I’m taking part in the #freeyourfeet challenge competition from Clarks. They sent me a pair of their Studio Beat sandals to team up with an outfit of my choice.
Hopefully, you can see from the photos they are metallic gold coloured sandals with metal trims. They have a T bar design with the stalk of the T being a woven look strap, which is accented by a sleek gold chain. Fastening round your ankle with a buckled strap, which you can adjust to fit. I really like the fact that the metallic gold colour and the design dresses up any outfit, but the practical side of me loves the flat sole which means that I can wear them for the school run or for a day’s sightseeing on holiday. Clarks’ Softwear Technology makes them easy and comfortable to wear too.
Because these Studio Beat sandals dress up an outfit so easily, I’ve teamed them up with dark indigo skinny jeans. I liked the contrast of colour between the dark blue of the jeans and the gold of the sandals. On top I’ve gone for a print tunic top which the sandals easily hold their own against. This is the perfect outfit for a little everyday glamour in late spring.
Recently I was sent some samples from The Ready To Enjoy Range by The Saucy Fish Co. to review. There are four flavours in the Ready To Enjoy Range: Roasted Sweet Chilli Salmon with Tomato and Chilli Chutney, Smoked Salmon with Sticky Maple Dressing, Roasted Lemon and Herb Salmon with Sicilian Lemon and Dill Mayonnaise and Steamed Salmon with Lime and Coriander Dressing.
When The Saucy Fish Co. say they are ready to enjoy, they aren’t exaggerating. You can serve them up straight from the pack if you want. Alternatively if you prefer, you can heat them up. Either way they’re very easy. You just take them out of the packaging (heat on a baking tray in the oven if you want to) and add the dressing or sauce to serve.
Ready meals can often be dull, uninspired and unhealthy, but the Ready to Enjoy range breaks that mould. There are strong flavours like the Roasted Sweet Chilli Salmon with Tomato and Chilli Chutney which is really gutsy. The Roasted Lemon and Herb Salmon with Sicilian Lemon and Dill Mayonnaise variety really packed a punch too. They are a great way to get in one of your portions of oily fish too. The pack of two fillets is the perfect size if you are eating alone, in a bit of a hurry, or don’t want to bother with lots of preparation. The fish is of good quality and all the fillets were very tasty. Sauces too were of a high standard and complimented the salmon nicely.
We were recently given the chance to try out Tesco’s Cheese For Entertaining Range. This selection features ready to eat or ready to cook products that are perfect if you are hosting a dinner party or have friends for lunch and don’t want to be slaving away in the kitchen.
We tried the Goat’s Cheese and Bacon Parcels. The goat’s cheese discs come wrapped in ultra thin smoked bacon and need pan frying (no need for oil) for a few minutes before serving. They are very tasty with strong flavours that balance each other perfectly. They’d make a lovely starter or light lunch served with a green salad and some good bread.
Next up were the Mature Cheddar Souffles. They come in individual glass dishes. Despite the hearty mature cheddar flavour, the souffle is really very light. They are so easy to cook too. You just need to bring them to room temperature and then cook in a preheated oven.
The third dish we tested was the Mexican Style Monterey Jack Cheese. This is good and spicy (it uses a traditional Mexican blend of spices plus hot chillies) so making it perfect for tortilla wrap filling. This would be good for sharing or as a snack.
The only down side I encountered was that the Tesco Cheese for Entertaining range wasn’t available in my local (quite large) store, but I was able to get it from a Tesco Extra shop.