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Month: October 2014

Thermos Overnight Coffee Challenge

Thermos Overnight Coffee Challenge

Thermos brand flasks have been around for years, since 1904 in fact. I remember when I was younger, when the inside was a silvered glass container which broke if you knocked it. Now they are the leaders of the durable stainless steel flask and vacuum insulation technology. […]

Falmouth Oyster Festival 2014

Falmouth Oyster Festival 2014

Falmouth held it’s 5th annual Oyster Festival to mark the start of the oyster dredging season.  Because of ancient laws put in place to protect the local ecology the oyster boats (called Falmouth Working Boats) are prohibited from using engines and must use sail power […]

‘How has being a savvy shopper changed my life’

‘How has being a savvy shopper changed my life’

When I first married I lived in a row of semi-detached Victorian cottages built in the 1660s for the workers of Queen Elizabeth I Palace in Enfield. The cottages had names like ‘Rose Cottage and ‘Abesynia Cottage but ours was ‘Frugal Cottage’! I was not […]

Halloween Tricks or Treats!

Halloween Tricks or Treats!

Unilever Kitchen are the guardian of loads of house hold names such as Knorr, Hellmans, Colemans, Flora and so many more.  I was invited to take part in a Halloween Challenge to make something using products included in the hamper they sent me. I wanted to […]

Brownies!!

Brownies!!

Earlier this year I attended Food Blogger Connect, an annual gathering of foodies who blog held in London. Aside from learning and networking we get a fantastic goodie bag to take home. One of the items in this year’s was cocoa powder from Mortimer Chocolate […]

Feeding My Addiction With The Atlantic Blanket Co

Feeding My Addiction With The Atlantic Blanket Co

My name is Heidi and I love blankets! There I have said it out loud!! I love soft cuddly blankets and big warm comforting ones. I like home knitted blankets and hand woven ones.  I take my ‘at the moment’ favourite blanket with me if […]

Falmouth, Cornwall – A Much Needed Long Weekend with Mr R

Falmouth, Cornwall – A Much Needed Long Weekend with Mr R

I hadn’t been to Cornwall since 1982, a very long time ago! I was invited to review the Falmouth Oyster Festival recently. Although it is quite a long way to go for us, Mr R and I needed a break away and decided to make […]

Fantastic Food For Less – Win a Copy

Fantastic Food For Less – Win a Copy

I have been sent a copy of a cook book called Fantastic Food for Less. This book is from DairyDiary. It is suitable for vegetarians, freezing and loaded with hints and tips for easy recipes that don’t cost the earth (literally with lots of ideas […]

Big Al’s BBQ Ribs – a North Carolina Treat

Big Al’s BBQ Ribs – a North Carolina Treat

 I visited my sister in her new home in North Carolina for the first time this summer and was looking forward to all the treats she had in store for me that she had been telling me about. “They are the best ribs around” she said and that […]

Malaysia Night in Trafalgar Square

Malaysia Night in Trafalgar Square

When I woke up the other morning I knew very little about Malaysian food except my perception that it would blow your socks off!! I knew that it used a lot of lime, ginger, chilli and coconut milk but not much more I love flavour and warmth in […]

Asda has a surprise cake!

Asda has a surprise cake!

I was sent one of Asda‘s new range of cakes for children and their parties. The one I received is called a Pinata Surprise Cake!  A pinata is a mexican party piece that is filled with sweets and you hang it up in a tree of […]

Competition – Win a Dairy Diary for 2015

Competition – Win a Dairy Diary for 2015

Getting prepared for 2015 and I have already been sent a lovely diary from Dairy Diary. It has sections on recipes, kitchen hints and tips, gardening ideas and lots more.     If you would like to win a copy of this book you can […]

PAUL & Meeting Up With Fellow Food Bloggers

PAUL & Meeting Up With Fellow Food Bloggers

Not long ago I was invited to discover the menu at the newly opened restaurant of PAUL at their Covent Garden patisserie. It was a great discovery for somewhere to get a great coffee, fresh pastry and bread or a truly delicious regional French meal.  […]

Get Your Bakeface On with Billington’s

Get Your Bakeface On with Billington’s

Billington’s presents My #Bakeface. Their new campaign to share the effect that eating a cake or cookie made with Billington’s unrefined sugars has on your face as you taste the first bite! You can share your #Bakeface with a selfie posted on their website and […]