Monday, 28 February 2011

Devnaa In Dubai!!!

Phew! Last week was manic here at Devnaa whilst we helped Jay prepare to exhibit at one of the world's largest food and drink shows that takes place annually - all the way out in Dubai!!!

Gulfood is possibly even the world's largest hospitality event attracting around 60,000 visitors over 4 days to see 3,200 exhibitors and in all of that, this year Devnaa is the only UK based confectioner taking part! Jay is the only member of our team that was able to go out there and host our stand so Jay - if you're reading this - all of us back at home are wishing you lots of luck and super leg strength to get you through the next few days!!

Here's hoping the exhibition goes really well so we can get Devnaa products out to even more of you and make it even easier for you to get them! :) x

Friday, 18 February 2011

I Lychee!

This week in the Devnaa kitchen we've gone completely crazy over Lychees! Having picked up a large crateful of the delicately perfumed sweet fruit on a trip down to our grocer's we've since been trying to put them in absolutely everything! From a lychee cake with coconut and rosewater buttercream to a strawberry and lychee panna cotta, lychee and pistachio kheer, a subtle key lime pie with lychee and coconut whipped cream, and lychee and ginger sorbet - you name it we've tried it!!!!

More oriental than Indian , the lychee was originally cultivated in Southern parts of China. From there it travelled to Burma in the 17th century and is said to have arrived in India in the 18th century. Now India is one of the largest producers of lychees even though they are cultivated around the world in places like South Africa, Florida and Hawaii.

Our top tip for serving lychees is to keep them refrigerated or better yet, frozen! Lychees taste amazing when they're icy cold, especially when blitzed up into iced tea or cocktails - on the menu for this afternoon - lychee and ginger fizz and a green tea infusion with lychee and mint. Can't wait!

We'll post some pictures (and recipes!) soon, in the meantime stock up on some of this fantastic fruit! It does come in cans but the fresh fruit is always better if you are able to get hold of it.

:) xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011!!!

Here's wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day from The Devnaa team. Whether you're going to enjoy a meal with your loved one or share a sumptuous box of chocolates, enjoy some sparkling wine and beautiful flowers or just keep it simple with hugs and sweet thoughts we here at Devnaa hope you have a wonderful day. Lots of Love xxx :)

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Spice Up Your Valentine's Day!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen - Introducing the Devnaa Valentine's collection 2011!!!! Those of you who haven't had the chance to check out our website recently won't have seen our adorable Valentine's boxes especially created for the big day. Sweet heart shaped boxes filled with some of our favourite spicy caramels from our signature chocolate collection, I think I'm in love! Order by Friday afternoon and we'll make sure your sweetheart receives their box in time for the big day. Love and kisses, the Devnaa team! :) xxx

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Wedding Favour Biscuits

New for our 2011 Wedding Collection Devnaa have introduced our unique 'wedding favour biscuits'.

Buttery shortbread spiced with vanilla and cardamom, topped with icing and piped with intricate mehndi patterns and/or the initials of the bride and groom.

My personal favourite is the paisley shaped biscuit filled with tiny little mehndi detail but for a more romantic feel, the heart shaped ones with initials piped in the middle are so cute! Available in a variety of colours and designs these fabulous biscuits really will add that special final touch to your wedding. Contact us for more information.