Monthly Archive: November 2012

Review: Brabantia 3 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Non Slip Base + Giveaway – Closed

I was recently lucky enough to be sent this set of 3 bowls and was just told to enjoy them by Brabantia. Well, enjoy them I have, as you can see from the pictures below, they have had lots of use since they arrived. My existing bowls were all made of glass or china and …

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Bacon, Leek & Pine Nut Pasta

The other day I’d taken some bacon out of the freezer for the evening meal thinking I’d do a pasta dish. That evening I realised that I also had a packet of leeks begging to be used so rummaged through my cupboards looking for some inspiration. There I found some pine nuts that also needed …

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Avocado with Prawns and Balsamic Dressing

  When I lived at home my mum would always make a starter of halved avocado filled with prawns and a garlic French dressing for special occasions. I decided to bring this starter up to date by fanning the slices onto a plate and using Balsamic instead of white wine vinegar and walnut instead of …

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Steak with Whisky Sauce + Graig Farm Organics Giveaway

This week I was lucky enough to be sent an Organic Premium Steak Box (£65) to try out from Graig Farm Organics who can be found at www.graigfarm.co.uk. The box consisted of: 4 x 225g Beef Rump Steaks 2 x 225g Sirloin Steaks 4 x 175g Lamb Leg Steaks 4 x Pork Leg Steaks Graig …

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Hallon Cookies from Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann

My daughter and I recently had a lovely afternoon making Hallon cookies from Trine Hahnemann’s new book Scandinavian Christmas. This particular recipe was given to Trine by a friend called Alice Brax and this is her version of it. These jewel like cookies were delicious and I can think of no better pairing with a …

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Yogurt & Parmesan Chicken Breasts

Those of you who read my blog will know that I came into a lot of Greek Yogurt recently and had to drum up all sorts of ways of using it apart from just eating it! Some of my trials have been a bit hit and miss or need tweaking but this dish was a …

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Boeuf Bourguignon + Forman & Field Seasonal Box Giveaway from Knorr – Closed

At this time of year there’s nothing better than a comforting slow cooked casserole to come home to. One of my absolute favourites is Boeuf Bourguignon for its rich depth of flavour from the ruby notes of the red wine, the caramelised onions and the meatiness from the beef and bacon. So when I was …

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