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25.05.2017 

This lemon vinaigrette is so simple yet is sure to impress your guests.

INGREDIENTS


INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Whisk the oil, lemon, mustard, garlic and sugar (if using) together until combined.
  2. Add salt, pepper and thyme to taste.
  3. Serve over your favorite salad greens. Delicious! 



24.05.2017

Simple but Delicious Iced Mocha.
Put 1 tbsp of sugar, 1 tbsp of cocoa and 250ml of cold strong coffee in a blender. Whizz for 10-20 seconds. Pour over ice. Voila! Perfect on a sunny day.

 


12.05.2017

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03.05.2017

We have chosen a winner..... Abigail Hamilton! We are also being very generous and sending a runner-up prize to Diane Bavington and Sheelagh Chambers. Please email us your address and email. We will be sending Bloom & Wild vouchers to 10 entrants.
However, don't be too disappointed - to all of you who entered, please email us your email address and we will send you a Special Money Off Code.



06.04.2017

1. The promoter is: Solavia Ltd.
2. Employees of Solavia Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook and Twitter.
5. Closing date for entry will be 12 April 2017 at 13.00. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and the prize for the winner are as follows: Like and share this post and like Solavia Facebook page , guess the capacity of the bowl in litres. Free delivery UK Mainland only. Any international competitors are responsible to pay any shipping, customs and country specific taxes that may be applicable.
8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
11. Winners will be chosen:  

  1. At random by a representative of Solavia Ltd. 

12. The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Solavia Ltd and not to any other party.



28.02.17

Check out Kelly Hoppen's Top Trends for 2017: 
http://www.housebeautiful.co.uk/decorate/looks/a1318/kelly-hoppen-interior-design-trends-2017/

Our Siena Vases are right on trend.





17.02.2017

Delicious Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake

INGREDIENTS 

(please note these are US measurements)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring 1/4 cup water to a rolling boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add butter, 1 piece at a time, whisking to combine after each addition. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate until completely melted. Set aside.

  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together milk, eggs, and vanilla in another medium bowl. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture, whisking until smooth. Add chocolate-butter mixture, whisking until smooth. Pour through a fine sieve into an airtight container; discard lumps. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to overnight.

  3. Lightly coat an 8-inch crepe pan or nonstick skillet with melted butter. Heat over medium heat until just starting to smoke. Remove pan from heat; pour about 2 tablespoons batter into pan, swirling to cover bottom. Reduce heat to medium-low; return pan to heat. Cook, flipping once, until edges are golden and center is dry, about 30 seconds per side.

  4. Slide crepe onto a plate. Repeat process with remaining batter, coating pan with butter as needed. Crepes can be refrigerated, covered, up to 1 day.

  5. Place a crepe on a wire rack set over a rimmed baking sheet. Spread with about 3 tablespoons hazelnut filling. Top with another crepe. Continue layering with hazelnut filling and crepes, using about 32 crepes and ending with a crepe on top. Refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.

  6. Spoon 1/2 cup glaze on top of the cake, spreading to edges. Spread remaining glaze around sides of cake, coating completely. Refrigerate until glaze is firm and set, about 20 minutes. Cake can be refrigerated up to 3 days. Garnish with toasted and candied hazelnuts.




02.12.2016

Christmas Ice Bucket

How cool is this Christmas wine cooler?

Line a vase, cooler, or pot with winter berries, rosemary or festive foliage, put something in the middle to create the hollow shape (a large jar, or a freezer bag filled with water should do the trick ), then pour water around the edges, making sure the berries come right up around the sides. If you want the glass to remain clear, use preboiled water.

Pop it into the freezer over night, and et voila – a pretty impressive festive cooler!


25.11.2016

BLACK FRIDAY WEEKEND SALE

£5 Off Orders Over £30 (Discount Code BLACKFRIDAY5)
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11.11.2016
Competition time: Please read our standard Terms and Conditions.
1. The promoter is: Solavia Ltd.
2. Employees of Solavia Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook and Twitter.
5. Closing date for entry will be 22th November 2016 at 13.00. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and the prize for the winner are as follows: Follow the link to sign up for our newletter. Free delivery UK Mainland only. Any international competitors are responsible to pay any shipping, customs and country specific taxes that may be applicable.
8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
11. Winners will be chosen:  
  1. At random by a representative of Solavia Ltd. 
12. The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Solavia Ltd and not to any other party.
 

18.10.2016
To make this bloody Halloween cake, first bake and cool your cake with two 8 inch cake pans.  Split each cake, and fill with cream cheese frosting.  Let cake sit in refrigerator for 2 hours to let the frosting set…this will help make sure you don’t have bulges outside of your cake when you frost it.  Next apply a crumb coat all over the cake.  Red Velvet cake makes a lot of crumbs! Let it sit in refrigerator until frosting has set, about 20 minutes.  Next frost your cake with the buttercream frosting.  Now comes the fun part!
Make the red ganache and pour it into a squeeze bottle.  Carefully squeeze ganache along edge and allow it to drip down the cake.  Then fill in the middle with remaining ganache.

Red chocolate ganache

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. chop up red candy melts
  2. color cream with red coloring, and heat cream in pan till starts to boil
  3. pour cream over candy melts in a bowl
  4. stir until smooth



26.09.2016

Win Free Tickets to Cake & Bake Show  

Simply Like & Share our Facebook page to be in a chance to win.

Competition time: Please read our standard Terms and Conditions.

1. The promoter is: Solavia Ltd.
2. Employees of Solavia Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook.
5. Closing date for entry will be 26th September. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and the prize for the winner are as follows: Like and share this post and like Solavia Facebook page
8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
11. Winners will be chosen:  
  1. At random by a representative of Solavia Ltd. 
12. The winner will be notified by email within 24hrs of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Solavia Ltd and not to any other party.

To book the exclusive £9 offer - visit www.thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk or call 0844 854 1364 and quote EXCLUSIVE9
 
*T&Cs for £9 Offer: Book before 8th October 2016. Concessions not included. £1.75 transaction fee applies per order. For children’s ticket prices please see the website for details. Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.
 


08.08.2016

How to bring the sparkle back to your glassware...   

Ever wondered how to bring the shine back to your favourite glass products? There are several simple ways to clean your carafe or vase by using common kitchen products.

For hard to reach bottles/carafes or vases:

* Fill it 3/4 full with warm water, a bit of dish detergent and about a teaspoon of uncooked rice (if it's a medium to large size, add more if you think you need it).

* Seal the top and shake, shake, shake and swirl the rice around a bit. If the glass is fragile, swirl gently.

* Once cleaned, rinse out the grains of rice and soapy water, then allow to air dry (without the cap or cork on if there is one).

If there is a white film or crusty deposit, trying soaking in a 50/50 vinegar and warm water solution for a few hours or even overnight (fill to top). Dump the liquid and then add warm soapy water and uncooked rice then proceed as noted above.

Glass vases are always lovely with freshly-cut flowers in them. After a few days, however, those flowers may leave a scummy ring on the inside of your vase, while other vases become cloudy from a build-up of mineral deposits in your water. You could try the above methods or for localised stains, try:

* Salt and vinegar paste — Take 1/2 tablespoon of salt and mix in vinegar to create a paste. Use a bottlebrush or wooden spoon to spread the paste on any scummy rings or mineral deposits inside your vase. Let this sit for 15-30 minutes, and then scrub off.

We would love to hear your success stories. Please email us at customerservices@solavia.co.uk 


25.07.2016

Competition time: Please read our standard Terms and Conditions.

1. The promoter is: Solavia Ltd.
2. Employees of Solavia Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook and Twitter.
5. Closing date for entry will be 31th July 2016 at 13.00. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and the prize for the winner are as follows: Like and share this post and like Solavia Facebook page , guess the capcity of the bowl in litres. Free delivery UK Mainland only. Any international competitors are responsible to pay any shipping, customs and country specific taxes that may be applicable.
8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
11. Winners will be chosen:  
  1. At random by a representative of Solavia Ltd. 
12. The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Solavia Ltd and not to any other party.
 

21.07.2016

Create your own mini bar



It's very simple to create an eye-catching mini bar in your home. Why not upcycle an old piece of furniture - you could even paint it or just use a tray, then add a few bottles of your favourite tipple and some of our gorgeous barware items. Perfect for entertaining.
Check out our barware section and crystal collection sections.


07.07.2016

Elderflower Cordial

There are few things more delicious in summer than elderflower cordial. It's relatively simple to make and many people have their own twist to the classic recipe. This is a great and simple recipe to try:

• Pick 25 flower heads (they should always be picked while they are in full sun for the best taste)

• Boil 2 litres of water and dissolve 1.3kg sugar in it

• Take off the heat and add the flower heads

• Slice 2-3 lemons into a bowl (at this point you can add citric acid to prolong shelf life)

• Pour the liquid over the lemons, cover and leave for 24hrs

• Strain into a bottle

• Add ice and water to taste

• Lie back and ignore the weeding

We have a range of beautiful bottles which would make perfect presents or why not just treat yourself?

14.06.2016

Some useful links if you want to find out more about handmade glassware:

http://www.cmog.org/
http://www.theopaphitissbs.com/profile/1657/Solavia-Fine-Glassware
http://linotagliapietra.com/
http://www.theglasshub.co.uk/

http://www.theglassdirectory.co.uk/
http://londonglassblowing.co.uk/
http://london.tastefestivals.com/?gclid=CJaYkOmqp80CFa0W0wodh_8D_g

06.06.2016


As it is Father's Day on 19th June, make is Special for your Dad.
Engrave your Dad's initials for free on any of our products! All orders must be received by 14th June to leave ample time for engraving and sending the product out to you. And remember we have Free UK Mainland Standard delivery on all orders over £50. Leave us a message while ordering and we will take care of everything for you.


02.06.2016

MINI TIRAMISUS (by The Kiwi Cook)

Serves 6

Ingredients: 

Method:

  1. First put the egg yolks into a medium-sized bowl together with the sugar and beat with an electric hand whisk on high speed for about 3 minutes, or until the mixture is light and pale.
  2. In a separate large bowl, stir the mascarpone to soften it, add the vanilla extract, then gradually beat in the egg yolk mixture, a third at a time. Between each addition, beat well until the mixture is smooth before adding more.
  3. Now wash and dry the beaters of the whisk, then in a third separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks. Now lightly fold this into the mascarpone mixture and then put the bowl to one side.
  4. Pour the coffee and rum into a shallow dish. Next, break the biscuits into a size that will fit easily into the bottom of the glass (Delia halved hers; I quartered mine), and dip them briefly into the coffee mixture, turning them over – they will absorb the liquid very quickly.
  5. Take your six glasses (they should be about 200ml capacity) and start layering the dessert. Start with 3 of the soaked sponge bits into each glass, followed by a tablespoon of mascarpone mixture, then a layer of grated chocolate.
  6. Repeat the whole process, putting 5 halves in next (I could only fit 3 halves), followed by the mascarpone, finishing with a layer of grated chocolate and a final dusting of cocoa powder.
  7. Cover the glasses with cling-film then chill in the refrigerator for several hours (preferably 24 hours for the flavours to amalgamate and the biscuits to soften) and serve straight from the fridge.


26.05.2016

Not just a pretty flower...


Who knew that flowers could have so many healing properties? Lavender can be used for insomnia, headache even skin breakout. Jasmine is often used in aromatherapy to boost confidence and soothe nerves. Roses offer antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. And according to NASA, chrysanthemums removes toxic compounds like ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde and xylene from the atmosphere.
 

25.05.2016
 

Unexpected ways to increase the life expectancy of fresh cut blooms


What's the point in having a beautiful bunch of flowers, if they don't last very long? Here are several unexpected ways to increase the life expectancy of your flowers.


24.05.2016

The Winner of our competition is Dawn Broadhead. Congratulations!



24.05.2016


Roses are red, violets are blue...

Do you know that every colour of rose has a different meaning? We all know that red represents love but did you also know that it represents courage and respect? To help you, we have compiled a small list of the main colours.
So next time you give someone roses, give some thought to their hidden meaning.

20.05.2016

Competition time: please read our standard Terms and Conditions.

1. The promoter is: Solavia Ltd.
2. Employees of Solavia Ltd or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via Facebook and Twitter.
5. Closing date for entry will be 24th May 2016 at 13.00. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
7. The rules of the competition and the prize for the winner are as follows: Tell us what it is in the picture and name it. The winner will receive the mystery prize. Free delivery UK Mainland only. Any international competitors are responsible to pay any shipping, customs and country specific taxes that may be applicable.
8. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
9. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
10. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
11. Winners will be chosen:  
  1. At random by a representative of Solavia Ltd. 
12. The winner will be notified by email within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
13. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
14. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
15. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English Law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK Data Protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
18. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
19. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Solavia Ltd and not to any other party.
 

08.04.2016

Here is your weekend code: PROMO20, use it at the checkout.
Offer is valid from Saturday 9th April untill Monday, 11th April, 10am


8 ideas for the perfect entertaining

 
The days are getting longer, the sun is shining, trees are in blossom and tulips
are peeping through the earth. It can only mean one thing – spring is here!
To top it off, it’s not long till summer holidays so why not pull out all the stops to celebrate?
Here are some of our ideas for spring and summer entertaining that will leave your weekend
guests seriously impressed. 
  1. You can give large boxed chocolates to your visitors but we love the idea of having bowls and bonbon jars of smaller treats dotted around the house. Fill the retro bonbon jar (http://www.solavia.co.uk/retro-bonbon-jar-33cm-largo-1880-p.asp) with pralines from Rococo Chocolates ( http://www.rococochocolates.com/Pralines-Caramels-Confections/b/1365013031?ie=UTF8&title=Pralines+%26+Caramels), or use the basket with a handle (http://www.solavia.co.uk/basket-with-a-handle-1457-p.asp) as a centrepiece at your dining table. 
  2. As spring is very much evident in the garden, bring the outside in with posies and bouquets of flowers. See our selection of vases here: http://www.solavia.co.uk/vases-26-c.asp. Our favourite spring flowers include narcissi, tulips, anemones, hyacinths and ranunculus.
     
  3. For a fun grown- up take on a birthday gift with a difference, use a jar. We fancy having a go at filling a jar one-third with scorched hazelnuts and placing a Traffic Jam Sweets from Rococo Chocolates (http://bit.ly/1SrwDPb) or Praline Cigar  inside and finishing it off with a ribbon tied in a bow around it. See our selection of glass jars here: http://www.solavia.co.uk/jars-28-c.asp 
  4. Don’t forget table decorations for your weekend feast. Try putting battery-powered tiny copper wire lights (we love these from lights4fun https://www.lights4fun.co.uk/i/q/C50-YWCO/50-warm-white-led-copper-micro-fairy-lights) scrunched up under the high footed stand with dome (http://www.solavia.co.uk/high-footed-stand-with-dome-325cm-1850-p.asp) for a magical effect.  
  5. If you haven’t overdone it with the sugar already, make a dessert and present it in a glass bowl to show off the colours. How about an old-fashioned rhubarb trifle in this vintage retro footed bowl (http://www.solavia.co.uk/vintage-retro-footed-bowl-23cm-1840-p.asp)? 
  1. You can use your home-baked treats as decorations, too. Try piling up homemade hot-cross buns or braided bread on this footed cake stand http://www.solavia.co.uk/footed-cake-stand-32cm-1421-p.asp) or presenting a pretty simnel cake (try this beauty from Bettys https://www.bettys.co.uk/easter/simnel-and-easter-cakes/large-simnel-fruit-cake) on the glass footed cake stand http://www.solavia.co.uk/glass-footed-cake-stand-21-cm-9cm-high-horos2-1764-p.asp). 
  1. You can’t go wrong with a good cocktail for your guests. As lemon is used in lots of recipes, try a simple Sorrento Sparkle, a combination of limoncello and prosecco. Serve in these black stem cocktail Martini glasses (http://www.solavia.co.uk/6-black-stem-cocktail-martini-260ml-glasses-1184-p.asp) or vintage Martini cocktail glasses (http://www.solavia.co.uk/6-vintage-martini-cocktail-glasses-170ml-173-p.asp) with a twist of lemon peel on the side of the glass for decoration. 
  1. Lastly, no feasting table is complete without a decanter and glasses full of a good wine. Raise a glass to friends and family and rejoice in what the season will bring. http://www.solavia.co.uk/glass-carafe-15-litres-1188-p.asp
 

Roseanna Morris
Freelance Journalist and Writer