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Month: July 2012

A Quick Lunch

A Quick Lunch

A quick and easy lunch – cold waxy new potatoes, cut up tomato, shreds of extra sharp cheddar cheese, salt and pepper, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic reduction and corriander chopped. Mix well and serve with a slice of last night’s cold meatloaf. […]

My Winning Cake Recipe

My Winning Cake Recipe

I recently won a cake baking competition run by RussellHobbs and here is the recipe:- Chocolate Macadamia Nut Sponge Cake with a Maple Caramel Filling and Dark Chocolate Buttercream Icing Preheat oven to 180C – Bake 25-30 mins Sponge:- 175g Self Raising flour 50g Cocoa […]

RussellHobbs Cake Bake Competition

RussellHobbs Cake Bake Competition

And the winner is …… ME!!  I was invited to enter a competition sponsored by RussellHobbs recently to create a themed cake using their new Creations Food Machine.  I had never entered a compeition where I baked anything before which made this one all the […]

My Inspirations!

My Inspirations!

I often read Dominic Frank’s blog Belleau Kitchen but usually too late to enter his ‘random recipes’ competition.  This month however, it is a little different.  Take a photo of your cookbook collection and tell a little story about them. I have an extensive collection […]

Bacon, Tomato & Parmesan Pasta Shells

Bacon, Tomato & Parmesan Pasta Shells

I am entering a competition to win a week in a Tuscan Villa which requires a Tuscan inspired recipe and must include olive oil, parmesan cheese and tomatoes. This is my quick mid week supper pasta which uses all three of those ingredients. “I want […]

Luigi's Oil Soap

Luigi's Oil Soap

Some time ago I wrote about Luigi’s Oil and recently they have added an olive oil soap to the range. The have no nasties in them. One has a delicate flower fragrance and the other clear one is unscented. The both leave your skin fresh […]

1000 Ways to Love Your Total Greek Yoghurt – Part 3

1000 Ways to Love Your Total Greek Yoghurt – Part 3

Finally on my Total Greek Yoghurt day with Chef Paul Merrett we started the main course in our groups. The first tease was preparing the spices.  As we roasted and ground the collection of spices, including fennel seeds, chilli flakes, cunim seeds, corriander seeds, cinnamon […]

1000 Ways to Love Your Total Greek Yoghurt – Part 2

1000 Ways to Love Your Total Greek Yoghurt – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of my account of a great time spent with Total Greek Yoghurt and Chef Paul Merrett. Now our cake for pudding was in the oven so we proceeded to make our starter Fresh and Smoked Salmon Rillette with Wholemeal Toast.  We […]

1000 Ways to Love Your Total Greek Yoghurt – Part 1

1000 Ways to Love Your Total Greek Yoghurt – Part 1

Total Greek Yoghurt has a new campaign designed to inform readers about the 1000 new recipes and ways to use and love their yoghurt.  Based on this campaign they invited a group of food bloggers up to London for a day cooking recipes using Total Greek […]

Blue Diamond Almond Breakfast

Blue Diamond Almond Breakfast

As part of a challenge set by Blue Diamond Almonds the California almond people I made ‘Blueberry and Almond Pancakes’ for breakfast this morning. I was sent a litre of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond milk to use to make a breakfast for myself and […]

Midnight Snack

Midnight Snack

Time for a midnight snack. I know it’s going to be a Total Greek Yoghurt duo pot but which flavour to pick?  I think it really has to be the greek honey!  Yummm yummm that hit the spot. Think I will go to bed now, […]

Surprise Supper

Surprise Supper

Do you ever start making one thing for supper and end up with a completely different meal?  When Mr R took the dog out for a walk he thought he would return to a creamy salmon and linguine dish. I went to Costco this afternoon and […]

And the winner is …….. ??

And the winner is …….. ??

Me!!! Up until the last 18 months or so I never really won anything.  I used to enter loads of competitions and always bought raffle ticket but very very rarely won anything.  That is until lately. This is one of the many competitions I have […]