Cath Kidston Blossom Mug In Gift Tin

This Cath Kidston Blossom Mug comes in a lovely gift tin, that could be used as a storage tin in your kitchen.  I love to use mugs and cups to add colour to any kitchen theme, they are an easy way to add a splash of colour, hanging them on a mug tree or displaying them on open shelves.  These particular mugs are floral patterned china and would look particularly effective in a country kitchen.

I own many of the Cath Kidston range of mugs and cups and they are my favourites as they are a good size and they have a nice feel when you hold them.

I think this Cath Kidston Blossom Mug and tin would make a lovely birthday gift or as a stocking filler at Christmas.

“…I bought this mug as a Christmas gift for my mum…The mug is easy to wash and is a good size, as well as the tin having a good seal, and useful storage and a good size for sweets or smaller bits and bobs. Overall a very good purchase and one I thoroughly recommend buying…”

Reviewed on Amazon by Jackson


Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel Cookware Set

This Rachael Ray porcelain enamel cookware set is a wonderful pale green colour, that would look great in my kitchen!  Your pan set is a good way of adding a splash of colour to your kitchen colour scheme.

However, as well as being good for interior design, these pans are practical as well. It is a 10-piece set, that comprises:

  • 1 1/2 quart covered saucepan
  • 3 quart covered saucepan
  • 6 quart covered stockpot
  • 8 inch open skillet
  • 10 inch open skillet
  • 10 inch covered saute pan

This cookware set would make a great wedding present or a gift to some setting up a new home, as it covers all the basic cooking needs. You’ll discover that you use all of these pans daily.

“…The pans are just the right weight….not too heavy and not too light…cool handles are terrific. The non-stick surface is awesome…the food slides right off. The see-through lids are great so you can keep an eye on whats cooking…outstanding quality,I highly recommend the Rachael Ray 10-Piece Porcelain Enamel Cookware Set…”

Reviewed on Amazon by Jane

This Rachael Ray pan set is also available in a range of colours including, blue, orange and yellow.





This item is not available in the UK.


Silicone Bakeware Set – Silicone Solutions

Silicone bakeware is a dream to use.  It is naturally non-stick and it’s flexibility makes it easy to “pop” the cake or bread out without any damage to the product.

This 10-piece essentials silicone bakeware set includes all the pans you will need to start baking cakes, brownies, muffins, cupcakes, and bread.  The Silicone Solutions range is made from a premium quality silicone, that gives greater flexibility and a non-stick easy to clean finish. This range of  bakeware is freezer safe, and works brilliantly for chilled and frozen foods such as ice cream cakes and jellies.

As you can guess this article has been inspired by my recent baking flurry! I’ve got to say that the first time I used silicone bakeware I wasn’t sure if I liked it, because it seemed strange to make a cake in a soft structure.  However, I am a convert, if you are using a good quality silicone bakeware you will never want to use your traditional tins again.

Silicone Bakeware is both non-stick and very easy to clean, as it is dishwasher safe. Although it is very quick to simply wash-out,because there is never any bits left behind!

This range of Silicone Solutions Bakeware is not available in the UK, but there is a great range of WellBake Professional 15 Piece Silicone Bakeware, that’s on my wish-list.





This item is not available in the UK.


Mason Cash Mixing Bowls

I’ve decided to write about this design classic English mixing bowls, straight after using mine to make breakfast muffins (see recipe) and realising just how useful this large bowl is, but also how much I love it.

The traditional and solid feel of this mixing bowl is very homley and nostalgic. My grandmother had one of these bowls,that my Mum now uses, it reminds me so much of my childhood.

This range of Mason Cash Mixing Bowls are sturdy and heavy enough not to slip on the work surface during mixing of ingredients. The raised earthenware pattern and shape helps you grip the bowl while holding to whisk or beat the mixture.

I adore the lasting design of these mixing bowls and for me they will always remind me of the home comforts of baking, which is why mine is always on display in my farmhouse kitchen.

“…This is a perfect size for large batches of batter, pie filling, or dough. Good balance and weight distribution provide stability during mixing, and the shallow, roomy interior allows for good mixing action. Thick rim gives a firm grip. White interior makes it easy to see contents and makes it easier to clean…If you do large quantity baking or cooking, this bowl is indispensable…”

Reviewed on Amazon by Quastrix

This mixing bowl is available in a range of sizes, and is freezer and dishwasher safe.


Top U.S.A Kitchen Accessories – July 2011

This months top five kitchen accessories reflect the practicality of cooking not just the beauty of a kitchen design.  They also show the importance of fresh produce, particularly in the summer, with a great Juicer being in the number one spot.

1) Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor


“…a great place to start juicing. It does leafy greens and harder fruits, like apples and mangoes etc very well,a really great juicer for cucumbers, celery, spinach, parsley, romaine, carrots, pineapple, apples, etc… but it doesn’t do so well for harder or smaller things like ginger or kale or wheat grass. For those i recommend a masticating juicer…for the price, this is a GREAT “first juicer” for people who are curious about getting their five a day!…”

Reviewed on Amazon by Shannon

This is a good all-round juicer, it has a powerful motor and the extra large feeder chutes means that you can drop fruit or vegetables straight in without any preparation.

2) Rachael Ray 6-piece utensils set, in orange.


“…I love this set. I use the angled spatula a lot. I like the turner too…works great. They are on the large size…I really like them and I am very glad that I purchased them. I love the color too…”

Reviewed on Amazon by Chelsie

3) Cuisinart C SB-76BC Smart Stick Immersion Hand Blender


The Cuisinart Immersion Blender has a very strong motor, that makes purees of soups, blends batters, mixes beverages, all quick and very easy. The blenders  uniquely designed blade and blade guard gives extremely smooth blending, while protecting you from splatters. With a lightweight design allowing for easy one-handed use, with easy grip ergonomic handle, and a push-button control.It long slim shape reaches into pots and pans easily.

4) Krups 203-42 Fast Touch Coffee Grinder, in Black.


“…Awesome product… grind your favorite beans in seconds. Pouring the ground coffee in your coffee maker without spills…”

Reviewed on Amazon by B.Singh


5) Lodge Logic L10 SK3 12 inch Pre-seasoned Skillet

I don’t believe how often I use my large skillet pan, it’s probably the most useful kitchen accessory I own.  Perfect for frying,baking and even baking, as It transfers between oven and hob easily.



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