This festive feast is Salmon-else… tuck into @lafamigliarana New Salmon & Ricotta fresh tortelloni. Tasting of freshly smoked salmon thanks to the chopped not blitzed centres this is fabulous served with just a drizzle of olive oil; it’s our absolute favourite filled tortelloni because it’s full of flavour, ready in two minutes and simply served with a drizzle of oil that’s all it needs!
Available exclusively in Sainsburys stores nationwide
If you’re feeling extra special and you’re feeling the pressure to impress this Christmas try this creamy lemon and prosecco recipe…
SALMON TORTELLONI WITH PROSECCO & CREAMY LEMON SAUCE
Difficulty level: Easy
Cooking and preparation time: 15 minutes
1 pack of La Famiglia Rana Smoked Salmon & Ricotta Tortelloni1 shallot peeled and chopped1 tbsp butter 125 ml Proseccopeel of 1 organic lemon cut into strips2 tbsp lemon juice125 ml crème fraiche chives choppedsalt and pepper
Melt butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat and sauté the shallot for about two minutes until soft and fragrant. Add lemon peel and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add Prosecco and lemon juice, bring to boil and lower heat to medium. Simmer for a couple of minutes, add crème fraiche, stir well and cook for a few more minutes until slightly thickened.
In the meantime, cook the tortelloni for two minutes in a large pot of salted boiling water. Strain delicately with a skimmer and tip them into the pan along with two tbsp of pasta cooking water. Mix delicately,
Divide between two plates, garnish with chives and serve.
Super tasty… don’t you agree?
Put your feet up and watch the biggest series’ of the year; whilst treating your feet with HoMedics UK Bubblemate foot spa! Available from £29.99 nationwide it’s perfect and easy to fill with water, maybe some essential oils for relaxation and slip your feet into, for a great start to your evening. It’s perfect for pregnant mamas with tired hot feet too – we initially tried this whilst heavily pregnant and it was the best way to wind day after a long commute waddling around London!
Currently you can find the Homedics BubbleMate Foot Spa at Argos for £24.99
Follow up the relaxation with a whizz of the fab Soft as silk 3-in-1 #pedi tool, rrp £39.99. This has its own charging storage stand, plus a cleaning brush and three different grades of roller, ranging from an extra coarse to fine. With up to 90 minutes cordless run time, this has the capability to look after even the hardest working feet and bring them back to tip-top condition and ready for sandal season!
Buy your HoMedics Soft as Silk 3-in-1 pedi tool, £39.99 online from LookFantastic
InfaCare’s bubbly bath time treats are formulated especially for baby’s skin; both the
original ‘Infacare Baby Bath’ and the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ are ultra-mild and pH balanced with masses of long-lasting bubbles, making them very popular with parents and little ones! A baby’s skin is ten times more delicate than adult skin so InfaCare is formulated to be as natural and gentle as possible. Recommended by hospital midwives and healthcare professionals, the Infacare bubble baths have been clinically tested and developed to promote natural levels of acidity and alkalinity in skin and hair. Reassuringly, each is designed to prevent irritation, and mums say it helps with allergies.
Recently launched, Night Time Baby Bath is fast becoming a favourite with mums across the country; with up to 70% describing it as ‘ideal’ for their bedtime routine. You don’t need to use much of either of the & ‘Infacare Baby Bath’ or the ‘Infacare Night Time Baby Bath’ to produce masses of long-lasting bubbles, perfect for little ones to have fun with and the gentle, powdery fragrance helps to relax, easing tots first into bed and then off to sleep.
We simply can’t wait to use these on our impending arrival as Infacare have #gifted us a set … if you’d like to win a set of Infacare Baby Bath, & Infacare Night Time Baby Bath, head to our Pinterest, and any of our social channels (@ginger_talks – Instagram & Twitter) (facebook.com/gingertalksblog) and follow us and comment to be in with a chance of winning!
Infacare is available from all major supermarkets, as well as Lloyd’s
Pharmacy and Boots. For more information: www.infacare.co.uk
*Competition NOW CLOSED is not endorsed by any of the social channels. Infacare will send the winner their prize directly. Enter on social channels between 16th July & 30th July!. Open across all of our social platforms. The prize has been gifted by Infacare to us to try too, with no obligation attached.
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🍋 Guilt free desserts… is there such a thing? Yes!! Pudology has just launched these lemon & yuzu #skinny puds, and Chocolate & raspberry pots – and at just 60 calories plus gluten and dairy free with no refined sugar … what more could you want?
The first desserts of their kind, these little beauties were born at the home of mum Lucy Wager. A former product developer for Sainburys and M&S, who really wanted to avoid all of the boring tasteless ‘treats’ and get divine waistline friendly desserts – all whilst being gluten, dairy and egg intolerent!
They are a little piece of heaven, plus they’re free from refined sugars too! Excuse me whilst I skip to the shops!!!
Grab yours instore in Sainsburys and Waitrose and online at Ocado.com (All just 60 calories per pot!)
Check out this amazing dessert from La Potiniere in Fleury sur Andelle – a light passionfruit mousse dressed with dark chocolate chips, freeze dried raspberries and salted popcorn… with a caramel and biscuit tuille 😍 No words can explain how amazing this was!
It’s a #ruby revelation… Prestat give us a taste of the newest thing in chocolate – #rubychocolate
It’s naturally pink and has a mouthwatering soft berry taste It’s our #new fave! (With 46% Cocoa!) It contains no flavourings or colours either… Try the range online now!
Shop the new range online at Prestat.co.uk or in-store at John Lewis
Whilst we are loving the sunshine – water and keeping hydrated are super important in this weather!
Hydration is important for your skin, promotes weight loss and boosts your immune system… so why not do it effortlessly with ion8 leakproof550ml bottle – available for just £11.45 from Amazon or online at Leakproof.
This water bottle has a vented, smooth liquid flow for rapid hydration. Concave sides and a soft band on this sports bottle provide a comfortable, slip free grip. These water bottles flip open with one hand, and lock closed for peace of mind when throwing into a bag. It is made from Tritan, is odour resistant, BPA free, phthalate free, non-toxic, Dishwasher safe and suitable for hot and cold drinks from -10C to 96C. So it’s a must-have for everyone, and makes looking after you, EASY!
Check out the rest of the refillable water bottle range by ion8leakproof they keep water on hand whilst you’re on the go! They also come in a variety or colours and kids sizes too!
Get yours now from £9.99 at Leakproof.co.uk
Spotted! A delicious salmon dish, served with crushed potatoes, broccoli, tomato and a balsamic sauce from Sgt Peppers Burnham … it is divine and well worth a visit! Pair it with a cocktail or mocktail to continue to the party!
Check the menu and more here
Now Easter may be over, but don’t fret! I have this wonderful recipe from Yutaka that brings you a super tasty and zesty tang!
Taking to the kitchen one Sunday afternoon, I rolled up my sleeves and dug into this beautiful basket of goodies from Mad as a March Hare, and delved into the wonderful world of Hot Cross Bun making. *I realise that the recipe can take a good afternoon, but the results are so worth it!
Yutaka – Good Food Made Japan-easy | Yutaka means ‘good harvest’ in Japanese and that’s exactly the aim of the company: to create authentic Japanese food products made in the traditional way. Their ethos ensures their products are of the highest quality and feature minimal additives compared with other brands on the market. They are the makers of the ‘Yuzu seasoning’ used in this recipe, and if you’ve never heard of Yuzu, it is a citrus additive, very similar, but sweeter in flavour to a lemon; and here it creates the super zesty kick to these mouth-watering Hot Cross Buns. – Find out more about Yutaka and their other products here
Yuzu & Honey Hot Cross Buns | Makes 15-20
Ingredients | For the buns:
- 575g strong bread flour
- 75g caster sugar
- 75g sultanas
- 50g mixed peel
- 7g quick working yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 250ml milk
- 3 tbsp honey
- 1½ tbsp. Yutaka Yuzu
- 2 tbsp water
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 50g butter
- 2 eggs beaten
For the cross:
For the glaze:
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 tbsp water
- Combine the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large bowl.
- In a small saucepan, heat the milk, honey, yuzu, water, lemon zest and butter stirring constantly until butter has melted. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes then pour into a well in the centre of the flour mix.
- Combine using a wooden spoon then use your hands until the ingredients are all combined. Tip out onto a floured surface and knead for around 5 minutes, until the dough is smooth and stretchy.
- Place your dough in a greased bowl, (see our dough below) cover with cling film and leave somewhere warm to rise until doubled in size. Then add your sultanas and mixed peel whilst still in the bowl, knead to combine all the ingredients and leave once again to rise for about an hour. Make sure the cling film is also greased to avoid a crust forming on your dough.
- Once the dough has risen again, divide into 15-20 pieces and roll into smooth balls. Line them up on parchment-lined baking trays allowing enough space for them to once again expand. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave for a further hour.
- Preheat oven to 220c or gas mark seven. Mix the flour for the cross with some water to make a basic dough. Place in piping bag and pipe one line across each bun then repeat to form the cross.
- You can brush buns beaten egg to give a glaze.
- Bake for around 20 mins or until buns are golden brown on top. Remove pan from the oven and let buns cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
- Mix the caster sugar with boiling water and, once buns have cooled a little, brush with glaze.
Buy Yutaka Yusu Seasoning, 100ml (perfect for seasoning grilled fish, chicken & salads), £5.59, The Japan Centre or look in Supermarkets nationwide including Tesco.com, Waitrose.com & Ocado.com
To find more Japanese inspired recipes from starters to dessert, head online to Yutaka London
We can’t go without a mask!!! Thank you @ilove7thheaven There is so many options to choose from our faces, hair, hands and feet are all sorted!
The #1 so far is the #Manuka honey peel off mask, it left us with a super soft face for hours! They have so many masks to choose from for every skin type and for every eventuality. Pore clearing, super hydrating and mattifying masks along with their hair hands and feet options you certainly won’t go without!
From £1 each in drug stores and supermarkets nationwide!
Find them on Boots here
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💕🥂Boozy mini truffles from @prestat are the best way to treat your loved one on #valentines or any day in fact! Choose from Pink Popping Prosecco, White London Gin, Dark Blood Orange Prosecco and Sweet Milk Amaretto.
This is a collection of gloriously scrumptious mini truffle tipples, scrumptious and perfect for sharing… 🥂💕
These are just £20 for 240g online at Prestat.co.uk
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