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Month: October 2015

Its Pumpkin Time! Lets Get Carving

Its Pumpkin Time! Lets Get Carving

It’s that time of the year again, when witches and ghouls come out in the open asking for treats and threatening to trick you if you don’t have anything for them. Many households will have a carved out pumpkin with a light inside outside the […]

Norwegian Escape Inaugural Cruise – And A Reluctant Cruiser!

Norwegian Escape Inaugural Cruise – And A Reluctant Cruiser!

The things I do for you dear reader! Anyone that knows me knows how reluctant I am to travel aboard any size boat or ship! So what possessed me to apply to the Mumsnet panel to review the Norwegian Escape Inaugural Cruise from Southampton – […]

Time to Clean Up – Dyson V6: No strings attached!

Time to Clean Up – Dyson V6: No strings attached!

What was James Dyson thinking when he first bucked the trend and designed a wheelbarrow with a ball instead of a tyre at the front? He wanted to create a product that served it’s purpose better than anything else available. After the wheelbarrow came the […]

Review: Pizza Express Winter Menu

Review: Pizza Express Winter Menu

I always love having a meal at my local Pizza Express. Pizza Express opened it’s first restaurant in 1965 in London’s Soho and have not changed their menu much whilst at the same time have kept it up to date and interesting. The current menu […]

Giveaway: Desert Island Dishes – cookbook

Giveaway: Desert Island Dishes – cookbook

I have an extra copy of this lovely cookbook – a collection of recipes from top chefs celebrating 130 years of Maldon Sea salt. Beautiful photographs Delicious recipes Up to the minute preserves, All make this book into a kitchen shelf ‘must have’.  If you […]

Bonfire Night Chicken and Bacon

Bonfire Night Chicken and Bacon

A great recipe to prepare for Bonfire Night on 5th November is my ‘Bonfire Night Chicken & Bacon’. You can get this into the oven early on serve when everyone comes in from the cold either with rice or jacket potatoes. Ingredients: 8-10 chicken thighs […]

Judge Cookware – Sizzle and Serve Cast Iron

Judge Cookware – Sizzle and Serve Cast Iron

I love cast iron for cooking and if you look after it you will have the pieces for a lifetime. Judge Cookware have come out with a new range of cast iron cookware with a wooden serving base plate that protects your counters and table […]

Food at 52 Cookery School- Meat Free Mondays

Food at 52 Cookery School- Meat Free Mondays

Food at 52, a cookery school that I have attended many times over the last three years or so, have a new course to add to their repertoire – Meat Free Mondays! We are all being encouraged to eat less meat which for many starts […]

Devon: Prestoller House Bed and Breakfast and a Giveaway

Devon: Prestoller House Bed and Breakfast and a Giveaway

Recently a visit to Devon-Dorset borders for a day at River Cottage HQ meant we would book a B&B in the Axminster region and make a three day break.  Mr R had already booked the week off and we were looking forward to exploring a […]

Mexico City: MUCHO Chocolato Museum

Mexico City: MUCHO Chocolato Museum

When I was in Grenada for the 2nd Annual Grenada Chocolate Festival earlier this year I met a lovely woman, Ana Rita, from Mexico City who ran her own museum of chocolate in Mexico City. On my recent trip to Mexico City in August we […]

Mexico City: Restaurant Review – Pujol

Mexico City: Restaurant Review – Pujol

When I was in Mexico City earlier this year I was on an organised trip which took us to some great restaurants but one of the best restaurants in Mexico City was not on the list.  I kept thinking how much I would have loved […]

Stellar Bamboo Chopping Board

Stellar Bamboo Chopping Board

I prefer to use bamboo in the kitchen instead of wood such as cooking utensils and chopping boards. I was sent this bamboo chopping board which has a built in knife honer by Stella.   Forgot to sharpen your knife before slicing? Now there’s no […]

Devon: River Cottage Host A Bloggers Day Out

Devon: River Cottage Host A Bloggers Day Out

When food bloggers get together we chat, photograph like there is no tomorrow and eat!  A group of us had just this opportunity recently when Foodies100 and River Cottage HQ invited about 50 of us to spend the day in Devon at the home of […]