Sixth Day of Giftmas: The Gift of Oil Balsamic Lovers Collection Review

Sixth Day of Giftmas: Gift of Oil, Balsamic Lovers Collection – £19.95 – Try some Italian, innovative infusions with these first-class balsamic condiments.  Be slick and give the gift of oil.

Located in North Manchester and started in 2001 by Phil Bianchi, The Gift of Oil, was launched because Phil realised that balsamics and oils in the UK did not match up to the same standards as the offerings in the med.  Phil’s passion for the Mediterranean lifestyle emerged after working for an olive oil company based in Athens.  Phil works with the Di Lorenzo, Verrini and Tagliavini families who produce some authentic oils and balsamics. Hence, why The Gift of Oil brand can deliver quality artisan products at affordable prices.

This fab kit includes 3 100ml bottles of infused blasamics; Pomegranate & Fig, Caramelised Onion and Garlic & Ginger.  I created two festive dishes one sweet balsamic berries on toast with the Pomegranate & Fig balsamic ideal for Christmas morning brunch.  Also, a simple fuss free fusilli pasta dish served with a handful of asparagus, a sprinkle of pomegranate seeds and a splash of the garlic and ginger balsamic to boost this ideal boxing day dish.  Give the gift of oil this season.

Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.thegiftofoil.co.uk/

 

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Fifth Day of Giftmas: Sous Chef Deluxe Paella Kit Review

Fifth Day of Giftmas: Sous Chef Deluxe Paella Set – £24.95 – Turn up the heat and create a Spanish sizzle with a gourmet family evening in.  Hold off the Siesta and serve up a slice of Spain.  Sous Chef founder Nicola Lando, based in North London, started the business with her husband Nick in 2012.  Nicola’s passion for cooking and experience of working in a Michelin-starred kitchen inspired her to make high quality ingredients more easily available along with all the other tools of the trade such as equipment, tableware and amazing gifts all in one easy online shop.

Sous Chefs products have featured in many press publications such as, Observer Food Monthly, Vogue, The Independent, Sunday Telegraph, Evening Standard, Radio Times, Stylist, Shortlist, BBC Good Food, Delicious, Olive, Good Housekeeping and Homes & Gardens magazines.  Sous Chef are all about bringing together a combination of Flavour, Discovery, Provenance, Excitement, Knowledge along with their signature Service.

The delightfully delicious Paella kit which includes high quality ingredients and chef tools such as, Fideo Noodles, Calasparra Paella Rice, La Chinata Sweet Smoked Paprika, Spanish Saffron, 8 Squid Ink Sachets, a 4-person Paella Pan and a Recipe Card & Sack went down a storm in our house.  We created this sensational Spanish family feast which was enjoyed by all.  Give the gift of Spain with Sous Chef this season.

Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.souschef.co.uk/

Fourth Day of Giftmas: ClearSpring Deluxe Sushi Kit Review

Fourth Day of Giftmas: Clearspring Luxury Japanese Sushi Kit – Currently on Special offer at £23.60, usually £29.50  – A fun, creative and interactive gift experience, so get a roll on and get your sushi on.

18 food awards have been achieved by Clearspring since 2010!  An ethical brand that supports sustainable organic farming which benefits local communities.  10 different nationalities make up the Clearspring team and between them 8 different languages are spoken; English, French, German, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Italian and Portuguese – What better cultural foodie knowledge base could you ask for!

Their sensational sushi kit includes everything you need to get your roll on; Sushi rice, tamari soya sauce, sushi rice seasoning, pickled sushi ginger, wasabi powder, sushi nori sea vegetable and a brilliant bamboo rolling mat.  Fun, fabulous and healthy, plus you get to taste test the results!  Give the Gift of Sushi this season.

Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

Clearspring Ltd
19A Acton Park Estate, London W3 7QE, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8749 1781
Fax: +44 (0)20 8746 2259

info@clearspring.co.uk

https://www.clearspring.co.uk/

First Day of Giftmas: Creative Nature Superfoods Chocolate Collection Review

First Day of Giftmas: Creative Nature Chocolate Collection – £21.99 – Ideal for foodies, chocoholics and passionate bakers who want to bake up a storm.  The bundle includes Organic cacao powder, organic cacao nibs and Organic chia & cacao brownie mix.  Also, 5 cacao orange protein bars and 5 raw cacao superfood bars ideal for a January health boost in the new year.

Creative Nature owner and CEO Julianne Ponan and her team have created this cool chocolate collection which is incredibly free from gluten, dairy, wheat, refined sugar, sweeteners, nuts, certified by the vegan and vegetarian society.

My Chocolatey creativity came into play and I decided to make this festive Chocolate Christmassy plank.  Using the cacao nibs as a gravel path, the cacao powder to make a lush chocolate super shake and the chia & cacao brownie mix to create these brilliant brownie edible cubes to perch my robins and festive trees on.  Just add a bit of foliage, berries and a dusting of icing sugar for a wonderful winter wonderland scene.  Give the gift of chocolate this season.

Merry Christmas and Thank you for reading 🙂

Melanie xx

Contact:

http://www.creativenaturesuperfoods.co.uk/

The Artisan Olive Oil Company Product Review

The Artisan Olive Oil Company Product Review: November 2017

Fine home cooking requires premium quality artisan ingredients.  Well, this is where the Artisan Olive Oil Company comes in with their exquisite range of first class olive oils, vinegar’s, tapenades and spreads.  Their partnership with some of the most experienced producers worldwide along with selecting truly talented artisans, gives them the distinct edge, as this enables close control on production, planting and bottling of their oils.  Stringent taste tests are carried out by trained testers who adhere to strict quality control procedures.

Their amazing award-winning olive oils come from Spain, Italy and Tunisia offering a range of unique and distinctive flavours which are enhanced further, as the olives are processed within just a few hours which makes them super healthy and packed full of natural fresh flavours.  One of their suppliers, the Paolo Bonomelli boutique Olive farm founded in 1990, is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, located in Torri del Benaco,.  Benefiting from a specific microclimate their exceptionally high-quality olives retain a unique flavour which has resulted in many accolades and awards.

An impressive delivery of exceptional Artisan olive oil products arrived at blogging HQ to be put through the ultimate taste test.

 

It was time to create a Spanish sizzle with some sensational paella, using the fresh and fruity Finca La Torre Selection Hojiblanca organic extra virgin olive oil.  Alongside a serving of some bruschetta style sides with lashings of the brilliant black tapenade and amazing artichoke dip.

My second yummy culinary creation was a mouth-watering Mediterranean warm cous cous salad.  Using the organic Tunisian testour sauce to infuse the vegetables and then creating a dressing from the sweet and aromatic organic Pedro Ximenex vinegar and the organic premium Fince La Torre Arbequina extra virgin olive oil to splash all over the amazing ancient Berber organic cous cous.

Exquisite, exceptional and excellent authentic products delivered to your door with ease.  Give them a try, see what dishes you can create and impress your family and friends with your Artisan Olive Oil creations.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.artisanoliveoilcompany.com/

 

Friday’s Fab Five Foodie Finds

My different kind of Five a Day…

Sometimes we can all get stuck in a rut and instead of varying our food we simply stick with what we know.  So, when this exciting foodie bundle, including brands; Hippeas, World of Zing, Pip&Nut, Doisy & Dam and Tenzing natural energy drinks, arrived at blogging HQ, I decided to use the goodies to switch up my working day munchies, have some healthy indulgence and here you have my Friday Fab Five Foodie Finds.

Squirrel away and get your breakfast boost with Pip&Nut and enjoy some scrummy Porridge made with pip and nut’s natural almond drink and for extra nuttiness squeeze in some amazing almond butter.

Love your lunchies and spice things up by giving your vegan hotroll some Zing and adding lashings of World of Zings peri-peri naga chilli ketchup – yummy!

Refuel your day with some sensational super snacks such as the cheesy chilled out Hippeas, a delightful Doisy & Dam chocolate bar which has no more than eight ingredients and contains 8% superfoods, all washed down with a can of Tenzing natural energy drink.

There you have it! Make sure your foodie day is done the right way! A big high five to the fabulous Hippeas, Pip&Nut, Doisy & Dam, World of Zing sauces and Tenzing energy drinks.

Thank you for reading 😊

Melanie xx

Contact:

https://www.pipandnut.com/

https://www.worldofzing.com/

http://hippeas.com/

https://doisyanddam.com/

http://www.teamtenzing.com/

 

Gosh Vegan Sausages review

Gosh Vegan Sausages Review: October 2017

Boom Brilliant Bangers by Gosh arrived at blogging HQ ready for the taste test. Gosh is all about goodness, they are dairy free, gluten free, soya free, nut free and are suitable for vegans too. Impressively, they are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, Sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.

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