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    Create an outdoor dining area

    by  • June 3, 2016 • Other

    From cosy dining nooks to alfresco cooking spaces, there are plenty of ways to create an outdoor room to be proud of this summer. No, I’m not just talking about dusting off the BBQ and getting the rattan furniture out of the shed, why not go one step further and create a dedicated outdoor dining area? It will give you much needed extra space, as well as smarten up the exterior of your home.

    Dining area

    Define zones in your garden by using an architectural device, such as a roof structure or obvious patio area. In most cases choosing the right furniture can help tie the look together.garden-5-modern-livingetc


    Take it to the edge

    When the weather is finally warm enough to throw open the French doors or slide back the bi-folding frames, why not take advantage of it. A simple trick, such as moving the kitchen table to the edge of the room will help create an indoor/outdoor (totally weatherproof) dining area with minimal effort.



    Cook’s corner

    Cooking in the garden has progressed from basic barbecues to full-scale outdoor kitchens. Why not have a specific cooking appliance built that can withstand the weather? Hang cooking utensils from racks and hooks fastened to the fence for a practical cooking solution.patio

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    Kitchen essentials for a flippin’ good Pancake Day

    by  • February 9, 2016 • Other

    It’s your last chance to over indulge in all those sugary delights sitting in the pantry, so make it a good one – you won’t want those tempting teasers there tomorrow when Lent begins!

    I’m talking Nutella and caramel infused towers, blueberry ice cream gluing purple pancakes together and more sprinkles than IHOP can handle. Here are all the essentials you need to throw a pancake party like your kitchen has never seen before…


    A large hob station


    There’s plenty of room to flip and flick till your heart’s content at this epic cooking station. Get multiple indulgent recipes on the go with a ginormous hob like this one and you needn’t worry about sticky syrup on these high gloss surfaces.

    Gather round a table


    I like to serve the pancake banquet at a large table like this Frame Dining Table from Clippings. It’s  one last scoffing fiesta with with all my friends and family around an array of naughty treats before the Easter fast begins.

    Flip like a professional


    You can’t use just any old frying pan; you need a specialist pancake pan if you want to make paper-thin crepes that are deliciously light and crispy. Plus, you’ll look like you know what you’re doing.

    A bar to serve your delights


    Serve up hot French crepes or doughy American delights straight from the hob whilst blueberries are still bursting from their skins and the crepes still hiss with the drizzling of cold lemon juice. Now that’s service!

    Dish up fillings on a side table


    Nutella is to pancakes what bread is to butter: inseparable and totally delectable. Be sure to serve up a wide range of gooey fillings on a handy side table like the Don’t Leave Me Side Table to make more room for pancakes on the dining table.


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    Last minute gift ideas

    by  • December 9, 2015 • Kitchen Products, Other

    Are you a family of foodies? If you’ve got several budding chefs to buy for this Christmas, why not get them some stylish, kitchen-related gifts? From smart crockery to stylish tableware there are lots of great options around. Here at Kitchen Sourcebook, we’ve chosen a few of our favourite buys from The Livingetc Edit at Clippings. Not only has Livingetc curated their pick of the best kitchen products, but they are all available online at Clippings.com so you don’t need to wrestle with the high street crowds…hurrah!

    Egg-cupsGive your eggs a royal breakfast with these fun egg cups. Inspired by King Henry VIII of England, this crown-shaped egg cups make a great quirky present for any food lover.

    Henry The Egg Cup, £34, by Byung for DesignK at Clippings

    Drinks-canisterLooking for something super stylish for a friend’s kitchen? Why not buy them this unique drinks canister. Part of the Tunisia Made collection, a range of luxury homewares, designed using Tunisia’s rich artisanal skills and craftsmanship, this striking drinks canister would make a fantastic gift for any home lover.

    Tunisia Made Drinking Container in copper, £135, Hend Krichen at Clippings


    Ah the humble mug… not only is it super useful (and you can never have enough), it also makes a great gift, too. This simple dot design, available in a wide range of colours, makes a fail-safe present. It has a large, wide handle that gives a comfortable grip and can be used in both the microwave and dishwasher. Perfect!

    Extra large dot mug, £20.72 by Camilla Engdahl at Clippings

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    A little helping hand

    by  • September 9, 2015 • Kitchen Products, Other


    In these time-pressed days, it’s all too easy to get into a pattern of eating out and ordering takeaways. So a little extra help in the kitchen wouldn’t go amiss. Tefal’s new Cuisine Companion takes the time and effort out of making meals. Simply put the ingredients in the bowl, pick a program and sit back while it does the rest.

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    Two-in-one oven

    by  • March 25, 2015 • Kitchen Products, Other

    Miele DGM 6800 steam oven with microwave BK Sourcebook

    As the competition for countertop space grows fiercer by the day, Miele has come up with an interesting solution for space-hungry kitchens – the new DGM 6800 steam oven with microwave. Along with induction hobs, these two workhorses are the most popular built-in appliance choices, but not all kitchens or budgets can accommodate more than two or three pieces of cooking equipment, meaning something often has to be sacrificed.

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    A stylish new flooring solution

    by  • January 27, 2015 • Kitchen Products, Other

    Meister Nadura Slate Anthracite (1024x683)

    If you’re planning a new kitchen this year, choosing the right flooring will be one of the bigger decisions you have to make.

    Ceramic tiles, natural stone and slate floors are popular options. They look good and are tough, hardwearing and long lasting. But, the downside is that they can be noisy, are cold to walk on and if you drop a piece of crockery it’s highly likely to break.

    But now there’s a new option. Nadura, from German brand, Meister.

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