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Month: February 2014

Judges – Kitchen Textiles

Judges – Kitchen Textiles

I have been trying to update my kitchen essentials to red and I was very happy to be sent the new range of Judge Cookware oven gloves and pot holders.  They come in a variety of colours and the red is really vibrant and looks […]

A Blogger’s Day Off

A Blogger’s Day Off

Sometimes food bloggers want a day off and the aim is to just have a quick meal, no photos or recipes to try to get. That was  the plan recently when I was having a day out with my family for my granddaughter’s birthday. I can […]

Hiding Antioxidants – in Cake!

Hiding Antioxidants – in Cake!

I felt a little mischievous the other afternoon.  A friend of mine had been to the States and she brought me back a couple of cake mixes.  Plus I was wanting to try adding some Matcha green tea to a cake so guess what?? …. that’s […]

Tales of the Underground – Underground Cookery School!

Tales of the Underground – Underground Cookery School!

I was invited to the Underground Cookery School in London to preview their cooking school along with 19 other bloggers and asked only that if we liked the evening we share it. The cooking school is run by Mat Kemp since 2003, a few minutes walk from Old […]

How to make American Inspired Rice Pudding

How to make American Inspired Rice Pudding

There are two things I have been meaning to do lately. 1) Make my American inspired rice pudding and 2) use up a container of Almond Milk I had in the cupboard. Lightbulb moment *Make rice pudding with the Amond Milk!* I remember the rice […]

Asda Present a Great Valentine’s Meal

Asda Present a Great Valentine’s Meal

Mr R and I don’t usually go out for a meal or other celebration on Valentine’s Day but prefer instead to stay at home and have a meal together and a nice bottle of wine. I am however a bit of an occasion person at […]

Cook – frozen ready meals just like you made them!

Cook – frozen ready meals just like you made them!

I have recently been sent a range of ready made, frozen food from Cook.  They have been providing meals using the same techniques and ingredients as you would use at home since 1997 and the founders Edward and Dale love to hear your feedback and […]

Treat Your Valentine with Aldi

Treat Your Valentine with Aldi

Aldi have a little booklet of special buys each week. The current issue has some suggestions for putting together a romantic and tasty meal to treat your Valentine.  The magazine has several starter and main course combinations to pick such as Breaded Garlic Mushrooms, Scottish […]

Thomas Tucker Popcorn Review

Thomas Tucker Popcorn Review

“We are not the biggest producers of popcorn in the world but we believe we are The Best.” This is the testimonial you will find on the back of Thomas Tucker Popcorn. Vue Cinemas have introduced Thomas Tucker to the snack range on offer to […]

A Real Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A Real Grilled Cheese Sandwich

When I was growing up we would have a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch, a few ‘potato chips’ (or crisps as I now call them) and a cold glass of milk. We didn’t have fancy sandwich makers or grill machines just a frying pan.  Sometimes […]

Cross Pens say ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’

Cross Pens say ‘Kung Hei Fat Choy’

I was very pleased to become an Ambassador and tester for Cross Pens and even more pleased to receive the latest in their Special Edition Chinese Zodiac Collection. This year is the Chinese Year of The Horse and is the special year for those born […]

Kung Hei Fat Choy – Year of the Horse

Kung Hei Fat Choy – Year of the Horse

Kung Hei Fat Choi – something you will hear at this time of the year if you venture into Chinatown in Central London.  I always thought it was a traditional greeting meaning ‘Happy New Year’ as it heralds the start of the Chinese New Year […]

Innovative Product of the Year 2014 – Knorr Gravy Pots – What’s in your Gravy Boat?

Innovative Product of the Year 2014 – Knorr Gravy Pots – What’s in your Gravy Boat?

Knorr has recently been awarded Innovative Product of the Year for their gravy pots. These little pots come in Beef, Chicken and Onion gravy and are really so easy to use and save you time and effort.  They were launched in 2012 and are the […]

They’re cherries Jim but not as we know them!! – French Glace Cherries

They’re cherries Jim but not as we know them!! – French Glace Cherries

When I think of Provence in France or the wine producing region of The Languedoc I do not immediately think of glace cherries!  Until today that is! I was invited to a French Glace Cherry MasterClass and really couldn’t think of that many things to […]