Eat well - travel often

Month: May 2014

Chablis Wines – Wines Not Just For Christmas

Chablis Wines – Wines Not Just For Christmas

I have been asked by Chablis wines to write about my ideal summer/BBQ food & Chablis wine pairings.  To help get me in the mood I have been sent a bottle of Chablis and a bottle of Petit Chablis. I love Chablis and don’t need […]

What does KFC mean to you?

What does KFC mean to you?

When I was invited to spend the day at the KFC headquarters and to visit a local KFC restaurant I was pretty sckeptical. The chicken pieces arrive frozen and ready to cook – right? The chicken pieces are greasy – right? The food is high […]

Sumptious Sweet Treats from Thomas J Fudge's Remarkable Bakery

Sumptious Sweet Treats from Thomas J Fudge's Remarkable Bakery

I was sent the new range of sweet biscuits from Thomas J Fudge’s Remarkable Bakery collection.  They arrived in a beautifully presented box and it was really exciting to unwrap and see what was inside.

Thomas J Fudge’s have been a family baking firm since 1916 and from humble beginnings baking biscuits, breads and rolls they now have a very extensive collection of sweet and savoury biscuits to suit every ocassion.

They look absolutely delicious and can be served with your favourite cup of tea or coffee or on the side of a bowl of homemade ice cream! The new range comes in a cute inner box which can be used at the table on its own if you don’t want to use a tea plate.

I really like these Florentines – lovely white chocolate and the nutty, caramel layer is not too chewy!

Chocolate covered flapjacks – chocolate heaven + flapjack heaven = die happy!

My favourites in the new range are the Wondrous White Chocolate Florentines.  They look lovely served in the box they came in or

But they also look fantastic on a nice glass plate.

 
Many thanks to Thomas J Fudge’s for their selection of the new range of scrumptious biscuits.  I was not paid to try them (hard life right!) and all opinions and photos are my own.
 
Spanish Olives with Omar Allibhoy and Foodat52

Spanish Olives with Omar Allibhoy and Foodat52

I was very happy to be invited to cook with the brilliant young Spanish chef, Omar Allibhoy recently along with Olives are It. Omar Allibhoy is a Spanish chef on a mission to bring Spanish food and its culture to the UK. I have cooked […]

Cosy at The Snug Bar -St Albans

Cosy at The Snug Bar -St Albans

Following a recent refurbishment of The Snug in St Albans I was invited to review their menu .It’s nice to have a meal in St. Albans without having to travel into London and for Mr R to accompany me. St. Albans has a vey popular restaurant culture […]

My Office Tea Party with Monkey and PG Tips!

My Office Tea Party with Monkey and PG Tips!

I was sent a hamper of tea from PGtips to introduce me to their new range of fruit, herbal and green teas.  So many times in the past I have fanced a fruit tea and pouring the boiling water onto the tea bag gives an awesome aroma but very often the taste doesn’t follow through.  To that end I was interested to try the new range from PGtips.

It was suggested that I could hold a tea party with my friends and we could all try the teas together. Work and other commitments mean I don’t have a lot of free time and this got me thinking I could bring the teas into work and we could have a work tea party.

Everyone was really interested in the selection and in some cases came back to try more than one flavour. You can see Monkey came along to make sure everyone had a great cuppa!

My favourite flavour is the Smooth Red Bush and Vanilla, a South African Red Bush tea with a hint of vanilla. Red Bush tea is a great way to keep hydrated and is caffeine free.

Other teas in the basket were Fresh Peppermint, Juicy Red Berries, Aromatic Spices & Mint, Pur Green, Vibrant Mandaring Orange flavour Green Tea, Fragrant Jasmine flavour Green Tea (my second favourite), Juicy Raspberry (a really strong smell of raspberry as the hot water hits the tea bags), Delicate Camomile and Zesty Lemon flavour Green Tea.

Tracy loved the Jasmine and said how refreshing it was.

Janet was spoilt for choice and came back for a different flavour later on. Helen tried the Jasmine and Red Bush with Vanilla.

Angela went for the Raspberry and said how fruity and raspberryish it was.

And finally, Dr Magda said they were perfect to unwind with!

 
Thank you PGTips for my great tea hamper. I did not receive any payment to review this tea or write this review. 
Discover e-cloth range for pets – A Guest Post by Jonty

Discover e-cloth range for pets – A Guest Post by Jonty

Woof, woof, Bark. Sniff, Sniff – oh sorry I always forget you don’t talk dog! E-cloth invited my mum to discover their range of house hold cleaning cloths and tools (this year they have been around for 20 years – that’s a lot of dog […]

Celebrating Easter with Total Greek Yoghurt

Celebrating Easter with Total Greek Yoghurt

I always love being invited to Total Greek Yoghurt’s events. This time, just before Easter we met at Cafe Caldesi Cooking School in London to cook a Greek meal created by Tonia Buxton to create family Greek Easter recipes for the modern day family. Tonia […]