Hello lovely readers!

We hope that you are all enjoying summer.  Hard to believe that we are in the middle of July already!  It’s so important to take the time to slow down and enjoy every moment of these lovely warm days and bright evenings, summer is so fleeting and well we know what’s waiting around the corner!🥶(Sorry to bring that up guys😁)

Did you see that the UK broke some records this week with their heat wave? The Washington Post reported that “At least 34 locations in the U.K. set new all-time records, five of them exceeding 40 Celsius (104 degrees)!  We here in Canada know what that’s like, but we can’t help thinking it must have been difficult for our friends across the water to deal with, especially for those with no air conditioning!

We are having our own heatwave this week in Burlington, so it’s been way to hot to cook in the kitchen!  This got us thinking about how to add some flavours to our cold cuts and BBQ’d dinners, which then got us thinking about all of our favourite British sauces and sides that are the perfect accompaniment to summer food.

Here are just a few, along with an idea of how to use them this summer, and the best part of course is that they’re available here at the store♥️

Worcestershire sauce – Pop it on your Caesar salad to give it a savoury boost!

Marmite – This is definitely one that you either love or hate, but if you love it, try it on a cracker or even put a little on your sausage roll, it enhances the flavour of the pork!

Mint Sauce – Not just for lamb, we tried a summer salad recently and it was delicious! Just add some mint sauce to tinned chickpeas, diced spring onion, red pepper and some shredded roast chicken, yum!

Brown Sauce – Always divine on a bacon sandwich, or stir some into your baked beans, and savour the flavour!
Piccalilli – Pop some of this on your ham & cheese sandwich, you can thank me later

English Mustard – Soooo many options here!

  • Use it to spice up your potato salad.
  • Add 2 teaspoons mustard and 1 tablespoon of chopped mint to a pot of hummus to make a delicious dip!
  • Barbecuing sausages? Mix 2 tablespoons of English mustard and 3 tablespoons of runny honey and baste while cooking!

Branston Pickle – Pop some on a cracker with a little sharp cheddar, or of course for the traditional ploughman’s lunch serve this delicious pickle with a chunk of cheddar cheese, crusty bread and butter, make it super special by adding some summer fruits, pickled onions, sliced ham, pork pies, and a hard boiled egg!

Right that’s it, starving now! 😅we’re off to take our own advice!

Bon Appétit and we will see you again soon!

ps we’ve added  some handy links below for the products mentioned above, simply click the link to buy online!