You can buy all the ingredients needed for this perfect mulled wine from us. Hope you enjoy, tweet us a picture and let us know how it tastes @Unpackaged!
Unpackaged Mulled Wine:
1 unwaxed orange
½ lemon, peel only
75g caster sugar
1 Unpackaged Mulled Wine Sachet
1 bottle red wine
75 ml ginger wine (optional)
- Add the sugar, lemon peel, orange juice and half the peel of the orange to a saucepan.
- Empty Unpackaged Mulled Wine Sachet into saucepan and add a small amount of wine – enough to cover the sugar.
- Bring to the boil and reduce for 5-8 minutes into a thick syrup.
- Pour the remaining wine into the saucepan, along with the ginger wine, if using, and gently heat.
- Serve with slices of orange to garnish.
n.b. leaving the mulled wine to stand for an hour or so before serving allows time for the spices to infuse throughout for a spicier experience!
Here at Unpackaged we have been prepping for Christmas by making some lovely, inexpensive salt dough christmas ornaments, fun for all the family and a great way to cut down on packaging! Here is our recipe:
450g plain flour
225g table salt
- Combine all the ingredients to form a dough.
- Roll out till about 1/2 cm thick; use any christmas cookie cutter to cut the shapes (if you don’t have any, create a cardboard template).
- Punch a small hole for hanging (use a straw).
- Bake at 170c for 30minutes
- Decorate with paint, glitter, pens and stamps. Then tie some ribbon through the hole and hang them up! Remember, do not eat!
Tweet us a picture @Unpackaged!
So, we’re hoping to be open for lunch today – best to call us first to check 020 8986 7933!
Sorry all – one more day!
The Bar and Restaurant at Unpackaged are closed today for the installation of our new Christmas pop up, The Boxing Club, which will be open from Friday 8th November!
The Unpackaged shop is open for business as usual.
The Shop is open, as normal
The cafe is shut today – takeaway coffee only – whilst we install our Christmas pop up restaurant:
“The Boxing Club”
Which opens tomorrow – join our mailing list for your invite – reservations 020 8986 7933
Monday 4th Nov – Wednesday 6th Nov
The cafe will be open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Wednesday this week, serving coffee & a small menu whilst we install our Christmas pop up bar & restaurant – opening night Thursday 7th November!
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The shop is open as normal 9am – 8pm!
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With Halloween just around the corner, Unpackaged are getting into the spooky spirit with some exciting activities! Come down on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th between 10am and 4pm where the kids can get creative with some fun Halloween colouring in pages, and of course we’ll be supplying some juicy pumpkins for carving! What a great way to spend half term…
Tesco, publishing its food waste figures for the first time, revealed the disposal of almost 30,000 tonnes of food during the first half of this year. Not something Unpackaged likes to hear about! With an estimated 40% of apples, 47% of baked goods and two-thirds of packaged salad being wasted, Tesco announced plans to prevent further food wastage.
Among several measures to be introduced, Tesco said it was ending multi-buys on large bags of salad, using smaller cases in stores and rearranging 600 in-store bakeries to reduce the amount of bread on display. Other measures to tackle the problem would include providing simple tips to customers about storing fruit, as Tesco acknowledges that 35% of the produce wasted across the UK is done by customers. The supermarket giant said it would also share tips about how to use leftover bread, adding that it was working with grape and banana suppliers to improve delivery times and conditions. Tesco’s commercial director of food group, Matt Simister, said Tesco was working with its suppliers to try and cut waste at all stages of the journey from farm to fork. “As part of this we will also use our expertise to improve our order forecasting to our suppliers and producers, helping them to plan more effectively and reduce surplus in the supply chain.”
Whilst it is fortunate that Tesco have recognised their role in the huge amount of food wastage in the UK and have proposed measures to reduce this in the future, what do we know about its disposal of this wasted produce? Salad sold in bags for example, does this get properly disposed of by separating the salad from its packaging and being sent to food waste? We’re not so sure about that here at Unpackaged! What do you think?