To celebrate National Chocolate Week, British luxury chocolatier Choc on Choc is launching the UK’s first Unicorn Cookie Cup in collaboration with Blondies Kitchen.

They will be available for a limited time, exclusively at Blondies Kitchen Milk & Cookie Bar, Bicester Village . The pop up branch is open until the end of January 2020!

The cookie cup base is made from Blondies Kitchen vanilla cookie dough, baked in a cupcake mould
and then filled to the brim with Nutella. Its topped with Choc on Chocs mini unicorn chocolate,
edible sprinkles and edible shimmer.

The mini unicorn chocolate is created using Choc on Choc’s patented production method that layers chocolate on top of chocolate and allows the brand’s master chocolatiers to produce any design imaginable.

Are you going to visit the pop up at Bicester?

Sarah x

Many of us would agree that our morning cup of coffee is one of the most important parts of the entire day, let alone just the morning itself. If you feel that way, then you are probably keen to make sure that you can do whatever is in your power to make that cup as good as you possibly can – especially if you are the kind of person who only has one cup of coffee a day. But the trick of making a good or even perfect cup of coffee really is something of an art, and there is much involved in the process which you will want to think about focusing on. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the elements of the perfect morning coffee, so that you can ensure that you can produce just that in the future in your own household.

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Quality Of Coffee

Of course, it is no great surprise that the most important thing of all is the quality of the coffee itself. As long as you can source good quality coffee, you will find that much else of the process of trying to make the perfect cup merely becomes very easy indeed, so this is the one thing that you should aim to put as much effort into as you possibly can. The best way to ensure that you are using fantastic quality coffee is to go out of your way to sign up for a coffee subscription. That will work not merely because the quality will always be amazing, but because you can trial a few kinds of coffee, learn more about each of them, and from there you can decide what your favourites are. That will ensure you are working with a much higher quality of coffee bean, but also one that you find personally delicious.

The Right Method

There are just so many ways to prepare a coffee that it is hard to choose between them, but the important thing here above all is that you choose one that works for you. That could merely mean that you enjoy it more than the others, or it might be that you have found it produces a superior texture or taste. Whatever it is, find it and stick to it – or use two or three if you like them all. It could be a percolator, a cafetiere, or a coffee machine where you can sit back and let it do it by itself. However you do it, find the way that works for you.

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Heat Control

One of the major things that you need to be aware of, regardless of which bean you use or what method you swear by, is that good heat control is essential to the perfect cup of coffee. You want to use water that is hot but not boiling, for the simple fact that boiling water has a way of burning the coffee and making it bitter. Even if you are just making a cup of instant coffee, you should think about stopping the kettle before it boils fully.

Sarah x

If you read my blog regularly you will know I am always trying new things whether it be clothing, skincare or food, I will always be happy to step out of my comfort zone and try something different.

I had never heard of chicken cracking before, I used to eat pork scratchings as a child so just guessed these would be a chicken version so thought why not, I will give it a go!

The chicken cracklings are available in two different flavours which you can buy from Amazon:

Chicken Crackling Sea Salt

Chicken Crackling Habanero Chilli

What is great about these is that you can eat them as a snack straight out the bag or you can add them to meals if you wanted. They would be great to add to a salad!

They are gluten free and a great source of protein. You can heat them up too if you wanted a warm snack. I prefer the sea salt ones as not a massive fan of chilli, but saying that, the flavour isn’t too overpowering so it is nice 🙂

You can enter to win some to try for yourself!

The Original Chicken Crackling Giveaway #8

Sarah x

Mushroom ketchup.. yes you read that correctly! Not what you would really expect, you think mushrooms mixed with tomato sauce but it is nothing like that! Mushroom ketchup has a unique taste and can be used in so many dishes.

I was so excited to try it and now I can’t imagine not having it in my kitchen haha. It is great to use if you are making your own sauce for something like a pie or wanted a sauce for a steak. You can also add it to soup. You can pretty much add it to whatever you like!

It gives your dish a really nice mushroom flavour without being to overpowering and you an use as much or as little as you like. It is quite thin in consistency, I would have expected it to be thick like ketchup from the name but it is more like a vinegar and so easy to add to your meals. It reminds me slightly of worcester sauce flavour.

It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

You can get it in most supermarkets and if you keep your eye on my Instagram I will be hosting a competition for you to win a couple of bottles to try 🙂

Have you ever heard of this before?

Sarah x

 

I am always on the look out for special or different gifts for peoples birthdays and I always end up checking out Prezzybox.

I got a couple of things I wanted to share with you as they are things I haven’t seen before!

Winegums -garden of love gift set

£19.99

Regular wine gums are always good but how amazing do these ones look?!

You get 3 boxes:

Mango with raspberries

Elderflower with sour lemon

Liqourice with passion fruit

They all sound very unique and interesting. You get a lot in a box and they are all packaged together nicely. The 3 boxes are so cute and you wanted you could always split them up to give as separate gifts. I think anyone that likes sweets or wine gums would love to try these.

They are all vegan and gluten free so great for anyone with a strict diet or allergy to gluten/dairy. They are also free from artificial colours and flavours 🙂

Letterbox – Spanish rose wine

£13.99

How amazing that you can buy wine that fits through your letterbox and it doesn’t have to be signed for?! This is ideal if you wanted to order wine for someone but you aren’t home to wait for a delivery or if you wanted it sent straight to them as it gets sent in a box that fits through the letterbox.

The bottle is made from plastic so no need to worry about it smashing. You can get red and white too and they also do a letterbox wine and chocolate set!

What is your go to website for gifts?

Sarah x