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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…

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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…



Category: Recipes, Things to Do and Win | Posted on: November 27, 2013

Mrs Simkins’ Festive Mini Iced Carrot Cakes

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These darling little carrot cakes look as if they’ve just fallen off the Christmas tree! They are are very simple to put together: a food processor makes short work of both the cake mixture and the icing.

Serve with a pot of your favourite Clipper brew!

 

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Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: November 5, 2013

How to Make Your Very Own Felt Decoration…

We’ve had lots of fun in the Clipper office making felt decorations of all different shapes and sizes! Add a ribbon and hang them on your Christmas tree, include them in a homemade advent calendar, or decorate your desk!

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Category: Recipes, Things to Do and Win | Posted on: September 17, 2013

Fruitful Thinking Wins Fruity Tea!

We’ve been tasting a whole lot of fruit teas and infusions this morning…our taste buds are a tingling with bursts of berries, apples, lemons and we even threw a bit of rhubarb in there, although not technically a fruit – sneaky rhubarb!

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Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: August 30, 2013

Win River Cottage Autumn Fair Tickets!

Celebrate the harvest with a trip to the River Cottage Autumn Fair on 7 – 8 September 2013!Farmhouse

The Autumn fair is a great opportunity to have a nose around River Cottage HQ and meet the gang off the telly, including Hugh himself!

There will be cookery demonstrations and talks from the team and contributors, fun activities for children, as well as a range of food, drink and artisan producers selling their wares. The team of chefs put on delicious festival food, often cooked on the barbeque or in their wood fired oven and of course there are always lashings of local beer and cider, with musicians playing throughout the day.

We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to the River Cottage Autumn Fair, and to enter all you need to do is leave us a comment below, telling us what is your favourite autumnal treat – be it a warming apple and blackberry pie, or your delicious version of cheese on toast!

To find out more about the Autumn Fair, visit the River Cottage website!

Entry closes midnight Sunday 1st September.



Category: Magical Teapot Tour, Things to Do and Win | Posted on: July 15, 2013

Win Buxton Opera Tickets!

Goodbye Hampton, Hello Buxton!

The first week of our Teapot Tour is now complete! We’ve met loads of lovely people, given away more mugs than you can shake a teabag at, and helped to judge a fabulous scarecrow competition.

If you’d like to have a look back at some of the special moments then check out our hub page, where all the #ClipperHampton videos, tweets, and photos are there to be explored.

Here are some of our favourites:

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Category: Things to Do and Win | Posted on: June 6, 2013

Announcing our Gingerbread Day Competition Winners!

Thanks to everybody who entered our National Gingerbread Day Competition yesterday, we loved reading through all of the comments telling us which Clipper brew you’d dunk your Fudges biscuits in if you won. Here are some of our favourites:

Everyday tea,
Perfect for me
With ginger biscuits so fine,
I’ll be glad if they’re mine!
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