Once we are into British Summer Time, we know that Easter is just around the corner.
I love Easter weekend and particularly the Sunday as it really is a good excuse to get family assembled for a slap up Roast Leg of Lamb, with all the trimmings such as saddleback roast potatoes, lemon carrots and huge dish full of fresh mint sauce. I always think it's a bit like a less frantic Christmas Day!
My favourite bit is doing some baking in the run up with Fruit scones and jam, a chocolate cake stuffed with fresh whipped cream and chocolate brownies on the menu for afternoon tea. Well, it just wouldn't be Easter with sweet treats and lots of chocolate!!
Take a stroll round my Easter recipes for more ideas and if you would like more information as to how to prepare for your Easter celebrations, just click on this link for Top Tips for Easter.
Enjoy the special time with your family and friends. I know I will - it's a day off!!!
With us seeing some lovely warm weather this past week (even if interspersed with some cool days too, but put a jumper on!), my BBQ has been brought out from under its winter wraps and has been fired up! Well, I had to check it was still working ok!
I love barbequeing as I find it so relaxing but it is also a great way of entertaining friends and family. I am any excuse for a party!
I started off with the basics - sausages, Sticky Chicken and Lamb Kebabs with a huge dish of fresh salad leaves and a bit of dressing, all washed down with a cheeky glass of red - ahhh, heaven!
So my advice is as you could be spending a lot of time in that garden, get practising now by checking out my Outdoor Cooking section and trying out lots of delicious easy to prepare and cook barbeque fare.
(Keep the jumper and brolly handy!)
I am often asked to test products before they even get to market, so off I go into my "lab" to start the testing process. My top 3 considerations are does the product work, would it be used on a regular basis and not just consigned to the back of the cupboard and does it look good? If it gets 3 ticks, then it will appear on what will become a list of my personal "tried and tested" products.
I hope that when you read on and are armed with all the facts, that this helps you to make a considered purchase.
More products are being road tested and added to the website as we speak so before you buy, have a read at my reviews - remember they only get on here if I really rate them! Click onto my Tried and Tested pages for more details which include halogen ovens, pizza ovens, ice cream makers, cone and wafer makers, bake-ware, blenders, cookware, oven-to-tableware, the wonders of silicone, safety products, clever fridge storage and the amazing Anyway Spray for your trigger bottles.
The list keeps growing and just added, the fantastic Maoui Deba knife from I.O.Shen. Check it out now in my Tried and Tested pages.