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Every kitchen deseres the best kit and ingredients. Here’s our pick of Spring 2023

Good eggs
These days, it’s the little things that really lift the spirits, and these maple wood eggs and egg cups are delightfully tactile. They’re each turned from a single piece of wood, they’re durable, and so pretty and practical. From just £1.50 at RE, Bishops Yard, Main Street Corbridge, NE45 5LA, tel 01434 634 567,
La dolce vita
These gorgeous Bodrato chocolate selection boxes by the Fine Cheese Company are filled with Italian cherries from Garbagna in Piedmont macerated slowly and generously in Piedmont grappa and dipped in the highest quality milk, white and dark chocolate. Just to die for! Carruthers & Kent, 3A Elmfield Road, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3 4AY, tel 0191 213 1818,
Top table
Add a splash of stunning lime and white to your table with this gorgeous table cloth, hand block printed in Jaipur India. It’s 100% cotton and available in four sizes, from £55 at Ibbi Direct, Vallum, Military Road, East Wallhouses, NE18 0LL,
Name that tune
Who says a pizza cutter can’t be stylish? We like this Kikkerland guitar shaped cutter, £14.99 at La Cookshop, Milkhope Centre Berwick Hill Road, Seaton Burn Newcastle, NE13 6DA, tel 01670 789 142,
Three cheers for the king
Coronation fever has begun folks, and where would we be without an Emma Bridgewater celebration mug? These are from a range at Rutherfords, 10-16 Bridge Street, Morpeth, NE61 1NJ, tel 01670 512 458,
Take a Ride
Love hard seltzer (that’s fruity alcoholic sparkling water)? Us too, particularly Ride, from the team at the brilliant Allendale Brew Co. Crafted and canned in small batches in the Northumbrian Pennines, Ride is crisp, clean and refreshing. This mixed case of 12 comes with a Ride glass, £28 at
Fudge it
Well, here’s a treat and a half. A 9” almond protein fudge – high protein, low carb, gluten-free and vegan, great for sharing, handmade in Newcastle and available to order from Naked Deli. £25 at
We’ve struck oil
This delightful little gift set of five flavoured olive oils from organically grown Arbequina olives feature basil, garlic, chilli, orange and lemon for a much deeper flavour than an ordinary infused oil. £13.90 at La Casa Delicatessen, Grainger Market, Newcastle, tel 07594 793 494, and at
Bon appétit
No, they’re not exotic birds’ eggs or billiard balls, but exquisite hand-painted artisan chocolate bon bons. In divine flavours including ginger, pistachio, caramelised apple, orange and more, they range in price from £9.80 for six to £35 for 24 at the scrumptious Studio 28 Patisserie, Cobblestone Court, Hoults Yard, Newcastle, NE6 2HL and at
Candlestick hues
Give your dining décor a new lease of life with a gorgeous Sheva olive green candlestick, £20 (on sale from £30 as we went to press) at Robinson’s, 45 Bondgate Within, Alnwick, NE66 1SX, tel 01665 602 282,
Hot news
Keep your coffee hot and do your bit for the planet with this gorgeous Fosh planet-friendly vacuum-insulated coffee beaker, £22 at Matthias Winter, 15 Hallstile Bank Hexham, NE46 3PG, tel 07518 057 112,
Light touch
Not just the home of amazing artisan breads, patisserie and cakes, PureKnead now has gorgeous candles produced in collaboration with Tynemouth-based Isle Handcrafted – a gorgeous addition to your kitchen or dining room. PureKnead, 111 Park View, Whitley Bay, NE26 3RH, tel 07964 864 181, and at 38 Dean Street Newcastle, NE1 1PG, tel 0191 230 5857,

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