BRITISH SANDWICH WEEK
At AMARONI we welcome the chance to help celebrate this week-long event of the greatest food to go and possibly one of Britain’s most iconic culinary inventions, the Sandwich!
It is said that the modern sandwich is named after Lord John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. He was a “dedicated” gambler, did not like to take time out from the game to have a meal. He would, therefore, ask casino waiters to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread; a habit well known among his gambling friends. Because John Montagu was the Earl of Sandwich others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” – aka the ‘sandwich.’
This is the perfect opportunity to bring out your afternoon tea essentials, cake stands, side plates and teapots to help celebrate.
Peter Rabbit Contemporary Collection
Celebrate British Sandwich Week
Whilst the vast majority of our glasses are, strictly speaking, ‘dishwasher safe’ wherever possible we strongly suggest hand washing. This will help to prolong the clarity & shine of the glass as well as reduce the chances of it becoming scratched or broken… and with glasses this gorgeous, no one wants that!
These beautiful glasses with a decorated, Ancient Greek pattern around the glass making it highly tactile, enhancing all the senses! A brilliant size for an everyday drinking glass with a stylish design! Made of glass by Anton Studio Designs.
Anton Studio Design Camargue Goblets
The Bia Taipei Oriental range is created around four principal colours, blue, green,yellow and red, with the bowls, plates and dishes all cleverly co-ordinated. The key line is the textured bowls, which have a different colour inside and out, with a subtly contrasting band of colour around the rim.
Try mix and matching plates, bowls and dipping dishes in the different colours available to create a striking look for your table!
Oriental inspired simple, fun design. Available in four different colours and made from porcelain. Dishwasher & microwave safe.
Bia Taipei Oriental Tableware
Brilliant and functional elephant and camel teapots, in shimmering platinum, bright gold or white with detailed definitions and reliefs across its entire body. Made from durable porcelain with a high quality glaze. Designed by BIA.
Bia Elephant and Camel Teapots
The Rebu Tropical Bamboo range features table top dining products, including salad bowls, salad servers, trays and snack and fruit bowls that are perfect for entertaining or just serving up a simple meal.
Available in four colours – pink, aqua, lime green and white – each item has a bamboo inner surface and a colourful lacquered outer surface with an ombre effect, which adds a bright contemporary twist to this range.
Rebu Range of table top dining products are made from Tropical Bamboo and plant extracts and are 100% environmentally friendly. The Rebu range is perfect for any occasion, entertaining or a simple al fresco meal.
Rebu Table Top Dining
Perfect Picnic Essentials
The weather is hopefully warming up now and as the days are getting longer we can enjoy the great outdoors! And what better way is there to spend time with friends and family than having a picnic.
Navigate specialise in outdoor living solutions, designing and creating practical and stylish products for all things alfresco. They pride themselves in offering ‘nice fresh products with a point of difference not reinventing the wheel, just developing product ideas and making them more functional and desirable through surface design, unique features or by adding an innovative edge.
The subtle and simple Navy stripe captures the essence of coastal living with a clean, crisp design that is both modern and timeless.
As featured in Vivere Country Magazine April 2017
Breton Coastal 4 Person Hamper
BIA’s Infuse range offers smart, colourful and practical teapots, ideal for loose teas or teabags.
Made from durable stoneware, each pot has a stainless steel lid fitted onto the handle, which is easy to open thanks to its thumb tab. Along with this, inside is a fine, removable, stainless steel infuser making it perfect for both loose leaf teas and tea bags alike!
Due to its cylindrical shape, Infuse is also easy to stack, and so makes for a great colourful display, as well as easy storage.
Available in a range of colours, each one comes beautifully presented in its own gift box.
As featured in Yorkshire Post 03/05/2017
Bia Infuse Teapot
During the summer there is nothing better than enjoying your garden – but of course to get the most out of it you need to make sure that you have the right furniture. However the drawback with most garden sets is that they are made from heavy materials to ensure they resist the elements – making them difficult to move or store.
At Amaroni we have an extensive stock of fantastic Skyline Design Chill Out Loungers which are available in a range of designs, ensuring you will have no problem identifying the perfect furniture for your needs.
Rattan furniture is so sturdy thanks to the woven structure, while it is also lightweight making it easy to move and store away during the winter. The rattan furniture is just as weather resistant as other more cumbersome pieces, while you’ll be helping the environment too, as rattan fibres are fully recyclable
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As we wave goodbye to summer and the dark nights draw in, it’s time to take a slower pace of life and enjoy the delights that autumn brings. We’re a massive fan of Sloe Gin and believe you’ll enjoy a cosy night in next to a burning fire with a glass of our favorite berries just as much as us!
Sloes are the fruit of the blackthorn and are one of the last fruits to remain on the trees before the winter draws in. Sloes look very attractive on the blackthorn and cluster together around the branches like bunches of grapes, unfortunately the taste of the fruit doesn’t match its attractive appearance, as they are incredibly sour. Many believe that you should wait until the first frost to pick sloes, but generally they are best from around September, following a bout of cold weather and autumn showers. However this year is a little different, due to our very mild winter last year, followed by a warm spring and those summer showers, sloes have started to appear earlier, much to our enjoyment. Our weird and wonderful weather has tricked the sloes in to thinking its autumn already and that frosts are on their way, so a bumper crop has grown ahead of schedule.
Sloes and gin are a match made in heaven, so try your hand at creating your own by storing the sloes in a jar with white sugar and gin. Place the jar in a cool, dark place for a few months and shake the bottle every few days. By the time Christmas comes around you’ll have a gorgeous dark liqueur which can be drank neat or with tonic. Make your own this autumn with this easy recipe – well you’ve got to make the most of this bumper crop haven’t you?!
500g ripe sloes
1 liter of gin
To prepare the sloes before bottling you can prick each one with a pin or a great tip we have picked up is put the sloes in the freezer as this will break down their structure so no need to spend hours pricking them.
Put the sloes in to a large preserving jar and pour over the sugar and the gin.
Seal the jar and shake.
Shake the jar every day until the sugar has dissolved.
Store in a dark cupboard and after about three months strain out the sloes through muslin.
Pour the gin into a sloe gin bottle.
Your sloe gin will now be perfectly fine for drinking but for an enhanced taste, store the sloe gin in a dark cupboard for as long as possible, even years will be fine.
The Zoku Quick Pop Maker freezes ice pops in as little as seven
minutes right on your countertop without electricity. Quickly make striped pops,
yogurt pops or (for the first time ever at home) flavored core pops. To enjoy
Quick Pops at a moment’s notice, simply store the compact base in your freezer.
The kit includes six durable, reusable plastic pop sticks that have unique
ridged designs that allow pops to adhere securely, with special drip guards for
tidy eating. A specially designed Super Tool helps to quickly release the frozen
treats from their molds.
The unit can make up to 9 pops before refreezing
the unit again