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Don't throw away your old spices

Don't throw away your old spices

Authored By Red Rickshaw

We're probably not the first ones to break this news to you, but here goes: even the best quality turmeric or star anise doesn't last for ever, whether it's sealed in an airtight jar in the safest, driest, darkest recess of your cupboard or not. That's because as spices age, the essential oils that give them fragrance and flavour gradually evaporate, and the spices dry out and lose colour.   But it doesn't take as long as some people think— while your favourite chilli powder will be at its best within 6 months of purchase, most ground and whole spices will...

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Necessity is the mother of invention

Authored By George Hardy
The BBC's Big British Asian Summer has inspired us, so we thought we'd showcase a few culinary symbols of survival, ingenuity and adaptation, in tribute to Asians who have made a new life for themselves in Britain and around the world.
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Time for a cuppa?

Authored By George Hardy
We all love swigging from a strong mug of builder's brew, or pouring a delicate pot of Earl Gray into a milky china cup. But at Red Rickshaw, we don't like to rest on our laurels. Let us show you how far we go to find you great teas.
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National Dim Sum Week!

National Dim Sum Week!

events Authored By Molly Wakeman

It’s National Dim Sum Week! Celebrate by making your own! Originating from China, Dim Sum are delicious bite-sized portions of food, served together with tea. Here’s how to make your own! Steamed Vegetable Dumplings Dumplings are an ever popular Chinese snack served at Dim Sum time with unlimited Tea. Typically served in small steamer baskets, these vegetable dumplings are a particular favourite!   Chrysanthemum Tea Dim Sum isn’t complete without endless cups of tea, and chrysanthemum tea is the most popular variety. Unlimited tea during Dim Sum is actually called ‘yum cha’, meaning ‘drink tea’ in Cantonese. Sticky Rice Sticky rice...

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Our Picnic Essentials!

Our Picnic Essentials!

events summer Authored By Molly Wakeman

It’s National Picnic Week! Here is our list of essentials for a delicious feast in the sun! Innowise Plates (Pack of 20) If you’re looking for disposable plates, we recommend our Innowise palm leaf range. Not only do they offer a variety of fun shapes but these plates are 100% natural, eco-friendly, biodegradable and chemical free - much better for you and the environment than plastic! Luxury Nutural Spreads Sandwiches tend to be a traditional picnic food as they’re both filling and easy to make. If you take sandwiches on your picnic then be sure to give them an especially...

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