We all know around here that in the land of Essential Twenty, I love to cook. I also love to be lazy. When Very Lazy got in touch with me a while back (sorry! University got in the way of my blogging life and I’ve not been able to cook with these until recently) I jumped at the chance to try these. Anything to make my life in the kitchen that little bit easier
When I popped to the post office to pick up my missed mail (as often happens), I was expecting maybe a jar or two of Very Lazy’s products. Instead I had to lug home most of their range! I’m not complaining though because I’ve had a lot of fun with these so far.
A few weeks ago, Baker Days got in contact and asked if I wanted to try out one of their Letterbox Cakes*. In addition to this review, I am bringing something new to the blog. For the first time ever, I am naming my boyfriend on my blog. It’s Jack. I’m sure this isn’t a huge surprise as I talk about him all the time on twitter and snapchat, but this is the first time his name is on the blog. Now that side note is out of the way, I’m cracking on with the review.
I picked out the I Love You Beary Much cake, as next week will be the two year anniversary of our first date. Time flies! Since I knew I was going to be sharing this cake with Jack, we went for the chocolate one (we are such big chocolate fiends; I’m eating Maltesers as I type up this post).
I always do an internal squeal of joy when I’ve been wanting to try a product for ages and I get to try it out for blog purposes. This happened a few weeks ago when Funkin Cocktails got in touch and asked if I wanted to try a selection of their cocktail mixers*.
Funkin Cocktails supply the fruit mixers, you provide the spirits, and you get to make perfect cocktails at home!
Last week, I had a meatball craving. Meatballs isn’t something that I ever really crave but last week it just wouldn’t pass. That meant on our weekly trip to Aldi, I had to pick up all the ingredients.
This is a ridiculously easy recipe to make and if you want an easy week night dinner, I highly recommend this recipe.
I’ve got a slightly different foodie Friday post today, more along the lines of a review. But it did involve baking!
At the weekend, my boyfriend was craving brownies. I have a go-to recipe but it was cheaper to buy Paul Hollywood’s Luxurious Belgian Chocolate Brownie kit than to buy cocoa powder, so that’s what we did. I bet you can guess by the title that it didn’t go too well…
With the juice of a lemon remaining from my cheesecake recipe last week, I knew that I had to make my other favourite dessert whilst I was home – lemon drizzle cake. I didn’t like lemon cake until around 5 years ago and when I found this recipe around a year ago I knew I had to try it out.
This particular batch was my best yet (with my Grandma calling me the day after I gave her some to say how incredible it was – her words, not mine), but as you can probably tell from this post and the cheesecake post – my style is rustic cooking. It doesn’t look all that great but it tastes bloody amazing.