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MUCH MORE ONLINE: www. handpickedcollection. com Kitchen wonders Heart Shaped Olive Board Why shouldn't kitchen tasks be undertaken with a smile? Our heart- shaped board looks beautiful on display, while its curved sides make it easier to get whatever has been sliced into a saucepan. Hygenic too - olive oil has natural antiseptic qualities. Size: 28cm x 27cm x 1.6cm. Handpicked because: Makes chopping the veg an act of love. £ 24.95 - 85020- 1 Decanter Drainer Drinking your favourite vintage is fun. Cleaning it afterwards can be dangerous! This fold- flat drainer lets your crystal drip- dry in one piece. Handpicked because: You'll feel safe to use the wedding present instead of leaving it in the cupboard gathering dust. £ 15.95 - 20111- 1 Tavola Cheese Grater It's the cutting edge of the kitchen, in form as well as function. Whatever you're preparing is caught in the wooden bowl underneath, instead of ending up all over the worktop. Acacia wood and stainless steel. Size: 12cm base diameter x 33cm high. Handpicked because: Great ( grate...?) looking essential. £ 24.95 - 83006- 1 Duo Salt & Pepper Mill Take two grinders to the table? Not with this ingenious device which has pepper at one end and rock salt at the other. In fact, why not get a pair to save the embarrassing long arm across the table? Acacia wood with ceramic grinder. Size: 21cm x 5.5cm. Handpicked because: The daily grind, doubled up. £ 36.95 - 85021- 1 " I'd heap this with salami, olives and cheese for us all to dive in together..." Thomasina Miers 5 Enormous Jolly Cath Kidston Mugs We love these mugs - huge but lovely to hold and the best way to enjoy a comforting brew. See online for our Cockerel and Star designs. 11cm high. Size 500ml. Handpicked because: Like a hug from a best friend. Almost. Sprig £ 4.95 - 50141- 3 Strawberry £ 4.95 - 50141- 4 NEW NEW NEW

FREE UK delivery on orders over £ 75: 0845 602 3578 If baking isn't your bag, you could always order these from Forman & Field, along with all sorts of other goodies from gourmet sausages and hams, to their very famous, very special smoked salmon. Exclusive to The Handpicked Collection, you can get 15% off your first order. Exclusive - ultimate brownie recipe 6 Stop press! We've managed to get our hands on the Queen's favourite chocolate brownies. Our friends, the gourmet food company Forman & Field, served Her Majesty these very brownies at the Ascot Polo Club and she apparently said they were the best she'd ever tasted... Very kindly, Forman & Field are letting us share them with you. Yum. Enter code HPC091 at checkout at www. formanandfield. com or call 020 8525 2352 to order a catalogue. Forman & Field Luxury Chocolate Brownies ( makes 8- 10 servings) Ingredients . 225g dark chocolate . 225g unsalted butter . 50g dark chocolate, chopped . 200g caster sugar . 100g blanched & chopped walnuts . 1 bourbon vanilla pod* . 150g ground almonds . 3 free- range eggs, beaten Method . Preheat oven to 140 C / 275 F / gas mark 1. . In a bowl over simmering water melt the sugar, butter and 225g chocolate, stirring until mixed and melted, but taking care not to heat too much. . Take off the heat, allow to cool slightly, and add the seeds from the vanilla pod, walnuts, ground almonds, eggs and chopped chocolate. (* The Handpicked Collection's kitchen didn't have a vanilla pod, so used ½ tsp of vanilla essence which worked fine). . Line a buttered, shallow 20cm square baking tin with baking parchment to cover the base and pour in the mixture. . Bake for 35 minutes then give the tray a gentle shake: the brownie should wobble very slightly in the middle. If it still appears liquid, give it another 5 minutes. . Take out and allow to cool completely in the tin. The texture should be rich, fudgy and slightly moist. . Leaving it in the tin, slice into squares of your preferred size and use a thin fish slice to ease them out one at a time. Serve on our Heart- Shaped Olive Wood Board ( page 5) dusted with icing sugar and a bowl of crème fraiche, or on our Silver- Plated Heart Dish ( below) with coffee after dinner. 0 0 Silver- Plated Heart Dish A romantic way to serve the brownies ( or chocolates or canapés), and looks just as good on the bedside table taking care of valuables. In hammered silver plate and beautifully giftboxed. Size: 18cm wide. Handpicked because: Useful and heartfelt. £ 22.95 - 30137- 1