This is the second post in the ‘New in my kitchen’ series. Here was the first one!
January has been an exciting month! In December I won a £40 House of Fraser voucher from Edinburgh Foody so when I received the voucher in January I went straight to the online sales, and got some real bargains!
We invested in a new pan set. I spent ages trying to work out what saucepans we actually needed to determine whether we needed a set or whether it would be more economical to buy just a couple. In the end we settled on a 4 piece set even though we didn’t really need the frying pan. A set comprising a 16cm milk pan, 18 and 20cm saucepans with lids and frying pan came to £30, reduced from £100! The handles are a sturdy silicone, and the pans come with a 25 year guarantee.
Our oven gloves are getting a bit worn even with a regular trip to the washing machine, so I wanted a new set. The choices in the House of Fraser sale were a bit limited, but I liked this plain pair with a wee pheasant on. The padding inside is really thick, so I think these will do well. These were reduced from £15.00 to £4.20!
And a wee treat for me was this slate heart cake stand – reduced from £30.00 to £21.00. It’s a substantial size and is very sturdy. One to use for special occasions!
We finally racked up enough Berndes vouchers in Tesco to buy a new casserole which can be used on the hob as well as in the oven. Our current Le Crueset pot of the same size can’t be used on the hob so both Mr B and I are looking forward to doing lots of one pot dishes! This was £34.99 (RRP £120)
Here’s a few snaps of one of my favourite (and more expensive) kitchen additions – after a few months of researching stand mixers I am finally the owner of a Kenwood kMix!
But it’s been all about the equipment this month – oh no!
Mr B kindly bought me back a wee purchase from the House of Bruar on his way back from a conference. I’m quite partial to a curd, and Mr B did well with his choice. So far I’ve not been tempted to open it as I’d quite like to use it as a sponge filling.
I finally got round to buying some products from Sugar and Crumbs, a company that I’ve been lucky enough to review products for in the past year or so. I bought a bundle of products, as I wanted to share the love with a baker friend. I kept two icing sugars for myself -the salted caramel (which I used for this cake) and orange zest flavours.
Finally, not quite making it into my kitchen (but sitting very nicely in my recipe bookcase) are these two bargains from The Works. Let’s just forget about this ridiculous resolution I set myself eh?)
It’s been a very good (probably a lot better than most months I expect) haul this month! We’re on holiday for a couple of weeks next month so I’m determined to find a few local foodie treats from the places we visit!