Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Valentine's Day. Show all posts

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Continental Tasting Heart - Chocolates from Thorntons

    This lovely heart-shaped box of milk, white and dark chocolates from Thorntons is in my opinion, seriously good quality and excellent value for money.  Don't forget Valentines Day is almost here!


This huge Continental Tasting Heart Collection contains 48 chocolates (570g) and is priced at £19.99

 Allergy, Intolerance & Recipe Info from Thorntons site:
     Suitable for vegetarians
     No gluten-containing ingredients
     Contains added nuts
     Contains added milk
     May contain egg
     Contains added soya
     Free from artificial colour
     Free from artificial flavouring
 Inside the box:  
A beautiful selection of creamy pralines, mousses and tasty truffles.
As readers of this blog will already know I'm not a chocolate kind of person, so Paul (the husband and chief taster of all things chocolate) had to taste test this box of chocolates almost to himself and he couldn't wait to tuck in!

He loved all of them and found it too hard to pick a favorite.  He munched his way through all 16 choices from the Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, Ganache Au Marc De Champagne to the Sicilian Lemon Mousse to name a few.  I did get to taste a few though and my favorite was the Diplomat - smooth milk chocolate with roasted almonds and hazelnuts.


Many thanks to Thorntons for the chocolates.
 Disclaimer:  I received these chocolates from Thorntons with no request for a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Gift For Her Basket - Valentines Giveaway

I'm really pleased to be able to offer my readers the chance to win this lovely gift basket from Spicers of Hythe.  Established in 1926 they supply a great range of gifts and luxury hampers to suit a variety of occasions.
Even though this may be a 'Gift for Her' don't forget you can always enter to try and win it for yourself - why not?!


The contents of the Gift For Her Basket are as follows:
 Les Condes Chilean Savignon Blanc 2011 37.5cl
CocoaBean Chocolate Enrobed Caramels with Pink Ribbon 100g
Mr McKenzie's Almond & Vanilla Biscuits 150g
Mrs Bridges Blackcurrant & Blueberry Preserve 113g
New English Teas Rosehip & Hibiscus Tea 10’s

How to Enter:
One lucky reader of this blog will win a box of 'Gift For Her Basket' from Spicers of Hythe

 Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget.  Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK Mainland only and you must be over 18

 To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed.
Also, if you already like/follow please comment via the Rafflecopter widget and let me know to get your entries.
 For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget.


Good Luck Everyone! 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Valentines Day Giveaway - Hotel Chocolat

Yes once again Valentine's Day is just around the corner (February 14th) for anyone that doesn't know! Thanks to the lovely people over at Hotel Chocolat, one lucky reader of A Glug of Oil will win this gorgeous box of chocolates.


  'Open Your Heart To Me' is a heart made of mellow milk chocolate delicately decorated with dark chocolate are a total of six hidden Passion Fruit Truffles, Caramel Pralines and Strawberry and Rose Truffles in a fabulous array of heart-shaped and ingot shells.
You can find a full range of beautiful Valentine's Day Gifts over at Hotel Chocolat.

How to Enter:
One lucky reader of this blog will win a box of 'Open Your Heart To Me' chocolates from Hotel Chocolat worth £26.00
 Entries must be via the Rafflecopter widget.  Please note the prize can only be sent to the UK only and you must be over 18
 To see a short video on how easy it is to use Rafflecopter click here.
*Inappropriate comments will be deleted and entry/entries to the competition removed.
Also, if you already like/follow please comment via the Rafflecopter widget and let me know to get your entries.
 For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here - Entries that do not show the URL of the Tweet will be removed.
There is one main way to enter and several ways to get bonus entries, including bonus daily entries.
Competition end time is as shown on the Rafflecopter widget.
Good Luck Everyone!


Friday, 9 August 2013

Sponge Cake with Summer Berries

Well let me tell you, me and this 'I Heart Cake Mould' are best friends!
A truly marvelous silicone cake mould that enables you to easily create six heart shaped slices of cake.
Now, the mould isn’t actually heart shaped, but instead it's made up of six heart shapes.  Simply bake your favourite cake and all you have to do is divide the cake up equally and you'll have half a dozen cute heart shaped slices!


The silicone I Heart Cake Mould is perfect for baking a cake at anytime but would be fantastic for your loved ones birthday and especially Valentines day.

  You might already know that I'm not really a cake making kind of person, I simply am not very good with baking of any sort and so not too much baking happens in this house.  As you can imagine, Paul (the husband) was really pleased to know I'd been sent this fantastic silicone mould as he knew it meant I would have to make a cake!
 Of course, you don’t have to stick to sponges, how about making some heart shaped jellies?

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Romantic Valentine Gifts from Hotel Chocolat

There's nothing like a bit of romance now and then and what better time than Valentine's day?  Once again Hotel Chocolat have an excellent range of chocolate Valentine's gifts that in my opinion can't be matched.  
Perfectly packaged in an outer box so it arrived through the post in tip top condition.  This stunning 'Sealed with a Kiss' heart shaped box of 36 chocolates is a perfect combination of soft caramels, melting pralines and silky soft truffles.
 The menu card included is very clear and explains each chocolate by picture. Big decision time - where to start first!
 
The box includes, Champagne Bellini, Soft Caramel, Zesty Orange Mousse, Black Cherry Truffle, Salted Praline, Strawberry Swoon and Lemon Berry Tart to name but a few. 

Placing an order takes no time at all and with a range of delivery options available, it's easy to send a gift to your loved one at any time.
 Thank you to Beth and Hotel Chocolat for sending me a box to review.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

How to Make - The Best Fondant Potatoes

Fondant potatoes are much easier to make than you might think.
Perfect for that special Valentine's Meal or Dinner Party and are a lovely change from an ordinary cooked potato.
 Serve with a nice Fillet Steak with a Blackberry and Port sauce, Chantenay carrots and green beans - then you can invite me to dinner!
Crispy on top yet soft underneath from the Chicken stock they were cooked in.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Valentine's Day Dinner idea - Linguine with King Prawns Chorizo and Sun-dried Tomatoes

  You don't have to go out to eat on Valentine's Day, it's really easy to cook something up at home.  There's something quite nice about not having to dress up and just sitting down together with a nice bowl of pasta and a bottle of wine.  There's a lovely mixture of tastes in this dish, King prawns and sun-dried tomatoes with chorizo and chilli are just perfect together. 
This is my entry to the Find Me A Gift Valentine's Day Food Blogger's Competition.  If you're looking for a gift for your Valentine, they have loads of Valentines Day Gifts to choose from both for him or for her. 
  This dish is perfect for a Valentine's dinner - just have everything prepared in advance and it's cooked in no time at all.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Lovely Valentine's Day Gifts Delivered from Hotel Chocolat

Valentine's Day is just around the corner (Tuesday February 14th) and Hotel Chocolat have a fantastic range of  Valentines Day Gifts that can be ordered online and delivered to your Valentine's door!
The Sleekster Love Selection Box not only looks good but it tastes good too.  Paul (the husband and official taster of all things chocolate) says once again Hotel Chocolat chocolates are the best!
So far he's tasted one of each flavour and can't fault any of them.

Priced at just £22 and contains 26 chocolates and truffles all with amazing fillings:
  Champagne and cherry, fruity blackcurrant and strawberry, liquid caramels, stunning hearts, luscious lips and much more.

Personally, I think the 'Sleekster' boxes are a great idea to send as a gift because you don't have to worry about the person being home for the delivery - the long slim box will fit through most letterboxes!
Every gift from Hotel Chocolat is delivered with a gift card including your personal message.
Thank you to Beth and of course Hotel Chocolat for sending me these to try.


Thursday, 7 October 2010

Camembert Baked in the Box with Tiny Bruschetta for Dipping

Sticky gooey Camembert baked and oozing from it's box.
Serve with tiny bruschetta for scooping or dipping, perfect for sharing.
I've posted this Camembert recipe before (way back) but I made it last night and decided to give it an update now that I use a proper camera these days and not my mobile phone as I used to!

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Valentine's Day - The Last Detail

I have been very kindly sent two boxes of these lovely candles from The Last Detail.co.uk
   They have a fantastic selection of Valentine's day gifts, some are even personalised!



So if you're looking for something extra special, pop to The Last Detail now to have a look at their Valentine's Day range.

 

The Last Detail also have a really lovely range of Wedding items from table decorations, venue decorations, confetti and a great range of wedding favours too.
Thank you again to The Last Detail and Victoria.




Thursday, 28 January 2010

Flowers for Valentine's Day by Interflora

Valentines Day isn't far away!
Interflora very kindly sent me these lovely flowers and chocolates.



They have a fantastic range for Valentine's Day and for any other occasion.


With prices starting as little as £19.99, why not pop over to Interflora and order yours now!






A single red rose along with spray carnations and chrysanthemums in pink, white, red and cerise.
The arrangement arriv
ed in it's own glass vase, so there was nothing for me
to do except enjoy!



Why not enter their competition and you could win a fantastic Valentine's Hamper - click here to enter!

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