Being predominantly a food blogger, I’m always on the hunt for something new to try out. So here are last months Foodie Finds, which I’ve enjoyed trying out.
Purple Matcha, Williamson Teas
I’m not a fan of green matcha, it has a real taste I just cannot get on with. However, Williamson Teas approached me with their Purple Matcha. You treat it the same way as green, by whisking it into hot water, however the Purple Matcha is far smoother and less harsh tasting than it’s green friend. I really enjoyed this as a pick me up mid-morning. As with all of Williamson’s teas, their Purple Matcha is grown with their ‘Bush to Cup Transparency’ providing customers with confidence that their teas are grown, picked and packed with complete transparency. Whilst their Williamson Tea Foundation ensures that all of their farmers live and work in good conditions, earn a decent wage and that the farm’s fertile soils and ancient wild forests are maintained for generations to come. Also how cute is the caddy? Everyone at work wants to steal my Nelly caddy!
I’ve enjoyed Corker’s Crisps before, the brand has recently gone a bit of a make over. Whilst they sent me some crisps to try during lent (oops), I was a good girl and saved them for after. There’s no change to their wonderfully thick and crunchy crips, but I can highly recommend the new sweet potato and chilli flavour as well as the classic sausage and English mustard. These crisps are perfect with an ice cold beer or soft drink on a sunny day.
Essential Cuisine Stocks
Oh my these stocks are amazing, I’ve already shared one recipe (Chinese Style Noodle Soup) but I have more to share with you using these stocks. The Essential Cuisine brand has been established in the food service industry for over 20 years, supplying to some of the UK’s top restaurants and chefs. Sunday Brunch’s Simon Rimmer is a huge fan and uses them in his various restaurants! Next up I am going to make a slow cooked steak dish using the beef stock…
Mr W and I went to Harrogate recently and in a wine shop I noticed some beers I’d never tried before. I’ve recently gone on a bit of a beer discovery and Brooklyn are one of my favourite breweries. I spotted this Oktoberfest edition, which is a deeper and richer flavour than the normal beer. It’s also darker in colour, a true autumnal beer!
Trinity Kitchen Leeds
Last weekend I visited Dr C who has recently moved to Leeds. I’d heard ages ago about the Trinity Kitchen opening but still hadn’t managed a visit, so I dragged her there for lunch before my train home. Trinity Kitchen is an area dedicated to street food vendors, all independent businesses. So do head there and show them support when you’re next in Leeds. We went to Rola Wala for food, but next on my list is Duck and Roll for sure.
What are your recent foodie finds? Anything I should be checking out? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Some of these items are PR samples, as ever all opinions my own.