Friday 13 July 2018

Win a Jerte Picota Picnic Hamper!

Win a Jerte Picota Picnic Hamper!

This amazing hamper contains two delicious punnets of Jerte Picota Cherries, a bottle of cava, champagne flutes, a cherry pitter and napkins.
For a chance to win visit and RT the Jerte Picota Competition tweet reply with #PicotaCherryTime and follow @PicottaCherries  The winner will be chosen midnight on Friday 20th July 2018.  Best of Luck!

Why are Jerte Picota Cherries so delicious?

·         The Jerte Picota Cherry is a special variety of cherry that is native to the beautiful Jerte Valley in Northern Extremadura, Spain, 200km west of Madrid. This area is famous for the incredible cherry blossom of more than a million trees that takes place each year.

·         It is a 100% natural product that follows a natural growing season, which is why the arrival of the Jerte Picota Cherry changes each year and why they are only available for six weeks each summer.

·         When the cherries are ready to be harvested at optimum ripeness, they are hand-picked off the trees, leaving the stalks behind, and placed into chestnut baskets. This is why they are sold without a stalk.

·         Jerte Picota Cherries are usually available from the end of June until the beginning of August in the UK, and they are expected to arrive in stores from the beginning of July, due to the cold winter this year.

·         The Jerte Picota Cherry are a P.D.O. Product (P.D.O. standing for Protected Designation of Origin) which certifies that the fruit has been grown, harvested and packed under rigorous quality-controlled procedures and has come exclusively from the Jerte Valley in Spain.

·         The Jerte Picota is not only unique from its P.D.O. status but also from its stalkless harvest and its shape, which has a slight peak to the base, hence the word ‘Picota’ means ‘peaked’.

For more information on Jerte Picota P.D.O., please visit

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7.       To be entered into the promotion you must:
·         Follow @PicotaCherries on Twitter
·         Meet the eligibility criteria
·         Retweet the post on Twitter from @BestRecipesUK: Jerte Picota Giveaway! Follow, RT & reply w/ #PicotaCherryTime by 8 July 2018 to #win a picnic hamper along with some delicious #JertePicota cherries.
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Monday 7 November 2016

Vonshef Belgian Waffle Maker gives you heaven on a plate!

Vonshef Belgian Waffle Maker 

I love, love, love this kitchen appliance… If you love kitchen gadgets this is the must-have gadget for your Christmas wish list!

The Vonshef Belgian Waffle Maker can make 4 waffles at the same time.  It is extremely easy to use – prepare your waffle batter and in a few minutes you have a plate of mouth-watering, thick and freshly baked waffles.  BE WARNED – they are extremely addictive!

The waffle maker is non-stick so makes it very easy to clean and remove the waffles.

Once you have tasted these waffles you will never look at a shop bought waffle again!  Waffles are served throughout the world as a delicious sweet dessert and can be topped with anything you fancy from ice cream and chocolate to fruit and nuts. Using our quad waffle iron is so easy that you may find yourself having waffles at all times of the day, you have been warned! Why not try them for breakfast with some fruit and yoghurt or perhaps peanut butter.

I highly recommend this product – your family and friends will love it too! 

To purchase this wonderful product go to

Monday 22 August 2016

Awaken your taste buds with Sinclair Condiments!

If you love condiments you will absolutely adore the Sinclair Condiments fantastic range of sauces.  Before trying the sauces I heard that they were good but I did not think they would be this good. 

The multi-award winning range consists of 6 sauces which have all been made with fresh ingredients, no artificial ingredients and are created with their own unique recipes.

Hot Banana Ketchup – before tasting this sauce I was unsure whether I would like it.  However, it tasted amazing – it definitely awakens your taste buds.  The sauce is recommended to go with Burgers, Hot Dogs, Bacon Sandwiches and Sweet Potato Fries.

Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup – This is a great twist to tomato ketchup, you can tell that it has been made with fresh red peppers.  It has an amazing flavour and will go with lots of different food types.

Scotch Bonnet Sauce – this is a brilliant sauce that can add heat and spice to any meal or recipe.  It is a beautifully clean tasting fruity sauce with just the right amount of heat.

Smokey Naga – Wow!  If you like heat you will love this sauce.  It is for serious chilli addicts – deep and spicy with lip smacking smokiness.  This sauce is ideal for spicing up any recipe or dish.

Jalapeño & Lime – I love this sauce – I used it as a salad dressing but can be used as a sauce or marinade.  It is delicate, mild and zesty with a gentle kick – delicious!

Smokey Chipotle Ketchup – A perfect sauce to give your meal a beautiful sweet smokiness.

Every single one of these sauces awakens your taste buds, I honestly can’t say which is my favourite as they are all AMAZING!   I am officially a Sinclair Condiments Addict.

You can purchase these wonderful sauces from Holland & Barrett, Morrisons or any of these local distributors

To find out more about these wonderful sauces check out and follow them on Twitter @SCondimentsCo

Thursday 28 April 2016

Heartsease Farm Sparkling Drinks – Summer in a Glass!

Summer may not have arrived yet but why not get an amazing taste of summer with the Heartsease Farm drinks range.

This fantastic range of carbonated spring water flavoured with natural flavours and fruit juices comes in 6 different flavours;

Elderflower Pressé – a great visual replacement for Prosecco or champagne.  Tastes great, you can actually taste the Elderflower unlike a lot of brands – delicious and refreshing!

Raspberry Lemonade – Made with natural raspberry juices, a wonderful refreshing drink.

British Blackcurrant Crush – Very fresh & fruity with a true blackcurrant taste.

Fiery Ginger Beer – Just delicious with a kick!

Apple & Rhubarb – Simply delicious, summer in a glass!

Traditional Lemonade – A beautiful drink – very lemony and not too sweet, a definite thirst quencher.

They are available from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Harvey Nichols, Ocado and Farm shops around the country from £2.

I can’t tell you which one is my favourite as they are all delicious and a perfect drink for any occasion.  They could be used as an alternative to alcohol or a wonderful mixer for your favourite spirit.

I highly recommend this range of beautiful & refreshing drinks – perfect for the summer (when it eventually arrives).

Monday 7 March 2016

Superfoods 24/7 by Jessica Nadel

Superfoods 24/7 by Jessica Nadel

Superfoods 24/7 is a great book with delicious recipes for Superfoods at everymeal.  I’m a meat-eater and when you look through the recipes you don’t realise that they are all vegan. 

There are over 100 innovative vegan recipes that pack a serious nutritional punch with more than 35 superfoods.  If you’re trying to pack more nutrients into your diet without taking supplements this is the book for you.

Superfoods 24/7 is here to bring delicious, healthy antioxidant rich ingredients to every meal of the day from breakfast to dessert. 

My favourite recipes include;
Lucuma Almond-Butter Shake
Adzuki Bean & Pumpkin Chilli
Pepita Pesto-Stuffed Mushroom Caps
Sundried Tomato & Coconut Quinoa Burgers
Sweet Potato Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Spaghetti & Quinoa ‘Meatballs’
Lemon Chai Poppyseed Loaf
Minty Matcha Nanaimo Bars

Jessica Nadel is the author and is also author to the brilliant blog, Cupcakes and Kale.

I highly recommend this book if you are trying to pack more nutrients into your diet without having to pass on comfort food.

Tuesday 23 February 2016

A Year in Cheese: A Seasonal Cheese Cookbook

A Year In Cheese: A Seasonal Cheese Cookbook
by Alex & Leo Guarneri

I love Cheese!  This book is a fantastic addition to my cookbook collection.  Every recipe is mouthwatering and is accompanied with beautiful photography.

My favourite recipes have to be;- 
Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with Walnuts & Gorgonzola
Brillat-Savarin Cheesecake with Marinated Cherries
Bavettes au Roquefort
 Emmental, Brie & Serrano Ham Croquettes
 Mongomery Cheddar and Pale Ale Rarebit with Cauliflower

A Year in Cheese comes from the team behind famous artisan cheese shop Androuet, which was established in Paris in 1909 and opened in fashionable Spitalfields in London in 2009. The fromagerie and restaurant Androuet specialises in seasonal cheese from France, Britain and beyond and supplies cheese to many acclaimed restaurants, including Duck & Waffle and Terroirs. Just like fruit, veg and meat, cheese is seasonal. Seasonal cheese is about listening to nature, understanding the grazing cycle of the animal that's being milked, knowing what they're grazing on at which time of year, and recognising optimal maturing times. This beautiful and inventive cookbook introduces the idea of seasonal cheese, starting with a brief introduction to which cheeses are at their prime at which time of year, followed by dozens of exceptional recipes each using an easy-to-find seasonal cheese.


Monday 24 November 2014

A Life In Food - Bea Tollman

A Life in Food – Bea Tollman

Beatrice Tollman, President and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has published a cookbook that is her memoir of “A Life in Food”. This book is a celebration of recipes that have either been passed down in the family or discovered while travelling, and all have been perfected from her own personal experience and expertise in the kitchen.

I love that this book tells a story of a very interesting life and the inspiration behind each recipe.  The recipes are simple, very easy to follow and the ingredients are easily sourced.

My favourite recipes include;
Chicken Bouillabaisse
Duck Cottage Pie
Meringue Layer Cake
Shrimp Stroganoff

"A Life in Food" is available at all Red Carnation Hotels and by mail order, priced £25.00, and all the proceeds will go to Bea Tollman's favourite charities - Starlight Children's Foundation and The Tick Tock Club (Great Ormond Street).

You can also purchase the book online