Is Hello Fresh Worth It? A Deep Dive into the meal kits subscription service.
I’ve been seeing more and more stories about meal kits, and specifically Hello Fresh meal kits on Instagram lately. Due in no small part to a very clever advertising campaign which uses approachable family and lifestyle influencers to communicate the message that a meal kit is the answer to planning your dinners. Is it worth it though? Is it all hype? Will the meal kits feed my hungry family of four? Does it generate loads of non-recyclable waste? Are the ingredients decent quality? And ultimately, will I buy it again? I’m going to try to answer these questions (and more) below in my Hello Fresh review. Since I announced I…
Review: Grow Cook Eat
In late 2014, Michael Kelly got in touch to see if I’d like to review his new book; Grow Cook Eat. So I owe him an apology for taking so long to get this review done. Sorry Michael! Mind you, it’s about the right time of the year to start considering growing your own food. I know that the weather is cold, it may be snowing where you are, but in food-growing terms many of us who like to grow our own food are busy tending to our crops that last through the Winter, and have started to chit potatoes, and propagate seedlings for the Spring.
Food Blogging Tips & Tricks That I’ve Learned
Call this post a review of sorts, in effect it is. This is a review of a year in the life of an Irish food blogger, but it also a way of sharing some food bloggingtips and tricks I picked up along the way. This blogpost was originally written in December 2012, now 2 years later I’m updating some of the information.
A Lighter October
I’ve lost 17lbs since the start of September. This is a lighter October than last year or the year before. I’ll rewind to a point last Summer where I watched “Fat Sick and Nearly Dead“; at the time I thought it was a great film (it’s available on Netflix) but I didn’t connect Joe Cross’ lifestyle to mine. After all, I’m “Wholesome” and I eat healthy food; why would I need to watch what I eat more closely? Then we went to the Aran Islands and I struggled with the climb up to Dun Aonghusa. I was out of breath, and then when I looked at photos we’d taken up…
Are Groceries More Expensive In Ireland?
I believed that grocery prices in Ireland are expensive; I felt they are steadily on the rise again, spurred on by the report from The Guardian published on Saturday, I’ve revisited my grocery shopping list from a few years ago to see how the prices differ.
Tea Biscotti & Teaology
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a tasting with Barry’s Tea and their master blender Denis Daly. I didn’t need to be asked twice. If there’s tea involved, I’m there with bells on. We were treated to tea based cocktails, iced tea and got to see some vintage stamps, order books and other items inside. I was particularly taken with these: We ventured into the main room and Mr Daly turned into a tea tasting and teaology machine. It was a lovely evening and I went home with a bag of specially blended tea from the master himself.What do you do with a bag of specially blended…
Some News And Reviews
It’s a beautiful sunny day and I’ve some news and reviews to share. Including Lidl’s new Nespresso compatible pods, Bellarom; a pint mug I found for sale (you will want one too); Bloom 2014, toilet training essentials and more!
Gluten Free Bargains In Lidl
I do try to eat a lower gluten diet than most. Simply because it doesn’t always agree with me. Still, it is expensive to eat certain things if you’re on a gluten-free diet and Lidl have some gluten-free bargains this week that are well worth a look.
Mienas Handmade Nougat
Miena and I used to work together in an industry as unrelated to food as possible. Considering we both worked for a company that had less than 10 employees it’s pretty amazing that two of us have ended up following our passion for food.
The Irish Beef Book Review
A weighty tome for a weighty subject, The Irish Beef Book by Pat Whelan and Katy McGuinness evokes memories of much loved linen bound cookery books found in my Grandmother’s kitchen.
Cooking With Kids
I’ll let you in on a secret; our ground floor is made up of only 2 rooms. The first is the living area which is North facing and has space for a sofa and a dining table and chairs at a squish. The second is my small galley kitchen, South facing, which is bathed with light the whole day through. This is the heart of my home and where I spend most of my day. The kids are part of the furniture in the kitchen, standing on chairs to peek at what’s on the hob; they stir, mix, peel and the 5-year-old chops to help me out. We come up…
Like Mam Used To Bake Review
If you’ve been following Rosanne Hewitt-Cromwell’s journey from blogger to published author over the past year you know how much of herself she has poured into this book. I received a copy of the book from Mercier Press a couple of weeks ago and now it’s time to give you the Like Mam Used To Bake review.