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Celebrating 360°cooking with Tefal Actifry- the blogger challenge!

Many people don't realise how versatile the Tefal Actifry is- with it's paddle that turns 360° it is able to cook a huge range of dishes, from curries to risottos, and even desserts! Tefal are going to be hosting an exciting 360° restaurant at Exmouth seafront- the twist is it is going to be on a moving ferris wheel! Members of the public will be able to try the main course and desserts, and in the lead up to the event, bloggers from all over the country will also be cooking up the ...

How we chose our wood burning stove- the Chesneys Salisbury 12 series

We moved into our house exactly 6 years ago- it’s pretty unusual as it was built in 1892 as a psychiatric hospital. After the hospital was closed in the 1980’s, it was developed into housing- and now forms a whole village. When we were looking into moving back to Devon (where I grew up) from London, we just fell in love with our house- it has big open plan spaces and incredibly high ceilings, and sits tucked away right on the edge of Dartmoor. Lots of people ask me if it’s spooky ...

The Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2018- winner of the food category!

I am so thrilled to have been announced as the winner of the Food category at the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards 2018! I have been blogging since 2015, and in 2017, when both of my daughters had started school, it became my job. It's such a new industry and the landscape is constantly changing- the thing that I have tried to keep consistent is sharing the content that I am most passionate about (yes, food!), staying true to myself, and keeping my voice authentic in what I am ...

Review of the AEG FX9 Ultimate Reach FX9-1-IBM Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

You know you've reached adulthood when you can get excited about a domestic appliance, and I'm a little bit embarrassed about how much I love my new AEG cordless vacuum cleaner from ao.com! I live in part of an old hospital, and obviously part of the appeal was big rooms, but having come from a little flat my old vacuum has never been up to the job- I have persevered as it cost me a lot of money when I bought it 12 years ago, but in reality it's meant that I have grown to DREAD vacuuming ...

Review of the Hotpoint SUPREMECHEF MWH338SX 33 Litre Combination Microwave Oven – Stainless Steel

When we moved into our home in Devon, a converted psychiatric hospital on the edge of the Moors, we inherited a large and pretty ancient Aga. I was so excited about this element of the kitchen because I'd always loved other kitchens I'd visited with the cosiness of an Aga or Rayburn, and because my kitchen is well and truly the heart of my home, it felt like the perfect option!   However it isn't all it's cracked up to be, in fact I find myself making a lot of compromises for it- and ...

Refreshing passion fruit ice-lollies with Arla organic, free-range milk

My family gets through a lot of milk, even when I buy as much as the fridge can hold in my weekly shop, I still end up topping up at least twice a week! I still get whole milk for the girls, even though they are well past their toddler years, as they love the creamy taste. For me, it’s semi-skimmed, although I love a big glass of creamy whole milk! Just over a year ago, after a lot of reading around the subject, I made the commitment that going forward I was only going to buy free-ra...

Low-calorie strawberry ice-cream recipe with a surprise ingredient!

Now we have finally moved into summer, it's such a treat to have ice-cream in the freezer, but as much as I love ice-cream, it's something that I rarely indulge in while I am trying to be mindful of what I eat, as it's full of sugar and fat. I haven't ever had a go at making a healthy alternative, and I love the idea of having a guilt-free ice-cream sitting in my freezer this summer!   I was really curious when ao.com asked me if I'd like to try out their low-calorie strawberry ...

Eating out in Devon: the hidden gems

I love Devon, and I'm so glad that we moved our family back here 5 years ago, just before my 2nd daughter was born. I wanted my girls to have the same childhood experiences that I did, summers spent on the beach, swimming in the sea, and surrounded by beautiful countryside. I had lived in London since leaving university, and as much as I loved it, it's not where I envisaged my children growing up. One of the things that I loved about living in London (and still love when I visit) is just ...

Celebrating ‘Feaster’ with Iceland

A friend said to me a while ago, 'but do you really like Iceland, or do you just have to say you do', and I had to assure her that yes, I really do love Iceland, and finding out about their new products and innovations. Not only do they work so hard to constantly come up with new and exciting products, but they are paving the way for other supermarkets by pledging to be plastic-free within their own-label range by 2023. From my experience they are the most innovative and forward thinking of ...

A lot of luxury at Iceland this Christmas

 Last weekend I was invited up to Iceland's test kitchen to try out some of the luxury foods on offer this Christmas. It was a thoroughly festive day- not only did we have demonstrations from Iceland's head chef Neil Nugent on how to cook our Christmas turkey (including a fantastic smoking and salt-baking method), but we were able to sample mince-pie cocktails, have a go at some food graffiti and to pick up some tips on styling our Christmas tables! This was a fantastic chance for ...