The Festival of Lights

As a millennial Jew, it’s hard not to think of Hanukkah without imagining Ross Gellar dressed up as the holiday armadillo trying to teach his son Ben about his Jewish heritage and the Festival of Lights. It got me to wondering, how many people out there really think that Superman did fly all the Jews out of […]

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Christmas in a Cup ​

The festive markets have arrived in Manchester, and that means one thing; Christmas is finally upon us. What makes you feel the most Christmassy? Perhaps it the twinkling lights that illuminate your hometown, or knitted jumpers, or mince pies? For us, there is only one answer, and that is a steaming cup of mulled wine. […]

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Fondue-you-really-love me?

Cheese. Honestly, what is better than cheese? Especially melted cheese. Nothing says ‘Food Porn’ more than soft, stringy, melty cheese dripping all over the place. It is sensual, and that’s a fact. The only issue is, it isn’t very good for you, and we aren’t talking about the old wives tale about it giving you […]

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Side Dish: Winter Hibernation

It is safe to say that it is officially freezing. It has been -1C three mornings on the trot this week, and let’s not even mention the lack of sunlight. It is times like these when we just want to curl up on the sofa and pretend that nothing exists. Unfortunately, we are not bears; […]

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‘Oh Shit, the Vegans are Back’

After the success of our last vegan post, we felt the itch to take this topic on again. I know, we can’t believe it either. We are sorry to disappoint, but we haven’t converted to veganism just yet, although there was a close call with G a few weeks back… We aren’t here to start […]

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Side Dish: Ten things we love about autumn​

It seems pretty obvious when looking at our previous posts from this month to that we both love autumn. Our social media feeds have been swimming in copper tones, and the cosy jumpers have been on for four weeks straight, whatever the weather. It is a beautiful time to be alive, and if you need […]

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Homemade Halloween

As seen on Brand Attic It’s that time of the year again, and aren’t we glad. As soon as we wave goodbye to summer, it is safe to say that we are looking forward to the first pumpkins popping up and gordy decorations hitting the shops. All Hallows’ Eve is here, and it’s time to […]

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Oh My Gourd

Seasonal eating in practice Autumn is an awesome time to eat. As our loyal readers will already know, last week we took a step back and did a little study on what was in season – something we are hoping to add to our recurring posts here on Ginseng & Thyme at every change of […]

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What’s in Season?

How to eat this autumn As the warmer months and the distant memory of summer slips into the past, we begin to swap our sandals for boots and our ditsy dresses or snuggly scarves. Autumn is here and we are welcoming her in with open arms. This time of year is our favourite as it […]

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Side Dish: Are you a good dinner guest?

Manners may cost nothing, but how many of these did you know? At a formal occasion, sit down first and wait for the hostess to unfold her own napkin and place it on her lap. If you leave the table temporarily during the dinner, place it on the chair. NEVER use it as a tissue, […]

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