Eat well - travel often

Month: November 2013

Omar Allibhoy and The Rice House – La Arroceria

Omar Allibhoy and The Rice House – La Arroceria

I have mentioned before how hard 29 year old Madrid born chef, OmarAllibhoy is working to get Spanish Tapas into every home and I was very pleased to be invited to his pop-up evening meal a ‘La Arroceria’ held at a great place in Chiswick […]

Surprise Suffolk Family Pub Lunch

Surprise Suffolk Family Pub Lunch

I love alpacas and after seeing a TV programme about an alpaca farm in Suffolk I wanted to visit the place on our weekend visit to my daughter who lives in Ipswich with her husband and two sons.  I contacted the alpaca farm through their […]

Winter Warmer Recipe Challenge – Sausage Casserole and Cheesy Two Mustard Potatoes

Winter Warmer Recipe Challenge – Sausage Casserole and Cheesy Two Mustard Potatoes

Boy it’s been cold outside and the perfect weather for a sausage casserole winter warmer recipe. I was set a challenge to come up with a warming winter recipe using a selection of products sent to me by Unilever.  My recipe is a Sausage Casserole […]

LactoFree – lactose free cooking

LactoFree – lactose free cooking

I was recently invited to an event by Lactofree who make a range of lacto free products now widely available in supermarkets around the country.  The event was held at one of the premises of L’atelier des Chef the fashionable London cooking school. I wasn’t […]

Greek Gods Yoghurt

Greek Gods Yoghurt

If you are looking for a creamy and delicious snack loaded with protein and good for you, look no further! The Greek gods have certainly smiled down from their high places and sent us an incredibly good yogurt.  Originally produced by three friends in the […]

Stellar Glass Electric Kettle – Eco Friendly

Stellar Glass Electric Kettle – Eco Friendly

Stellar SEA31 Glass Electric Kettle was recently sent to me for a review. To me a kettle should boil the water and sit ready for you at a moments notice! To look good is an added bonus and this Glass Electric Kettle does just that! […]

Secret Sausages

Secret Sausages

Tonight we are having Secret Sausages for our dinner along with baked sweet potatoes and an iceberg lettuce with olive oil and balsamic dressing. Secret Sausages are vegetables in disguise!  They have 90% less fat, 50% fewer calories and 35% less salt than normal ‘meat’ […]

Tesco’s Finest – New Image Same Great Product

Tesco’s Finest – New Image Same Great Product

Many times I pick up the free supermarket magazines whilst shopping and after flicking through them at home I put them straight into the re-cycling bag. However the latest issue of the Tesco magazine with a huge pumpkin grinning at me on the front really […]

Summer Fashion 2014 with Joules

Summer Fashion 2014 with Joules

Although I am a foodie at heart I do sometimes turn my mind to fashion and was quite happy when I was invited (and dragged my friend Val along) to attend the Spring Summer 2014 fashion launch of Joules, the High Street well known name.  Their […]

Sunday Soup Time

Sunday Soup Time

This week I made a really lovely soup which I must say hasn’t lasted long!  I am constantly making lovely food for Mr R and myself for very little money.  I like to get the most out of the food we have and hate wasting. […]

Easy Apple Chutney

Easy Apple Chutney

I was given a huge bag of cooking apples this week and not wanting to waste them I have wrapped some in newspaper and left them in the shed, made some apple sauce for the freezer and with the rest I made apple chutney with […]

Spam – Bonfire Night Delight

Spam – Bonfire Night Delight

Bonfire night and Fireworks night you are outside in the bitter cold having a great time but when you return inside you need something warming to eat. I was sent some Spam to try and thought what a great idea to team it with some […]

Get Your Wine Rack Ready for Xmas

Get Your Wine Rack Ready for Xmas

It’s time to start thinking about stocking up your wine rack or wine cupboard for Christmas.  I shall be bringing you details of some possibilites for filling up your wine storage ready for the holiday season.  First of all you can see there is some […]

Bonfire Night Sausage and Bacon Feast with Spoilt Pig and Denhay

Bonfire Night Sausage and Bacon Feast with Spoilt Pig and Denhay

I was recently asked if I would like to receive a box of food to include SpoiltPig sausages and loads of other products to make Bonfire Night go with a bang!  Of course I said yes and made a sausage casserole ready for when we […]

It’s Apple Time with Waitrose – Do your children know where their food comes from?

It’s Apple Time with Waitrose – Do your children know where their food comes from?

Recently I was asked to join in with Waitrose and promote their campaign to educate children about where their food comes from and how to grow their own. There are thousands of children in the Uk who do not necessarily know that apples grow on […]