smokey Relish, Sweet & Heat Relish, and Dangerously Hot Relish £3.95 at The Deli Around the Corner, Hotspur Street, Tynemouth NE30 4EE, tel 0191 259 0086,

JamThese gorgeous Rosebud Preserves from Yorkshire are all gorgeous, especially the piccalilli – the best we’ve tasted! £3.15 at Dene’s Deli, Jesmond Rd, Newcastle, NE2 1LD, tel 0191 281 8200,

BarThis has to be the ultimate bar set for the most stylist home mixologist. It’s by Biba and it’s £50 at House of Fraser stores regionwide and

ParadiseThis Coconut Merchant coconut jam is a delicious and unique spread made from coconut milk and coconut sugar only, making for a slight caramel taste. £4.80 at Happy Organic, Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland, SR6 7PG, tel 0191 536 3623,

ArgumentKeep everyone else in line with this mug bearing the slogan “I’m not arguing with you, I’m just explaining that I’m right”  £4.50 at Sainsbury’s stores regionwide

SignWe can think of a home for this, no problem! It’s just £4.95 at

SweetWe’re buzzing with this adorable vintage honey pot, £14.50 at Vintage at the Tower, Hill Street Corbridge, tel 01434 632 186, www.facebook/VintageAtTheTower

CheersToast the festive season with these Christmas baubles containing 20cl of The Lakes Gin or The ONE British Isles Blended Whisky. The Lakes Distillery is also doing gift sets each containing six 5cl of whisky, vodka or gin. Baubles £19.95 and gift sets £35 at

SummerRe-live sunny days with this pineapple cocktail cup, due to go on sale £26 from November at

FruityLife too short for baking? Invest in these Jenkins & Hustwit fruit cakes at Knitsley Farm Shop, East Knitsley Grange Farm, Knitsley, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 9EW, tel 01207 592 059,

FatFat Lass Preserves are homemade in Newcastle in flavours including Newkie Broon Ale & Apple chutney, Lemon and Onion Tandoori Masala chutney, Strawberry and Lavender jam, and Lemon and Fennel marmalade, £3.75 at Boda Home, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2NE, tel 07542244716,

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