When I was pregnant I used to eat and eat the Soreen Toastie loaf all the time. Breakfast, for lunch and as a snack as well. It gave me lots of energy that I needed, while I was growing a little person.
I’m a huge fan of everything Soreen and so is my family. A while back we tried out the Soreen squidgy cake bites in a tub which are great for a perfect night in.
This time we have got the chance to try out the new mini loaves. Soreen kindly sent me a little box of these new mini loaves.
I have an enormous sweet tooth, as you probably know, so being asked to taste some frozen desserts was like hell yeah of course I will give them a go. Even the Peppa Pig Ice cream lollies!
Of course you can’t send ice cream through the post, so we were given a few coupons and a list of retailers to find our sweet fun frozen desserts. We packed up baby girl and out we went to various supermarkets that stock these lines. We couldn’t find any of the Thornton’s desserts stocked in any of my local supermarkets that was on our list, but we found these great tasting Peppa Pig strawberry ice cream lollies and the WeightWatchers toffee and honeycomb sundaes.
My husband and I are huge foodies. We love to try new recipes, so when we were asked if we wanted to try out a Gousto Box I got a tiny bit excited!
I adore any subscription service. The thought of a surprise delivered to me is like Christmas all over again. I had heard of Gousto through various social media channels but never really read into what it was all about.
Gousto pride themselves in delivering fresh food with step by step recipe cards straight to your door.
Here is how we got on…
It took me ages to scroll through and choose a couple of recipes to try on their website. When I was looking there was a choice of 22! Now I’m not keen on fish ( unless it’s from the chip shop!) so that ruled those ones out.
As a busy working mum I’m always looking for balanced, healthy tasty midweek meals to add to our meal plan each week. One of those meals is one of my favourite dishes – Spaghetti Bolognese. Dolmio gave us the challenge to cook up a crowd pleasing Bolognese as part of their #ThankGoodness campaign. Dolmio Bolognese sauce contains no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.
They sent us a fantastic Tesco home delivery with lots of goodies as shown below ↓
Here is how we got on.
For those of us with a sweet tooth the best part of a meal is often when dessert is served, be it a moreish profiterole stack, sumptuous Eton mess or dark, decadent black forest gateaux. It’s also no secret that most restaurants try to entice our taste buds with a tempting tasting boards, composed of three mini puddings or offer coffee with a little something on the side.
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Desserts have been on our radar since the Tudor times where exotically spiced cakes, packed full of sugar, fruits and raisins were presented to show off supreme wealth.
They say a bad workman always blames his (or her) tools, but there is some truth in the matter. Talent can only carry you so far – you need the right tools for the job in order to push the boundaries into something exceptional. The kitchen is no different – you might be the best at distinguishing thyme from rosemary, and you might know your Julienne from your batons, but without the best tools, it’s tricky to elevate your cooking to the next level.
Here are five kitchen essentials that no budding chef should ever be without.