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Month: July 2013

Easy Summer Supper – Homemade Beef Burgers & Rice

Easy Summer Supper – Homemade Beef Burgers & Rice

This week my father-in-law stopped by our house on his way back from his butcher.  He brought me some of the fresh lean mince he had just had the butcher mince up for him. My first thought was to pop it into the freezer but […]

Restaurant Review – The Real Greek – Covent Garden

Restaurant Review – The Real Greek – Covent Garden

This week I was able to attend a restaurant in London called The Real Greek (Covent Garden branch) to do a review. I used to live in North London where there are strong Greek and GreekCypriot communities which means there is a plethora of Greek restaurants […]

Kitchen Chat – Saviour (Feel Good Snacking)

Kitchen Chat – Saviour (Feel Good Snacking)

Saviour provides a box of healthy snacks for your workplace or office and this can be on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis or a one off order.  They have three sizes and they sent me the middle size. My initial impression was how nice […]

HomeSense Opens in Watford

HomeSense Opens in Watford

My favourite part of popping into TK Maxx is having a browse in the homewares department. However my local store doesn’t have loads of space and the store near our large supermarkets doesn’t have a homeware department at all. HomeSense is a new range of […]

Down on the Strawberry Farm Searching for Perfection

Down on the Strawberry Farm Searching for Perfection

Have you ever been on a quest to find the perfect strawberry? Well look no further because I think I have found them for you! I was recently invited to visit a strawberry farm near Canterbury in Kent and the weather could have been made […]

Chocolate and Coffee – How do they go together

Chocolate and Coffee – How do they go together

My ideal coffee-chocolate moment is to take a sip of my evening coffee and pop into my mouth a Lindt chocolate ball and let it melt with the warmth of the coffee. Mmmmm heaven! But there is more to coffee pairing with chocolate than my […]

Happy Birthday to KitchenTalk!

Happy Birthday to KitchenTalk!

Happy Birthday to Kitchen Talk.  Two years old today!  Who would have thought two years ago that I would have written so much about food, cook books, cooking equipment, attended events, cooked with my food heroes and much more. When I published my first post I never […]

Allotment Inspired Dinner

Allotment Inspired Dinner

There are loads of ‘Here’s what I had for dinner’ blogs but please grant me this one because I grew a good deal of the meal on my allotment! I do feel quite proud of myself lugging my trug home full of produce that I […]

Pyrex Slows Things Down with their New Slow Cooker

Pyrex Slows Things Down with their New Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are the ‘in’ way of cooking these days. You just put things into the pot and forget about it for a few hours.  Pyrex, known for their great glass cooking dishes have brought out an enamelled cast iron slow cooker.  It is great for […]

80’s Inspired Coffee and Walnut Cake

80’s Inspired Coffee and Walnut Cake

I was recently sent some Nielsen Massey vanilla extract and a couple of others in their range. One of them was coffee extract which inspired me to make my 80’s inspired Coffee Walnut Cake. Recipe Preheat oven to 180oC – grease and lightly flour two sandwich […]

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

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

Today’s coffee break is brought to you by …. Jelly Belly jelly beans!   Sometimes you come across a sweet that brings back childhood memories. These jelly beans do just that! They come in over 40 flavours such as Sizzling Cinnamon, Red Apple and Bubblegum […]

Nestle ask What’s Your BIQ? Breakfast IQ that is!

Nestle ask What’s Your BIQ? Breakfast IQ that is!

We have been told many times before that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and there are plenty of statistics and information to prove this. Nestle have put loads of time and expertise into making sure their breakfast cereals contain as much nutrition […]

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec Celebrates Bastille Day in London

Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec Celebrates Bastille Day in London

I took a treck south of the river Thames to Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec to celebrate Bastille Day courtesy of Grey Poupon mustard.   The proprietors Herve and Natalie Regent, along with their two sons, Nolan and Florent, have put together a special four course meal with […]

My Betty Crocker Birthday Cake

My Betty Crocker Birthday Cake

I have been making Betty Crocker cakes and bakes for years and recently my daughter came to visit for my birthday at the beginning of the month.  As a busy mum she didn’t have time to make the cake at home but brought the mix […]