Eat well - travel often

Month: January 2014

Baxters soup

Baxters soup

Baxters soups are probably in every home in the country at some time or other. I was sent some of their new range to try so I took one to work and it was full of chunky chorizo pieces and loads of beans. and Mr […]

Sunbites from Walkers – Brighten up your day!

Sunbites from Walkers – Brighten up your day!

I have been sent some samples of a new crispy snack from Walkers – Sunbites. They are multigrain and contain whole corn, whole wheat and whole oat flour. They are lovely and crisp and the tastes are not artificial or overpowering. There are five flavour […]

Stocking up the wine rack with Aldi

Stocking up the wine rack with Aldi

This year (2014) I want to add to my wine rack at a regular basis and hopefully faster than I drink them!  I love walking into the living room and glancing at a full wine rack – a satisfying sort of warm feeling even before […]

Bio Chef Kitchen Tools from Judge

Bio Chef Kitchen Tools from Judge

You expect to eat an ear of corn not stir your sauce or flip your pancakes with one! Well that’s what I thought anyway! I have been sent a selection from a range of eco-friendly kitchenware from Judge.  There are further pieces in the collection […]

Hash Brown Potatoes – like we had at home!

Hash Brown Potatoes – like we had at home!

It makes me cringe when you go to a certain fast food restaurant and order a hash brown with your burger and fries! Those little pieces of shredded potato are not hash brown, When I was growing up hash browns were a way to use […]

Food from childhood, Macaroni and Tuna Casserole -true comfort food!

Food from childhood, Macaroni and Tuna Casserole -true comfort food!

I don’t want to just write about everything we have for dinner. That would be boring for me to write as well as the reader to read but sometimes I make something that makes me feel very good. Tonight I made a Macaroni and Tuna […]

French finesse from C’est Ca! for your kitchen

French finesse from C’est Ca! for your kitchen

French finesse is here! C’est Ca!s vintage bird cage design of kitchen textiles adds a little bit of French to your kitchen. I was sent two pieces from the collection to review, a gauntlet style pot holder (great for reaching into the oven and not […]

Feeding the family on a budget!

Feeding the family on a budget!

I have said it many times before but it really is possible to put a nutritious, filling and very tasty meal on the table without spending loads of money. I keep my eyes open whenever I am shopping, always looking for bargains to make use […]

January Veg of the Month – Celeriac

January Veg of the Month – Celeriac

I have decided to feature a different vegetable each month and January 2014 it will be the celeriac.  Celeriac is not a well known vegetable and I have seen people point to its ugly round shape and wonder what it is. It has a distinct […]

Sunday Soup – Celeriac and Root Tops

Sunday Soup – Celeriac and Root Tops

I like to make a soup on a Sunday afternoon for Mr R and myself to take to work during the week and for father-in-law to have for his lunchtime. I usually base the soup around something that is leftover from our Sunday lunch and […]

7 of your 5 a day!

7 of your 5 a day!

It can sometime be tricky to get the recommended 5 A Day into the family and especially the children but I have to say this pasta sauce fits the bill perfectly! I start my sauce off with the obligatory finely chopped onion and garlic and as […]

It’s meatloaf tonight!

It’s meatloaf tonight!

I love those winter weather days when you want some comfort food and what is better than something your mother used to cook! My mom’s meatloaf was legendary. There was always too much to finish for dinner which meant meatloaf sandwiches for lunch the next […]

American 1-2-3 Cake

American 1-2-3 Cake

I often make a soup on a Sunday afternoon but every now and then I make a cake instead. I recently saw an interesting recipe on Facebook for a layered cherry cake but the recipe used tinned cherry pie filling and since I do try […]

Bailey’s Pouring Creams

Bailey’s Pouring Creams

I really love all the Christmas food, much of which comes out only at this festive time of the year, the cold turkey (although I often cook a turkey for Easter Sunday), the pickles, chutneys and special cheeses. However I do have a guilty pleasure! […]

Pub review – The Rose & Crown, Sandridge

Pub review – The Rose & Crown, Sandridge

St Albans has become the ‘in’ place to find the bigger names in restaurants (Jamie’s Italian, Brasserie Blanc, Prezzo, Zizzi’s to name a few) as well a plethora of coffee places. It is therefore exciting when you find a hidden gem and even more exciting […]