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Review | St Helen’s Farm Dairy

This has never been a particularly dairy centric household. Cheese, we all love, obviously, and soured cream is essential for Mexican food, but once you get into things like yoghurt and milk, we’ve always been more likely to opt for plant based products. I think this began as a hangover from my intense allergy to dairy when I was a baby (it gave me eczema so severe I couldn’t be held) but eventually we all quietly decided that we just preferred it. However, over the years I’ve been introduced to goats milk dairy (which when I was a slightly older child didn’t trigger my eczema quite so severely) several times, and been fond of it. So, when St. Helen’s Farm asked if I was interested in sampling their range in order to ‘vary my dairy’ this month, I figured it might be interesting to bring you that perspective: plant based “dairy” products vs. those made with goats milk. I loved every single St Helen’s product I tried with the exception of just one, which I’ll …

Crosta & Mollica

Crosta & Mollica, Posh Bread Thingies and Other Stuff

It’s not often these days that we do a brand focus on Cate in the Kitchen, but the gang at Crosta & Mollica sent me a hamper of their fancy bread thingies and I did so much good eating with it that I wanted to show it all to you in one place. So here we are. Instead of cutting up the images with words, let’s get them all together and then talk afterwards. See you in a few scrolls time. I’m legit impressed with the whole range – or at least the bits I’ve sampled. You know how some brands come to be a completely reliable source of a specific thing for you? (The example I always give here is GU, if you want a fancy and impressive and indulgent dessert, GU always has your back, you know?). I think that Crosta & Mollica have just become my go-to brand for fancy schmancy Italian bread thingies. The featured image of this post is made up of their Grissini Breads and Tarallini, both of which …

Riverford Recipe Box Review Happy Pear

Review | Riverford’s Happy Pear Recipe Box

Quick note before I get on with this post: I made the Happy Pear recipes for dinner as opposed to lunch, and the lighting struggle was so real. As a result, my pictures aren’t up to their usual standard. Sozza.Β  It’s not been long at all since I last cooked from a Riverford recipe box, but I was eager to try this special limited edition box from guest chefs The Happy Pear. These boys are all about putting vegetables front and centre and getting us all to eat more of them every day. A message that I am always on board with, as you very well know. Puy lentil coconut dahlΒ  You might remember that in my last Riverford review, I found one or two of the recipes to be a little bit more complicated and time consuming than I would ordinarily go for on a weeknight. Almost completely the opposite was true of The Happy Pear recipes. Total simplicity, with not much hands on time at all and really simple, basic cooking methods. Definitely …