A taste of home!

You know the feeling when you’ve been away from home for a while and you start craving things from home, like your own bed and some of your favourite foods.  As a Canadian living in the UK I’ve had this feeling many times over the last 10 years.  In addition, now that I tend to use the internet more and more for recipes I often come across North American recipes that have ingredients that I can’t find here.

Last week I came across American Soda, thanks to a tip-off from a twitter mate, who stock American products and deliver nationwide.  I was like a kid in a candy shop! I didn’t know where to start.  They have everything from Ding Dongs to Hamburger Helper! Sadly, I couldn’t find any Cheese Whizz which is one step away from Styrofoam.

The service was excellent and the prices/shipping are reasonable.  I wouldn’t do my weekly shop there but I now have a stash of a few of my favourites in the cupboard for those homesick moments.

I’ll definitely be shopping there again.  If you have any North American friends it would be a great place to buy them a slightly unique gift

Even if you don’t fancy shopping there it is worth a look at some of the weird and wonderful things we eat.  No wonder obesity is an issue!

Disclosure:  I received £20 worth of products in return for this review

Pancake Day

I was really excited about making pancakes today.  @iaingilmour sent me a recipe for American style pancakes but it wasn’t until I started cooking them I realised that he had sent me two recipes; one for traditional American Pancakes and one for British Pancakes and I used the wrong one.  Our frying pan has a slope and when it all pooled in one corner I twigged!

I know I live in the UK now, but I was really looking forward to thick buttermilk pancakes and yes, being Canadian, I put maple syrup on my bacon.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to partake in the ‘Will She Flip it, A Pancake Vlog’ but here is my daughters rendition of Pancake Day.  I think it was a hit……