All posts tagged: competition

Grana Padano and Prosciutto di San Daniele Baked Toastie Recipe

A few weeks ago I was sent a rather lovely hamper, which contained some delicious ingredients – Grana Padano aand Prosciutto di San Daniele. The idea? For me and 11 other bloggers to compete in a recipe challenge competition to win £450 worth of vouchers for La Cucina Caldesi Cookery School. It sounded great so as soon as my hamper arrived, I got cracking, literally. The competition is to raise awareness of the “PDO – The taste of origin and tradition” campaign, which was launched in partnership with the Consortium or Prosciutto di San Daniele and the Consortium of Grana Padano Cheese and is designed to promote Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products. The recipe I have devised for this competition is simple. I am a very busy lady and it is designed for people like me – who like to be able to cook something quick and delicious on a work night. In fact, I cooked this before a netball match on a Monday evening – it was quick, delicious and very satisfying. Grana Padano, …

Win a Hamper to Celebrate Lavazza at Wimbledon 2013

Tradition #2 – The Wimbledon Ballot One of my first memories of a Wimbledon ballot is being at my friend’s house, aged six, when her mum had just won tickets in the Wimbledon ballot. A major tennis fan, she was quite understandably extremely happy and her excitement was so infectious. It took a while for my six year old self to understand the concept of the ballot but it is something I have never forgotten, therefore making it one of my personal Wimbledon traditions. Now as you may know, I am part way through the Lazavva Wimbledon 2013 competition (see my post here for more info) and I have a 1 in 5 chance of winning tickets to visit Wimbledon this year. Lavazza, Italy’s favourite coffee brand, has invited 15 food and drink, fashion and lifestyle bloggers to share the culture of real Italian coffee through its values of excellence, tradition, innovation and experience and has asked us to enter this #NewTradition competition. And as well as having the chance to win tickets to Wimbledon …

Cosmo Blog Awards 2013 – Please Vote!

It’s been four years since I started this blog. Four years! I don’t quite know where the time has gone but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun. I have had fantastic experiences and met many friends along the way and I’m so glad that I started writing about my foodie adventures. I am entering the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013 and would love to ask for your vote in the Best Food Blog category. All you need to do is click on the link below to vote. Thanks so much to everyone that has supported me over the last few years. Here’s to the next few!

Goats Milk Praline Ice Cream Affogato – De’Longhi Challenge

This year has been crazily busy for me so far. I started a new job and joined a gym in January and have been training for a half marathon in October in preparation for the London Marathon next year. I’ve been keeping up with this blog a couple of times a week and Jack and I have also been busy looking for and buying furniture for a flat that we bought last year, which we should be moving into within the next couple of months. As I’ve been so busy I seem to be leaving everything until the very last minute. Take this challenge, for example. Jack and I decided what recipe we were going to do a couple of weeks ago but I only had the chance to buy all of the ingredients to make the ice cream at 9pm last night – so you can imagine what kind of a night and morning I’ve had. Not complaining, though – I did get to eat the most delicious affogato for breakfast. We used the …

PLEASE VOTE

I have entered a competition with Fire & Stone. If I win, I get to go to a city that I have dreamed of going to for years, SEVILLE. Please help a gal out and vote for me. All you need to do is go to http://www.fireandstone.com/vote and vote for ‘The Seville’. Thank you so much and if I win, I’ll bring back a load of oranges for all of you. Sarah x

WIN a Leiths approved Asda Extra Special Easter hamper

COMPETITION CLOSED It’s competition time! You may remember that I gave away an Asda Extra Special Christmas hamper back in December. Well, now is the time for an Easter give away! Hamper items (all Asda Extra Special and approved by chefs at Leiths) Extra Special all butter pastry cases Extra Special artisan flat breads Extra Special plain chocolate Extra Special mini meringues Extra Special strawberry conserve Extra Special Spanish orange blossom honey Extra Special Italian pesto alla Genovese Extra Special Aceto Balsamico di Modena Extra Special all Butter parmesan and garlic mini twists Extra Special garlic dipping oil Extra Special apricot crumbles Extra Special Italian conchiglioni Extra Special spiced plum and ginger marinade Extra Special stem ginger chocolate biscuits Extra Special Belgian milk chocolate and pecan popcorn clusters Extra Special black pepper ciabatta croutons ES Semillon Sauvignon Blanc ES Chianti Classico Reserva I attended an event held by Asda and Leiths at the London based cookery school last night and it was fantastic. Full review of what we got up to soon but for now, …

WIN herbs and spices from Gourmet Garden

Moving into my first rented flat with a friend in my second year of university was incredibly exciting. No more student halls, no more shared kitchens, no more noise keeping me up all night, no more mess (well, almost). I can positively say that I was a bad cook at this time in my life. My specialties, as most students can claim, were spaghetti bolognese and a steak sandwich. Or the odd jacket potato with cottage cheese, baked beans and salad. Oh dear. Luckily my friend was a good cook and every so often she would make the most amazing Thai chicken curry. I would beg her to make it for us and most of the time she caved in. I remember she used to use squeezy tubes of garlic, lemongrass and ginger. It was so easy and utterly delicious. It wasn’t until recently that I was reintroduced to those very handy squeezy tubes. Gourmet Garden produces a wide range of herbs and spices that are simply washed, chopped and put into tubes. The amount …