I love this time of year. A Lazy night in is exactly what you need after a busy day at work. With the dark evenings and cold weather, tucked up in front of the TV is just perfect.
Now if you are like me I must have snacks while I’m watching TV especially if it’s a great film!
The perfect little snack around at the moment is these little squidgy cake bites from Soreen. They are extremely moreish and trust me one is not enough!
The Squidgy Cake Bites Come in this cute little sharing tub, which I did share with my husband. Although I could have eaten the lot!
I love American inspired food. Burgers, wedges, pasta, waffles all of it! When we got to try out Iceland’s new range of American foods called The Shack, my husband and I were excited. I have never been to America so have never tasted real authentic American food. We did go to Canada over 6 years ago and that’s the closest we have been.
The Shack meal range is perfect for Autumn. A warming comfort food range that is ideal for sharing with friends and family. I cooked up a few things for a cosy night in with my husband and a film. It was lovely to chat about how the food tasted while watching TV.
For the fashion concious lady we have these fabulous collars from The Shirt Company. I think they are fun and great for dressing up a going out or the smart business outfit. This is the Viola.
This collar is not quite as formal as the Viola. It’s known as the Peony. Very pretty in black. The Shirt Company really has lots of pretty shirts and tops available on their online shop.
Why not take a look and treat someone this Christmas?
I love all types of curds. On toast, great for using in cakes oh and my favourite – on scones with Cornish clotted cream. Yum! This passionfruit and lemon curd is amazing from Scarlett & Mustard. Fresh and zingy. A great little gift. Why not add their blackcurrent & Star Anise, Lime & Mint and Toffee Apple curds to a little gift basket?
A couple of weeks back I reviewed The Book of Everyone. These books really do make great personalised gifts. This one is for my husband for Christmas, but I’ve gone and ordered one for my sister as well.
I love the way they take you on a journey back in time. You can learn about the day you were born, What was the number one single, amongst other facts.
A great gift for that person you never know what to buy for them.
I love to bake and cook in my kitchen. But sometimes I’m limited due to the time I have spare. Nowadays we have some incredible technology for the kitchen, but sometimes the simple kitchen gadgets really are the best.
Here are a few of the gadgets that everyone absolutely needs in their kitchen. Just to make life that little bit easier.
A Kitchen Slicer
One of the most time-consuming parts of putting a dish together is preparing the vegetables. It can be such a chore. Especially when you’ve already had a busy day, and just want to put together something healthy but quick. Having a kitchen slicer on hand will save you time and hassle. When you can prepare fruits and vegetables quickly, it means you’re much more inclined to include more of the good stuff into your diet. Much cheaper than a food processor and just as efficient (if not more) when it comes to slicing. Plus if you have a smaller kitchen it takes up less space so you don’t have to clutter up your work surfaces with extra appliances.
Although baby girl is not old enough for her kids lunch just yet, I have been thinking up tips on a healthy kids lunch for my nephew who will be heading into year 1 in September to pass over to my sister. He is a picky eater and loves cheese!
With back to school is on the horizon Hartley’s set us on a challenge to come up with healthy tips and ideas for kid’s lunch boxes.
Hartley’s jelly pots are championing a campaign called Hartley’s Your Lunchbox. It’s all about helping parents create brilliant lunches and collecting an exclusive lunchbox through its collector scheme.
Ever since I was a little girl I have loved Branston pickle. Pickle on a ploughman’s lunch is just my idea of the perfect lunch. So when I was asked if I would like to review a selection of Branston pickles, sauces and chutney, I couldn’t refuse could i?
My husband is a lover of brown sauces, whether they are fruity, spicy or smoky he just goes mad for it! So I gave him the task of trying out Branston’s new rich and smokey BBQ sauce.