All posts tagged: product review

Can cook, but didn’t cook. A venture into (rather lovely) pre-prepared meals.

I think I can pretty much say we never eat “ready meals”. I am not averse to a good steak pie from a farm-shop or similar but ready-meals generally, nope. That is not because I am a food snob necessarily, (although I am, natch) we just generally don’t like the taste and my own food always tastes better. However, I made an exception this weekend, with a complicated Sunday of taxiing and trying to provide food, I decided extreme measures were called for to ensure we all got something decent for Sunday lunch. So I ventured over to “Cook” in West Bridgford. Cook is a frozen food specialist that claims they make “remarkable food for your freezer, made like you would at home” . I know, what you’re thinking  – posh “Iceland”. But you’d be wrong. Cook has a huge range of meals, mains, puddings, party food, even your entire Christmas lunch if you really wanted to push the boat out. The shop in West Bridgford is tidy, friendly and well designed, there is 2 …

Sunday morning coffee…maybe!

I was, once upon a time, a confirmed coffee drinker, I rarely touched tea, except possibly a mug of Builder’s with a fish supper but after a reaction to some medicine I was on a year ago, I lost my taste for coffee and now go weeks or months without touching a drop, incidently saving a small fortune on Nespresso capsules. Well, following this admission, the lovely people at PerkuLatte, offered to try to persuade me to revisit coffee. PerkuLatte deliver Artisan coffees by mail order, and when this arrived the aroma was wonderful even before I opened the pack. Beautifully packaged in a robust, reseable, packet with a little widget inside to keep the coffee fresh & dry and lots of information about the bean, blend and origins. The smell was wonderful and the flavour smooth & comforting, and brought back memories of coffees lost. I enjoyed my first cafetière of coffee in months  (retrieved from the dusty recesses of the kitchen cupboard) and it made a proper Sunday. I think this may become …