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Happy Eggstra Thick Easter With Hotel Chocolat

Happy Eggstra Thick Easter With Hotel Chocolat

There is nothing like an extra thick Easter egg! You know the kind that gives a satisfyingly biscuit-like ‘SNAP’ as you crack it open rather than the soft ‘fft’ of an inferior version? Hotel Chocolat make the most gorgeous eggs with a thick chocolate shell from the aptly named Ostrich […]

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate Box Collections

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Chocolate Box Collections

Anyone that knows me at all knows about my particular love of nuts. Almonds, pecans, cashews, macadamias, I love them all, chestnuts being an especial favourite.  So when Hotel Chocolat asked me if I’d review two of their Christmas products, one of which was the box called Just One More, […]

Taste Australian Bush Food – Native Lime Cheesecake

Taste Australian Bush Food – Native Lime Cheesecake

In the first of our wonderful new collaborations with Taste Australian Bush Food Shop, our main ingredient of choice is the Australian Native Desert Lime. It was given this name because settlers continuously compared fruit found in Australia with those back home and in order to distinguish the two, they […]

Spicy Bloody Mary Prawns

Spicy Bloody Mary Prawns

It’s no secret that I studied Russian at The University of Durham and spent 6 months of my degree course studying at the university in St. Petersburg (in those days, Leningrad). So I can tell you that vodka is a diminutive of the Russian word for water, and boy did […]

Convenience Food On A Gluten-Free Diet

Convenience Food On A Gluten-Free Diet

Everyone loves to eat fast food once in a while. It’s quick, easy and convenient when you’ve got loads to do and have no time for cooking. Eating gluten-free doesn’t have to mean cutting out all the unhealthy stuff that you crave. Many restaurants and supermarkets actually now cater for […]

Live Lean Meat Hamper Giveaway

Live Lean Meat Hamper Giveaway

We were delighted to be contacted by Live Lean to review one of their meat boxes and when it arrived late last week we were astounded at the amount of meat we received in our meat hamper. Live lean is the brain child of Paul and Sean who decided to […]

Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca

I know a lot of people have been put off eating veal (My wife included) because of the practices associated with farming beef calves for the veal market. However, my father introduced me to his friend who raised veal calves and they were raised with great love,respect, kindness and care […]