The Olive Oil Buyers Guide | with Jamie’s Italian

The Olive Oil Buyers Guide

Many people I know love using olive oil for dipping bread, perhaps with a bit of balsamic vinegar to make it sweeter. Myself, I’m not so keen unless it’s a flavoured one; I am partial to a chilli one. I’ve been known to have some bread and oil samples at the supermarket – I can’t help myself with a freebie. 😉

If it came as part of a meal in a restaurant I would have it; but I wouldn’t normally buy it just for that purpose at home. I do always have some in my cupboard for cooking with from time to time. Although, I never really think about what type I’m buying; I usually just buy whatever is on offer!

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Fruit filled choc topped flapjack | Recipe

Fruit filled choc topped flapjack

If I had to tell you one of my favourite traybakes to both make and eat, it would be flapjack. It’s so easy to put together; it’s just the waiting for it to bake and cool that’s the hard bit! Other than eating the end product, scraping out the syrupy pan is my second favourite part. And don’t forget the smell. Oh who am I kidding – I love it all.

Give me any flavour of flapjack, and I’ll eat it. Plain flapjack, full of fruit. No topping, and thick topping. I don’t care. Just give it to me. This version is packed full of dried fruit; you can use anything that you have in your cupboard really. I find it a great recipe to use up those few bits and pieces left at the bottom of the packet. The thick layer of chocolate on the top makes it more indulgent.

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September Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

September Degustabox

As always I was looking forward to seeing what was inside the September Degustabox. There was a good mix of items; from sweet to savoury, food & drink, some brands I’d heard of and some I’d not. I don’t think there was anything in this one that I didn’t like, and the boys even enjoyed more of it than usual too.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the September Degustabox?

September Degustabox contents

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Dessert pizza – two ways! | Recipe

Recipe - dessert pizza two ways, sweet pizza

This is only the second week that I’ve managed to join in with the Great Bloggers Bake Off this year; the last time was for caramel week. I actually had time this week, and seeing that there was a completely new category added to the mix, I thought I’d give it a go. I’d only heard of two of the three bakes this week; pizza of course, and cannoli. I had literally no idea what sfogliatelli was though…

was surprised that pizza was the technical, but after attempting it myself I can see why! I’ve made my own pizzas before so I thought I would be fine with it, but nope. I managed like a proper Bake Off contestant though and hid my mess!
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Saving pounds with Approved Food | Review

Approved Food review

Hands up who doesn’t like saving money on their weekly, or monthly shopping bill? Nope, I can’t see a very big show of hands… I’m always on the lookout for a bargain and when I haven’t got the kids with me, I spend more time than I should browsing the shops looking for offers and great deals. I can always be spotted on the reduced shelves in the supermarket too! I do love a good browse online as well, but there aren’t many online only shops where you can save good amounts on your grocery bill. That’s where Approved Food come in.

Thousands of savvy shoppers and bargain hunters regularly save more than 70% off their weekly grocery shopping with us. We specialise in surplus and short-dated stock, food that is either near or just passed its ‘best before’ date – allowing us to pass on huge savings to our customers.

‘Best before’ dates appear on a wide range foods and acts as the manufacturers estimate of when the premium quality of its product may start to deteriorate, losing some of its flavour and texture, but it isn’t when food should be discarded. We never sell anything with a ‘use by’ date.
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