Giveaway – Del Monte

Fancy winning yourself a hamper of products from Del Monte?  I posted a recipe for a Baked Pear & Amaretto Cheesecake on Friday which you can make yourself at home, using a few additional ingredients to create a delicious dessert.

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To be in with a chance to win the hamper, simply share with me your favourite childhood memories of Sunday teatime treats.  What did your mum serve you that, if you recall it today, brings back those precious memories?

Our Sunday teatime used to consist of sandwiches (I loved tinned pink salmon, mixed with plenty of malt vinegar and topped with sliced cucumber on white bread which had been spread with proper butter) along with a cup of tea, poured from the teapot through the tea strainer in to a cup and saucer, and for pudding I really used to look forward to tinned fruit cocktail with evaporated milk. It somehow seemed very grown up when I was a child; my siblings and I used to argue over who had a coveted cherry in their bowl.

Canned fruit can be just as healthy as fresh fruit as it’s picked when fully ripe and processed immediately, preserving high levels of vitamins and minerals.  Not only that, but it has a long shelf life, thereby reducing food waste from spoilage.  It makes preparing and cooking simple and quick too.

To enter, email your childhood memories, along with your name and address to: DelMonteGiveaway@freycob.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 4th December.  A winner will be chosen at random from all entries received.  The prize will be sent directly from Del Monte to the winner’s home address.  UK entrants only.

Good luck!

BBC Good Food Show with debbie&andrew’s sausages

Once again, debbie&andrew’s will be exhibiting at the BBC Good Food Show Winter 2016, being held in Birmingham between Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th November at the NEC.

With Christmas coming up, they’ve put together a 24 piece Christmas selection of goodies that you can simply bake and serve with your turkey to help take the hassle out of preparing the Christmas dinner and make your festive table go with a bang!  The set includes their Perfect Pork Cocktail Sausages, Perfect Pork Bacon Wraps and Caramelised Red Onion Stuffing Balls.  As with all debbie&andrew’s products, they’re gluten, wheat and dairy free, so even those on restricted diets don’t have to miss out on the festivities.

 

You can find debbie&andrew’s on stand 226 of the show over all 4 days, but even if you can’t get to the show, you don’t have to miss out as I have the chance for you to win 1 of 5 sizzling sausage supper kits, worth £25.00.  This includes a recipe book with their favourite sausage recipes, a cool bag and free sausage vouchers.  With the recipe book in hand and debbie&andrew’s delicious Perfect Pork, Perfect Cumberland or Harrogate 97% Pork sausages in the fridge, you’re sure to simply sail through the festive season!   To enter simply answer the question below:

Which place provides the inspiration for debbie&andrew’s 97% pork sausages?
a) Harrogate, b) Harwich or C) Harlow?

To enter, simply email your answer along with your name and delivery address details to: debbieandandrews@freycob.co.uk  The competition closes at midnight on Sunday 27th November 2016. Winners will receive their prizes directly from debbie&andrew’s.

For more information on debbie&andrew’s as well as information on their charity products, visit their website www.debbieandandrews.co.uk

This is a sponsored post by debbie&andrew’s who have provided the prizes directly to my readers

Ragley Hall Game Fair with debbie&andrew’s Sausages

The third Ragley Hall Game Fair runs from 29th – 31st July in Alcester, Warwickshire. Here you’ll find a whole weekend of family fun to enjoy with over 900 exhibits including falconry, country crafts, guns, fishing, country fashion, food and drink and which is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors to the event, you’re sure to enjoy an amazing day (or two) out.  Ragley Hall has a long lineage which dates back to 1680 and is one of the Midland’s most magnificent houses with an estate covering an area of 6,500 acres.

This year debbie&andrew’s will be cooking up their tasty wheat, gluten and dairy free sausages where you can sample their newest of recipes from Sweet Chilli or Curried Chicken and Mango sausages to their original 97% Harrogate pork sausages.   You’ll also have the chance to enter competitions and find out about their ‘bangers&cash’ micro sponsorship scheme, offering up to £1,000 to any community fundraisers that bring ‘A Real Taste of the Country’ to life!

The newest sausages in their range: Sweet Chilli has a spicy hint of heat delivered by chipotle chillies and juicy red bell peppers, perfectly balanced with a drop of blossom honey and a sprinkling of demerara sugar, whilst the Curried Chicken and Mango Sausage was the creation of a debbie&andrew’s fan and was selected from over 2,000 entries in the #MakeMySausage challenge to make a sausage from your favourite food.   Clearly the Coronation Chicken based recipe was a clear favourite! A blend of chicken breast, with a slight hint of curry and bits of sweet mango is the perfect combination (and I can personally vouch for it tasting really rather nice, too!)

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They have a huge range of flavours and products now available, and all their pork is Food Standard Assured ‘Red Tractor’. You can find further details on their site {HERE}.  Their sausages are currently available through Amazon Fresh, Asda, Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s and Tesco and are priced between £2.00 and £3.50.

If you can’t get to the show, you don’t have to miss out on the sizzle!  Simply enter my competition to win 1 of 5 sizzling sausage supper kits, worth £25.00.  This includes a recipe book with debbie&andrew’s favourite sausage recipes, a cool bag and free sausage vouchers.  With the recipe book in hand and debbie&andrew’s delicious Perfect Pork, Perfect Cumberland or Harrogate 97% Pork sausages in the fridge, you’re sure to sail through the summer BBQ season!   To enter simply email the answer to the question below, along with your name and delivery address, to dandacompetition@freycob.co.uk by midnight on Friday 29th July 2016. 

What do debbie&andrew’s promise?

  1. A Real Taste of the Country
  2. A Real Taste of the Countryside
  3. A Real Taste of a Country Kitchen

For more information on debbie&andrew’s as well as information on their charity products, visit their website www.debbieandandrews.co.uk

Good luck!

This competition is sponsored by debbie&andrew’s and the prize is provided by them directly.  Winners will be drawn at random from all correct answers received prior to midnight on Friday 29th July 2016 and will be contacted by email within 3 business days.  Failure to respond to the winning email by midnight on Friday 5th August will result in forfeiture of the competition prize and will result in the prize being awarded to an alternative winning entry.

 

BBC Good Food Show, Summer 2016

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The time of year when the Birmingham NEC, sponsored by Lexus, once again hosts this year’s BBC Good Food Show Summer Show 2016 between Thursday 16th and Sunday 19th June from 9am to 6pm each day.

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What’s on?

Promising, as always, to be an amazing show where you can see your favourite chefs in the Supertheatre, such as the incredible Tom Kerridge, the fabulous Two Greedy Italians (Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo), the amazing ‘mother and son’ team; Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the legendary Michel Roux Jr, the fantastic Hairy Bikers (Si King and Dave Myers) as well as the ladies favourite; James Martin.  This year on stage, Mary Berry will be joined by Alan Titchmarsh as they bring plot to plate and create some fantastic seasonal dishes.  Many of the chefs will also be available later to sign their latest books that you can purchase at the show.

On the Good Food Stage, this year sponsored by Lakeland you can watch interview sessions with some of the chefs and cooks from TV as well as watch some delicious recipe demonstrations to inspire you to cook your own creations at home.

I’m hungry; feed me!

If you’re hungry, you’ll find a myriad of food stalls and vendors at the Show, as well as having the opportunity to dine at the BBC Good Food Kitchen where you can enjoy a tasty 2 or 3 course meal (but you’ll have to book in advance for this as it gets incredibly busy); otherwise just follow your nose and your rumbling tummy and find you’ll be sure to find something for every appetite and taste preference.

Teach me something new!

New this year to the Show are the Discover and Learn Sessions where you can learn Cupcake Decorating, participate in a Sushi Masterclass or take part in a Five Senses Tasting Experience.

If you fancy learning how to pair chocolate with wine, then be sure to visit and take part in a Lindt Excellence Chocolate and Wine Masterclass Experience.

Once again the BBC Good Food Show shares the arena with the BBC Gardners’ World Live Show and your ticket will give you free access to enjoy and discover the delights of the garden too.

How I can help you get there:

As an official BBC Good Food Show Blogger, I’m giving you the opportunity to win a pair of tickets for admission to the Show.  To be in with a chance of winning yourself these tickets, just send me an email me to: GFS2016@freycob.co.uk tell me which stage, what day and what time Mary Berry is on stage with Alan Titchmarsh.  It’s as simple as that! Please see the Terms and Conditions of the ticket giveaway below.

I can also give you the opportunity to grab yourself a bargain of 20% off your ticket prices, if you’re not lucky enough to win the ticket giveaway. Just quote the code BL20 at the checkout to obtain your discount.  *20% off applies to Adult/Over 65s tickets only. Code is not valid on VIP or with any other offer and ends on 19/06/16. Standard Supertheatre seat is included with Super tickets, subject to availability, Gold seat upgrade £3. Offer valid on Value tickets where available. Details correct at time of print. £1.50 fulfilment fee per advance order. 

What can I buy? I want to go shopping!

You can find some amazing new foods from the Good Food Champions; all of whom are passionate, outstanding artisan producers and deserve to be celebrated. You can find some of the very best in the BBC Good Food Champions area, where you’ll discover a fabulous selection of producers that you can sample and buy from and find out more about their story too.

The Producers’ Village is a huge speciality food market at the heart of the Show, packed with small artisan producers who pride themselves on the quality and provenance of their produce. Here you can try before you buy with some of the freshest seasonal foods, many of which you won’t find on your local high street.

Discover healthy food products and new ideas to help you create delicious, nutritious dishes.  Brought together are a selection of healthy food producers in the Eat Well Pavilion.

The Ludlow Producer Market section of the Show brings together a fantastic collection of producers from Ludlow and the Marches. With an emphasis on local, independent food and drink producers this is a great area to pick up some interesting products that you won’t find in the supermarkets.

It’s not just confined to food either; you can buy amazing kitchen equipment, gadgets and gizmos; knives and chopping boards; bowls and spoons. Infact; if you need it in the kitchen, you can buy it at the show!

There’ll also be loads of competitions around the show to enter.  Go on; you never know if the day you visit is going to be your lucky day!

Who’s going to be there?

Well, if you want to see a list of the exhibitors, then that’s easy!  Just follow this link to see if your favourite will be there.  There are certainly lots of mine going to be there! Many of whom I’ve enjoyed meeting for several years now and who’s products I’ve grown to love, eat, drink and use daily in my family life!

I can’t wait to go, but sadly, as I’m having a knee operation on Friday 17th June, I’ll only be able to make it one day this year and so won’t be able to go back at the weekend, so I’m really going to make the most of my visit on Thursday 16th.  Will you join me?  I do hope so!

Rosie

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The small print:

Terms and conditions for tickets and giveaways for River Street Events.  All tickets are general admission excluding Saturday.  Tickets are non refundable and non-exchangeable. Ticket terms and conditions apply.  Tickets do not include a seat in the Supertheatre.