• how to cut your grocery bill


    August 9, 2017 admin

    Summer is well and truly in full swing as parents try their best to keep children occupied for the long 8-week school holidays.  According to research the average family food shop doubles over the school holidays!    No wonder so many parents feel the pinch during this time.   Below are some tips to help you trim your food budget during the summer holidays.   Set a Budget The most effective way of cutting back is to set yourself a budget…

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  • leeks

    A Good Eat: Luxurious Leeks

    February 7, 2017 admin

    The humble leek/ leeks have been around since the times of the ancient Egyptians, which is surprising that it is one of those vegetables that can be often overlooked.   I absolutely adore the clean and mild flavour of leeks that take on board whatever spices you happen to throw at them.  Cooking them at a low heat means you can use them for a base of soup or even pasta sauces.  Let’s face it they can replace onions in…

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  • Love Turkey, Hate Waste

    November 10, 2016 admin

    Ok so I’m a little early deciding to post a few recipes to use your left over turkey but I have to admit to loving Christmas, although it might just be getting the chance to see all those twinkling lights shimmer in the darkness on those wintery dark days.  In any case I thought it was time to share some of my recipes which I use when I don’t want to eat any more turkey or ham.   Turkey &…

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  • My new Swiss Army Knife Kitchen Gadget – Savisto Hand Blender

    October 30, 2016 admin

    Review: Savisto 750 Watt 3 in 1 Hand Blender Set with Attachments There are certainly times when I get totally fed up with large bulky kitchen items such as food processors, I like my kitchen to be neat and tidy and when I have small tasks such as blending soups or whisking a bun mixture the last thing I want is to be lifting a bulky item!  That’s where a hand blender is certainly worth investing in – a small…

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  • Fudge Heaven:  Review of Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory

    October 24, 2016 admin

    Nestled near rolling hills and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Kells in County Antrim is where you will find the artisans who are Granny Shaw’s Fudge Factory. The makers of yummy fudge of all different flavours that look so mouth-wateringly tasty you just can’t wait to try them.  The only problem you will have will be choosing one!   I was gifted a selection of fudge by Granny Shaw’s to review.  I have to admit I do have a soft spot…

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