WHEN moving house, along with finding hidden treasures passed down through the generations, we come across some quirky gifts which were given but remain unused.
Just like the ubiquitous bread makers and fondue sets which go from cupboard to jumble sale, there are unopened, single purpose devices like a mango slicer, vegetable twirler, olive pitter and strawberry huller.
Cute ideas for the cook who has everything - but still would rather use a knife.
One gift we really appreciated was a paella dish, because it not only looks great hanging in the kitchen, it inspires the occasional creation of paprika and chorizo rice which is mouth-watering.
And enjoying it with a glass of Morrisons of Glenrowan Tempranillo takes the experience to another level.
The Spanish variety is grown in Morrisons own vineyard and they say if reflects the unique region and its climate.
If that’s true then the Temp must be pretty happy growing up in Glenrowan.
The dark, red drop has a quite intense and lively, fruity aroma which reminds me of ripe raspberry and rich cherries.
The medium bodied wine has real juicy texture to it and a lovely feel in the mouth, filled with the fruity goodness of blackcurrant, cherry and plum but balanced with some savoury, bay-like spice.
It’s food friendly and a crowd pleaser - pairing well with a wide range of cosmopolitan dishes.
Versatility is a quality which should never be underestimated.
Visit the cellar door in Glenrowan.