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Month: March 2013

Farmison Meat Box

Farmison Meat Box

With prices rising and the size of products shrinking these days it is rare to have a pork chop on your plate that is almost too big to fit into your mouth. Trust me that would be big!! I was recently sent a box of […]

A Substantial, Nutritious Meal for under £5.00

A Substantial, Nutritious Meal for under £5.00

There is a lot of talk around these days about the price of food and believe me the general prices have risen beyond recognition but it is still possible to eat well and cheaply but it takes a bit of thought and planning. Recently I […]

Wine tasting with Wines from Spain

Wine tasting with Wines from Spain

I spent a few relaxing hours last seek at the Spanish 2013 Food & Wine Fair evening by special invite and as the guest of Wines from Spain. When I go to buy wine I usually head straight for the French selection because that is […]

Puro Fairtrade Coffee –  coffee roasting and my caffeine fix!

Puro Fairtrade Coffee – coffee roasting and my caffeine fix!

There is a lot of talk out in the blogesphere about Fairtrade and as it has recently been Fairtrade Week I am pleased to have been sent a selection of coffee from Puro Fairtrade Coffee. The mystery parcel as it was delivered!! What could be […]

Yuki’s Kitchen – Japanese Cooking at Home

Yuki’s Kitchen – Japanese Cooking at Home

  I had the pleasure of meeting Yuki at the Sozai Cooking School in London last month. Yuki taught the segment on making sushi and it was the first time I had actually made my own sushi.   We got talking and Yuki invited me […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day – A Lite Snack!!

Happy St Patrick’s Day – A Lite Snack!!

A little something to eat on St Patrick’s Day. First of all I wanted to use some if the ingredients in my surprise St Patrick’s Day box that I received. Mr R loves a cooked breakfast and this one did not disappoint. All the way […]

Morrisons Cellar Wine Tasting

Morrisons Cellar Wine Tasting

Wine heaven, that’s where I was recently when I was invited to a wine tasting evening with Morrisons Cellar. The supermarket Morrisons has a very wide and extensive range of wines in store and on-line. They have devised a unique system to help the consumer […]

St Patrick’s Day Breakfast with Burren Smokehouse

St Patrick’s Day Breakfast with Burren Smokehouse

A quick breakfast from Ireland for St Patrick’s Day tomorrow.  Smoked Salmon from Burren on top of toasted bagels and cream cheese.  Incredibly simple but complexly delicious! Burren Smokehouse is an award winning, family business dating back three generations and based in Lisdoonvarna, Republic of […]

Friday is fish night

Friday is fish night

It started with a kiss in the song but today in my kitchen it started with a feta cheese and a freezer of fish!! I had seen someone on TV cook a feta cheese on top of sliced tomatoes which I thought made a good […]

Chablis and a Take-away! A Blogger Challenge

Chablis and a Take-away! A Blogger Challenge

I have been invited to take part in a challenge to give my opinion on the best take-away to go with a nice cool bottle of Chablis wine. This was quite daunting at first because Chablis is one of my favourite white wines and I […]

Slow Cooking Weekday

Slow Cooking Weekday

It’s cold and not very spring like today and really calls for some nice warming food! I have two recipes on the go, a slow boiling chicken stock made with the remnants of Sunday’s roast chicken, courtesy of Farmison (I received their March monthly meat […]

St Patrick’s Day Tribute

St Patrick’s Day Tribute

I always have a heavy heart on the 17th of March and not because it is St Patrick’s Day but because a cousin of mine died very young and his birthday was 17th of March. But that aside, it is also a day of celebration […]

Competition – The Greek Gods Greek Style Yoghurt – Cheesecake

Competition – The Greek Gods Greek Style Yoghurt – Cheesecake

I was given a tub of The Greek Gods Greek Style Yoghurt Honey and Strawberry yoghurt and challenged to come up an original and creative recipe that would excite Aphrodite and her heavenly pals. The criteria was to use one of Greek Gods fantastic flavours […]

Dinner Party Cooking with Total Greek Yoghurt

Dinner Party Cooking with Total Greek Yoghurt

I always love being invited to attend an event put on by Total Greek Yoghurt! They are usually fun and this was no exception.  We met at L’Atelier Des Chef at their Wigmore Street location on a cold wintry evening which made the welcome champagne […]

Everything Stops for Tea!

Everything Stops for Tea!

There is nothing as quintessentially English as Afternoon Tea and this is a custom that I am very much in favour of.  Afternoon tea is one of my favourite ways to partake of sandwiches and cake and the only time I really enjoy a cup […]

The Handpicked Foodstore

The Handpicked Foodstore

I was recently contacted by The Handpicked Foodstore to try one of their products,  I am really excited to have found this company and their sister company The Handpicked Collection. The Handpicked Foodstore’s catalogue is packed full of products personally picked for the customer by a panel […]