Bring Out The Branston

Bring Out The Branston

I was very lucky recently, to be sent a package containing Branston pickles.  If you are like me, you  will always have a jar of pickle in your cupboard. The box contained a lunchbag with ‘Bring Out The Branston’, always very handy for keeping things cool, Branston Original Pickle, new Branson Sweet Chilli Pickle, Branston Caramelised Onion Chutney, new Branston Rich & Smokey BBQ Sauce and Branston Hot Dog Relish. I will start with the Branston Original Pickle, this really needs no introduction.  I love boring old cheese and pickle…

Sarsons

Sarsons

I really do not need to introduce Sarsons, as soon as we hear the name Sarsons we all think of vinegar, so I am not going to tell you all, what you already know :). I was recently set a challenge, of using Sarsons and was sent a package of various Sarsons vinegars to try Malt vinegar – I always have to have this in my cupboard for my fish and chips Distilled Malt Vinegar  Malt Pickling Vinegar Pickling Distilled Vinegar Sauce Browning Worcester Sauce I was supposed to create some lovely…

Haywards Pickles Event

Haywards Pickles Event

On Monday evening, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an event for Haywards Pickles.  As this was the first blogging event I had managed to get too, I was nervous and excited and had no idea what I was going to find.  We all know what pickles are, but if like me they mainly find their way into my shopping at christmas.  I knew that the event was going to be about creating meals with the pickles, but I had no idea what we were going to…

Elevenses In The Office

Elevenses In The Office

We all like our elevenses, a nice little pick me up mid morning while we carry on working. I was very happy to be invited to take part and be featured in a new ebook Elevenses in the office, it is a selection of 20 recipes covering treats, snacks, smoothies and shakes, for our mid morning fix. Myself and other like minded bloggers shared our recipes for an elevenses snack or treat, that will keep you going until lunchtime, or to have as a treat anytime of the day, not just elevenses….

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

While my daughter was on holiday, she had a banana bread which was unlike the banana bread that I usually make.  With her being on a Disney Cruise, I searched american banana bread and came across this recipe. 5 x Ripe Bananas 1 3/4 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup of melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 3/4 cup dark brown sugar Pre heat the oven to 180 and grease a loaf tin. In a bowl mash the bananas In another bowl…

Easy Flapjacks

Easy Flapjacks

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, why not spend a bit of time in the kitchen to make something yummy to have with that cuppa, and to keep the kids entertained for a little while. These are so quick and easy to make. 250g Porridge Oats 125g Butter 125g Brown Sugar 2-3 tbsps Golden Syrup Pre heat the oven to 180 and lightly grease a baking tray, or you can cheat like me and use a silicone sheet. Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly, spread onto the…

Simply Cook

Simply Cook

Last week, I did 4 mini reviews on the Simply Cook range, which is a new concept in cooking.  We tried the Discovery Box, which includes 4 recipe cards, and 4 little boxes with all the herbs and spices and mixes you need. It could not be easier, they even give you a shopping list of the ingredients you need to purchase to make each meal, and to even save you writing a list you have a little tear off bit you can take with you. The meals we had in our…

A little taster of my next review

A little taster of my next review

Here is a little taster of my next review. It is a meal box from a company called Simply Cook.  It is such a great idea. If like me, you get bored of thinking of what to cook for dinner each night, or walk around the supermarket for ages, thinking what you fancy for your meals next week, and will everyone else want to eat the same.  Then this is the ideal box for you. You receive a box which contains, 4 recipe cards and 4 boxes which contain all…