What’s Hot plus… Five of the best pepper grinders

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Noa and Nani

Components of a kitchen revamp, rather than a full-scale makeover, can be found at on-line furniture supplier Noa and Nani. Their Canterbury Collection includes a three-drawer wood cabinet with solid doors and pine surface (£189) and a three-drawer wood dresser with glass doors and sideboard with solid doors (£299). Both are painted in pale grey and white

Canterbury cabinets from £169, available at noaandnani.co.uk


Rude Health

Delicious in porridge or smoothies, Rude Health’s cashew drink is made from spring water, roasted organic cashew nuts and sea salt. Dairy- and sugar-free

Rude Health cashew drink, £3.50/1L from Ocado, rudehealth.com


National Botanic Garden lamb

The National Botanic Gardens at Camarthen in Wales are selling half-lamb boxes (£80/c7kg) and smaller boxes (chops, joints, mince etc ) of lamb reared in the Botanic Garden’s national nature reserve

National Botanic Garden Lamb, from £40 /c4kg, collection date 24 Nov or meat can be supplied frozen.

For details call 01558 667149 or email meat@gardenofwales.org.uk, or visit botanicgarden.wales


Five of the best… Pepper grinders

Small bottle grinder by Menu, 2-pack

Designed with a  Skandi kitchen in mind, these streamlined salt and pepper mills look as good as they feel. A powerful ceramic grind mechanism means that they can cope with salt, pepper,  pumpkin seeds and even walnuts. Best of all the inverted design will save your pristine counter-tops from peppery spills, £45, available www.heals.com

David Mellor Small Pepper Mill

Designed by Corin Mellor in turned European beech, this appealing wooden pillar looks like something that might have tumbled out of a children’s toy box. The tubby mills have two settings – fine and coarse –  and come in lacquered red, black or a natural finish, £32, available davidmellordesign.com 

EDDI chilli and spice cutter

When pepper isn’t enough, this powerful mill is equipped with a steel-toothed blade that can splice through most herbs and spices including chilli, caraway seed, coriander and even cardamom pods. Germanic design at its most efficient,  £21.99, available salt-and-pepper-mills-plus.co.uk

Cole & Mason Precision Windermere Pepper Mill

If you’re looking for a reliable wedding-list gift, Cole & Mason’s classic carbon steel mechanism comes with a lifetime guarantee. There are six pre-grind settings and its push button top makes it blissfully easy to refill, £25,  johnlewis.com

AdHoc Milano Black Electric Pepper Mill

A sleek bit of Italian gadgetry fashioned from resin and stainless steel. A gentle tilt activates the grinder, while a set of integrated LEDs ensure that sensible portion control is maintained at all times,  £25 amazon.co.uk