When is it? 17.00 – 21.00hrs 3rd August 2011.
Where is it? PC World, Tottenham Court Road, London
As well as being able to play with the Galaxy Tab you will find that drinks are on the house, a live DJ and a chance to win great Samsung prizes. It should be a fabulous event so get there early as there will be queues.
You can get more information on the events Facebook Page
I have been provided with this information as I am a Sumsung Mob!ler. The link is personal to me and whichever Mob!lier sends the most traffic to the facebook page wins a Samsung telly. While I have no chance of doing this I am going to give it a good go, so please click the link, find out more!
If you are able to go have a wonderful time, and tell me all about it when you get back as I would love to know.
I was recently lucky enough to win a Tenderstem Broccoli goody bag from the lovely Tenderstem people on twitter. This is what I received. The cool bag will be getting lots of use over the summer when we go on day trips with picnics.
I thought I would mention Tenderstem on here, as while I am familiar with broccoli and its one of my favourite vegetables, I had not encountered Tenderstem before. Currently British Tenderstem Broccoli is in season and available across the UK from early June until late November. This is the second season that British Tenderstem Broccoli has been widely available in the UK, its grown across the UK by growers in Herefordshire, Worcester, Kent, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Jersey, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
As you can see Tenderstem broccoli has longer stems that traditional broccoli. It is tender from floret to stem and you can eat all of it. It is really nice and had a nice mild flavour. It is also good for you, one 100g portion will provide your full daily requirement of vitamin C.
I cooked mine with a nice stew and I have to say it was lovely. Even my husband ate it, and he can be rather suspicious of green things as he calls vegetables.
I will certainly be looking out for it in the shops whilst it is in season. It is well worth visiting the website at: http://www.tenderstem.co.uk/so-tender.php There is a whole section on lovely tasty recipes which I will be trying out in due course.
Tenderstem broccoli is available from all good retailers including ASDA, Booths, Co-op, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.
You can follow them on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/Tenderstem and also find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tenderstem?ref=ts&sk=wall
Have you got kids? Have you been to your local library recently? If not you really should. Every year the libraries run a reading challenge aimed at children aged 4 – 11. The aim is to get children to read 6 books over the summer holidays. When you sign your child up they get a stage set and stickers to get them started. Every time they read two books they get more stickers to complete the set.
This year the theme is Circus Stars, so the stickers and stage set are based on the circus theme. If you manage to complete the challenge you get a medal. As well as this individual libraries are running summer activities based on the theme so it is well worth checking what days these are on.
My son has been completing these challenges every year since he joined the library and I have to say he loves them. He really enjoys the process of choosing the book and taking them back to show he had read them. He treasures the medals and takes them every year to show his grandparents what he has achieved.
There is a website that runs alongside the challenge where children can practice the circus games, keep track of the books they are reading and even meet famous authors. The website is here.
You can find more information here http://www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Askey’s have just launced a new Special Edition Treat Sauce, butterscotch flavour. I was sent a bottle of this by the lovely people at BakingMad to try out and I have to say I was looking forward to it. I love butterscotch.
If you have used Askey’s sauces before you will be aware that they will transform a dessert into an even tastier treat. They can be used on lots of different things, ice cream, pancakes, cakes – I am sure you can think of many more. In addition they are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. The sauce comes in a lovely squeezable bottle which makes it easy to pour out, perhaps a bit too easy as my son was able to pour on copious amounts!
I first tired the sauce on ice cream, just to be a bit traditional.
The sauce has a lovely consistency, it is not too runny but it is also easy to pour out of the bottle. It has a lovely taste, it is a nice butterscotch flavour but it is not too sweet. It really made my ice cream taste special. My son loved it as well and wanted more! I decided to try it on something a bit different to see what it tasted like so I made baked bananas.
The recipe is simple enough, get a banana, split it along the skin, stuff in some squares of chocolate and bung it into the oven until the banana is baked and the chocolate is melted. I poured on some butterscotch sauce and the result was absolutely lovely. I also think this would be gorgeous on pancakes and will be giving that a try at some point.
For more information: http://www.askeys.co.uk/home/treat.htm
You can also visit Baking Mad who have some lovely baking ideas to give you inspiration for using the sauce.