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You know these recipes are delicious because if I didn't think that they were fabulous . . . I wouldn't be showing them to you. You can also be sure that these recipes work for the same reason! The rest is simply a matter of taste.
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~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Winners and Aprons!

Well, it's time to announce the winners of my latest giveaways! I am sorry that I am a day late with this, but with a very ill dog in the house, it just wasn't much of a priority with me. Mitzie is much better today so here we go!

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Winner of the Boursin Cooler bag sponsered by Boursin Cheese   was commenter #6 Pat, who said:

 Pat said...Hi Marie! We have SO much in common! I too love Boursin cheese and am in my element when we go to France because they have more varieties of it than we do here!

I'd love to join in your giveaway, thanks for organising it!

Congratulations Pat!  Send me your details and I'll arrange to have it delivered to you asap!  With any luck you will soon be enjoying these tasty flavours in your home too!

 

Winner of the Chocolate Days Out sponsered by  Experience Days is commentor # 8,  Sandie who said:

 Sandie said...
Wow, what fabulous giveaways you have Marie. I've been wanting to have a go at making my own chocolates for a while now. I would be great to win a chocoholic experience!

Congratulations Sandie!  Please send me your details so that I can pass them on to Experience Days.  I hope you enjoy your chocolate making experience!

I wish you could have all been winners, but no doubt there will be another giveaway  happening  on this page soon!


Apron In A Tin


I just have to tell you all about the neatest thing I got in the post recently.  It is an Apron in a Tin by Oliver Harvey!

 

What a delightfully novel idea.  As soon as I saw it I found myself wondering why I hadn't thought of that!  I predict great things for this new and exciting product.

 

Oliver Harvey has been designing quality chef's ware for some of the world's best chefs for over 30 years now and has now brought the "chef" experience to the domestic market with a range of luxury aprons, which are manufactured right here in the UK.

(I confess to being well acquainted with the quality of Oliver Harvey as when I took my Chef's course all those years ago, they are who I chose for my kit to wear in the kitchen. )

 

It arrived at my home in a lovely little tin and beautifully wrapped in tissue . . .  I almost hated to shake it out . . . but this is a review and so I did. (It looked good enough to eat I'd say!)



Made of sturdy 100% cotton  material, this colourful version has nice long branded non-tangle waist ties.  (I love that the stripes go up and down . . . so very thinning!)

 

Just look at the meticulous detail, with the adjustable neck halter and strap . . . in antique brass.  Just lovely . . .

100% Cotton Multi Stripe Bib Apron

I also love the detail with the large central mitered pocket on the front.  Very useful.

It comes in a no less than eleven different colours and patterns.  You can check them all out on the Apron In A Tin page.  They retail at a very reasonable £24.50 and would make the perfect gift this Christmas for that "chef" in your life!

The only way they could possibly improve on this apron is to add a tab with a removeable (for wsshing) hand wiping cloth . . .but that's coz I'm a mucky pup when I cook and am always wiping my hands.  It would be really handy to have a spot on the apron that you could actually attach one.

Many thanks to Simon and Oliver Harvey for sending me this lovely apron to try!!



4 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

You deserve that cute as a button apron:) Love the packaging..everything!!

yay for you!

A Vintage Chic said...

Congrats to your winners, Marie! Love that apron in a tin--so cute!

So glad to hear that Mitzi's feeling better...my very first pup when I was a girl was named Mitzi--ah, memories!

Wishing you a beautiful day, dear friend & sending lots of love your way...

Julie

April said...

What a gorgeous apron!! The stripes and the blue polka dots are my favorite... I have two aprons, but one can always use more, I think! You get the funnest things in the mail :)

Pat said...

Hi Marie,

Thank you! Thank you! We got back late last night after a week in Germany visiting our friend and the Christmas markets, luckily my daughter was here to receive the cheeses which arrived yesterday! There are some varieties I haven't tried yet and I intend to make some of your recipes with a couple of them and as three of them have January 'use by' dates, I'll save those for the Christmas cheese board!

Thank you again,

Love, Pat xx