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Bringing something different to the picnic

  National Picnic Day. National picnic day is on the 23rd April. Although April is known for its showers, the sun still likes to make an appearance. So grab your blankets, make shift baskets and head out into the UK sunshine for a good old-fashioned picnic!   According to some picnic experts (yes - they really do exist) - the top tips for a great picnic include preparation, entertainment, protection and tidiness.  So, here at Spice Pots we thought we’d help you with some ideas for the prepping phase of your picnic – after all, food is the most important part of any good picnic isn’t it?   This year, instead of filling your hamper with a sandwiches, sausage rolls, pasties...

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The Story of Spice Pots

  Spice Pots was founded by Melanie Auld, who has always has a passion for cooking. Her love for superb home-cooked curries was inspired by a life-changing trip to India in 1993, and since then, Melanie strived to perfect her home-cooked recipes. In 2013, Melanie launched Spice Pots from her kitchen in East Lothian, and since then Spice Pots has grown and grown - and now anyone can now make her signature curries without the hassle, long ingredient lists or complicated recipes. In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to find the time to make a home-cooked meal. Between juggling children; work; exercising; and socialising, convenience and processed foods on the go have made sitting around the dinner table...

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Spring Forward to a New You: Our Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen

Spring Forward to a New You: Our Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Kitchen We have officially entered spring - it’s that time of year again when the weather is starts to warm up, flowers begin to bloom and summer seems like it's just around the corner. It’s the perfect time to bust open the windows, get the feather duster out and freshen up our homes! Don’t know where to start? Lucky for you we have put together a fool-proof list to help you de-clutter, and give your kitchen a good freshen up - get your rubber gloves ready! 1. Get Rid of the Out of Dates! - We all stock up on tins of hearty soup and baked beans over...

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Four Ways To Make Mother’s Day Last All Year Long

Mother’s Day is great. It’s a whole day for us all to celebrate the wonderful women who brought us into the world. No-one quite knows how, but mums always manage. School bags are always packed, uniforms ironed, and dinner is always on the table. They’re a shoulder to cry on when you are sad and someone to raise a glass with when you are celebrating. So is just one Mother’s Day really enough?

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