Monday, 24 July 2017

get cooking this summer with iceland's barbecue range.

Iceland barbecue range
Iceland barbecue 2017

Summer is in full swing and that can only mean one thing... barbecue season! Come rain or shine, us Brits love an excuse to dine al fresco with friends and family. But with such unpredictable weather, a downpour on a Wednesday can turn into sudden sunny skies by the weekend.

This is where the #PowerOfFrozen can really help you out. With a fantastic barbecue range for 2017, Iceland can see you stock up on delicious BBQ essentials to keep in the freezer ready for sunny spells and tropical heatwaves. An impromptu garden party or heatwave on the horizon? Simply defrost your favourite and fire up the BBQ for a delicious outdoor feast. Scroll on to see what I thought of the latest range... (sunshine optional)

Iceland barbecue
Iceland barbecue Summer range 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

recipes to finally try now love island is over.


Love Island 2017, what a rollercoaster it has been. Aside from hundreds of foodie snaps, favourite new recipes and restaurant recommendations, my Twitter feed has been rather full of the latest Love Island gossip. And, I'm not complaining. If 9-10pm on ITV was a restaurant I'd be leaving a pretty hefty tip for services to my weeknight entertainment. But, as Monday 24th July will now forever be known as the Love Island finale day, what are we going to do with ourselves 9-10pm every night, or even on Sunday, without a double hit of After Sun?

Foodies, have no fear, I've compiled a list featuring some of my favourite blogs (and fellow Love Island fans) of recipes to fill that free hour you're now not glued to ITV2. 


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

parma ham, ricotta and basil bruschetta.

Parma ham recipes

Deliciously decadent Parma ham, on a bruschetta with a twist. Served on toasted bread, this take on the Italian classic is smothered with creamy ricotta cheese and fresh basil, before being finished with ribbons of inviting prosciutto di Parma.

Established for centuries, there are many elements that go into the production of prosciutto di Parma. The Parma region of Italy has the perfect conditions for creating this delicious ham, with the hanging, drying and curing taken very seriously to create its unparalleled sweetness. Provenance is key, with the famous 5 point Ducal Crown fire brand certifying its authenticity of Parma origin. The mouthwatering product, in my opinion, can be best enjoyed in the easiest of ways, to really appreciate the flavour and quality. Hopefully this simple, Italian inspired recipe does just that.

Parma ham recipes UK
Parma ham ricotta basil recipes

Friday, 14 July 2017

celebrating christmas in july with iceland.


Christmas... not the first word that springs to mind in the middle of Summer. But a great festive feast can take time; with all that planning behind the canap├ęs, starters, mains, desserts and of course the ultimate cheeseboard. But who knew your freezer could be your best friend for a bountiful Christmas banquet? Embracing the #PowerofFrozen, well loved British supermarket Iceland invited me to sample their seasonal delights ahead of that all important December 25th.