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Category: Recipes | Posted on: December 18, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Iced Green Tea Mini Loaf Cakes

 

Mini Green Tea Loaves 2Clipper’s range of green teas work brilliantly in these unusual little cakes. The cakes are light and moist, not too sweet, and, come complete with a useful amount of antioxidants from the tea, which happily, are able to survive the baking process: just the thing for the dark days of January!

Clipper’s green tea with lemon or strawberry, matched with lemon zest or freeze-dried strawberry pieces respectively, work particularly well, but you could experiment with some of the other varieties in the range. Choose from: ginseng and raspberry, ginkgo biloba and blackcurrant, aloe vera and citrus or nettle and peppermint.

The cakes are baked in dinky little loaf tins, the kind that come in packs of 6 but if you don’t have any, you could bake them as muffins in a muffin tin, with or without paper cases.  Serve with a big cup of matching Clipper green tea!

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Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: December 4, 2013

On the 4th day of Christmas, Clipper sent to me…

EPC Hamper  2

The English Provender Co. make thoroughly scrumptious, all-natural chutneys, condiments & curds; their chefs are experts in flavour combinations and our traditional open pan cooking methods create naturally delicious combinations that taste every bit as good as home-made!

Today we’re giving away four of their hampers, crammed with products to pep up any festive feast this Christmas, including Apple, Pear & Fig Chutney, Wild Cranberry Sauce and Bramley Apple Sauce with Calvados!

Enter our 12 Days of Clipper Christmas to win!

 



Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: December 3, 2013

On the 3rd day of Christmas, Clipper sent to me…

Indian Tonic 200ml (with 4 pack) med res

A little fizz always goes down nicely, and our friends at Fever-Tree have created some delicious tonics worthy of the very best gins, and in doing so have re-invigorated that most quintessential British cocktail – the G&T!

Disappointed by the tonics available on the mass market,  founders Charles Rolls and Tim Warrillow began creating mixers using natural and fresh ingredients. The brand name was chosen as ‘fever tree’, the colloquial name for the cinchona tree, the bark of which produces quinine, is the essential bitterness in tonic water.

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Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: December 2, 2013

On the 2nd day of Christmas, Clipper sent to me…

Boden‘Tis the season to kick up your heels in show-stopping style, so today we’re giving away two shopping sprees with Boden, Britain’s best loved mail order clothing brand! You’ll feel like all your Christmases have come at once with their new Christmas collection, so why not give your Little Black Dress a well-deserved break?

They’ve poured on the colour and worked their magic with beautiful embellishment, sparkling sequins, luxurious lace and amazing metallic jacquards. Their clothes are guaranteed to banish that ‘bah humbug’ feeling and put you in the mood for festive fun, so for your chance to win massive £150 Boden shopping spree head over to the 12 Days of Clipper Christmas book!



Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: December 1, 2013

On the 1st day of Christmas, Clipper sent to me..

CornishwareStarting our calendar of festivities off with a bang are T.G. Green, who have been making kitchen and tableware since 1864. Cornishware are kindly giving away a lovely red teapot, two mugs and a tea storage jar. As if that wasn’t enough, they’re also offering you 15% off when you quote CLIPPER15 at the checkout of their online shop!

T.G.Green began producing its famous kitchenware in Church Gresley, Derbyshire – a county famous for its pottery – using a nifty lathe-turning technique that scraped blue slip away from its beautiful ceramics to reveal white bands of clay beneath. Those stripes reminded an employee of the blue skies and white-crested waves of Cornwall, which is how Cornishware got its name!

To learn more about the history of those splendid stripes, check out the Cornishware website, and for your chance win everything you need to make a beautiful cup of tea, open up our 12 Days of Clipper Christmas book…