Posts tagged "kitchen"
Tricks to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

Tricks to Make a Small Room Look Bigger

When decorating a small room we all want to achieve that perfect balance of style and function. We caught up with some leading interior designers to bring you some of their favourite tricks, from selecting the right colours to choosing lighting. Kitchen Sally Homan from Robertson Lindsay Interiors lives in a city centre so has...
Our Exclusive Interview with French Chef Raymond Blanc

Our Exclusive Interview with French Chef Raymond Blanc

That’s right ladies and gents, we had the chance to discuss with Raymond Blanc to celebrate the launch of his innovative pots and pans collection  in House of Fraser. Discover everything here from his menu inspirations to his opinion on malt vinegar… You’ve been living in the UK for over 35 years now, what made...
The Great British Bake Off is Back! Get Set & Bake our Vanilla Sponge Cake

The Great British Bake Off is Back! Get Set & Bake our Vanilla Sponge Cake

That’s right ladies and gents, the nation’s favourite show is finally back! The Great British Bake Off returns tonight on BBC2  and it got us so excited that we decided to share one of our own cake recipes: a delicious and oh-so-easy vanilla sponge cake with vanilla buttercream icing and strawberries. Bake it today and...
Culinary Travels in France: From Dijon to Provence

Culinary Travels in France: From Dijon to Provence

Should your perfect trip to Paris allow ample time, why not spend a few days in the city soaking up all of the cultural sites, before renting a car to spontaneously escape into the French countryside? On a whim, of course! It may not be typically British, but it’s certainly what a European might do....
Simple Summer Supper: Tequila Chilli Prawns with Garlic and Coriander

Simple Summer Supper: Tequila Chilli Prawns with Garlic and Coriander

  Summertime supper inspiration is here, by way of a quick and easy Mexican-themed recipe for these delicious Tequila-spiked chilli prawns, served with coriander. It takes minutes to prepare, it can be grilled either outdoors or indoors, depending upon your preference and it’s really tasty. Serve with sliced avocado, green salad and Mexican flat-breads for a...
Seasonal Summer Eats: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Basil

Seasonal Summer Eats: Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup with Basil

There’s nothing like a welcome spell of unexpected summer weather, to put every commuter you meet into a disarmingly good mood. It also completely re-balances your appetite; who would want to go home to a wintery bowl of spag bol, when suddenly other possibilities seem far more appealing? How about a spontaneous antipasti and prosecco...
Dinner’s Served: Try a twist on a Monday evening classic

Dinner’s Served: Try a twist on a Monday evening classic

Although we’re no longer craving warming winter stews and carb-heavy meals, it is still perhaps a little ambitious to start up the barbeque for a summer, après-office supper. Sunny-Sunday afternoon bbq’s are one thing, but it’s not like we’re in a heat wave (…yet! We challenge you, oh British skies!). So we turn to a...
Easter Holiday: Fun things to do with your kids

Easter Holiday: Fun things to do with your kids

This springtime, don’t assume that you’ll get sunshine and warm weather to allow you to take family picnics, set up Easter egg hunts and play games in the park. By all means if you find yourself in the moment, take the kids out for the day; but as the phrase would have it, plan for...
Introducing the New Linea by Michelle Mason Home Collection

Introducing the New Linea by Michelle Mason Home Collection

That’s right folks; the brand new Linea by Michelle Mason collection has landed in House of Fraser. We took a few moments to discuss it with the designer herself…     We love your new homeware collection; can you tell us what inspired you this season? It started with sketches of little starbursts inside seedpod...
Tea and Cakes with Mum: Mother’s Day Treats

Tea and Cakes with Mum: Mother’s Day Treats

Whatever your weekend plans for Friday and Saturday, you can’t forget Mothering Sunday (10th March – just in case it did slip your mind!) It’s the official day to spoil your mum rotten, though many would probably admit that they should spend more time with their mums and take the opportunity more often than not...
KEEP CALM AND FLIP AWAY: Hooray, it’s Pancake Day!

KEEP CALM AND FLIP AWAY: Hooray, it’s Pancake Day!

Rejoice, for Shrove Tuesday (universally known as Pancake Day) – is finally upon us; it comes around but once a year and – as a wicked lie I was once told when I was small would have it – today is the only acceptable day to eat pancakes. Don’t fret, it’s actually hogwash! Traditionally however,...
Christmas Carole: It’s Time To Ice Your Classical Spiced Christmas Cake!

Christmas Carole: It’s Time To Ice Your Classical Spiced Christmas Cake!

Darlings, dearest darlings, I hope that you have been tenderly nursing your home-baked Christmas cakes by night with regular feedings… of brandy of course! What else? Well the time has just about come to crown your cinnamon-scented bakes with their regal icing or frosting (depending upon your preference). And you do have several options when...