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 hazlenuts, almonds and cranberries on top of a lovely layer of Belgian milk chocolate. Perfect with a cup of coffee but you could chop them up and sprinkle over some good quality vanilla ice cream for an indulgent treat.

 
The flapjacks were half dipped in Belgian dark chocolate and contained 8 of these mini oaty treats. They are perfect for lunch boxes or a pic-nic coffee break.

 
The final box of sweet treats I had was Cranberry Biscuits. They are half dipped in Belgian white chocolate and present with a delicate flavour of holidays and glasses of chilled sherry.

 
Finally I sampled the Cheese Straws which are made with mature cheddar cheese and sprinkled with cracked black pepper. These are great for lunch boxes but my favourite is to dip them into some home made salsa and enjoy with a glass of dry white wine.
 
Thanks to Great, Great Grandad Fudge for the passion he put into his baking and the love and pride he passed on to his family and we can still benefit from today!
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 to stop the oil burning.
I added some of the leftover Italian chicken from another evening meal, warmed the sauce through and added a ball of chopped mozzarella cheese.
 

Serve, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and enjoy! Internal central heating soon starts to work!!

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 want so didn’t get. If they are not what you would normally buy then it isn’t a saving.
Of course sometimes I have tried a product that I wouldn’t normally risk paying a lot for in case I didn’t like it, have bought it for 10% and liked it thus willing to pay full price for it another time.
So tonight I bought £6.00 of piccolo cherry tomatoes for £0.60, £4.00 of nectarines for £0.40 plus organic lemons, jacket potatoes, waxy salad potatoes, bread, bananas all of which were 10% of the price and alll  were perfectly good without any bad bits.
 

All of the bargains will be used in the next couple of days along with other foods we have at home.
The peppers and cherry tomatoes will be roasted with salt, olive oil and garlic and will form the start of a good pasta sauce.
 

Jacket potatoes for dinner tonight,

 

waxy potatoes with Sunday lunch (and potato salad the next day) and that’s just the beginning!

 

I always keep an eye for a bargain and it pays off.

I am entering this post into the Credit Crunch Munch round up for May which is being hosted this month by Farmersgirl Kitchen and is run by Fab Food For All and Fuss Free Flavours
 

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 […]