This is where I like to share my new kitchen discoveries.
1. Secret Sausages
I was sent some secret sausages to try. They are vegetarian sausages that are packed with veg. I rather liked them and I love their packaging. Lots of flavours to try and they are great to serve for breakfast or to pop on the BBQ. I would definitely buy them again.
2. Cawston Press
I love these sparkling drinks from Cawston Press. I especially like the rhubarb which is divine. I don't often drink fizzy juice, but I make an exception for these. They are made from fresh juice blended with sparkling water. The flavour is fresh and true and not artificial, which is why I love the rhubarb so much. Look out for these!
3. Red Breville Toaster from Red Candy
Red Candy kindly offered me a toaster when my last 4-slice model died. I do love a splash of colour in my otherwise white kitchen, so I was delighted. They had quite a range to choose from, but I decided to go for the Breville. It looks great and there is no waiting about while I toast just 2 slices of toast at a time. If you've not been to the online shop, you have to have a look. They have lots of stylish housewares in red, white and silver. Lots of retro styled pieces too.
4. Seed and Bean Chocolate
Organic, fairtrade and ethical chocolate in a colour wheel of packaging and flavours. My favourites so far are the organic coconut and raspberry extra dark chocolate and the organic Cornish sea salt dark chocolate. There is something special about the combination of really good quality dark chocolate with a little salt. Mmmmmm!
RRP: £2.29 (Holland and Barrett)
5. Jacket Potatoes from Bannisters Farm
Jacket potatoes are always best when they are freshly cooked, but when you want something quick for lunch at work or on a late night these are just the thing. In the microwave and on the plate in a few minutes. I quite liked their broccoli and cauliflower in cheese sauce.
6. Dcoco - Young Coconut Water
I tried coconut water at Food Blogger Connect last year, but I didn't really like it, so I was dubious about trying this, but I have to say I've developed a liking for it. This is a new brand to the market and they take the water from young coconuts. They are also very eco friendly. The bottle and lids are suitable for recycling and they support the children in the areas where they farm coconuts.
RRP: £29.99 (Amazon)
7. OXO Good Grips Berry Bowl Set
I'm loving this little berry bowl set. I love the colour and the size. It fits nicely inside my mixing bowls and takes up less room in my dishwasher.
There is a non-slip bowl, colander and lid. It's a great size for rinsing and storing berries and beans. I'm using it a lot.
RRP £14.99 (Lakeland)
8. Campervan Toaster
This one isn't actually in my kitchen. I got this campervan toaster from Find Me A Gift as a present for Cooper's childminder. I noticed she had a bag with a campervan on it, so I thought she'd like it and it would be fun in her kitchen. I was right, she was delighted with it and it has pride of place on her worktop. Cooper thinks we should have one too. There's lots of fun kitchenware at Find Me A Gift and they do a good range of Joseph Joseph products too.
9. Charlotte Flowers Chocolate Shards
If you read my last post, you'll know I bought this chocolate at a Sunday market in Aberfeldy. Grenada 82% single origin organic chocolate shards with a printed design.. It's thin, crisp, fruity, dark and dry. And I can honestly say, it's best chocolate I have ever had. I wonder if I could set up a direct debit with them?
RRP: £4 for 100g
10. Salad Bowl and Vintage Spoons
Another great buy from Aberfeldy. This time from their thrift shop in an old church, just down from the village square. There was a lot of tat to rifle through, but I was super pleased with my purchases and could hardly believe the price. A spode style salad bowl and 4 vintage spoons for £1.
We got this from Red Candy for Cooper's room to hang family photos and postcards of his favourite dinosaurs, sharks and cars. I wanted to include it in this line-up, because I thought it would be great in a kitchen. You can hang children's artwork, family photos, shopping list, to-do lists and recipe from it. Inspired! I don't have a free wall in the kitchen for it, but I thought you might.
12. Mrs Crimbles Mature Cheese & Onion Potato Bites
We usually think of cakes and biscuits when we think of Mrs Crimbles, but they now do baked crisps. They are rather addictive, but at only 90 calories a bag, they are fine for a snack. That is if you can stop at one bag. Oh and they are also gluten free.
RRP: £1.79 for a multipack of 4
Have you tried any new products lately?
Are there any you would like to recommend?