Who’s For Dinner visits The QVC Kitchen

I had the opportunity to visit a QVC press day recently courtesy of my lovely friends at Brown Beauty. I was amazed at how much variety was at the event but of course what really excited me were the food products that QVC Food had on display. I tasted the most DELICIOUS chocolate brownies (as you all know I have a thing for brownies) made by Gower Cottage Brownies. They were absolutely amazing…it took quite a lot for me not to want to eat the whole box! Anyway here just a few of the treats I spotted and received coutesy of QVC Food (I can’t wait to try the Ravishing Rosemary spice mix from Spice Way):

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Spice Way

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Gower Cottage Brownies

Gower Cottage Brownies



Taking a big bite of a 9bar Breakfast Bar

So, as I’m sure you’ve gathered from the name of this blog, I’m more of a dinner person than a breakfast person! I know, I know! “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” (blah blah blah) but to be honest the only breakfasts I really enjoy tend to be a Full English breakfast or a heavy Nigerian breakfast like Yam with eggs…if I ate either of those every day I would be the size of an elephant! I do like my Weetabix but to be honest most other cereals don’t really do it for me. So what am I left with? Toast. Most days I just have some toast and tea and look forward to lunch! So when I received news of a new range breakfast bars I was intrigued. I’ve tried breakfast bars and breakfast biscuits but I’ve found most of them to be rather dry and tasteless. The 9Bar range sounded really exciting with the tag line of being “moist and chewy” and I was so pleased to receive a few samples to review that I decided to try them pretty much the next morning. 

9bar breakfast bars

9bar breakfast bars

As you can see there’s a great selection to choose from full of healthy goodness. I have to say that I was really impressed with all the flavours particularly the Almond & Raspberry flavour bar because I don’t usually like almonds but this was actually quite yummy. Perhaps my tastebuds have changed or the combination just worked but the Almond & Raspberry bar went down a treat. All the bars are indeed moist and chewy, packed full of flavour. I just ate a bar for breakfast with some tea and I was full for at least 3 hours*, not bad for a 50g energy bar. I only wish they were slightly bigger…but that could be because I’m a bit of greedy guts. I liked the Cashew & Cocoa bar (although surprisingly the Almond bar was my favourite), it felt like I was eating an actual chocolate bar for breakfast without the guilt! That’s got to be a good thing!

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9bar Cashew & Cocoa

You can buy the range online. There’s some more information about each flavour  below and why you should give 9bar breakfast bars a go.

*Even though I could eat one bar and fill full for a few hours, everyone is different though so you might need to eat something else with the bar like some fruit.

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Luxury Service at The @bulgarihotels Il Bar

I had the most delightful evening at The Bulgari’s Il bar in Knightsbridge recently. A friend and I decided to catch up over wine and nibbles and choose the luxurious surroundings of Bulgari Hotel to do so. From the moment we entered we were treated with such impeccable care and attention that it was difficult for us to leave. Every member of staff was warm and welcoming…I mean even if the wine turned out to be bad (which it didn’t) we would have still sung the praises of the team! We shared a bottle of Langhe Nebbiolo Red which went perfectly with the cheese biscuits and olives we had.

I cannot stress enough how necessary it is for you to go to The Bulgari. The premium quality location and luxury service will make you feel like royalty.

I can’t wait to go back for a meal at the Rivea restaurant and a chance to sample some cigars at the cigar shop.

Bulgari Hotel Image by Richard Bryant

Bulgari Hotel Image by Richard Bryant


Bulgari Hotel Image by Richard Bryant

Bulgari Hotel Image by Richard Bryant

Perfect for:

  • Drinks with friends
  • Date night
  • Special occasions

Bulgari Hotel, 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW