Welcome to my new monthly blog post called On Sew White’s Kitchen Table is a round up of all the delicious food and drink items I’ve loved and been sent this month.
This month I was sent these new Encona sauces to try. I whipped up some lamb kebabs and served them, after barbecuing them, with tasty salads and fresh home made bread. Both of the sauces were really lovely and the Amarillo chilli sauce was definitely the winner. The spice level was hot but really enjoyable. Even those who don’t like spice food were enjoying it. I think because it a little sweetness which work so well together. the Smokey Jalapeno was a sweeter taste which I think would incredibly well with a pulled pork burger.
To celebrate Wimbledon and the gorgeous weather I was given this lovely bottle of Jacob’s Creek. As an official Wimbledon partner it was only right to enjoy this while watching the Men’s final. The Classic Shiraz Rose was so light and fruity. It was lovely to drink on it’s own but also worked really really well with food and pudding. It really is a summery drink and enjoying it in the sunshine was a treat. A bottle of wine I’d really recommend.
I really loved that Morrisons this year helped all us Pimm’s addicts create delicious drinks with this kit. Plus as it was only a brilliant £2 (the price of the strawberries separately) technically all the other items were free. The Kit had the strawberries, an orange, lemon, mint and the cucumber. There was enough supplies in the kit to make 2 big batches of Pimm’s and make a lot of my friends and family very happy.
As a cocktail fiend I love the opportunity to try anything cocktail orientated I can enjoy from home. I tried the frozen raspberry cocktail from Parrot Bay a few weeks ago and I just discovered they do a mojito. I love mojito cocktails and this one is only £2.50 and dishes out a lovely 2 portions. Perfect to share with a friend. It is like a delicious alcoholic slushie. They take about 20 minutes to defrost enough to start drinking. It’s cool and alcoholic and so nice to enjoy in the warm evening in the sunshine.
A little chocolate treat from the Wimbledon shop – Wimbledon chocolate! I bought the strawberries and cream flavour, I had to really! It’s a really love nice chocolate and the strawberries and cream flavour isn’t too sweet and was really satisfying eat. The chocolate bars reminded me of chocolate bars I bought form museums on school trips. It was a weird lovely memory and I was happy to buy a new bar to add to that.
I come from a huge burger loving family. We love our home made burgers and blue cheese is often a topping we enjoy. It is annoyingly hard to cut into thin enough slices to lie on the burger without it breaking too quickly. I was sent a packet of Castello Burger Blue cheese slices to try with my burgers. They were perfect sized slices for a burger and even though they broke a little they worked really well and were enjoyed a lot. They were a nice width too. I find a lot of pre-cut cheese slices are so thin you don’t get a good bite, these were fat slices and were really satisfying! If you haven’t tried blue cheese on burgers you should. These slices are £2 per pack.
Jacob’s have just bought out a new snack – Cracker Crisps! They are a lovely mix of crackers and crisps and have been very popular in my house. I was sent these to try and it’s a lovely perk of blogging when you get to try something you really like. My favourite flavour was the sea salt and balsamic vinegar. They were a perfect amount of salt and the vinegar wasn’t too strong. I think I now prefer the cracker base instead of the regular thin crisp. These are all great to enjoy with pre-dinner drink.
I was sent this lovely gift pack of coconut water from Vita Coco to enjoy in the sunshine. Coconut water is a bit of a weird flavour for me. I don’t really like it on it’s own but I really like it as a base for other smoothies and cocktails. I really like these little bottles as you get a lovely amount for a smoothie and the screw caps are lovely in case in you don’t use it all in one go, it’s easy to pop back in the fridge. Definitely best enjoyed cool.
If you fancy making my coconut water summer cocktail click the image below.