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My 2013 – A Year in a Post

I thought it would be remiss of me to end 2013 without some sort of review post looking back over the year. It’s been a good one, really, with lots of things going on. Here are some of my memories… Travel and Adventure Back in January LincsGeek and I discovered Ruka in Finland as an

#BEDN 4 > Food Glorious Food

I begin this post with a confession. I was doing so well. I mean, the plan was to share with you instagram-like photographs of everything I’ve eaten today. I thought it would be a bit of an ode to insgrammers who’ve given the social photo sharing app the reputation that it’s always about food. I

Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival

The Bailgate area of Lincoln had a really great atmosphere today – the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival were both taking place in the Castle and Cathedral grounds. The smells were amazing – local farmers and related organisations of all kinds set up stands to sell their wares and promote their businesses.

Review: Tideford Organics

Last weekend has marked a turning point in the seasons here in the UK. Its been wet and windy, it is properly dark by 8pm and you need the light on to make your morning cuppa, the sandals have gone away and the socks and boots have come out. It’s definitely time to start thinking

Review: SIGG Classic Bottle and Alu Box

It has long been generally accepted that packing up your own lunch to take to work is cheaper than buying lunch every day. Being organised with our at-work-food-intake by making it in advance also helps us keep track of what we are eating and look after ourselves nutrition-wise; and it leaves our lunch break for

Discovery Foods Instagram Competition

To celebrate the launch of the brand new Discovery Foods Instagram feed at the beginning of July, they are running a little photography competition this month (sorry, I know I’m a week late telling you, but there is still lots time to enter!). They are looking for images of your creative uses for their Mexican

Review: Cooking with Quark

Quark is a naturally fat free spoon-able soft cheese. The Lake District Dairy Company, who have launched their new range of Quark in the last week, sent me a hamper of goodies so I could try using it in one savoury and one sweet recipe. Quark is actually a completely new ingredient to me –

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Discovery Foods

I don’t need an excuse to cook up a Mexican feast. Fajitas, enchiladas and tacos often appear on our menus – they are quick, tasty and fairly healthy evening meal choices. But if you do need an excuse to give Mexican food a try at home, then Cinco de Mayo is this weekend… Cinco de Mayo (Spanish

Review: New Walkers Hoops and Crosses

Everyone loves to play. Adults included. Whether it’s having a go on the swings at the park (please tell me you like the swings!), enjoying a bit of Scrabble or Pictionary in the evening, or tap tap tapping away at The Simpsons Tapped Out on your iPad, playing is a fantastic way to relax, to

Weight Watchers: A Day in the Life

This week’s Weight Watchers challenge is to do a “Day in the Life” post telling you what I did and what I ate. Thursdays are generally my busiest day of the week. I work in the day and it’s rehearsal night for the brass band I play in, so it’s a quick turnaround at home.

Giveaway Winner: Gousto

Can I get a drumroll please? It’s time to announce the winner of my recent giveaway to win a fabulous Gousto food delivery. I have to say reading through all your replies made me very hungry… I think a curry or beef wellington cropped up the most, along with seafood. But without further delay, it gives

Weight Watchers: Week One Success

I’ve been following the Weight Watchers Pro Points plan for a week now. I have been doing my best to keep within my daily points allowance, keeping those weekly points for extra things like treats and eating out. It worked just about ok – even with a couple of meals out (when I really didn’t

Giveaway: Gousto

If you read my review on Sunday of the Gousto food delivery service, you will know that I had a couple of really lovely meals for which I had the food delivered to my door along with the recipe cards so I could cook gourmet dinners for LincsGeek and myself. Please go and read the

Review: Gousto

I have often posted on Splodz Blogz about how mid week meals need to be quick and easy. I’ve mentioned that I will often resort to jars of sauce or packet mixes to make things quick, although I do love to cook things from scratch and find that very satisfying. Gousto is a fairly new

A Blogging Secret Santa – My Gift

The other day I told you that I was taking part in this year’s Blogger Secret Santa Challenge created by MoneySupermarket.com. I was paired with Fay of Food Fables and spent quite a bit of time reading her blog before settling on what I hoped would be a gift she would enjoy. At the same