Remember the Freshly Blogged competition?
It’s almost a month later now and I still get asked about the prizes I won and my reason for being chopped, which I certainly owe you for all the support and votes I received. So here it is! A round-up of everything…
My first win in the competition and I was over the moon!
The Salton hamper included a convection oven, breadmaker, coffee machine, two blenders, electric can opener, 4 slice toaster, kettle, electric carving knife, waffle maker, doughnut maker and a cupcake/mini pie maker.
Each appliance comes with a recipe booklet for inspiration until you get the hang of things and feel confident enough to create your own.This oven is really huge, a heavy 12 litre bowl that can easily fit a leg of lamb inside. It crisps and browns in less time than a regular oven I believe.
Week 10: The Jamie Oliver Homecooker and Chopping Tower is not something I would go out and buy on a whim, but it is growing on me and I may learn to love it! It chops directly into the pot, you set the timer and step away while it stirs for you. Perfect for curries, stews and risottos that need constant supervision. It also has a steaming basket and pasta insert. Recipe posts to follow. The recipe book. The Cutting Tower can be bought separately for R999.
Week 11:My last and final dish got the fabulous R5000 Le Creuset hamper! Ironically, I was chopped by the judges the same week I wont the most public votes. Reason being that the judges felt my burger was too simple and it wasn’t technically a ‘burger’ because it wasn’t a patty. Thinking outta the box doesn’t always a winner make! This is my favourite prize by far. Le Creuset SA was kind enough to give me a voucher to redeem in-store instead of sending me the pre-selected hamper. I went for two bigger sized pots instead of four small ones. 26cm round casserole and a 30cm buffet casserole in shades of blue. With the change I got the red baking dish, spatula, stainless steel handle for the turquoise pot and a fridge magnet :)
I have an extra blender and I want you to have it!
Leave your name in the comment box below or on the Facebook Page (Like it while you’re there) to stand a chance of winning this blender, perfect for summery smoothies, smooth soups and sauces.
To ensure all fairness, this little guy will randomly select a name :)
Expect many recipes using these appliances and gadgets in the future, and I will let you know which ones are worth purchasing.
Have a wonderful weekend xx