heston blumenthal waitrose sprout dessert

Review: Heston’s Chocolate Sprout from Waitrose

Brussels sprouts for dessert? Now that's something that would put a chill up anyone's spine this Christmas.  Heston Blumenthal has worked his magic to turn what can be the most divisive part of a traditional Christmas dinner into a dish everyone will, or should love - a giant 'sprout' filled with profiteroles. Available at Waitrose, the

Christmas sandwich Morrison’s

Morrisons Christmas Sandwiches

Did we feel festive eating Morrison’s Christmas offering? ‘Tis the season for Christmas sandwiches to liven up a boring lunchtime. A catch up with "me Julie" meant time to splash out on some sandwiches and naughty goodies (and I don’t mean lingerie!). Morrison's cheese board sandwich - mature cheddar, Wensleydale and blue cheese with spiced chutney

Square pie product review

Product Review: Square Pie

It’s hip to be square It’s the time of year for comfort food and what better to keep you warm and fill your belly than a pie (or a handful of small ones!), I saw Square Pies in the freezer section of Waitrose (Sainsbury’s also sell them I think) and thought I’d gave them a

tomatin whisky five virtues earth

Drink: Tomatin Earth added to Five Virtues whisky range

Tomatin’s Five Virtues range expands Tomatin has released another expression from its Five Virtues range.  Joining Wood and Fire is the third whisky, Earth, and we received a wee sample to taste test. Inspired by the natural elements involved in the production of Tomatin whisky, Five Virtues includes Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water.  I was

Nespresso on Ice limited edition

Product Review: limited edition Nespresso on Ice

The Perfect Iced Coffee at Home Nespresso launches two limited edition Iced Coffee Flavours We haven't had much of a sunny summer here, but with the humidity iced coffee at home still sounds like a plan to me. And so, Nespresso has released two varieties in limited edition packs: Intenso On Ice and Leggero On Ice.

Rowantree Fruit Pastille Randoms 30% less sugar sweets review

Product Review: 30% Less Sugar Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles and Randoms

Indulge your sweet tooth with less sugar Everyone, even me, is trying to cut down on sugar. It's easy to do when you are making things at home - I usually half the amount of sugar in a recipe - but when buying items at the shops you are left scouring labels for information. The

Turmelicious turmeric drink

Product Review: Turmelicious Turmeric Drink

Turmelicious Turmeric drink Turmeric is much more than an ingredient in a curry.  It's been widely recognised as beneficial to health, being used in ayurvedic and traditional eastern medicines. Curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric, is said to reduce inflammation with the possibility of reducing pain and swelling in people with arthritis. Other health benefits

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Product Review: Salter Marble Health Grill and Panini Maker

A healthier way to cook Gadgets, I love them. However, my kitchen top doesn't have the space for them, so in order for a gadget to stay, it has to be exceptional. Remember the grill fad a few years back?  Yeah,  I did that as well.  A HUGE big grill dribbling fat all over the

Deiss zester and grater review

Product Review: Deiss Pro Lemon Zester & Grater

I've got one of those walls which seems to have every piece of kitchen gadgetry thats ever been made. Melon baller (cos I'm always balling my melons!), testers (cos I'm always zesting my lemons), strainers (cos I'm always...you get the idea). If it's been made it's probably hanging on my Ikea "tool" rack. And I appear to

Henry Denny's fire and smoke BBQ bacon medallions

Product Review: Henry Denny’s Fire and Smoke

Total Danbert We are partial to a roll n' bacon (and tattie scone!) around here but are find ourselves often dismayed with bacon that shrivels up and expels water all over the pan. Anyway, whilst wandering around Morrisons we spied some bacon on their promo area at £2.  We'd never heard of Henry Denny's Fire