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    Great Things About Autumn
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | September 30, 2020
    Autumn is the time when deciduous trees shed their leaves. The leaves change from green to red, orange, yellow or brown before falling. In addition, there is less sunlight because the days are shorter. ... The season of autumn is also called the aurora season because clear evening skies make for good stargazing. “Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” "Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." "No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face." “Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” We thought we'd share some of the best things about Autumn and it's arrival.
    1. The beauty of nature. Everything looks stunning in autumn! So many reds, golden-yellows and browns.
    2. You don’t mind being at work. When the weather is a bit drizzly you’re OK with being inside.
    3. <...
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    BBQ Thai Chicken Recipe
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | August 30, 2020
    Tis the season of the BBQ and just because you're grilling does not mean you cannot enjoy traditional Thai food on the BBQ at home! A classic Thai street food, this grilled Thai Chicken is so good that you're family will be begging for it every day of the week! This Thai Grilled Chicken is a classic example of staying on the authentic side of the “line”. Even throughout Thailand, there are so many variations of Gai Yang. Different from region to region, restaurants to street food vendors to home style versions. But there are two key ingredients that make this authentic Thai – lemongrass and fish sauce. Omit either of these, and you can’t call it “real”!

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    Try and Stay Positive
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | July 30, 2020

    Self-help books often promote the power of positive affirmations.

    You, me, and almost everybody in the 21st century have heard of them. But if you’ve never tried them before, the idea can seem incredibly awkward.

    Telling yourself how awesome you are can seem bizarre, but if that’s all you’re doing, there are probably more effective ways to go about it. And if you’re a sceptic, it doesn’t hurt to understand how and why positive affirmations became so popular.

    And yes, there is genuine theory and a fair amount of neuroscience behind this practice.

    There’s value in patting yourself (and your friends) on the back. Studies show that doing so not only combats stress, but also, using uplifting language can boost your overall health. That's why reciting (or journaling) daily positive affirmations can turn your disposition a bit brighter. Accordi...
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    Tom Yum Soup Recipe
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | June 30, 2020
    Originated in Thailand, this is sometimes called Tom Yam and is a soup that normally includes shrimp in a hot and sour serving. The words Tom Yam mean “boiling” or “hot” and “spicy and sour” which perfectly describes this soup. As a staple Thai dish, this famous Tom Yum Goong is served in Thai Square. It's a healthy pick. Tom yum has fewer than 100 calories per cup. It also has shrimp, veggies, and fragrant spices, such as lemongrass. Tom yum and other broth-based soups, like tofu-vegetable or wonton, are usually lower in fat and calories than soups made with coconut milk, such as tom kha.

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    • 1 litre/2 pints chicken stock
    • 300ml/11fl oz water
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    All You Need to Know About Thai Food
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | May 30, 2020
    The very word Thai food is enough to make your mouth water and your mind go into fantasy mode! But how many of you are actually aware of the food culture of Thailand rather than just your local favourite Thai restaurant? (It's us right?!) Thailand’s food culture offers a wonderful variety of flavours and cooking styles – from rich, spicy soups and curries to clean, fresh salads and everything else in-between. But did you know the following fascinating facts about Thai cuisine?
    1. So much so is the priority of food for Thai people that whenever you meet some Thai person, the first thing they will say is “Gin Khao Yung” meaning – have you eaten yet!
    2. When Thai families sit down to eat a meal together, the food is served and enjoyed communally. This means that instead of each person ordering their own meal or being served their food on an individual plate, everyone helps themselves from a selection of dishes placed in the centre of the table. Thi...
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    Customs to Learn Before Visiting ThaiLand
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | April 30, 2020
    For many travellers, Bangkok is the first stop on travels in Thailand and throughout Southeast Asia.
    With it's beautiful chaos, Thai customs are easily overlooked in Bangkok. Respect the local people by learning some of these Thai customs before you visit!

    A Greeting

    The wai, or pressing your palms together at chest or nose level and bowing your head slightly, is a gesture that you will encounter almost immediately upon arrival in Thailand. An integral part of Thai etiquette, it denotes respect (or reverence when performed in front of a Buddha image), and can be used to express a hello, thank you, or goodbye.

    Days of Colour

    Based on pre-Buddhist Hindu legends, a particular auspicious colour is associated with each day of the week. This is most noticeable on Mondays, when many people wear yellow shirts, acknowledging and honouring the day on which the King was born. Other popular colours include pink (Tuesday) and light blue (Friday, the ...
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    Current Situation Update
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | March 31, 2020
    It is with a heavy heart that unfortunately we have had to make the decision to close completely. There will no longer be dine in or takeaway available at either of our restaurants. We have a duty of care to both our staff and our customers and we sincerely believe that this is the best decision to ensure the safety of everyone whilst also following government guidelines. Whilst there is nothing more we would like than to continue to be able to provide any kind of service to our amazing customers, it has become increasingly difficult and sometimes impossible to obtain regular supplies as well as operating the required social distancing provisions. So, until the restrictions are relaxed we have reluctantly had to also withdraw our takeaway service. We sincerely hope you all stay well and stay home and look forward to welcoming you back to Thai Terre soon! Read more »
    Matcha & Lime Pie Recipe
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | February 17, 2020
    While green tea has long been a recommended part of a healthy diet, another brighter shade is becoming increasingly popular: matcha. Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed.  Matcha, like other green teas, contains a class of antioxidants called catechins. Matcha is high in a catechin called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), which is believed to have cancer-fighting effects on the body. Studies have linked green tea to a variety of health benefits, like helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer, and even encouraging weight loss. It is always great when you can include something like this into your diet, even if it is not your kind of thing or you don't like the taste. So we have the solution and that is our Matcha & Lime Pie recipe!

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    Christmas Kitchen Décor Ideas to Bring the Festive Cheer
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | December 12, 2019
    Even though it’s known as the heart of the home, the kitchen is always one room in the home that becomes slightly neglected when it comes to the Christmas décor. Throughout the festive period, the kitchen is used non-stop, whether that’s to prepare some bucks fizz and snacks, or for cooking Christmas day dinner, you can guarantee that there will always be something happening in there. By giving your kitchen a Christmas makeover, you’ll instantly bring the festive cheer and brighten up your interiors for Christmas!

    Wonderful Wreaths

    When Christmas arrives, and we can finally get our gorgeous Christmas decorations down from the loft, you often find that the wreath on the front door is always the first decorative touch to add. Many people think that wreaths are designed for the front doors only, but that’s not the case at all! Wreaths are a beautiful touch to add to your home, whether that’s the kitchen doors, above your cooker or even hanging from your dresser. Wreaths are a bea...
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    What To Buy A Foodie for Christmas
    POSTED BY Thai Terre | November 29, 2019
    There is no denying the excitement that is already building when it comes to the thought of Christmas. We know for a fact there are a lot of people like us and that a lot of us, be it for a gift or simply purchasing to use or share with family at Christmas, love buying food related items. We thought that if you happened to be a foodie like us or know a foodie and wondered what on earth you should get them for Christmas, it would be a great idea to share some gift round-ups with you of what to buy Foodies this year and even what to eat! There is so much amazing choice out there but we found 5 great guides to help you grab the right gift this year. Mummy in a Tutu has rounded up some amazing things from Tala Cookware to Jelly Belly holiday flavoured Jelly beans. One of our absolute favourites though are the amazing saucepans, because you could surely cook up a storm w...
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