With Christmas very nearly upon us, I was very happy when I was contacted and asked if I would like to try Rudolph Potatoes. They are great for roasting, baking and mashing, making them the ideal potato to accompany your Christmas dinner. The potatoes have red smooth skins with a creamy white inside.
As I have limited time at the moment, I have not had chance to test out the Rudolph potatoes roasting potential however as the advice I was given was to keep them in their skins, I decided to make potato wedges for an easy after work supper one night this week. I could not decide what to serve them with so ended up with a bowlful of them on their own with lots of garlic mayonnaise. The recipe below is loosely based on the recipe on the website but feel free to make up your own based on what is in your kitchen.
Spicy Potato Wedges
Ingredients (serves 2 people as a side or 1 hungry person on their own)
- 2 large or 3 small ruldolph potatoes (washed and skins left on) cut in half then into 4 wedges each half
- 1tsp hot chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
- 1tsp paprika
- 1 tsp rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Couple of tablespoons olive oil
- Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly until everything is evenly spread all over the potatoes
- Preheat the oven to 220 degrees (200 degrees fan oven)
- Put the potatoes, herbs, spices and oil onto a baking sheet in one even layer and place into the oven.
- Cook for 30 – 40 minutes until golden and crispy, turning at least a couple of times during cooking
- Once cooked, remove onto kitchen paper and allow to drain for 30 seconds. Add more salt and pepper if required and serve. Enjoy!!!
Overall, I was very impressed with Rudolph potatoes. They crisped up to perfection and they were some of the best potato wedges I have ever made. I will certainly be buying them when I next go to the supermarket!!
Disclosure: I recieved some Rudolph potatoes, a roasting tray and some oven gloves for the purpose of this review
Image from Farmer's Choice
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Christmas will be with us before you know it and I am sure that like me, you are already what, how and when you are making your Christmas dinner and over the festive season in general. For me, preparation is the key and I get as much done as I can the day before. Fortunately, Farmer's Choice have everything you need for the perfect free range Christmas dinner and it can all be delivered to your door, so you do not even have to go to the shops and battle your way round the supermarket trying to get all the Christmas food you need
My vague Christmas dinner plan is as follows:
23rd December: buy vegetables and other general items needed for the Christmas season
- collect meat from butchers,
- peel and chop potatoes, carrots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts and leave in a saucepan full of cold water with a lid,
- make Yorkshire pudding batter,
- start making gravy using giblets, chicken stock and vegetables.
- cook turkey,
- parboil and roast the potatoes and parsnips,
- make pigs in blankets and stuffing,
- put all vegetables in steamer,
- cook the pigs in blankets, stuffing and Yorkshire puddings,
- finish off gravy with turkey juices and thicken if required,
- carve turkey,
- eat dinner
- finally sit down and relax with a glass of wine or six!!
I am sure I have probably forgotten something but this is my plan at the moment. What are your Christmas dinner plans? Any tips that you would like to share that helps make cooking the Christmas dinner easier?
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I was recently sent a Joseph Joseph Bowl Set from Find Me A Gift. It is a really useful set that would look great in any kitchen and as everything fits together in the largest bowl, it is perfect for the smallest kitchen too! The set contains:
- Large mixing bowl
- Medium mixing bowl with pouring spout
- Measuring spoons
The set is really well made and is excellent quality. I loved the colours in the set. It really brightened up my kitchen.
This Joseph Joseph Bowl set is currently retailing at £25.99 at Find Me A Gift and is according to the website available for next day delivery meaning it will be here in plenty of time for Christmas
Many thanks to Jo for sending me the set to review. It is greatly appreciated
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Christmas is only 54 days away and at this time of year, my thoughts turn to who am I inviting to Christmas dinner and what I am going to cook. Fortunately, Farmers Choice have lots of Christmas dinner ideas to sort this out for you. You could go for the traditional turkey but then the questions come about how you would like it prepared; crown, boned and rolled, just the turkey breast or whole. I always cook a whole free range turkey at Christmas but do fancy a change this year. I could have duck, goose, a three bird roast or even a whole salmon from Farmers Choice and if I ordered one of their hampers, I would have enough meat to see me through the festive season and beyond.
Although, I say I would like to change my Christmas dinner this year with a different type of meat, I am my Nan and my in-laws would probably argue with me and say they just want turkey. I have a couple of weeks before I order the meat to change their minds. Wish me Luck!
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We all know at least one person who has it all, everything they could ever want or need. They are a pain to buy for at the best of times, but even more so at Christmas when you have so many other people to buy for too. Its even worse when they are foodies. Seriously, what do you get them!
I think Ideas By Net may have come up with the perfect solution, Oil and Vinegar Fire Extinguishers. These may seem a bit of a gimmick, novelty item but they do actually really work. They provide just enough oil and vinegar to dress your salad. The spray they give does depend on what oil and vinegar you use. I achieved quite good results with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I am quite looking forward to see my friends and family react to these at a party during the Christmas season.
Ideas By Net usually sell promotional items in large quantities for business needs but they are selling these at £19.99 plus p+p without personalisation for Christmas stocking fillers. The perfect last minute novelty gift for the foodie you have no idea what to buy for.
Many thanks to Carla for sending me these to review
English Mum is back with another Big Bakeoff and as it is Christmas and I have not taken part in one for ages, I could not give it a miss really, despite having a 7 week old in the house and the time constraints they provide.
This time, I have decided to make a Christmas tree giant cupcake. I love giant cupcakes as they are really easy to make and look really impressive. I made this one for my local National Childbirth Trust’s (NCT) Children’s Christmas party where Thomas got to see Santa for the first time (see below). I made it originally to be sold on the cake stall but it ended up as a raffle prize. I hope the lady who won it enjoyed eating it as much as I enjoyed making it.
I used Dr Oetker’s Cake Release Spray to ensure that I could get it out of the tin and I was really impressed, the cake came out very easily. The cake was a 6 egg Victoria sponge cake mix and the icing on top was simple buttercream.
You have until midnight tomorrow to enter the Big Christmas Bake Off, so won’t don’t you get your mixers out and have some fun. I did. I will be back with more Christmas baking soon
Many thanks to Yasir for the Dr Oetker products
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Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay between posts. I have been suffering with a cold this week and lack of sleep due to a grumpy 5 week old. However onto business, I am pleased to announce that the winner of the vegetarian Christmas with Linda McCartney is Lisa Day. Congratulations Lisa! I have sent you an email with what to do next. Please let me know your contact details so I can arrange for the prize to be sent out to you as soon as possible.
115 people Linda McCartney Competition Entrants entered the competition which is amazing! Thank you everyone. I wish you all could win. Thank you as ever for your support. I will be back with another post soon
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Christmas will soon be here and for the vegetarian readers of my blog, I have a giveaway that will make Christmas go with a bang from the lovely people at Linda McCartney.
You can win:
To enter this competition, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 6pm on Tuesday 6th December. Its that simple!
This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. The winner will be announced as soon as possible.
Good luck and happy cooking!
Terms and Conditions
- Only 1 entry per person
- The competition will close at 6pm on Tuesday 6th December GMT
- The winner will be chosen by Random.org and will be contacted via email as soon as possible after the competition has closed.
- The competition is open to UK residents only
- The prize will be delivered by Linda McCartney Foods once the winner’s contact details are confirmed
For another two opportunities to win a vegetarian feast for Christmas, please visit Maison Cupcake and Fuss Free Living
This competition is being promoted on Loquax Competitions