If you've ever been to Cornwall you'd have been hard pushed not to see, smell or try a Cornish Pasty. And a proper pasty is a serious business, don't even think about adding peas to the classic recipe, it's unforgivable. The classic mix of beef, potato, swede and pastry is hard to beat and I recently found out there's such a thing as Cornish Pasty Week! If you ask me that's a great excuse to eat as many pasties as possible between 25th February and
Coffee is a pretty serious business in our house. We don't have just any old beans in the cupboard. I love trying out different varieties, different countries and roasters but I don't always have time to go and find something I haven't tried before. So when the guys from Blue Coffee Box got in touch to see if I'd like to try out their coffee it sounded right up my street!
I've got a confession to make. Although my evening meals are varied and I'm always trying something new my lunches always seem to get forgotten about. I just never remember to plan anything exciting for my lunch so I always end up with either a sandwich or a bowl of soup. So I was really looking forward to trying these meals from City Kitchen; something different every day for lunch and things that I would never normally prepare myself. The range
What with moving house and getting everything sorted I haven't been trying as many new and interesting products as I would usually. Now things have settled down a bit I've found some time to be able to sample some tasty new things. There's a real variety this time as always; yoghurt, savoury snacks, drinks and tea! Take a look at what I've been trying over the last few weeks.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.