Eat well - travel often

Month: October 2013

Holiday Gems – Barcelona Blogger Challenge

Holiday Gems – Barcelona Blogger Challenge

The Challenge is simple: write a blog post about my ideal itinerary for 4 days in the Catalonian capital city of Barcelona. Who would I take with me? Where would I go? What would I do? What makes my schedule so spectacular that Holiday Gems would be crazy not to […]

What’s your favourite sandwich?

What’s your favourite sandwich?

Recently I was at The Cake and Bake show and one of the stalls was the well known jam makers Duerr’s.  Duerr’s is the oldest family owned jam maker in England, making quality preserves to their family recipes for over 130 years   Whilst chatting with […]

Sunday Soup – Roast Pepper and Tomato

Sunday Soup – Roast Pepper and Tomato

It’s Sunday and as usual when we stay at my father-in-laws for the weekend I like to make a soup in the afternoon.  We usually have a roast Sunday lunch so tea time we just have soup and sandwich or roll and butter. This week […]

Asda Butcher’s Selection Chicken in a Bag – Great for Leftovers

Asda Butcher’s Selection Chicken in a Bag – Great for Leftovers

Asda have a range of chickens in store at the moment in their Butchers Selection.  The chickens have a seasoning on each one such as Zesty Lime & Corriander, Smoky Mexican, Extra Tasty and Piri Piri.  They recently asked me to try one of these chickens […]

Dinner for 4 – £0.40 per person

Dinner for 4 – £0.40 per person

I have mentioned many times before, you can make a meal that is tasty and nutritious and doesn’t cost a lot. Every now and then we pop up to our local supermarket about 8:30pm to see what is reduced. For our meal tonight we had […]

Kelly Bronze Turkeys – Thanksgiving is coming – How to cook the perfect turkey!

Kelly Bronze Turkeys – Thanksgiving is coming – How to cook the perfect turkey!

It’s that time of year again when my thoughts turn to turkey! Not for Christmas although that isn’t far away but for me Thanksgiving is my big turkey day. Some years I cook for up to 25 guests and this year I am planning on having […]

It’s Lunchtime – Tasty and Frugal

It’s Lunchtime – Tasty and Frugal

Frugal food doesn’t mean sub standard or lowering your standards at all. It means using food in such a way that you don’t throw good food away. Today as I was hungry at lunchtime and decided to make some scrambled eggs.  Well simple scrambled eggs […]

Roast Shoulder of Lamb – Saturday Supper

Roast Shoulder of Lamb – Saturday Supper

My friend’s father is a butcher and her dad asked me if I would like a shoulder of lamb to cook for the weekend.  Of course I said yes but as we are going to be out tomorrow I am cooking it for a Saturday […]

Retaste Spain – Bringing The Food Home

Retaste Spain – Bringing The Food Home

You are sitting at a restaurant by the beach in Spain eating a local version of the legendary paella and you are wishing you could eat this next week after you return home to the UK! Well now you can! Retaste Spain have come up […]

Christmas Means Quality Street – A Green Triangle Pudding

Christmas Means Quality Street – A Green Triangle Pudding

The supermarkets have started offering the big tins of chocolates in readiness for Christmas and that includes Quality Street. Their green triangle has proved to be one of the UK’s favourites and is echoed in the single large green triangle just made to be dropped into […]

PG Tips – Royal-Tea Cup – To Welcome The New Prince

PG Tips – Royal-Tea Cup – To Welcome The New Prince

PG Tips tea wanted to celebrate the arrival of the new royal family member, Prince George, the son of HRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in July 2013.  Plus with Prince George’s christening imminent I thought you might like to try this delightful punch. Great […]

I found my Rumtopf – Fruit and Rum Yum

I found my Rumtopf – Fruit and Rum Yum

Many years ago I bought a Rumtopf which is a German rum pot.  I used it for a few years making some really nice fruit soaked in rum for the respective festive seasons but then it got put in a box and when I moved […]

Asda Meals for the Little People

Asda Meals for the Little People

I was recently invited to visit Asda Head Office in Leeds with my daughter-in-law and 5 year old granddaughter. Asda wanted some real little people as ‘taste testers’ for their new children’s range of food.  This range is called ‘Chosen by Kids’ and is a […]

A Fun Lunchtime with Warburtons – Sandwich Alternatives

A Fun Lunchtime with Warburtons – Sandwich Alternatives

I love sandwiches, for lunch as traditionally eaten but breakfast and supper are great times for a sandwich too.  In fact feeling peckish – pick up a couple slices of bread and put your favourite in the middle and there you go, the perfect snack. Sandwiches […]

Mason Triumph – Supporting Women since 1886

Mason Triumph – Supporting Women since 1886

r Triumph have the bra for the way you are! That was their slogan for years and now they are giving back to women, those who make things (their passions) and those who inspire other women. I was recently invited to an event to celebrate […]