The Origin’s of Valentine’s Day

The Origin’s of Valentine’s Day

So, the big day is looming. For some of you this will mean showering your loved one with gifts, and declaring your undying love. For others the day may pass quietly and without fuss – perhaps just a card? For those that are single you may look upon this day with dread...
Norfolk’s Christmas Box of Delights

Norfolk’s Christmas Box of Delights

It’s that time of the year again, when you have to scramble up into the loft, find your long forgotten Christmas tree and blow the dust off your tinsel. If you’re like me, who leaves your shopping until the last minute, then don’t panic. You’re not alone! I always say...
Candi’s Chutney- the very essence of East Anglia

Candi’s Chutney- the very essence of East Anglia

We met Candi and her amazing Chutney’s one day outside the Forum in Norwich, back in June 2015. I remember it well, as Rob and I had taken our daughter Isabelle for a fun day out, sourcing products made in Norfolk for our gift boxes, only to be soaked to the skin,...
The Inspiration behind Norfolk Cordial

The Inspiration behind Norfolk Cordial

As we’re using Norfolk Cordial as one of our suppliers, I decided to find out exactly how the company was created. Who would have thought that you could put “luxury”, “sophisticated” and “cordial” all in the same sentence? Well John McFarlane, who set up the company...
From the humble Cacao Bean to Raw Nibbles

From the humble Cacao Bean to Raw Nibbles

Did you know that the cacao bean is the foundation of all chocolate products, and is one of nature’s most potent antioxidant foods? It’s found inside the pulp of the cacao fruit, and then naturally fermented to remove the bitterness, leaving behind a smooth, rich...