All posts filed under: Competition

Competition: Getting the most out of your herbs with NuCasa

I recently tried out a new Typhoon oil infuser and mezzaluna from NuCasa. I adore cooking with fresh herbs – it completely transforms a dish and I always use fresh herbs whenever possible. In Spring we planted lavender, rosemary and thyme in the garden, and it has been fantastic being able to pop outside and pick some for our cooking adventures. I’d been wanting to try out an oil infuser for some time now – I love flavoured oils and so being able to do the flavouring bit myself sounded like a lot of fun. The infuser from NuCasa is attractive to look at and very lightweight. The bottle and removable infuder section are made from mouth-blown, hand-finished glass, making each one unique! The bung is made from silicone and has a twist open and closed function, to keep the oil as fresh as possible. I filled mine with fresh rosemary, which was perfect for our Sunday roast lamb – I allowed it to infuse overnight and it was lovely! I also tried out a …

Win a Davidstow Slate Cheeseboard and 3 year Old Vintage Reserve Cheddar!

Happy New Year everyone! I’m guessing most of you are back at work this morning – some very strong coffee needed all round methinks! But I’ve got an exciting competition to start the new year, which is bound to put a smile on the face of all of you cheese fans! You may have seen I wrote about my dream cheeseboard with Davidstow last month. If you missed it, you can catch up here. And now the lovely peeps at Davidstow are giving away three more of the gorgeous slate cheeseboards you saw in my post, and some truly melt in the mouth 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar. I’m running this competition through Twitter, so here’s how to enter! Twitter: Follow me on Twitter and Re-tweet this post! Terms & Conditions Three winners will be picked at random on Monday 11th January 2016. Each winner will receive a Davidstow slate cheeseboard and a block of 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage cheddar. The products will be posted to the winners, so at the point of being informed they …

Win Tickets to The Chocolate Show in London!

Chocoholics – ASSEMBLE! The Chocolate Show is taking place at London’s Olympia National Hall from 16th-18th October 2015 and I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away! Bringing the UK’s ‘Chocolate Week’ to a close, the show will bring together over 60 British and international participants all under one roof: artisans, iconic brands, chefs and cocoa experts, sharing their passion for chocolate and demonstrating their favourite chocolate recipes. Highlights will include the Bean to Bar Factory, a children’s area hosted by the award-winning musical Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, as well as a pop-up dessert bar hosted by renowned French chocolate maker Valrhona, and cocktails with a patisserie twist from Cosy. The best chocolate companies from the UK and around the world will also be exhibiting, such as Hotel Chocolat, Paul A Young, Rococo, Willie Harcourt-Cooze and many more. You can find out more about the show on the website here. I’ll be attending and I just can’t wait!! To be in with a chance of winning, enter in one of the following ways: Facebook: …

Dinner Party Blooms from Serenata Flowers – Review & Giveaway!

I must admit, when I was younger, I wasn’t particularly interested in flowers. My parents spent a lot of time making our garden look wonderful, but I didn’t pay much attention to the names and types of plants. I certainly appreciated the beauty of flowers, but I could just about tell you the difference between a rose and a lily, and that was pretty much the extent of it! When Tim and I got married, we made an appointment with a local florist in Devon, and it soon became very apparent how little we both knew. We knew what we wanted in terms of how it would look – creams, greens and browns, for our rustic countryside theme. I’ve never been a ‘girly’ girl, so pinks and yellows aren’t really for me. So when the florist arrived at my room on the morning of our wedding and presented my bouquet to me, I surprised myself by bursting into tears! As well as not being a ‘girly’ girl, I’m also not a ‘happy crier’ so this …

PS Lambis Giveaway and 50% Discount!

You may have seen my previous posts about PS Lambis, a London-based Cypriot company selling the most wonderful olive oil, honey and coffee. If you haven’t read these posts yet, please do, they’re some of my favourites and very close to my heart. As I explained in these posts, the company was set up by the Lambis family in memory of their father, Pambos.      And this week, to mark what would have been his birthday, PS Lambis are giving a whopping 50% off all of their products online. Visit the store here and use the code BRTHDAY15. I really can’t stress how high quality and delicious their products are, so it’s a fantastic offer. And even better, they have kindly given me one of each of their olive oil, honey and coffee products (worth over £40) to give away as a competition prize to one lucky winner! Here’s how to enter: Facebook: Like my Facebook page and Share this post. Twitter: Follow me on Twitter and Re-tweet this post. Instagram: Follow me on …

Serenata Flowers Hamper Review & Giveaway

At the weekend, I tried out a fabulous food hamper from Serenata Flowers called ‘Turn up the Heat!” In case you haven’t heard of them, Serenata Flowers has a huge range of flowers and gifts, with something for everyone and for all occasions. When they asked which hamper I would like to review, I knew it had to be this one, as it was packed with cheese and chocolate – as many of you will know, two of my very favourite things! As per the website, the hamper includes: Hand Waxed Hot Chilli Cheese 170g Hand Waxed Scrumpy & Crunchy Apple 170g Bambino Black Olive Crackers Bambino Moroccan Spicy Crackers Luxury Organic Bombay Mix Luxury Spicy Chilli Coated Peanuts Belgian Chocolate Fine Blended Whiskey Truffles in Clear Box Bottle Green Trug There were a few small replacements in my hamper – rather than Hot Chilli and Scrumpy & Crunchy Apple cheese, I was given Whittington Oak and Blackberries & Apple Cheese. And rather than Whisky Truffles, I was sent two bars of chocolate from KC Chocolatier – …

Win ‘Taste Of London’ Tickets with Asda 

Taste of London is taking place in London’s Regents Park from 17th-21st June, and I’ve got two pairs of tickets to give away, thanks to the lovely people at Asda. It’s a fantastic event for food lovers, with lots of celebrity chefs (Marcus Wareing, Nuno Mendes and Monica Galetti, to name a few), cookery demonstrations and the opportunity to try dishes from some of London’s most prestigious restaurants, including Duck & Waffle and Sushi Samba. The event will feature an Argentinian style Asda tipi, featuring demos and sampling of their finest Wagyu and Aberdeen Angus beef in various recipes and forms – with wine to go alongside them too. There’s more information on the official website. I’ll be going, I can’t wait!!       To be in with a chance of winning, enter in one of the following ways: Facebook: Like my Facebook page and Share this post. Twitter: Follow me on Twitter and Re-tweet this post.      Terms & Conditions The two winners will each receive two tickets for Taste of London – these tickets …