Sunday, 15 January 2017

Giveaway ~Charles Viancin magnetic stem tea infuser and saucer


Tea or Coffee?  Statistics show that the consumption of coffee is far greater than tea in the world however to me tea is my favourite drink, I hardly ever drink coffee.
Tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant and there are over 3,000 varieties of tea. They can be divided into five basic categories: black, green, oolong, white, and puer. Tea also has many health benefits, it is also a drink that is consumed all over the world in various different forms. Tea is served at breakfast, on street stalls in rustic clay cups to more refined artisan teas parties where the experience and preparation of tea is an art in itself.






































My favourite cup of tea is Indian masala tea made with water, milk, loose tea leaves and a sprinkling of Indian tea masala. This is heaven to me and I crave this every morning, without it my day would not begin.

To help me perfect my cup of tea I use loose tea leaves which I place in my Camellia Tea Magnet and Infuser Set by Charles Viancin. The loose tea and Indian spice is placed in the tea infuser which is popped into a cup and topped with boiling water tea. Once I am happy with the infusion I can use the magnetic stem to lift out my infuser without any difficulty and place it on the silicon saucer that matches this lovely set. All that remains after is to add a dash of milk and a sprinkling of sugar and my daily cuppa is ready.

The Charles Viancin Camellia Tea infuser and saucer is perfect for use with tea bags or loose tea. The infuser is stainless steel and the magnetic stem and saucer are made from 100%. The BPA free silicone, making these totally safe at high temperatures. You can buy the tea infuser for £ 10.00 and the Matching saucer for £ 3.00 from many kitchenware stockists.

**I was sent a magnetic infuser and saucer to try all opinions in this post are of my own.


Charles Viancin have been really kind and they have agree to send one citrusspice reader a magnetic infuser and silicon saucer so that they too can enjoy making a great cup of tea.
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Friday, 13 January 2017

Indian Global Gourmet Curry Station Giveaway


My favourite cuisine is Indian and I do cook a lot of Indian dishes at home, however sometimes I like to order an Indian takeaway as the flavour of restaurant food is totally different to home cooked. I think this may be that when I cook at home I try and cook very healthily with less oil and spices and no fried food but once in awhile its ok to eat fatty food that has more oil and is fried too!!!


I am also very particular about having my food really hot.I cannot palate luke warm food. The problem with a takeaway is that by the time it arrives and you serve your self its gone cold. I have found a wonderful solution to this problem. I have discovered the Global Gourmet Curry Station. It is an electric hotplate housing four individual non-stick aluminium pots with toughened glass lids to hold a variety of food. The heating plate is non stick and it has a variable temperature control and integrated heating element. It can be also be used on the table top since it has anti-slip feet on heating plate for safety. The heating plate can also be used to keep breads warm.


Although this curry station is sold as a curry station, I have used it to keep lots of other types of food warm too. It is great  device to keep food warm at the table while you eat. The curry station can easily accommodate food for a family of four.


You can purchase the Global Gourmet Curry Station from amazon and it retails at £49.95. As always I do like my readers to have a chance to try products I review. I am really excited to share that I have one curry station to giveaway to one citrusspice reader.

**I was sent the Global Gourmet Curry Station to review all the opinions expressed are of my own experience of the item.

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Tell me in the comments below what is your favourite curry.
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  • Prize: One  Indian curry station

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Win a Gourmet Indian Curry Server #2

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Snowflake Treat Jars ~ Bostik Challenge


My last post for The December Bostik challenge was for the snowman picture that Little M and I created. We also made these little treat jars for her to take home as presents for her mum and dad and one for her self too.


To make the snowflake treat jars you will need:

Jar any size you like with a screw top lid.

  • Red felt
  • White pompoms
  • Snowflake trimming
  • Ribbon
  • Bostik glue
  • Bostik glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Treats
  • Snow fabric 

How to make the Jars:

1. Cut the snowflake trim to fit around the jar, Stick it on the jar using Bostik Glue Dots.


2. Cut a small piece of the snow fabric and tear it to fluff it up. Put it in the bottom of the jar. Keep aside.
3.On the red felt, using the lid as a template draw around it and cut out a round circle. Stick the red felt circle inside the bottle lid. if you have see through lid if its not see through stick the felt circle on the top of the lid.







































4.Cut a length of green ribbon that fits around the lid and add an extra 12 cm to make bow. Stick glue dots around the rim of the lid. Leaving approximately 6 cm start sticking the green ribbon around the lid, you will finish where you started with another 6 cm ribbon left over. Tie a bow with  two bits of ribbon.














5. Stick 3 pom poms on top of the lid. The jar is ready to be filled with your favourite treats.


















6. Fill up the jar with special treats and add a gift tag if you like.


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.
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