Yeo Valley Hamper & Cookbook - The Winner

It's time to announce the winner of the Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook

The winner is Stacey Tripconey.

Congratulations Stacey and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 10 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win. 

  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher - Closed (Winner - Cath Bowen)
  6. Framed Basil Art Print from EasyArt - Closed (Winner -Victoria Thurgood)
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of Premium Vanilla Products - Closed (Winner - Laura Banks)
  8. 3 Cookbooks - Closed (Winner - Stacey Janice DSouza)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy - Closed (Winner - Glenn Hutton)
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook - Closed (Winner - Stacey Tripconey)
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65
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Silver Retro Phone - The Winner


It's time to announce the winner of the Silver Retro Phone..

The winner is Glenn Hutton .

Congratulations Glenn and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 11 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win. 

  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher - Closed (Winner - Cath Bowen)
  6. Framed Basil Art Print from EasyArt - Closed (Winner -Victoria Thurgood)
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of Premium Vanilla Products - Closed (Winner - Laura Banks)
  8. 3 Cookbooks - Closed (Winner - Stacey Janice DSouza)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy - Closed (Winner - Glenn Hutton)
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65
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Chocolat, The Vintage Sweets Book, How to Make your Own Drinks - The Winner

 
It's time to announce the lucky winner of 3 cookbooks.
 
The winner is Stacey Janice DSouza .
 
Congratulations Stacey and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 14 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win. 
 
  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save with Jamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher - Closed (Winner - Cath Bowen)
  6. Framed Basil Art Print from EasyArt - Closed (Winner -Victoria Thurgood)
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of Premium Vanilla Products - Closed (Winner - Laura Banks)
  8. 3 Cookbooks - Closed (Winner - Stacey Janice DSouza)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65
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1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge

 
It's time to announce the lucky winner of 1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge
 
The winner is Laura Z Banks .
 
Congratulations Laura and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 14 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win. 
 
  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save withJamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher - Closed (Winner - Cath Bowen)
  6. Framed Basil Art Print from EasyArt - Closed (Winner -
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge
  8. 3 Cookbooks (Chocolat by Eric Lanlard, The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree & How to Make your Own Drinks by Susy Atkins)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65
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Framed Art Print - the winner

 
 
It's time to announce the lucky winner of a framed art print.
 
The winner is Victoria Thurgood.
 
Congratulations Victoria and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 15 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win. 
 
  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save withJamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher - Closed (Winner - Cath Bowen)
  6. Framed Basil Art Print from EasyArt - Closed (Winner -
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge
  8. 3 Cookbooks (Chocolat by Eric Lanlard, The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree & How to Make your Own Drinks by Susy Atkins)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65
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£100 VeryCook Voucher

 
It's time to announce the lucky winner of a £100 voucher to spend at VeryCook.
 
The winner is Cath Bowen.
 
Congratulations Cath and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 16 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win. 
 
  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save withJamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher - Closed (Winner - Cath Bowen)
  6. Framed Basil Art Print from EasyArt
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge
  8. 3 Cookbooks (Chocolat by Eric Lanlard, The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree & How to Make your Own Drinks by Susy Atkins)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65
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Set of 2 Cookbooks - the winners

 
It's time to announce the lucky winners of a 2 sets of cookbooks. Save with Jamie and My Little French Kitchen.
The winners are Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel.
Congratulations Tracey and Claire and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 17 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win.
  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save withJamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo) - Closed (Winners Tracey Peach and Claire Samuel)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher
  6. Framed Basil Art Print fromEasyArt
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge
  8. 3 Cookbooks (Chocolat by Eric Lanlard, The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree & How to Make your Own Drinks by Susy Atkins)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65

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Cadburys Hamper - the winner

 

It's time to announce the lucky winner of a Cadburys Hamper.
The winner is Paul Wilson.
Congratulations Paul and thanks to everyone who entered. There are still another 20 giveaways live, if you would like a chance to win.
  1. £100 BHS Voucher - Closed (Winner - Claire Harris)
  2. Black Dog Deli Hamper - Closed (Winner - Heather Haigh)
  3. Cadburys Hamper - Closed (Winner - Paul Wilson)
  4. 2 Sets of Cookbooks (Save withJamie by Jamie Oliver & My Little French Kitchen by Rachel Khoo)
  5. £100 VeryCook Voucher
  6. Framed Basil Art Print fromEasyArt
  7. 1 Year’s Supply of PremiumVanilla Products from Taylor & Colledge
  8. 3 Cookbooks (Chocolat by Eric Lanlard, The Vintage Sweets Book by Angel Adoree & How to Make your Own Drinks by Susy Atkins)
  9. Silver Retro Lobby Phone from Red Candy
  10. Yeo Valley Hamper and Cookbook
  11. Fun Kitchen Collection from find-me-a-gift.co.uk
  12. £100 Joules Voucher
  13. Cargo Baking Set
  14. Festive Drinks for Two Hamper from Whittard
  15. £50 Cornishware Voucher
  16. Whisk Breakfast Hamper
  17. 3 x 250g tins of Premium Cuban Coffee (ground orbean) from Alma de Cuba worth £60
  18. Cooks & Co Hamper
  19. Yors Hamper
  20. 50 Luxe Business Cards or 100 Classic BusinessCards from Moo
  21. Small Chocolatier’s Table from Hotel Chocolat(It’s a huge 915g) worth £65

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Black Dog Deli Hamper - the winner

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£100 BHS Voucher - the winner

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Festive Photos

The No Croutons Required challenge for December was Festive Photos. 
It's become a tradition that each year we ask for festive photos instead of recipes in December.
Just a bit of fun really and an easy to do challenge in these busy days in the run up to Christmas.

So would you like to see the entries? I thought you would!



The first festive photo comes from Nayna over at Simply Food. Nayna, who I had the pleasure to meet at Food Blogger Connect this year, made some gorgeous Autumn Fruits Chutney. Doesn't it look good?





Our next entry comes from Michelle over at Utterly Scrummy Food for Families. Michelle made these rather pretty Festive Fruit Pies. Michelle made her own filling to use up some apples, pears and cranberries for an after school snack. They look so appealing, I just want to dive in!






Michelle also made some Chocolate Fudge which would make a great edible Christmas gift or a snack for a husband with a longing for fudge! I could totally devour the whole lot right now!!!






Fiona from London Unattached was lucky enough to enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea at Intercontinental, London Park Lane. She took plenty of photos and is sharing with us the festive top layer of her cake stand which was inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas. You will notice the swans, drums and gold rings topping one of the cakes. What a treat!








Camilla over at Fab Food 4 All made a Festive Chocolate and Pistachio Wreath. Doesn't it look wonderful? It must have tasted wonderful too. Good quality vanilla paste, chocolate, chocolate spread, pistachio paste and pistachios. Oh my!









Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog came up trumps with this glorious Chocolate Log with a Whipped Dark Boozy Chocolate Ganache. Oh yes, count me in! I haven't made one of these since I was a school. I'm just too scared, but Choclette makes it look effortless.She says she has struggled in the past, but this looks pretty perfect to me, so I am going to assume she is just being modest.







Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen made some of these wonderful Oreo Chocolate Wreath Cakes.
Now isn't that clever and so effective with the oreo in the centre? I love the festive sprinkles on top too. Cooper's eyes would light up with delight if he was offered one of these and I'm sure he'd talk of nothing else for days. It's also vegan, so suitable for Graham too.








Nayna over at Simply Food also made these delightful iced Snowflake Lemon Shortbread. I wish I had her icing skills. You would never think I was an art graduate if you saw my awful icing skills. Truly bad! I also love the thought of lemon flavoured shortbread. You couldn't get a more festive biscuit.





Janice from the Farmersgirl Kitchen is one talented lady, as well as making he most mouth-watering dishes, she is also a crafter and makes her own Christmas Crackers. If you want to make your own, then check out Janice's step-by-step instructions. We used to make our own crackers too. They weren't swish like Janice's crackers, but from a bought pack. My husband proposed to me by hiding my engagement ring in a homemade cracker and pulling it with me. To say I was surprised was an understatement. Best cracker gift I have ever won!









Nayna has been a busy lady, she is also sharing with us these festive Christmas Pudding Cake Pops. I can see from this photo she was very organised. I didn't know the trick of standing the pops in a box or box lid, by poking holes in it and I struggled with my first batch of pops. I didn't know the freezer tip either. Hmmmm, lots to learn! I'm extra impressed with how professional these look Nayna after struggling to make them with no fancy decorations.






My good friend Stuart, also known as Cakeyboi made these wonderful characters, he calls them Marshmallow Snowmen. Aren't they whimsical? I think I'd have trouble biting into one of these chaps, they are so realistic. I can just imagine the joy in a child's face if they were presented with one. I bet a child would be much braver than me.






Louise over at Crumbs + Corkscrews made the most enchanting Christmas Tree Meringues. Such an inspired idea and executed beautifully, right down to the little star on top and the sprinkles. I love a well made meringue and Louise makes them just how I like them, crisp on the outside and soft and unctuous within. Mmmmmm!






Madeleine over at From the Healthy Heart made some luxurious cocktails with the most gloriously Christmas flavours. Pomegranate, orange juice and Cava or soda water. They look wonderful and it was nice of you to give us the option, but we'll go with the Cava please!







Louisa over at Eat Your Veg made some magnificent Chocolate Truffles. The kind made from good quality chocolate and cream, topped with all sorts of fabulous toppings. They look rich, luxurious and very, very chocolatey. Just right for Christmas.







Vanesther over at Bangers and Mash started off her Christmas review post with this beautiful photo of her Christmas tree. I am looking at it longingly and remembering how wonderful our Christmas tree looked before our kitten Nacho started his daily climbs up it. *sigh*






Another fine looking Christmas tree, this time from Emma over at Adventures of a London Kiwi. Emma starts of her post about being an expat in London with this splendid photo and follows it with her impressions of London at Christmas and what she misses about home.








Claire, The Foodie Quine has been making a lot of seasonal dishes including these Reindeer Pancakes. I particularly liked her Christmas Pudding Vodka, now I'd like to try that!










Sarah is well known for her baking blog Maison Cupcake, but she also has a family blog called Dinner with Crayons, where she posts family meals. In this post Sarah speaks about her family's nativity scene, which she bought when her little boy Ted was just a toddler.





Johanna from Green Gourmet Giraffe made this glorious Chocolate Layered Fudge. Isn't it the best? Layers of chocolate, then peppermint fudge make this delightful sweet nibble. Wouldn't you be thrilled to receive a box of this stripey fudge at Christmas? I know I would. Thanks to Johanna for letting me include her fudge in my latest post for Baby Centre - Scottish Macaroon Snowballs and Last Minute Christmas Treats.






Tina over at The Spicy Pear made these rather perfect looking Mince Pie Samosas. What an inspired idea! I made something similar myself for January's edition of People's Friend. I made pear and mincemeat strudel, so I can tell you how tasty these will be. Tina suggests serving them with brandy cream. Yes please!!!






Wow! That's all I can say. Wow!! Just look at it. A thing of beauty. Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary made this stunning gingerbread house or Shetland Pepperkakehus as she calls it. Unbelievably this is the first time Elizabeth has ever made one. And she think it isn't as good as the barn on Great British Bake Off, but in my opinion their was never anything of this quality made on the bake off. Just beautiful Elizabeth!!


What a way to finish.

I will announce the winner later in the month. Do take the time to enter my 12 Days of Christmas  (21) Giveaways or at least enter your favourites. You will find the competition links on the sidebar.

Merry Christmas everyone xxxx

ps remember to head over to Lisa's Kitchen at the beginning of January for the next round of No Croutons Required.
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