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If there is one appliance I think you should ask Santa for this Christmas (other than a Thermomix ;)), it should be one of these New Wave Just Pizza Maker.

For crispy, perfect pizza every time, it’s great for just a person living on their own, or having a pizza party!


There is something so sophisticated about tea. Depending on the blend, it can transport you away, calm you down, soothe a bloated stomach, help with symptoms of a cold, or just keep you going.

This post trials out the new Pyramid Infuser Range from Twinings.


Ok, maybe not 101 reasons, I don’t have time to list them all. In fact I didn’t even have enough time to do all the recipes I wanted to before I put this post up, but if you’ve ever been on Pinterest, you’ll know skillets are so hot right now!

Cooking with cast iron skillet has many benefits. Read on to see what I made in mine, and your chance to win a voucher.


I’m not normally one for pre-made sauce sachets, but I give the Sweet & Sticky Pork one a whirl from Maggi. Quicker and easier than going to the Chinese takeaway joint, healthier too!


For a person that only drinks coffee a few times a year, the Lavazza Modo Mio has amped that up to slightly more. A great little unit for home!


Road testing the lastest product from Breville, the Sous Vide. Lots of possibilities!


La Madre Bakery have a chocolate twist on the lamington, and it’s a winner!


The frozen yoghurt that was frozen in the clouds, finally arrives at my doorstep!


Beef cheek is a cut that needs to be slow cooked. I turned some into the delicious beef cheek sliders.


Belinda Jeffery’s Polish honey cake made with Nerada tea.

Goes perfectly with a cup of tea!


I sample, for research purposes, and so you don’t have to… new flavours of chocolate from Lindt!


So here it is, my long awaited review; the battle between Thermochef vs Thermomix. Having owned and frequently used my Thermomix for about a month or so, I was given the opportunity to road test it against the Thermochef. I had my doubts, I had heard stories but decided to adopt a fair approach and attitude when

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Sometimes you want a cookbook that is straight to the point; pretty pictures, easy to follow recipes, one you can grab off the shelf and it will have the answer to that weekday “what am I going to cook!?” dilemma. 50 Fabulous Curries is just that. Page after page of pretty, moreish looking curries that

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I am a tea drinker, not a coffee drinker. I have at least 10 different types of tea in my house. My mood dictates what flavour I have. All around the world, countries have their own Twinings tea (Russian Caravan, Irish Breakfast, English Breakfast and New Zealand Breakfast). We have now decided it’s to time

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I was lucky enough to score an invite to the launch of the new Mövenpick ice-cream kiosk at Westfield Doncaster last week. I brought along fellow blogger Cherrie, to help enjoy the VIP treatment of canapés, sparkling wine and free ice-cream…. how could she refuse? The Mövenpick kiosk is in the middle of the sleekly

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Remember Marion from Masterchef series 2? For a while there, we all thought she would win the cooking competition, but it came down to a satay sauce…. a sauce that sent her home.  Thankfully she has worked on her satay sauce techniques and launched her new range of easy to cook at home Thai food

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So I was lucky enough to score an invite to Bonne Maman’s Mothers’ Day breakfast with Margaret Fulton, to help launch the three new flavours; Redcurrant Jelly, Quince Jelly and Chestnut Cream. The invite came on a Bonne Maman jar! How adorable… and practical… mmmmm strawberry conserve. Unfortunately for me, the event was held in

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If you’ve been following me on twitter on instagram/flickr, you would have known I’ve been putting the new Airfryer through some tests. The Airfryer was launched on April 1st 2011 – as a healthier alternative to deep frying. Whilst I had tweeted about receiving one for testing, a few suggested it was just merely an

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When you say “vegetarian” to some people, they screw up their face and think of bland, mushy, tasteless tofu dishes. I would probably be one of those people if I didn’t have a friend who is vegetarian. It really opened my eyes to the amazing options out there for vegetarians. When I’m choosing a restaurant

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Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes. I had THE most delicious day, and will continue for about a week. Lots to blog; the awesome Mopho, Lux Bite and Remezzo, amongst other eats; so stayed tuned! But for now… Who here has been a victim of spillage when bringing your lunch into work? I most certainly

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Bet you’re thinking I’ve gone and put the wrong picture on this post… I’m meant to be blabbing on about pecans and here is a picture of a burger with wedges…. right? I’ll be honest, pecans never used to be a nut I was interested in. I was a pistachio, peanut, cashew kinda gal. But

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I was lucky enough to be invited into the kitchen at Bakers Delight Carnegie to get a hands on experience on what goes into making their famous hot cross buns (or bums as I like to call them). I’ve always been a fan of Bakers Delight, from their ham and mayo twirls, pizzas, crunchy rolls,

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I must admit, I thought this book would just be like one of those other ones I’ve seen; country style cooking with waffly stories and recipes I’d never try. Hardie Grant the publishers offered to send me a copy, and boy was I glad they did. On closer inspection, Audrey Gordon is actually Heidi Arena,

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Can I tempt you with a sandwich with homestyle chicken? So I know that some of you are wary of chicken in a can, despite how convenient it is; but would you contemplate fresh chicken chunks in a resealable bag? Moira Mac’s range is just such a convenient product. It comes in four different flavours;

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WBC; could it be the World’s Best Cereal? It’s a big call to make, so my expectations were high. WBC The Real Cereal Company offers two varieties of super healthy cereals; Power Packed Cereal and Natural Juicy Cereal Bircher. I first had my encounter with bircher muesli around this time last year when I made

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