Over 100 Years of Pyrex

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So how much do you know about the company Pyrex and its iconic glassware? We’re guessing not all that much, apart from that it’s highly useful and you’ve probably got a dish or jug or two in your kitchen. Well, it’s actually a company that is now over 100 years old,  since it was born [Read more…]

5 Spooktacular Events in the East Midlands

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Everyone loves a piece of the Halloween action right? Well this year, you needn’t lift a finger or throw an extravagant party because there are plenty of exciting things happening near you. Whether you want to be scared half to death or just a little spooked out, there’s events for kids and adults alike in [Read more…]

The Best Places for Cupcakes in the Midlands

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With a perfectly baked base, a swirl of delicious frosting and topped with a smorgasbord of decorations and finishing touches, you really can’t beat a good cupcake can you? Superior to one big cake thanks to their individual portions, cupcakes make the perfect addition to a birthday party, leaving do, wedding or baby shower. And [Read more…]

No matter religion, politics, culture or anything else that divides us, you can pretty much guarantee on one thing to reunite us; our love of chocolate. And from Easter to Christmas, it’s surprising how much we actually manage to weave chocolate into the fabrics of our lives. And while neither holiday would be complete without [Read more…]

The Best Farm Shops in the Midlands

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The return of Autumn sees an increase in typically ‘cute’ activities. Drive in cinemas, pumpkin picking and visiting farm shops. Buying produce from local farm shops not only ensures you get fresh, locally sourced ingredients and meat, but it also supports local farmers, sellers and businesses. There are some great ones all over the UK [Read more…]

Try Snizl for Own Business Day

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In case you hadn’t realised already, we love independent businesses. Set up in Nottingham, with Hockley (the heart of independent businesses) just a stone’s throw away, we’re all about them. So that’s why we’re loving Metro Own Business Day, which will be on October 9! Not only do we love independent businesses for their hard [Read more…]

Have You Tried Pierogi Yet?

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You may not have heard of it before but pierogi is a tasty doughy dumpling, stuffed with various fillings and cooked in boiling water. It’s a dish that originates in central Europe (Poland in particular) and is a wildy popular dish at authentic Polish restaurants (both in Poland and further afield). The classic filling is [Read more…]