Another month has passed by again in a flash, here’s what was new to the Barrie kitchen this month!
A couple of recipe books were bought in Glasgow when I was down for whistle-stop visit at the very end of July! I’ve got a bag of wholemeal spelt flour so figure that I will be able to use some up trying out a health(ier) cake recipe or two from this book by Amber Rose.
Hummus Bros is one of my very favourite places to eat in London (many a lunch date with my friend Donna was spent here!) and I’ve blogged about my visit last year here. Looking forward to making my own hummus bros style hummus and other middle-eastern dishes in the near future with this copy of “Hummus and more”!
My trip down to Foodies Festival in Edinburgh also meant that I brought back some goodies including my favourite flavour of Thistly Cross cider!
I received a Debenhams voucher with my store card statement this month and am looking forward to using this letter and number fondant stamps set in my baking! (Now I need to be a bit more adventurous in my use of icing and decoration!)
An exciting bit of post came in the form of my very first Bakes Box – you can see my review here!
A trip down to Blair Atholl Mill and Tea Room also meant (of course) that I was obliged to buy some flours! I also splashed out on a proving basket and a reusable basket cover (no more swiping shower caps from hotel stays required) for proving my dough.
I enjoyed cooking up a Caribbean storm with a whole hamper of tropical goodies which was kindly sent to me courtesy of Grace Foods, see the three posts (here and here) to see what I made to celebrate Caribbean Food Week!
A kind friend holidaying in Canada brought me back a tub of Maple Butter which I’m still to open! I will enjoy this on toast and will look forward to seeing how it is different from Moose Maple Butter which I sampled earlier on in the year! I love the tub!
Another kind friend was doing a clear out of tins and baking books, so I only thought it was kind to take some goodies from her (for a donation to a local charity in return!) I’m now the proud owner of a cupcake tin and some baking books/Jamie Oliver magazines, now I just have to find some space on my bookcase for them!
That’s it for another month. Next month I will have lots to share with you as I will have just been down to London for Food Blogger Connect and there’s an incredible goodie bag waiting for me there!