Wednesday, 20 July 2016

OXO Mandoline Slicer Giveaway


Summer is all about salads and eating healthy, I love to make my salads interesting and eye catching so that not only do they look colorful but they look and taste great too.




The key to a pretty salad is to cut and slice the fruits and vegetables uniformly and neatly. This is when this easy to use simple mandoline slicer by OXO comes in handy.

There is no need to set up an electric gadget. This simple mandoline slicer is so quick to use that your salad will be made in a jiffy.

The mandoline slicer cuts perfect slices, you can adjust the thickness by using the simple slider to three different sizes and also adjust the setting to create julienne or put it on lock position for storage.
The mandoline has a soft handle and a non slip foot to steady it. This is particularly useful to steady the mandoline when slicing hard vegetables such as carrots and potatoes.


It also comes with a spring loaded food holder so that your fingers are protected from the sharp blades at all times. The food holder securely grips the food so that you can get maximum slices from it without waste.






Cleaning this mandoline is easy too, it just needs rinsing in soapy water as the blades are integrated, The feet fold away and the food holder fits onto the mandoline for easy storage.










I love this mandoline as there are no separate blades to mess with, no need for power and its portable so its perfect to take away on camping and self catering holidays.The mandoline comes in a neat box and is available on line or at any homebware store. It retails at £ 40.00

I was sent this OXO Simple Mandoline to test in my kitchen, all views expressed are of my own experience of the gadget.


As always I love my readers to have the opportunity to try out gadgets that I test in citrusspiceuk kitchens. OXO have been very generous and have agreed to send one citrusspice reader a mandoline for them to use in their kitchen too.

How To Enter:
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  • Entries can be via blog comment, Facebook, Twitter etc
  • This competition is open to UK residents only over 18 years of age .Please read the rules below .
  • Leaving a blog comment is mandatory and failure to do so will void any other entries.
  • Closing date - 18th August 2016 12.00 am

How Rafflecopter works:
  • You will need to complete the mandatory entry first – usually making a blog comment. You can do this by clicking on leave a comment at the bottom of the post and leaving your reply in the comment box.Please note your comment will not show immediately as it needs to be moderated however rest assured it will appear on the site, so carry on with rest of entries.
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Sports Medals #Bostik Challenge



As part of the Bostik Bloggers challenge this month's theme has been Sports. There has been so many sporting events on through out June and July that it was a good theme for the challenge this month.
Unfortunately my craft post helper Little M is is away on vacation so I did not get to create the craft with her however it was still fun as my friends came over with their kids and we made some medals for the kids after they had races in the park.


To make these medals you will need;
  • Gold and Bronze card
  • 2 round cookie cutters to draw around one large and one medium
  • Bostik glue 
  • Scissors 
  • hole punch
  • Ribbon
  • Foam numbers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd

Instructions on how to make please watch this video:



Being part of the Bostik 2016 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Giveaway ~KinderKitchen tools for kids from Kuhn Rikon.


I was introduced to cooking and kitchen chores from a very young age. I vividly remember standing on a stool at the sink rinsing cups whilst my mother washed them. I also remember standing on a stool next to my mum watching her whilst she prepared the dinner. My mum used to give me a butter knife to cut soft things with so that I could develop my chopping skills.

I too followed suit and introduced both my daughters to cooking at a very young age and I am really proud that they have both become very confident in the kitchen. Introducing kids to cook sets them up for life and nowadays so many companies are making available children friendly baking kits, utensils and even children friendly knives such as the new Kuhn Rikon Kinder Kitchen collection.




The KinderKitchen tools for kids is perfect for creating fun in the kitchen for small cooks and budding chefs. The New KinderKitchen range includes the new Dog Knives, available with serrated or non-serrated blades.


Both blades are made from durable Japanese stainless steel, strong enough to cut soft foods but not little fingers. The dog’s ears doubles as a hand guard.

The knives are 17cm in length, and they can be purchased separately or as a set which includes both knives and a pair KinderKitchen cutting shears.

The knives are available in purple and pink or blue and green. The knives are retailing at £7.95 each r can be bought as a pair for £14.95.


An additional set is available which also includes together with the knives the cutting shears which retails at £22.95

These lovely knives are safe for little fingers and are perfect to introduce knife skills to the youngest member of your family.

As always I love my readers to be able to sample products that I have tested in the citrusspice kitchens. RUHN Rikon have been really generous and will send one set of knives to a reader.



How To Enter:
  • Simply complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries
  • 1 set of KinderKitchen tools for kids from Kuhn Rikon.
  • Entries can be via blog comment, Facebook, Twitter etc
  • This competition is open to UK residents only over 18 years of age.Please read the rules below .
  • Leaving a blog comment is mandatory and failure to do so will void any other entries.
  • Closing date - July 30th 12.00 am
How Rafflecopter works:
  • You will need to complete the mandatory entry first – usually making a blog comment. You can do this by clicking on leave a comment at the bottom of the post and leaving your reply in the comment box.Please note your comment will not show immediately as it needs to be moderated however rest assured it will appear on the site, so carry on with rest of entries.
  •  Login to Rafflecopter – click to see what the question is. Make a comment answering the question on the blog.
  •  Go back to Rafflecopter and click the green button to tell me you have made a comment, this will unlock all the other options. All entries are checked to see that the mandatory question is answered, if its not all bonus entries will become void. 
  • Rafflecopter will tweet, like and follow on your behalf.
  • For information on how to find the URL of your tweet click here
  •  For bonus entries you can return to this page and enter the daily bonus entries. 
  • If you are still unsure as to how Rafflecopter works please do check out this short video.

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