Eat well - travel often

Month: May 2013

Word of the Week

Word of the Week

This is something I was thinking about in the shower recently! I grew up constantly being influenced by words and my father always trying to get us to widen our vocabularly particularly by playing a word game on a Saturday night. (We didn’t have social […]

Today’s coffee break is brought to you by …….

Today’s coffee break is brought to you by …….

I love peanut butter but don’t you hate it when you don’t have any in the larder or worse it has become much more expensive in the supermarkets lately and isn’t always just made from peanuts! Sometime there is added salt and/or sugar so today’s coffee break […]

Today’s coffee break is brought to you by ………..

Today’s coffee break is brought to you by ………..

Fudges the Dorset Village Bakery who have been baking in Dorset since 1926. I was sent a selection of Fudges products to try and tell you about.  What a hard job I have!! Firstly I tried the Belgian Milk Chocolate Forentines.  Soft nutty layer with […]

Ambrosia brings you Devon Dream

Ambrosia brings you Devon Dream

I was recently sent some Ambrosia Devon Dream to try.  I know you can’t beat home made custard but sometimes you need to save time or have unexpected guests and Ambrosia custard is a great cupboard standby.  With that in mind I was curious to […]

Meals in Minutes – Friday Night Special

Meals in Minutes – Friday Night Special

Friday afternoon, the weekend is approaching fast and you want a quick supper before popping out. Tonight I put into my roasting pan one large potato in chunks, half an onion cut into chunks, half a sweet potato in chunks, a courgette cut in half […]

Where’s the sun?

Where’s the sun?

It’s cold and it’s lunchtime so what do I cook? Take some cold cooked potatoes leftover from a previous dinner and fry up with half an onion in a bit of olive oil and a knob of butter. Adding the butter to the oil helps […]

Today's Coffee Break is brought to you by ………..

Today's Coffee Break is brought to you by ………..

The Lake District Dairy Company…. I bought a couple of punnets of small nectarines at the supermarket the other day at 10% of their full price and wanted to bake a cake with them. I found a recipe for a Peach or Nectarine cake using […]

Slice and Dice with Stellar

Slice and Dice with Stellar

I love my collection of knives and I respect each and every one of them. You spend a lot of money on a really good knife and it is essential that you treat it with the respect it deserves and look after it. I have […]

Bargain Time at the Supermarket

Bargain Time at the Supermarket

Everyone knows I like a bargain. Tonight we popped into our local store and as always looked into the reduced section for a quick sale. Bingo!! I got £19.11 worth of produce for £1.91!! Pretty happy with that. There were things that we didn’t really […]

Rediscover Canadian Wine

Rediscover Canadian Wine

   I was invited to an event, Rediscover Canadian Wine to be held at Canada House in Trafalgar Square on a beautiful Spring day in London. It was one of the nicest days of the year so far and London, and in particular Trafalgar Square […]

Contigo Coffee Cup – for me!!

Contigo Coffee Cup – for me!!

I have already told you about a Contigo thermos mug that I will probably be using to take milk for our coffee or drinks for the grandchildren to the allotment. Recently I was sent a Contigo travel mug for me.  You may remember that I […]

Home Cooking with Jamie Oliver and Philips

Home Cooking with Jamie Oliver and Philips

I have been lucky enough to be sent the new Jamie Oliver HomeCooker by Phillips .  This new machine is only for sale at John Lewis stores and when I recently saw one I immediately wanted one! It is made up of a central heating base, a […]

G.A.T Espresso Time

G.A.T Espresso Time

  One of the things I got sent this week to review was a two cup espresso maker from Gat. You have probably seen the traditional looking espresso makers used to make the coffee on the stove top which are used all over Italy, France […]

De’Longhi knows their coffee!!

De’Longhi knows their coffee!!

De’Longhi have issued some of us with a challenge! Using their new range of espresso coffee maker come up with a new way of serving coffee or a recipe using it. To take part in the challenge they sent us their Vintage Icona Bar Pump […]

Breakfast on the run with Hovis

Breakfast on the run with Hovis

I love a full cooked English breakfast when I am on holiday or the weekend when Mr R cooks but most of the time my breakfast is a quick yoghurt before running out the door. I was therefore pleased to be asked by Hovis to […]

Streets of Spain Festival with Campo Viejo

Streets of Spain Festival with Campo Viejo

  I was invited to attend the Streets of Spain Festival running at the South Bank in London in conjunction with Campo Viejo wines over the Bank Holiday weekend.  The festival had stalls from La Boqueria food market in Barcelona. There were several different Masterclasses available […]