Roasted Tomato and Leek Quiche

This post is sponsored by Nuffnang and Frico Landkaas Cheese. I meet with Tiago, my personal trainer, once a week.  He’s not just interested in sculpting me, he’s also obsessed with my diet. When I met with him last Friday he asked, ‘What did you have for dinner last night?’ I said, ‘Champagne’. And he looked […]

My Food Bag

As people struggle with becoming more and more time poor, many are looking at ways of trying to outsource some of the more menial or everyday tasks that while being essential, are not necessarily tasks that require your own input or even valuable time. A growing trend is to outsource grocery shopping and there are […]

Coco Chocolate Christmas Chocolates

I was in the kitchen last night marinating some chicken for the barbecue.  Listening to the radio as I pounded lemongrass with a mallet, I heard a song come on the radio.  It was, I Saw Mummy Kissing Santa Claus.  As we were still officially in the first week of November, it stunned me that […]

ASKO Kitchen Appliance

This post is sponsored by ASKO. In my life’s journey I have had more than a few dishwashers.  My favourite was an ASKO that departed from me when we sold our home and the beloved appliance was considered a ‘fixture’. When we moved into our current home there was a brand new European dishwasher that […]

Kininvie Whiskey

A few weeks ago I was invited to a whiskey tasting.  I am definitely not a whiskey connoisseur but I know many people are very enthusiastic about the spirit so I thought this would be my opportunity to learn something about an unfamiliar drink.  And I took Drew with me; because he’s in the ‘very […]

Riccadonna Italian Sparkling Wines

I am fond of a glass of bubbles so I was only too happy to accept an invitation to attend a lunch celebrating Riccadonna sparkling wines that are made in Italy and are bottled in Piedmont, the region of Italy boarding France and Switzerland. The lunch was held at Salt Meats Cheese in Alexandria and hosted […]

Prosciutto di Parma and Parmigiano Reggiano

There are two items I always have in my fridge and they are prosciutto and parmesan cheese.  These classic Italian items are so versatile they can be used to bring a meal together in minutes or lift an ordinary dish into another dimension.  And while I merrily use both prosciutto and parmesan in salads, pastas, […]

Barilla Gluten-Free Pasta

There are a few people in my family who are gluten-free and one of their biggest complaints is that finding a decent gluten-free pasta is difficult and costly.  Since removing gluten from their diets, they say the food item they miss most is bread but enjoying a decent pasta dish is a very close second. […]

Candied Popcorn

This post is sponsored by Queen. I’m quite sure that the very first time I ate popcorn, it was the multi-coloured candied variety.  I just assumed that was what popcorn was and had no idea most commonly it was eaten in its natural colour, seasoned with butter and salt. Country fairgrounds with their ferris wheels, […]

BRITA 3-Way Water Filter Tap and…Ricotta and Lemon Tortellini

This post is sponsored by BRITA. About a decade ago I became concerned about our drinking water and while not understanding completely what exactly is in the mix, I just knew I could have a cleaner form of water if the amount of additives were reduced.  I bought a water filtration system that had a […]