March, with a hit of Spring!

April 2, 2019
The month of March was quite a busy month in regards to festivals and traditions within the calendar. Along with different celebrations, it’s always a good excuse to enjoy the great food that supports each celebration. We started the month with Saint David’s Day; a Welsh tradition which marks the beginning of the season of Spring. We indulged in Pancakes with yet another successful collaboration with the young people from Routeways, and celebrated the life of some remarkable women from the South West on International Women's Day. We welcomed Saint Patrick's Day with a delicious Steak and Guinness Pie and finished off the month with a spectacular Victoria Sponge Cake with a twist. On top of all that the big move to our new showroom...one would say it’s been quite a busy month!


Continue the support of local charities


Pancake Day was really special to us. Once again we invited the young people from Routeways to join us in celebrating Pancake Day! There were savoury pancakes and swee, with many different toppings! The young people flipped pancakes, with some landing on the floor, but the majority on the pan and thankfully plate. We love collaborating with Routeways and they all seemed to have so much fun. They made good use of working together, learning new skills while enjoying eating the pancakes. We are hoping that this will not be the last venture that we share with them and if you haven't yet viewed the video on our Facebook page and Youtube Channel, please do as I’m sure it will warm your heart.


Mum’s the word


With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day in March, this month was certainly all about celebrating women. We added in some beautiful case studies. Particularly the Bedale from the Laura Ashley collection, which would suit any woman who is truly in touch with her feminine flare. With tributes to some of the leading women from the South West, March allowed us to reflect on how much we value the women that have strived to make improvements to ‘everyday’ things in life. The Victoria Sponge with a twist was the perfect recipe for a cake for any mother on Mothering Sunday. Not only did we enjoy the taste of the cake but the making of the cake was also fun too! The twist included buttercream icing with traditional strawberry jam, but we added blueberries and strawberries. A top prize for our monthly competition, was a Spa voucher to the value of  £100 for the St Mellions Resort in Cornwall. Perfect present for any mother!


Saint Patrick's Day


How could we not celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? This mouth watering Steak and Guinness Pie is the perfect dish for the celebration, not forgetting a nice pint of cold Guinness to wash it down with. There was some controversy about whether or not a pie should have a bottom. The answer is that, ‘Yes’ pies can be made without a bottom! Pies are usually defined by their crusts. A pie that is filled is known as a ‘single-crust’ pie which has a lining in the baking dish with the filling placed on the top and the pastry is left open. A ‘top-crust pie’, which is the one we made, which only has filling at the bottom of the dish and is covered with pastry before baking. Whichever pie you decide to make, if you follow this simple recipe your tastebuds will not be left disappointed.

Quooker Tap Promotion


We have another promotion running alongside our AEG promotion. The Quooker tap, known as ‘The tap that does it all’, is a true revolution. For any new kitchen this really is a must have. This Dutch invention is literally taking over the world. Hot, cold, boiling water and now even filtered water which all comes from the same tap! Check in our showroom for more details.


AEG Promotion


We are still continuing to run our AEG promotion which will be ending June 30th 2019. AEG is one our most replicable brands that we offer in our showroom and the quality has always been second to none. From, microwave ovens, oven hoods, and dishwashers to wine cellars and many more products. When you buy your kitchen, if you select four or more AEG products, you can claim up to £500 cashback! Terms and Conditions apply and small appliances and accessories are NOT included in this promotion.

 

We have a new home


Finally! We are pleased to announce that from Monday the 1st April we will no longer be trading from 85/87 Christian Mill Business Park. We will be finally in our new showroom. The new address is Unit C1-5 Tamerton Road, Business Park, Haxter Wood Chase, Roborough, Plymouth. We are very excited by the move. The new showroom is a lot bigger and we can assure you we will have so much more to offer, with many surprising new touches. Although we are not 100% settled in we are still open for business. Please feel free to come in. We welcome new and existing customers. As we close one chapter we look forward to opening a new one. We look forward to the future of Simply Kitchens!  
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