With a calendar full of sporting events including the London games, Wimbledon and Euro 2012, it’s never been a better time to get cooking with friends, family and neighbours.  There’s nothing quite like a sporting event on home turf to instil national pride, so if you’re supporting Great Britain in the games, then why not also champion one of the oldest family-owned food companies in the UK.

Continuing the patriotic theme, if you’re planning a red, white and blue party then the Opies cocktail cherries are a sure-fire hit. A retro classic, they can be slipped into ice-cold drinks or used for adding a splash of colour to fruit salads and other sweet treats.

Opies crunchy cocktail gherkins pack a refreshing and tangy punch and are a great choice for reinventing the humble green salad. Their versatility also makes them wonderful in burgers, chopped up in tartare sauce or simply serve on the side as a juicy nibble.

When it comes to meat dishes, it is tempting to stick to the same old ketchup and mayonnaise routine. But why not try Opies premium quality organic sauces instead?

Their organic mint sauce is perfect for spicing up kebabs or for teaming up with succulent lamb steaks. This sauce uses freshly frozen mint to ensure the best possible flavour and is an exciting new spin on the classic Sunday roast.

If you’re catering for vegetarians, why not flip a tasty veggie burger into a crusty roll and garnish with Opies cornichons and onions with mustard seeds for a treat no vegetarian could resist.

To satisfy even the sweetest of tooths, why not treat your guests to a generous helping of Opies Black Cherries with Kirsch served with a dollop of ice cream – easy, quick and completely delicious.



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