Friday, 18 August 2017

Tidbits from my Pantry- Homeware

Last few weeks I have had the opportunity to attend many events where brands showcase their products. I love attending these homeware shows as you get a chance to see new products that are being launched on the market, together with some old time classics.
I am sharing below a round up of some really lovely samples, I have had the privilege to test out and use in the simplyfood kitchens.

1. Gourmet Gadgetry Vintage Tea Party Mini Toasted Sandwich Maker has non-stick baking plates to make 8 cute little toasted sandwiches ideal for a tea party.

2. Tala Salt and Pepper Mills are adorable novelty mills that are perfect for the dinner table.

3. Tower Veggie Peeler and Brush is very convenient as it is placed on your finger whilst peeling vegetables. The accompanied brush is handy for cleaning vegetables and fruit.

4. T and G Crush Grind Spice Mill crushes and grinds all types of spices and herbs. It has an adjustable setting for coarse and fine.

5. Addis Pop and Store is a collapsible container that can be used to keep your food fresh.

6. Sparq Home Hammered finish Copper Mule Mug is a really lovely size for serving chilled drinks in a stylish way.

7. Sistema Bento Lunch Box comes complete with compartments, food tray and a yogurt pot makes taking packed lunches very convenient keeping various foods separated.

8. JWP Good 2 Go Portion Perfect is a storage container collapses down for easy storage and helps to maintain healthy portion sizes for a balanced diet.

9. Mason Cash Wooden Spoon is a 3 in 1 utensil which stirs and blends, measures and scrapes.

10. Victorinox swiss made handheld grater with a curved silicone handle and safety cover to protect the blades.

11. Viners spoon, fork and knife set.

12. Kitchen Aid Silicone Spatula is perfect for all baking tasks.

13. Bobble make water better filter bottle is a reusable bottle that filters water as you drink. This is perfect for on the go in the car to work or at the gym.

14. Zoku Shooter Ice Moulds create edible ice glasses perfect for serving desserts or cold shots.

15. Jersey Pottery sardine run designed Jug is a cute little jug for milk or cream and would look perfect on any table.

16. Aladdin Bistro To-Go Hybrid Bottle keeps drinks cool for 12+ hours and ice for 16+ hours which is perfect for picnics.

17. Kilner Jar is a perfect little glass jar that is ideal for serving mini drinks.

18. Kuhn Rikon Scourer is a stay clean silicone scrubber that is hygienic and dishwasher safe.

19. Any Sharp is a kitchen knife sharpener with a powerful suction grip securing the sharpener to the table or flat surface and is good for straight or serrated blades.

I am totally thrilled with all these new items. They are going to be very useful in and around my home, especially the storage and cooking utensils which you can never have too many off.

I would like to thank all the brands that are featured in this post who have gifted me these wonderful products to try.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Lobster Apron Review and Giveaway.

There is one place in my house where I spend the most time and that is in the Kitchen. I am always trying out new recipes for the blog, but more cooking means more cleaning and one thing I find I always get wrong is that I get stains on my cloths from splatters or just touching my hands on my clothes and marking them. Indian spices such as turmeric are very healthy but the colour stains terribly. Keeping this in mind, I make sure I always wear an apron whilst cooking. I go through so many aprons each year that I have to keep replacing them frequently. I hate to wear discoloured aprons so always keep clean fresh ones in the drawer. When Lobster Homeware asked me if I would like to receive one of their new Lobster Aprons I jumped at the chance. You can never have too many aprons in the home.

My Lobster Apron arrived in a lovely white fabric bag. When I opened it, I found the cutest apron ever, white heavy duty cotton with red  lobster pattern all over it. It has a button adjustment on the neck strap so that it can fit anyone and it also has sturdy ties for the waist. However the best thing about this apron is that it is no ordinary apron. Integrated into it, is a pocket on the bib for holding a mobile phone. No more losing the mobile phone when you need it for that quick photo whilst cooking.

There are two detachable oven gloves attached to the apron, so that you always have gloves at hand when you need to lift something hot. The gloves can also be used as heat mats.This is brilliant innovation as I can never find gloves nearby when I need them and often use a tea towel which is not really safe. The apron has two loops on the waist line for holding tea towels so I am less likely to wipe my hands on the apron itself!! The apron also has two large pockets, I love this as it allows me to have a pen and pad ready at hand when I am developing recipes to jot down.

The apron is well thought out and perfect for a foodie like me as I have everything I need at hand within the apron. The apron retails at £ 35.00 and you can purchase it from Lobster Homeware. It may sound pricey but it is fantastic quality, and has so many more extras incorporated in it that it's worth it.

The aprons are also available in different designs. Lobster Homeware also support the ssafa-The armed forces charity. For every camouflage barbecue apron, they will make a small donation to the charity. That is so noble of the company, don't you think???

*** I was sent an apron to test out in my kitchen, all views and opinions shared are my own as are the photos.

As always I love my readers to try out products I use in my kitchen. Lobster Homeware have been very generous and have offered to send one simplyfood reader an apron.

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