Tried and Tested – Edible Cocktails

Once again, those at tried and tested have gone and delivered yet another new and interesting product for me to try and review. An edible cocktail by Smith and Sinclair, which is basically basically a giant Haribo sweet for adults. It ran through my mind as to the purpose of these little delights, I cant help…

Travel Coffee Solutions – Pt 3

In my quest to find a solution for getting good coffee when working away, or on travels, I have so far tested Rombouts One Cup Filters in Part 1 and Lyons Coffee Bag’s in Part 2. Here in the third and final part, I have been testing a reusable one cup filter. Costing just a…

Tried and Tested – Chic P Hummus

Hummus always takes me back to my time living in the Middle East – Smothered on bread, it was served with every meal and can be a pure delight. I was therefore very happy to test some new hummus out. Chic P are a UK Company that are helping to champion the huge amount of…

Travel Coffee Solutions Pt 2 – Coffee Bags

A week ago I wrote about using One Cup Filters, an option for real coffee whilst away from home, either with work or travel. You can read about that in Travel Coffee Solutions – Part 1 This week we look at another alternative – Coffee Bags My first experience with coffee bags occured around 30…

St Ewes Eggs – Frittata Challenge

Eggs are a staple in our house, and I always buy free range. Even better if I know exactly where they came from, so when I was sent some eggs from St Ewes to compete in a Frittata Challenge, I was more than happy to give them a try. St Ewes eggs are all free…

Travel Coffee Solutions Pt 1 – One Cup Filters

I recently wrote a piece about my love for real coffee. I compared my old espresso machine with a quicker and simplier to use ‘Nespresso’ – You can read more on that here My new trouble though, is that I am not always at home. My work takes me to different locations and sometimes I have…

Product Review – Essential Cuisine Stock

One of the most basic, yet most important ingredients in any kitchen has to be Stock. From Gravy to Soup, Sauce to Stew, a good quality stock is the base of so many great dishes, yet far too often its an ingredient that is overlooked or taken for granted. Now I love nothing more than…

Product Review – Nelsons Gold

A while back I received a bottle of Wild Knight Vodka. The most stunning bottle of Vodka I had ever seen. I do like Vodka, it just isn’t my go to tipple plus I rarely drink it indoors. It was therefore a while before I actually opened and tried it. Wild Knight Vodka is a…

Tried and Tested – The Saucy Affair

I’m really not a fan of ready-made sauces – maybe its the ‘Authentic Italian’ Pasta Sauces my mum used to use when I was younger – you know the ones, made in Holland that taste nothing like an authentic Italian sauce, and have all sorts of things added. I also wouldn’t class myself as some…

Tried and Tested – Kombucha

Kombucha? What even is that ?? – This month I was sent not one, but THREE different makes of Kombucha to try as part of a taste test panel. I have to be honest, I had never heard of this stuff before – so I needed to find out what I had gotten myself into….

Holy F#*K Sauce

A few years back, I was planning one of my trips down to visit family in South London. Instead of staying in sunny Croydon, I opted to stay in Shoreditch, as my nephew was working in the ACE Hotel there. Before heading down, I reached out on twitter for a few new places to try,…

Tried and Tested – Nutural Almond Paste

One of the best things about being on the Tried and Tested TV panel, is that you get sent products to try and review, that you wouldn’t usually ever try. Its these products that usually throw up the biggest surprises. Nutural Smoked Almond Paste is one such product. Nutural World produce a range of natural…