was sent a lovely package of Black Dog Delicatessen
products to test out.
somewhat of a novice in the kitchen but I relished the opportunity to be
encouraged to try something new. Hubbie
set out the bread and balsamic vinegar and olive oil for dipping. I love that combination as a starter to a
meal and it kept us going whilst I waited for the risotto to simmer.
instructions were easy to follow on the Risotto packet and I liked that it has
asparagus, carrot, chives, parsley and garlic and incorporated into the
mix. We were also sent a lemon variety
which included the same apart from the asparagus, so I am also looking forward
to sampling that one day soon. I think
they are great value at only £2.49 as they do include so many lovely flavours
in there. I like having risotto on the
menu, as it is an excuse to crack open a bottle of wine to add it to the
mixture! Then you can enjoy a glass
whilst you’re stirring and attending to your dinner. The instructions do not specify quite how much wine you need to
add, so I just added a generous portion to be on the safe side!
be honest this packet really helped me the poor excuse for a cook make a
restaurant worthy meal, hubbie was quite impressed! The only thing is I may well have to cook more regularly now, but
with Black Dog Delicatessen simplifying the
process I could be tempted to repeat the process very soon! You can fill the store cupboard inexpensively
with these mixes and they do make a filling meal for two (we had some over so
you could probably do two little portions for the kids at a stretch, they could
get a taste for it after all and start appreciated the finer things in life!).
sampled some of what Black Dog Delicatessen have
to offer I think the luxury hamper (£45.00) would make a wonderful gift this
Christmas for any foodies in your family or as a helping hand to those a little
less inclined to be found in the kitchen!
But another reason I now love Black Dog Delicatessen is the
fact they donate a percentage of their proceeds to the Labrador
Rescue Trust. Given that the brand was
developed out of a love for two rather gorgeous Labradors, Bailey and
Blue rescue dogs belonging to foodhq’s MD, James Tyler. You can see the passion behind the brand and
what a fantastic inspiration the two pooches are.
You can see the full
product range for yourself over on their website.