Fragata Olives and Roasted Red Peppers.

I was recently asked by Fragata if I was interested in trying out some samples of their gorgeous olives to bake and cook with.  Fragata is a company specialising in Spanish olives from the Andalusian region and they have been going for nearly 90 years! A quote from the Fragata  website says: “Fragata Spanish Olives…

Gordon Rhodes’ Spice Rubs, Crumbs, Stuffings and Sauces.

Last year I discovered the company Gordon Rhodes and their delicious range of spice rubs, crumbs, cooking sauces and stuffings when at the BBC Good Food Show in Harrogate.  I remember buying three of their cooking sauces: a chilli con carne one, another one for pulled pork and a curry one.  All turned into mouthwatering…

Chocolate and Pistachio Cupcakes using Whynut Pistachio Nuts.

Last week I blogged about my fantastic goodies which Whynut sent me and how excited I was to receive them.  After trying out the early harvested peeled pistachio kernels I wanted to try out the other products as soon as I could.  My mum, like me adores pistachio nuts and I thought I could incorporate…

Pistachio, Ginger and Lemon Cookies.

A few weeks ago I was asked by Whynut if I would like to try out some of their gorgeous nut products. I was sent a beautiful package of four different products to try out in my baking.  This I was really excited about as I love pistachio nuts and anything that they contain! My Mum…

The Hungry Student Vegetarian Cookbook- Book Review.

Last week I featured a book review about The Hungry Student Baking Book on my blog.  This week it’s the turn of another of The Hungry Student Books: The Vegetarian Cookbook. About three years ago my daughter chose to become a vegetarian.  I was happy to support her but after a few months she became…

The Hungry Student- Easy Baking by Charlotte Pike (Book Review)

During the summer holidays while in York shopping with my two kids I spotted another  cookery book I liked the sound of: “The Hungry Student- Easy Baking”   The front cover caught my eye with it’s distinctive pink colouring and the statement “The first baking book just for students!” The inside front cover reads: “Be the…

The Great British Bake Off Everyday- 100 Foolproof Recipes Book Review

Yippee!  Every August I get really excited as it means it’s Great British Bake Off time!  I was really excited when I pre-ordered my copy of the latest GBBO book from Amazon.  This book is called “The Great British Bake Off Everyday” with the subheading 100 Foolproof Recipes. At the time of writing the latest…

Mary Berry’s Cookery Course

Mary Berry’s Cookery Course: “A Step-by Step Masterclass In Home Cooking” The blurb on the back cover says: “With Mary at your side, sharing her secrets of success and guiding you through her masterclasses, you’ll be able to build an impressive repertoire of over 100 recipes to delight your family and friends,” I was in…