Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Champagne and Canapés

    Entertain your friends and family by serving champagne and canapés before tucking into your feast. The key is to make sure that every guest has a glass of champagne in hand on arrival. Ensure that you impress by serving your bubbly in fun and whimsical glasses. Tips 1. Each champagne has its personal recommended temperature for serving, but chilling your bottles for up to three hours in the fridge will ensure that you pour the perfect champagne. 2. Plan ahead and pour your champagne just…

  • Wonderful Winter Savings

    Christmas may be over, but there is still time to get seasonal savings in the our Biggest Ever Half Price Sale. At Leekes you’ll find an extensive selection of fabulous furniture, beautiful beds and fine dining plus accessories for every room in your home! If the recent family feasts have you crying out for a new dinning set, here at Leekes we have a huge selection in a range of styles and sizes so you are sure to find something to suit you and your home. For a stylish home, the Casa Toledo extending…

  • Turkey Leftovers

    With the big day now just three days away your thoughts may be turning to the most anticipated dinner of the year. When it comes to Christmas there are bound to be leftovers. But waste not, want not - find our favourite leftover turkey recipes below, to make sure you are getting the most out of your festive meat this year. Fresh Turkey Salad If you are still stuffed from the almighty feast the day before, why not use your leftovers to create the perfect seasonal salad? Ideal for a health boxing…

  • How to Prepare your Turkey

    Tis the season to enjoy a juicy roast dinner with your nearest and dearest.  Whether you're roasting a whole turkey for the first time this Christmas, or you just need a quick refresher; we've got you covered to ensure the main centrepiece of your table is perfect. Prepare in advance Save yourself a bit of stress on the big day and prep the turkey a few days ahead. It's so important to let your turkey completely defrost before you even begin cooking, especially if it was frozen through when…

  • The Perfect Cheeseboard

    Cheese boards are perfect for festive entertaining. Not only are they delicious and impressive, they are also incredibly easy to put together. So make sure you serve up the perfect cheeseboard for all your friends and family to indulge in. The main principle is to not overthink it. 1. Pick a Board Make sure the colours of everything you pile on your board really pop by using a dark board like the Slate Cheese Board.  Let your guests help themselves to cut however much (or little) cheese they…

  • Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

    With the promise of snow in the air, it seems that everyone in the country is longing for a snow day (or two). We are all aware of the chaos snowfall can cause, make sure you aren’t left in the cold this season by being prepared! We have compiled our list of hints and tips to keep you and your home moving this winter: 1. Stock up the kitchen - We are all too familiar with the supermarket sweep the night before snow is forecast, but keeping your family well fed will require more than bread and…

  • Must haves for The Perfect Roast

    Don't let the stress and chaos of preparing for the biggest dinner of the year beat you. Here’s our round up of how to pull off the perfect roast this Christmas. The Perfect Roast Potatoes If you are going all out for the classic roast potatoes, make sure you carefully peel your spuds with our Y-Shaped Peeler from Joseph Joseph. Thanks to its high quality stainless steel blade and easy grip handles, you'll have perfectly peeled spuds ready to roast.  At Leekes, we value high quality products,…

  • December Garden To Do’s

    As we head into December, the number of sunlight hours are reduced therefore the time spent in your garden are now more important than ever. Here is our list of to do’s to ensure you make the most of your time outdoors for the month of December. Clean it Keeping your garden clean can help prevent any accidents as well as keeping unwanted guests, such as slugs and snails at bay. Clear away leaves and debris and remove grime and slime from decking, patios and drives. Treat it Now is the time…

  • O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

    It’s December! Which means we can finally get our decorations out.

    If you will be spending your weekend trimming up, then why not take some inspiration from our four fabulous Christmas themes. Plus get 25% off Christmas Trees and Decorations now! Click on the links below to find out more:

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