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Pickling Made Easy

Pickling is a method of preserving food in order to extend its shelf life by immersing it in either vinegar or brine. The acidity of the solution means that bacteria cannot survive in the environment, meaning the food doesn't rot or mould.

We've put together a simple guide on how to create your own pickled goods, top tips and tricks for ensuring that you get the most out of your home pickling and a selection of our favourite recipes for you to add to salads, sandwiches and stir fries!

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All About Kombucha

Kombucha is a fermented drink made from sweetened tea and a live culture known as 'SCOBY' (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeasts) that becomes a delicious alternative to other carbonated beverages such as lemonade. It is largely classified as a functional beverage, meaning that it is a non-alcoholic drink that contains vitamins, amino acids or other nutrients.

Originating in Northeast China (and historically referred to as Manchuria) around 220 B.C, Kombucha is renowned for its healing properties, including probiotic benefits that encourage gut bacteria diversity and aid digestion. Despite a slight dip in international popularity during WWII as a result of tea and sugar supply shortages, Kombucha saw sales surge following a 1960s study conducted in Switzerland that compared its 'powers' to that of yoghurt.

We'll be discussing how Kombucha is made, some of the incredible benefits of this drink and how to spice up your own Kombucha with a whole host of flavour recommendations!

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Sustainability for Success

"Switching focus to cater increasingly to a UK lockdown has been on the agenda for most hot beverages and cold brew suppliers during 2020 - and many are facing 2021 confidently, with strong plans to back their brands." - The Grocer Guide to Hot Drinks & Cold Brew

We spoke to The Grocer about the trends that we've seen in the coffee industry over the last year admidst a global pandemic, as well as our plans for the future of Dualit and how we are working to become an increasingly sustainable and forward thinking company.

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Dualit’s Fairtrade Commitment

Here at Dualit, sustainability and ethically sourced products are of the upmost importance. Our Managing Director, Leslie, and his son, Alex Gort-Barten, take pride in supporting sustainable initiatives - from reducing waste with our repairable Classic Toasters and Kettles, the patented EcoPress Aluminium Capsules Recycler and our industrially Compostable+ Coffee Capsules, to giving back to society and the workers that bring our products to life.

One such initiative is Fairtrade - "Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world."¹ Fairtrade is a global movement that is represented by the Fairtrade Foundation and works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade fair.

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Have you registered your appliance?

Registering your appliance is a precautionary measure to keep your home safe in the unlikely event that a safety notification is issued, so that the manufacturer can contact you quickly.

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How to take Instagram pictures like a pro

We asked our in-house experts to share some top tips to help you style and take beautiful pictures of your home for Instagram.

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How to host a virtual coffee morning for Breast Cancer Haven

We may be living through an uncertain time right now with many of our usual day to day activities paused during lockdown, however it is vital that some things are ongoing. That's why here at Dualit, we are asking our wonderful customers to help support our chosen charity, Breast Cancer Haven, who need your help now more than ever.

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Our Top 5 Pancake Recipes

The classic lemon and sugar pancake will always be a firm favourite amongst pancake fans. However, if you fancy trying something a little different on Shrove Tuesday, Dualit have been hard at work in the kitchen to come up with five tantalising toppings for making pancakes to impress!

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Clean Out Your Fridge Recipes

With the festive season fast approaching, now is a good time to make space for all the Christmas food shopping by ridding all the unnecessary foods you've got sat in your fridge which are coming to the end of their lives.

At Dualit, we love using this as a chance to get creative in the kitchen! Using your cupboard staples, fridge and freezer leftovers or bits that you've purchased but haven't decided what to do with. Check out our recipes below for some of our favourite meals and snacks, all of which are easy to adapt to fit in with your own favourite flavours.

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