For the next week the Morpeth-based internet grocery ordering service which specialises in championing local producers, is offering a 10% discount on all Davenport's Chocolates Easter eggs.
Made by North Shields-based Jane Williams (pictured), the luxury eggs are filled with a selection of unusual chocolates, including raspberry and rose, cinnamon toffee, franzipan, fudge brique and jan-doo-yah.
Prices start at pounds 10.80. Go to www.foodlocalfood.com WEARSIDE bars, pubs and clubs are one step closer to being honoured under a national awards scheme.
The city's first Best Bar None awards, part of a UK-wide initiative, are due to be held on March 15 at the Best Western Roker Hotel and will highlight licensed premises which have exhibited responsible management and a safe and welcoming environment.
The awards, which are backed by the Home Office, were launched in 2003 and have been adopted nationwide, including in Durham and Newcastle.
GO tropical this spring with recipes that bring the taste of Brazil to the UK.
The free online recipe guide and video demonstrations show how to make dishes such as Brazilian bean risotto (pictured above) and vegetarian moqueca and sonhos, an Amazonian speciality. The recipes, which can be made with ingredients readily available in the UK, highlight the different styles of Brazil's regions and are available to download at www.braziltour.com MORE and more people are discovering the delights of growing their own vegetables, whether in their back garden or in an allotment.
The Home-Grown Vegetable Manual (Haynes, pounds 17.99) offers clear and practical advice on everything from finding an allotment and getting to know your soil, to pest control, harvesting, storing and preserving.
Other topics covered include essential tools and techniques, using fertilisers, successful composting and growing veg in a flower garden.