to be inspired to eat well, cook better, and live more
This page is where we can just express what gives us some joy ! From the intensely practical, to the whimsical, trendy, high-tech, and most importantly… inspirational people and experiences that resonate. It brings together some products we have reviewed and ended up falling in love with… things we have used and loved all our lives… things that tickle our fancy, make us laugh, or wish we had them or give them as gifts to make another soul happy .
What inspires us ?
We’re inspired every day, by many or you, so we’ll share the stories, experiences, and quotes that resonate with us. They all keep us on track and help us live more. We’ll do little interviews to allow you to glimpse into the lives of others on their journey to eat well, cook better, and live more.
p.s. we love a great deal too.
And of course, we all love a genuine bargain, so we’ll pass them on to you here as we catch them.
It´s the ´we like´ blog !
Voted the best pizza oven in 2020, over and over by experts and users. Super powerful. Super portable. Super clean for you and the planet. Does more than pizza too !
I came across this incredible ( almost giveaway) deal when looking for traybake ideas. Have to share. Too good to miss ! (Don’t know how long a flash sale lasts)
Thanks to Sage for this brilliant masterclass on how to make a perfect cappuccino. It’s free, so I checked it out for you… the pleasure was all mine + I’ll pass on a few tips on which milks and coffees are best to get the perfect results… and link you to your free class too !
Braun, Bamix, Cordless – all for you.
UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain & Italy, USA, Canada, Netherlands and Australia now linked in too, where there’s a bargain to be had… there’s a link now!
It’s a challenge. From manual espresso makers, to best Nespresso takers. Now we’re out of capsules. Time to get creative. Digging deep, we find an old vintage
Living a simpler life, and putting the WE before the ME during the pandemic is easier for some. But we’re lucky. We actually love to follow the rules… as well as breaking the norms of course.
Take advantage when the sun shines, even if you have loads of work to do.
Little and big kitchen gifts for everyone. The kind of gifts that keep on giving back. Things we like, use, or would love to have. Just saying !
The beauty and the benefit of waking in the night ! You know what I’m talking about..
and don’t forget to work hard (in an inspired way of course)
and every cloud has a silver lining. That’s the way we look at it, and then it’s easier to spot, when it finally comes.
Feeling romantic and ready for the most sophisticated, romantic, luxurious Valentine’s dinner. No stress, no over-eating, and lots of time to spend together. Happy Valentine’s day.
When you know what to do, and when, and how of course. Discover how to make sure your food never sticks to the pan ! It’s a simple, scientific, 3 step method.
Teeny, tiny local fruit. Hand picked …down the street to give us a wee treat !
What are you doing this January? Listening to your own body… or following the same diet as your friends ?
Our simple Christmas… with our shoe box of treasures from the past.
This journey really resonates ! A round of applause for this chef and his inspiring story – beautifully interviewed and written for thriveglobal.
New day, New week, New month, We love new beginnings. Let’s mark it !
Somewhere between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies our final shortlist. Let’s call it Sunday Pie day.
Black Friday has arrived. Whoop dee whoop. It will be gone soon too. More whoops. Don’t get overwhelmed – Cut out the stress and check our short list of top bargains here now.
Spreading the love through 200 tulips from Amsterdam.
What has Black Friday started !!! Now there’s White Monday, Green Tuesday and now Orange Wednesday ! See what our Black Pug has to say about it, and the 6 bargains we’ve found on Amazon right now.
What are these critters bedding into my sunflower ! The word is spreading and more are bedding in. Are they sleeping or eating… and what are they ?
From sophisticated Surrey, to simplifying everything, we find we can afford a luxury of living that never seemed to be so available before. What richness !
Taking an hour off to learn salsa – in a great location. The food and cocktails try to steal the show !
Living the dream life… or Plato’s allegory of the cave ! Which is it, and why are we much happier. Is Instagram the cave ?
A visual listing with buying links to the equipment that we recommend, for various reasons, in our reviews. A work in progress !
Get this e-book ( and learn how to get other ebooks free ) to learn some really good habits. We really like this lady and what she stands for. We downloaded the digital version ourselves.
We love this because…
it does what it says. keeps bananas fresh for much longer… up to 2 weeks!
& you can store them in the fridge
A bargain price for the stylish Kmix sister to the Kenwood HDP406WH. If you like KitchenAid, you’ll love this.
perfect for sprinkling surfaces for rolling dough, for evenly flouring baking pans.
great for precise dusting on buns and cakes… cinnamon, icing sugar, cocoa
A quick, refreshing Q & A with a graduate student about her journey with cooking. Pithy, to the point, and some great recommendations !
It’s Italian of course we love it !!!
the beautiful manual lever operation.
the steam is always immediately available.
Do you want abundance ? This really works… be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more !
Little things really tickle me. Having coffee out, and I just love the spoon more ! What is it… an espresso spoon – a real supping spoon !