New Little Treats

I don't want to speak too soon and scare the sunshine away but it might actually now be summer. I've been trying out some lovely new little treats that are great for summer snacking and are easy meal additions. I always find myself eating lighter in the summer months, but I don't just mean calories. Lighter flavours, colours and textures are always welcome at this time of year and these products I've been trying fit into that perfectly. First up Read more

Urbangrains Hamper Giveaway

You know when you go on holiday you can try some food or ingredients that are so wonderful and you just know you won't be able to find the same thing when you get back home. If you're lucky, you can stock up and take some home with you but sometimes that's not an option. I recently tried some products from Urbangrains; a website where you can buy deliciously unique products that they source straight from the producer. In the case of Urbangrains they Read more

New snacks for Spring

It's time to put the jumpers away and dust off the summer clothes. Almost, it's still pretty cold in the mornings! I find this time of year is when I start to try more new things, especially in the kitchen. Cooking with different ingredients, mixing up meals in the week and having something as a new little treat with my lunch always feels better when the skies are blue. So here's some new snacks for spring that I've been trying in my kitchen recently. As Read more

New Store Cupboard Ideas – March 2017

I have been trying some really interesting products recently; it always makes for a brighter day when your lunch includes something new and different. Always welcome in my kitchen is something delicious and easy to make a tasty dinner in a flash. This month I’ve been trying out a new range of curry sauces, puffed chickpeas and chocolate chock full of good stuff; some new store cupboard ideas. I tried out two of the Funky Elephant products; the Read more

New Things in My Kitchen – Feb 2017

Anything that offers me something a bit different for lunch at work or breakfast in a hurry is always welcome in my kitchen. I've been trying out a few new things this year; food and books and I've been pretty impressed with a few things I hadn't tried before. So here's the latest round up of new things in my kitchen. Coconut Chilli make a range of these meal pots and all of them sound as good as each other. As I prefer to keep my lunches vegetarian Read more

2016 Christmas Food and Gift Guide

This year’s Christmas food and gift guide is full of different products to try! A little collection of tasty treats and foodie gifts to give you a few ideas. If I find anything else I think is worth popping on I’ll be adding to this list over the next few weeks. I’ve got wreaths, crisps, chocolates, prepared veg, dessert tea and a hamper to get you started. Herb wreath from Rocket Gardens I love this, I think it’s such a lovely idea Read more

New in the Kitchen November

November has certainly let us know it's arrived! The weather has definitely got colder and the trees are all almost bear. That means that the cooking has changed in my kitchen. It's all about comfort food, being clever with leftovers and slow cooking at the weekends. I have been trying out some new products this month too so here's what's new in the kitchen November. Lee Kum Kee sent me a few of their sauces to try. The Kung Pao chicken (in the Read more

New Products for Autumn 2016

You might have noticed that autumn has arrived. We're still lucky to be enjoying sunny days and there are still green leaves on the trees but as things get cosier, the food I eat changes. Here a some of the things I've been trying which I think make the move into autumn tastier: my new products for autumn. I’ve had a few things with matcha tea, mostly desserts, but I hadn’t had the actual tea itself many times. I took on the TeaPigs Matcha Read more

Riverford Recipe Box with Sarah Raven

If you've been reading my blog for a little while you'll know I'm a fan of recipe boxes. To come home and find everything you need ready to cook a meal, all pre-weighed and everything, is music to my ears for a busy week. It's meal planning but the hard work has been done for you. Riverford have started to do some of their recipe boxes with guest chefs and this month it's Sarah Raven. When they asked me if I would like to try one out I was looking Read more

It’s All Easy Cookbook

When I get a new cookbook I feel it deserves some quality time to be looked over and thumbed through. Normally with a nice cup of tea. I was really looking forward to taking some time to read through the It's All Easy Cookbook by Gwyneth Paltrow. The title got my interest first; a whole book full of easy recipes. It sounded right up my street! The photography in the book is lovely; the emphasis is on lifestyle rather than just food and I think that Read more