Winnie's original

Win A Luxury Gift Pack From Winnie’s Original

I recently received some Chilli Apple Sauce and Strawberry jam to taste and review from the great team at Winnie’s Original. Winnie’s Original started with a passion to provide condiments and jams of superior quality, creativity, and taste for everyone to try.

The company is based in the UK and all sauces and condiments are handmade.

Here’s a Vlog review:

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The Utterly Scrumptious Sweet Chilli Apple Sauce, simply great with your morning sausages and excellent with cheeses.

The Seductive Strawberry Velvet Jam, or heaven in a jar! There is only one way to have this perfectly and that is with warm scones and clotted cream!

The beautiful striking Brazilian Black Serving Slate for you to enjoy Winnies Original extraordinarily sublime condiments on!

Winnie's original

Winnie’s original

I enjoyed these condiments, aside from being high quality the packaging is stunning and the products are made in Great Britain. The products have a depth of flavour that you cannot find on the high street. There is something to be said for handmade food products that are created with care and not in bulk.

You can order your own condiments and jams here: http://www.winniesoriginal.co.uk/ or tweet @winniesoriginaljames

Chilli Apple

Chilli Apple Sauce

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Seductive Strawberry velvet jam

Competition ends on the 29th May and the winner will be chosen completely at random.  Email addresses will not be shared with 3rd party sources but will be added to the Who’s For Dinner mailing list. This open to UK entrants only.

Valentina Fine Foods

Valentina Fine Foods Opens in Shad Thames

Foodie Corespondent Angela Patricot attended the opening of Valentina Fine Foods in May 2015, here’s what she thought of her experience.

Valentina Fine Foods has opened in Shad Thames, and you should get there pronto! In an area in great need of this sort of venture (the high rental costs have been no deterrent to a plethora of new residents), Valentina will no doubt attract many locals (and hopefully Italians in search of the real taste of home).

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The new store and restaurant stocks hundreds of Italian wines and wares ranging from salami and cheese (we sampled rich parmesan cubes and juicy pepperoni but the mortadella was somewhat bland) to store cupboard essentials and sweet treats, we will be back for the pistachio cannolo Siciliano, which was hugely enticing in the shop fridge but sadly not for sale on opening night. The restaurant, which seats 100 people, is decorated in somewhat clichéd but tasteful furniture and makes for a warm and inviting atmosphere. Let’s hope this flagship shop and restaurant will be as successful as its three sister ventures in London.

http://www.valentinafinefoods.com/

Fan Museum

Tea At The Fan Museum in Greenwich

I love fans, I actually own 4 (possibly a few more) fans which I use whenever the sun comes out in London.

I heard about The Fan Museum through the Greenwich Hour Twitter group, the power of twitter never ceases to amaze me. I took Mr WFD along for some afternoon tea and a wander around the museum. The museum itself is beautifully curated and well laid out with a friendly team.

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The Orangery at The Fan Museum is beautiful, you can visit it without going into the museum but I highly recommend that you make the most of this wonderful museum. Afternoon Teas are just £7! For that alone you really need to check out this beautiful venue. I had a pot of tea, a lemon drizzle slice and shared some of Mr WFD’s Victoria sponge. It was all divine.

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Side note that The Fan Museum ladies bathroom is gorgeous, it even won an award to prove how gorgeous it is!

Loo of the year

12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER

https://www.thefanmuseum.org.uk/

Swedish Midsummer Feast

A Swedish Midsummer Feast

I was recently invited to a Swedish Midsummer Feast by the folks at Scan Meatballs. The Midsummer feast was held at Aveqia, a cookery school that I know well! I had the chance to learn some Swedish Midsummer recipes.  Swedish food blogger Steffi Knowles Dellner was our host for the afternoon and she even taught us a traditional Swedish song, well she sang a song and we listened.

Along with a group of other fabulous foodies we made a traditional midsommarbuffé or Midsummer-buffet which included Scan Authentic Swedish Meatballs with lingonberry sauce, a traditional smorgasbord with pickled herrings, as well as a Swedish Midsummer cake. Since I don’t eat pork (the only meat I don’t eat…funny as I’ve even eaten reindeer whilst in Stockholm), I wasn’t able to sample the meatballs however I still enjoyed the other dishes that were part of the feast.

Swedish Feast

Swedish Feast

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Preparing our Apple and Herring Starter

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Potato gratin

Botanical Baker, Urvashi Roe was on my “foodie team” and we made a chickpea & sun dried tomato dip , a beetroot with horseradish dip and an apple and herring starter which was not only gorgeous to look at but delicious to taste.

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Smorgasbord

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Dips, Dips and more dips

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Beautifully presented Apple and Herring Starter

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The Meatballs that I never tasted…

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This potato gratin was DELICIOUS. No words…just a picture!

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A glimpse of the quiche

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Swedish beer

Swedish Cake

Swedish Sponge Cake

We were also treated to some flowers garland making on courtesy of Botanic Events.

Flowers for the garlands

Flowers for the garlands

I had a great afternoon, not only was I able to try a range of food that I wouldn’t normally have tasted in the past but I met some really lovely people in the process.  I have also been inspired to try a new style of dining experience over the summertime with friends. Fun Foodie times!

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