Tag Archives: Review

A trip to York to meet a Masterchef finalist and eat yummy pasta

By far my favourite contestant on last year’s Masterchef was Sara Danesin Medio – the likeable intensive care nurse with a huge passion for Italian cooking. So when I got an invite to travel up to York to her home to … Continue reading

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Win OXO Good Grips hand-held egg beater

The guys at OXO Good Grips sent me this little fella to play with – I’ve not seen a hand-held mixer like this since I did Home Economics at school! It’s hardly a dinosaur though as this new model has … Continue reading

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Win a selection of unearthed® dips and meat platters

I was hosting my Book Group’s Christmas bash at my place, so thought it’d be the perfect time to road test the unearthed®  range of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern treats. They sent me over a selection of dips and meat platters and … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win: Aggie’s Family Cookbook

I think most people recognise Aggie MacKenzie as the sensible Scottish one from TV Show How Clean Is Your House. I’ve never seen the racy blonde one Kim in the same way again after she got totally slozzled on Celebrity … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of leftovers

Some people are quite squeamish about leftovers. They either chuck them out, or leave them festering in the fridge and then chuck them out! My approach is to portion them off and either freeze for another day, or send them … Continue reading

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Book review and chance to win: Pieminister by Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon

As the weather cruelly switches from Indian summer to wind, rain and grey skies, a recipe book full of pies for every possible occasion has definitely got my attention. Pieminister creators Tristan Hogg and Jon Simon fancy themselves as the leaders … Continue reading

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Morphy Richards Frother review

Some people might think a milk frother is a fairly gimmicky gadget, I however am a big fan of milky coffee so couldn’t wait to give the Morphy Richards Meno a drive. This was the latest product to be sent … Continue reading

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Book Review and chance to win: My Daddy Cooks by Nick Coffer

I’ve been genuinely excited about the release of Nick ‘My Daddy Cooks’ Coffer’s blog-titled recipe book. I stumbled upon Nick’s blog when I first started out as a blogger myself last year, and was instantly won over by the hilarious … Continue reading

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Steam cooker review: The vegetarian cooking starts in earnest

This is my first post as part of the Morphy Richards House Proud Innovators’ scheme. I’ll be sent a product from the Morphy Richards range to test out, review and share with you. There will also be the chance for … Continue reading

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Review: Sweet Spiced Chicken in the Miele Steam Oven

I’ve had the Miele DG 1450 Steam Oven on trial at home in my kitchen for the past month in a test to see how useful it’d be to a family cook. I’ve used a plug-in Tefal steamer before, plus … Continue reading

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