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Foodie Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day and June in general is a bit of a tough time for me – I lost my Dad in 2013 and as if that wasn’t hard enough, it happened just a few days after Father’s Day. But we love occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Valentine’s Day in our household. Some people are cynical about ‘made up occasions’ like these, but we always like to celebrate them, and buy each other gifts and cards. So just because my Dad sadly isn’t here anymore, I didn’t want that to stop me sharing some great Father’s Day finds with you all, especially if your Dad is anything like mine was, and adores food! Some of these I’ve tried myself (or other similar products from the company) and some are simply gifts I’ve come across online that I liked the look of. For the sweet-toothed Dad! Personalised Dad’s Big Breakfast Tin, from Biscuiteers, £43.50 As you may know from my previous blog posts, I love Biscuiteers. You might think that £40+ is a bit expensive …

Cooking Korma at Home with Tastesmiths

As many of you may have seen, I attended a Tastesmiths event last week, where we were given a lesson in cooking with fresh ingredients, using the Tastesmiths kits. You can read my full write-up here. At the event, we were given the choice of trying out the Madras or Korma, and my cooking partner and I went for the Madras. I was allowed to take a kit with me to try at home, so I thought I’d give the Korma a go this time. Korma is one of  my favourite curries, simply because I love the flavour. But I’m always a bit embarrassed to order it when out at a restaurant with friends, as it feels a bit like the ‘wimp’ option. What I loved about the Tastesmiths kit, is that you could make any curry as spicy as you want – including Korma! It’s the solution I’ve been looking for all this time! On Sunday evening, Tim and I used the kit for dinner – it was really fun to cook together, as …