Good Food Show…

IMG_1970

IMG_1977

IMG_1982

IMG_1987

IMG_1991

 

So, last Sunday we went to the good food show in Birmingham!

We had an amazing time, and we spent the day browsing the stalls, tasting and subsequently buying some pretty yummy food and drink. I did Vlog during the day, so check out the video here.

On the way to the NEC, we had to go through Birmingham international train station. While we were there, we went into the toilets and this sign was above one of the toilets…

IMG_1975

I have to be honest, it really amused me hence why I decided to post it on here! There were so many things there, that it wasn’t possible to taste everything or buy everything.. Or at least not for us anyway! But, some of my favorite purchases are…

  • Scarlet angel salad dressings. We brought two lemon and black pepper, and one sweet pepper and chilli. Because we brought 3, we also got a free little jute bag to bring them home in which I have to be honest is super cute. They are made in wales and all organic. and we love them, so much that I’m already wishing we brought more…
  • Belvoir fruit cordials in elder-flower, raspberry and lemon and raspberry and rose. I’ve had the elder-flower cordial before, and also the elder-flower pressé
    as well as the raspberry lemonade. The raspberry and rose was new to me but so delicious I had to buy some! The entire range of cordials is also currently available from ocado.
  • We also got some amazing vintagey shabby-chic items from one of the stalls. unfortunately, I’m not sure of the name but we got a wicker picnic basket with a handle that reminded us of something little red riding hood would carry, some hooks for Lillee’s room which I’ll post a picture of once they are up and a hanging candle holder in the shape of a heart with a little bird on for my mom and dad’s silver wedding anniversary on Tuesday. I could have spent so much money on that stall. I just had to try not to look to hard!

We brought and tried so many other things, which I wont list but I would definitely recommend going if you want a foodies day out!

Our ticket price also included a seat in the super theater. Originally, I wanted to see Paul Hollywood. However, it turned out he was only there on the Thursday and Friday which we couldn’t go to as Dan was at work. So, instead we saw Tom Kerridge proper pub food. It was funny, and his food looked tasty. I have also brought his book but I haven’t had a chance to properly sit down and read it yet. I have tried one recipe, which was the lemon posset. I liked it but personally, it was a little sweet so i’d cut down on the sugar and I don’t think I left it in the fridge long enough to set properly. I do recommend eating strawberries with it though! They went together so well and I will be trying it out again although with less sugar next time.

We are planning on going again to the winter good food show at the end of November. So, hopefully I’ll be able to get some more amazing food items!

Emma-Jayne xx

*Disclaimer. This was not a sponsored post. Just a day trip we had and really enjoyed.*

Advertisements

August…

1185736_10151686774919678_670001685_n

dinner

1148814_10151675025484678_1400291563_n

lillee eating icecream

yummy

1150420_10151697976179678_1962006752_n

lillee trolley together#

lillee trolley

So this month, on a trip to Birmingham with my sister we found a bottle of water encrusted with Swarovski crystals! I was so tempted to buy it, but at £25 for a bottle of water it was rather expensive. Also this month, myself and Dan celebrated the anniversary of our engagement! Three years of being engaged on the 23rd we spent the day with Dan unfortunately at work, but on the Saturday we went on the train with Lillee and had such a lovely day! We also went to the Lichfield food festival, it wasn’t what I expected although we had a good time anyway, and we enjoyed some homemade icecream from a very little shop. Yummy! We also spent a little time putting together the trolley Lillee had for her birthday, with a little help of course! Since then, she has been doing lots of shopping and then cooking in her play kitchen!

Emma-Jayne xx

New things…

I ordered a load of skin and hair care off amazon last week, and they’ve finally arrived! Can’t wait to get using it all to try and get my skin in order for the wedding! So far I’ve only used the revitalising eye roll on, but I found it really seemed to work on making my eyes feel more awake with a fab cooling sensation. I’ll let you know how I get on with the rest soon!

Emma-Jayne xx

Menu Planning…

 

shopping-list

So, every few months i take it upon myself to plan the weeks meals in advance. However, it always fails. we either dont want what ive planned, we run out of something, or i make too much stuff so we cant eat it all. As we usually shop on a friday/saturday im going to start it from there, and to begin with im only going to plan the evening meal before hopefully bringing in lunches as well in the near future. In theory, meal planning should help us stick to a budget and in order to help me with this im going to buy one big joint of meat, roast it and use it over a few days in different ways. So, im going to try again, and this time i hope you’ll all try it with me so here we go…

Week 1

Saturday… Lamb pitta breads.

Sunday… Roast lamb

Monday… Garlic chicken and salad

Tuesday… Shepard’s pie

Wednesday… Roasted vegetables and sausages

Thursday… Leftovers

Friday… Chicken curry

Now the plan is to make and stick to my shooping list…fingers crossed lets see how it goes next week!

Emma-Jayne xx