Lolita Bonita


Ola it’s Friday and hope everyone is ready for the weekend?! It’s time for another post and another gift guide this time one for the foodie fiends. Literally my favourite thing to write about, like ever. So, if you know anyone like me and all they do is think about food, dream about food and eat food then I have some fab present ideas!


Some of my proudest creations I have made come from cookbooks, and although I can’t take the credit for them they have been the tastiest things I have devoured. The greatest things about cookbooks to me is they help teach the up most basics, they give you the basics of methodology and the knowledge and understanding of how to use certain ingredients – which in turn means you can adapt these to your own personal tasting.  Here we have  ‘A Kitchen Fairytale’ by Iida van der Byl-Knoefel who designed the recipes that helped her heal from inflammatory arthritis at the age of 33. We also have ‘Grow Happy, Cook Happy, Be Happy‘ from Bryony Hill whose lifestyle book is designed to inspire you to optimise your outdoor space, experiment with seasonal ingredients and relish cooking simple and delicious meals. Finally, we have ‘The Mushroom Cookbook‘ by Michael Hyam. The well-known “Mushroom Man’s”guide to edible fungi, with a directory of wild and cultivated types and then tempting and original recipes to use them through the seasons, fully photographed throughout.


To me, the best part of the home is the kitchen. It is where all the socialising, food making and wine sipping is done and is the entertaining hub of the house. There is no better way to decorate the social hub than with pretty prints all about fine dining and food. The Old English Company is one of my fave places to search for those stand out hangings including this one. Yes I am oh so French.

Add a bit of heat to that chilly Christmas and sub to a box with a difference. The Spice Pioneer is a monthly subscription spice kit which enables customers to make authentic and amazing dishes from around the world, such as Paella, Fragrant Thai Curries or Jerk Chicken, and makes a perfect present for the foodie in your life.

Move over rose gold, the new shade is copper and I love it! Especially these pans from JML! For a style-conscious chef, the look of the pans is just as important as their usability on the hob.  Just look at these delicious white chocolate Lindor pan brownies I made. Safe to say they tasted as good as they look – and yes this pan is oven proof!

When the seasons get colder something I crave when coming in from work is a good dunking biccie with a brew. I mean doesn’t everyone. Here we have a selection from the top class dunking range. First up is Bahlsen ’s new Choco Moments that has been crafted with one aim – so you a can really treat yourself.  Featuring a much thicker indulgent coating of chocolate and a crispy, textured crunch, your new favourite comes in two delicious flavours that will fight for space in your biscuit tin.  Second is the tastiest bics from Rhythm108.  R108 make delicious and wholesome tea biscuits which are gluten-free, dairy-free, organic, a great source of fibre, and of course–vegan – what a winner. Lastly is two lots of goodies that I received from Moonpig after our Christmas do. That would be Cartwright & Butler salted caramel biscuits, just perfect for that fancy Christmas afternoon tea! Lastly, the perfect present for the baking mini monster, the BakedIn sets – ideal for a rainy day comfort kitchen day!

A perfect stocking filler for those who like to Netflix and Chill comes in the form of luxury popcorn brand Popcorn Shed. Beautifully packaged this gourmet treat comes in a variety of flavours, some for the indulgent such as Butterly Nuts and some for the adventurous with Sweet Cheesus! Which option would you go for?

What would you pick for the foodie in your life?




Cookbook Giveaway


So many ideas,I would love to win these.


I really like the look of those copper pans from JML – ideal world had a complete set in and they sold out too quickly for me to buy!

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