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Saffron looks to the future - plus making the perfect curry

Posted: 21st May 2020 in News

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As the government start to relax the laws for businesses we continue to monitor the guidelines. The latest information suggests that we are able to offer a collection service, taking into account social distancing guidelines, of orders taken online or over the phone.

This is encouraging news which we will be adapting our service to accommodate in due course. Keep an eye out for updates on our Facebook page.

Final Week of Ramadan

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We are now in our final week of Ramadan. What is usually shared with our friends and family as we gather to break the fast each day has been restricted to our household due to the coronavirus lockdown.

This holy month is brought to a close with the Eid-ul-Fitr celebration, also known as the "Festival of Breaking the Fast", where families would normally come together to celebrate the month’s achievements. 

Of course, this year it will not be possible which saddens us, but the current situation has highlighted the message behind Ramadan of encouraging acts of kindness and generosity.

DIY Curry

If you are feeling creative why not try making your own curry? Here are some of our top tips for making the perfect curry.

Fresh spices – It is essential to use fresh ingredients. Chuck away those spices lingering in the back of the cupboard.

How hot? – Getting the balance of heat right can be difficult and chillies can vary hugely. The heat of a chilli reduces during cooking, so for a milder curry add your chillies earlier.

Fry your spices first – Spices must be fried thoroughly to prevent them tasting harsh and gritty, but be careful not to let them burn. If they start to look dry, add a few more drops of oil or water.

Garam Massala – Generally it is better to add this at the end as it works on an aromatic level, so stir in a little just before serving to release those fresh aromas.

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Thick silky sauces – Try adding tomato puree, coconut milk or yoghurt as a natural thickener. You can also throw in some ground almonds or peanuts to really give your sauce a boost.

Slow cooking – Take your time when creating a curry. Cook your onions slowly until soft and then increase the heat to colour them. A curry cooked slowly allows for the flavours to fully develop for a richer taste.

However, if you are looking for the perfect curry and have no time to make it, pick up the phone or go online and order one of our delicious curries instead!

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Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness week where people are encouraged to be kind, to give and to be compassionate towards others. The kindness that has been shown during this challenging time has been inspirational; from our key workers working in the frontline, neighbours checking in on residents in their street and strangers offering their time to make someone else’s life a little richer through a phone call or delivering a parcel.

Let’s not forgot that the little acts of kindness often cost nothing but can make a big impact on another.

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Our Online Activity

Over the past few months, we have been sharing more and more information, pictures and advice across our social media and it has been a pleasure to receive such positive feedback and engagement from our followers. Please continue to comment and like our posts as we do read them all. 

As always, please feel free to get in touch giving us your feedback and by sharing by using the social media buttons in this post.

Stay Safe Everyone!

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