Monday, 5 November 2012

A quick round-up of scrumptious foods we've been enjoying this month

We've been sent some delicious things to scoff sample this month, so let's get started.

First up, The Handpicked Foodstore have a great selection of gourmet foods to order such as whole salmons, potted shrimps, luxury chocolate and a selection of tipples and they sent us some of their award-winning smoked salmon to taste.  I love smoked salmon and so does Tall Daughter. When the pack arrived we were quick to try it and we both agreed it was the best we'd eaten.

Unfortunately, the next day when I thought I'd have a bit of it for lunch there was only a very small piece left. Look at the size of the pack and then look at the small slice she left for me! I'm considering grounding her for life.

Even so, this is my idea of food heaven: smoked salmon, creamy scrambled eggs and wholemeal soda bread. Bliss!

If you're looking for a hamper for someone special this Christmas the trusty Lakeland website is well worth a gander.  They have a good range of hampers to suit most pockets and tastes, and I've got someone in mind for their Gardeners' Trug hamper.

We enjoyed their St. Kew Teacup Basket which included the most delicious Fabulous Oatie Flips! OMG, they are to die for! And the willow basket makes a very nice plant holder when all the contents are a distant memory...

Lakeland hamper

I very rarely make Yorkshire puddings, and yes I know they're very easy to make blah blah blah, but I just don't. No, instead I take the easy way out and buy them and more often than not it's Aunt Bessie's.

So when Aunt Bessie herself (we're like that) asked me if we'd like to try some of her new dishes we didn't need much persuading to be honest.  It turns out that there's a new range of products in the freezer cabinets now, including gravy, stuffing balls, casseroles, 5 new puddings and best of all according to my daughters, boat shaped yorkshires. Guess what we had for tea last night? (Followed by Aunt Bessie's apple pie and custard.) Just what's needed on a cold November evening.

Disclosure: I received free samples of these items for review purposes, however the words and opinions are my own.