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What’s In My Bag For Comic Relief? – Day 1

Emma_Bag

This year to raise awareness about Comic Relief I will be running a week long food focused blog post and vlog posts! Today is Day 1!
I have been provided with an exclusive Emma Bridgewater bag for life to base my ‘What’s in My Bag’ blog post around.
This year Emma Bridgewater has created an exclusive new homeware range for Red Nose Day 2013, available from HomeSense and TK Maxx stores throughout the UK.
The money raised from the range will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and here in the UK.
The bag for life costs £9.99 with at least £4 going to Comic Relief which I’m sure you will agree is a massive donation and will help so many people out via this fantastic cause.
For more information please visit www.tkmaxx.com or www.homesense.com
If the bag isn’t your cup of tea there are so many other items you can purchase knowing that a good percentage of the sale price is going to help not only people in our own country but those in Africa.

Day 1

Bag

Today my Emma Bridgewater bag contained the ingredients to make the following dish:

Crab and Chilli Spaghetti

Crab and Chilli Spaghetti

This dish was developed using what was left in my fridge as a ‘use up’ exercises  I often find these turn out to be the most exciting dishes and this one did not disappoint.

After having a rummage in the fridge I found some Asparagus, Vine Tomatoes and Cream.  To the ingredients from the fridge I added a clove of garlic, tin of white crab meat, chilli flakes, dried oregano and spaghetti from the store cupboard.

I fried the asparagus, garlic and tomatoes in a little olive oil before adding in the crab meat, I then sprinkled the dried spices and finished with a touch of cream.

* My Emma Bridgewater bag was provided free of charge for review purposes, this has not affected my opinion of Emma Bridgewater, TK MAXX or Comic Relief, as always my review is honest and impartial *


What’s In My Bag for Comic Relief?

This year to raise awareness about Comic Relief I will be running a week long food focused blog post and vlog posts!
I have been provided with an exclusive Emma Bridgewater bag for life to base my ‘What’s in My Bag’ blog post around.
This year Emma Bridgewater has created an exclusive new homeware range for Red Nose Day 2013, available from HomeSense and TK Maxx stores throughout the UK.
The money raised from the range will be spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives across Africa and here in the UK.
The bag for life costs £9.99 with at least £4 going to Comic Relief which I’m sure you will agree is a massive donation and will help so many people out via this fantastic cause.
For more information please visit www.tkmaxx.com or www.homesense.com
If the bag isn’t your cup of tea there are so many other items you can purchase knowing that a good percentage of the sale price is going to help not only people in our own country but those in Africa.
Emma_Mug

Mugs £9.99 with at least £4 going to Comic Relief

Emma_Teatowel

Tea towels £4.99 with at least £2 going to Comic Relief

 Emma_Oven

Double Oven Glove £7.99 with at least £4 going to Comic Relief

 Emma_Apron

Apron £12.99 with at least £6.50 going to Comic Relief

 Emma_Bag

Bag for life £9.99 with at least £4 going to Comic Relief

DID YOU KNOW?

£8 could buy a range of arts and crafts materials to be used during counselling, to help a bereaved child  in the UK express  their feelings and cope with their grief.

£3 could provide hot meals for four children in the UK living in extreme poverty.

£100 could provide vital support for a  young woman who is being sexually  exploited, helping her stay safe and healthy, and take the first steps towards a new life. 

£10 could provide vital information for 100 armed forces veterans who are experiencing mental health problems, so they know where to turn to for help.

£6 could provide a nourishing meal for ten children living on the streets in Uganda.

£2.40 could revive a newborn baby in Tanzania when their breathing fails, by paying for a resuscitation bag and mask.

£100 could provide a teacher to work with children who live on the streets in Kenya for two weeks, helping them gain the skills they need to build a better future.

  * My Emma Bridgewater bag was provided free of charge for review purposes, this has not affected my opinion of Emma Bridgewater, TK MAXX or Comic Relief, as always my review is honest and impartial *


Beanies Amaretto Roast & Ground Coffee

On a recent trip to everyone’s favourite shop, TK Maxx, I headed to the food product section and stumbled upon a box of Roast & Ground Coffee by a brand called Beanies (£2.99) Usual price (£4.35).

Instantly attracted by the familiar glitzy packaging so common on American food products, I swiftly snatched the coffee off the shelf before any other would-be purchaser had a chance.  American brands are often a winner for me and I love visiting TK Max for their cheap US sweets and
treats.

As soon as I got home the first item removed from my TK Maxx branded bag was the Beanies coffee at which point I read on the box that it’s produced in a small town near Washington……..Washington, County Durham*  that is, not Washington D.C!  Pleasantly surprised that this coffee is made in Darlington, County Durham, I investigated their website for further information and believe me the range of products they offer is breathtaking, and also far too much to list here, so please have a look on Beanies website and pay particular attention to the Kopi Luwak Civet Cat Coffee which is certainly an interesting read!

There were a number of different flavours on offer and I opted for the Amaretto which is one of my favourite flavours.  First impressions upon opening the re-sealable foil backed bag was the stunning aroma this coffee gave. The scent was so rich and inviting that it demanded a test
immediately.

I brewed the coffee using my well-worn stovetop coffee pot, then sat back and enjoyed. “Lovely taste and very relaxing”, were the slurred words uttered by Mr Gourmand as he lay almost horizontally enjoying his cup. I barely registered his comments as I was hypnotized by his ability to consume a hot drink from such a position without receiving third degree burns to his face. He was right though, like all good coffee, it was very satisfying and gave the warm, comforting feeling that a good hot drink provides.

One thing to note is even with sugar added, the coffee was perhaps not quite as sweet as when flavoured syrup is added to a typical coffee, but was still sweet enough for me.  I would also like to add that this is not a coffee to drink all day, we used this as our only coffee and we did start to get tired of the taste.

Overall a good special occasion coffee with the welcome addition of a genuine re-sealable bag, I will be purchasing more in the near future, maybe even the Kopi Luwak Civet Cat Coffee, maybe.

* For all people from Washington UK, I know that post 1974 Washington is classed as Tyne and Wear and not County Durham, but the lame joke didn’t work so well without the pre 1974 reference.