Mar 14

March Top Picks: Rhubarb Gin, Mesa Sunrise, Books & Beard Oil

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Springtime at Cherry Tree Cottage Cathy WoodmanMesa Sunrise Gluten Free Cereal

Mesa Sunrise is a gluten free cereal. It is crispy multigrain cereal flakes made with organic corn, flax, quinoa and amaranth. It is also wheat free. I thought this cereal would taste healthy. Not good healthy like avocado but, bad healthy. How wrong I was. At a loss for what to have for lunch because I had not gone shopping, I grabbed the cereal and: it’s delicious. I would definitely buy it again. It is crispy and filling too. A win.

The Great British Grooming Company Beard Oil.

Smooths and softens beards, it has Argan oil which helps to alleviate a dry, coarse beard. The bearded men of Frost thought it was great.

The Book: Springtime at Cherry Tree Cottage.

A fun and enjoyable read from bestselling author Cathy Woodman. If you love animals and horses this book will definitely be a hit.

After years of training, horse-mad Flick has finally achieved her dream of becoming one of the few female blacksmiths in the country.

Her first job is in Talyton St George. The little cottage on the green where she is staying is idyllic, and it feels like the fresh start she needs. But she soon finds she is having to work overtime to prove her abilities to the not-so-welcoming locals.

One person very much on her side though is Robbie Salterton. He’s a bit of a local celebrity – a handsome stunt rider who does charity work in his spare time – and he seems to be going out of his way to look out for Flick. But is he just being friendly or does he see Flick as something more?

Despite swearing off men, Flick can’t help wanting to find out . . .

Springtime at Cherry Tree Cottage is available here.

Warner Edward’s Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin Review & Cocktail Recipe

This comes in a gorgeous pink bottle. Warner Edward’s Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin is made using ingredients from the Warner Edwards farm, real rhubarb. It is a tangy gin. It tastes great and is just that little bit different.


Rhubarb Gin Cocktail recipe, give it a try….


Rhubarb Fizz


Classic flavours go into this cocktail and they all work perfectly together.  The ginger adds a zing to the drink whilst the lemon balances the sweetness.  We tried quite a few variations of this one which were all amazing but this recipe stood out as the best.  Another great drink for a celebration.




  • 50ml WarnerEdwards Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin
  • 10ml Lemon juice
  • 1 Teaspoon grated ginger
  • 10ml Sugar syrup
  • Prosecco


Garnish: Sage leaves

Glassware: Martini

Method: Shake all ingredients (excluding the Prosecco) together and pour into champagne flute then top up with prosecco

Warner Edwards Distillery Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin is available here.