Yes, this is a review of a bin, but the Titan trash compactor is no ordinary rubbish bin; It features a patented, hygienic compaction system that allows it to hold up to 3 times more waste inside than any other bin of the same size. Because it enables you to compact your waste, it means that it doesn’t need to be emptied as often, saving you money on bin liners. Also, If you are one of those unfortunate enough to have been cut down to alternate week bin collection then it means that you don’t fill up your outside bin as quickly. (more…)
Percy pig turned 25 years old this July, yep, a whole quarter of a century! The classic sweets have been around since I was six years old so it’s safe to say that I’ve enjoyed a fair few of them in my time! It is incredibly hard to resist picking up a packet every time you pop into M&S… (more…)
It may seem strange to be talking about Christmas so early, but it is always good to be prepared I think! Last week, on one of the hottest days of the year, I took a trip to London to attend Iceland’s Christmas in July event at the swanky One Belgravia. It was a chance to take a peek at their upcoming Christmas range and to feast on an abundance of delectable festive goodies. (more…)
Last week I took a trip to London to attend Iceland’s Autumn collection showcase at the swanky Aveqia. The purpose of the event was to unveil their up and coming Autumn range of products and to see how they can be prepared. The menu focused around the themes of new vegetable innovations, luxury fish and the launch of Iceland’s new own-label ice cream, and the tasters were prepared under the supervision of Neil Nugent, Iceland’s head chef, who also took the time to come and chat to us about the food and answer any questions we had.
The food was truly some of the best I have ever eaten, all of it cooked from frozen. Many of the dishes and combinations of ingredients I would never have been able to come up with but it was all absolutely delicious and it was really interesting to see frozen food used to create such fine dining.
It is no secret that I love to cook; I mean, I run a food blog for goodness sake! But even the most passionate of cooks have days where they really don’t want to have to cook, or just don’t have time to; and on those kinds of days I am happy to turn to something pre-made for a quick and easy meal. My most common go-to’s are pizza, tortelloni, or, my favourite, a Higgidy pie or quiche with salad. (more…)
Last summer I was asked if I would like to contribute a recipe to a seasonal food journal published by BrightHouse; I jumped at the chance as I thought that it would be lovely to actually see one of my recipes in print (I would love to write a cookbook one day!). (more…)
Clementines are really cheap in the shops at the moment so I ended up buying two and a half kilograms of them; I’ve been eating several of them a day but wanted to make something to use a few of them up. I really enjoy preserving, particularly when it is cold and dark outside; there is something comforting about the process and winter just makes me want to hole up at home and stockpile homemade foods so I chose to make marmalade with them. The wonderful smell of it simmering away on the stove will also make your house smell like an orange grove, which is enough to brighten up even the most miserable and wet of days. (more…)
A few weeks ago I was invited by Tefal Ingenio to visit the prestigious L’atelier des Chefs cookery school in London to attend a cookery class to try out the Tefal Ingenio range of pans. (more…)
Last week I was lucky enough to be invited along to a blogger Christmas party hosted by HomeSense, who sell the most gorgeous and eclectic homeware. It was hosted in The Lost and Found cocktail bar in Birmingham (my home town), in “The Bar Behind The Bookcase” – a lovely little private bar and function room hidden away behind, you guessed it, a bookcase. The event was a chance for Homesense to show off a few key pieces from their fantastic Christmas range, and for the bloggers to mingle and get to know each other a bit better. (more…)
Are we over pumpkin yet or do I still have time to share a couple more recipes? Given than tinned pumpkin will keep for years and butternut squash is available year round there’s really no reason why we should be limited to a short ‘pumpkin season’, and yet I feel like if I were to share pumpkin recipes in the Summer they would just sink without a trace. I’ve got a couple more to share before everyone loses interest, starting with this chocolate ginger pumpkin bread wreath. (more…)