Emily Jackson


Healthy Salt and Pepper Chips with Steamed Oriental Fish

  This modern dish is a sophisticated take on the British classic of Fish and Chips, with an infusion of vibrant flavours and an upgrade on your bog-standard Saturday night takeaway! The combination of syn-free salt and pepper chips with a steamed fillet of cod is a sure-fire winner, as well as an easy dish to prepare. Especially if the cod has been infused with the flavours of ginger and spring onions. On top of all that, it will also take less time to cook than you’d spend impatiently waiting... Read More


Unusual and Practical Ways to use Ice Cubes from Your Ice Maker

    The Andrew James Ice Cube Maker is an absolute household essential that can be used for way more than just iced drinks. It has the capability to create 15kg of ice in just 24 hours, ensuring your beverages (and company) are suitable chilled after just 10 minutes.   The product boasts an easy to use digital panel and ice scoop for simple operation and serving. Here are some unusual (yet practical) ways to use ice cubes that will have you adding the Andrew James Ice Maker straight to... Read More


Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Winter Nights

    Slow Cookers are an absolute winter essential for every household. They can easily and quickly transform your mealtimes, one-pot-cooking is super easy and requires much less effort (and much less washing up!) than ordinary cooking. The second you arrive in from work your tea can be cooked waiting for you with the delay timer function, all you have to do is pop all the ingredients in the pot on the morning then turn the slow cooker on the function you require. Voila! Delicious food.     You can... Read More


Benefits of a Halogen Oven

  To many, halogen ovens look like they’ve flown straight out of a Sci-Fi movie. In reality, they’re an appliance with the ability to transform mealtimes and any kind of cooking you tackle in your kitchen. Halogen ovens utilise bright halogen light (a halogen lamp to be exact) to produce heat which is spread throughout the oven via a fan. The temperature inside is controlled by a thermostat, which means that the lamp knows when to turn on and off at will to reduce energy wastage.  Basically they’re bloody brilliant!... Read More


Top 10 Tips for Baking with Kids

  Baking with the kids can be a stressful occasion, with a lot of mess and the occasional argument! Therefore we have come to the rescue by compiling our top 10 Tips for Baking with Kids, that are guaranteed to make your life a whole lot easier.       1. Use a Stand Mixer Using a stand mixer is the mess and stress-free way to bake with the kids. It’s much sturdier, faster and provided that you keep them well away from the blades, it carries very little safety risks... Read More


Slow Cooker Buyer and Features Guide

    As Autumn begins to appear the leaves turn auburn and crisp, the nights darken and the mood grows cosy. We can’t stop thinking about some top notch warming slow cooker meals that turn your fall blues into something truly special! Slow cookers are a great way to prepare hearty, healthy and delicious meals in a jiffy. They are an absolute kitchen staple, particularly throughout the colder months, but which slow cooker is best for you?… Andrew James stocks 3 different models of slow cooker, each of which coming... Read More


Vegetarian Party Food

    Hosting a party can be a incredibly stressful task. You want to ensure that guests are well fed, well entertained and sent home grinning with fond memories of an evening filled with fun and laughter. Playing host also means you need to make sure that you are catering for everyone, that means checking up with your guests for any dietary requirements ahead of time. Cooking tasty vegetarian food for guests can be a daunting task especially if you’re a seasoned meat eater. But let us assure you, it... Read More


Homemade Healthy Dog Treats

  Homemade dog treats are a great way to spoil your pet and do something special for them!   Alongside a sense of pride in yourself, there are a ton of benefits on offer when you make your own dog treats. Firstly, you get to of course control what goes into the recipe, meaning there is guaranteed nutrition and no hidden nasties or unhealthy additives.

Great British Bake Off – Episode 4 Dessert Week Recap

  After Antony’s departure last week really shook the bakers up, tensions were high for Dessert Week and a number of contestants recognised the need to step their game up! However a sense of uncertainty was already injected after Baker’s were informed that national treasure Terry was not in the tent that week. The wonderful moustached man was poorly and an agreement was made by everyone on the show, and indeed the overjoyed nation, that he could return to the tent the following week.   As always dessert week consisted... Read More


How to Make Mozzarella Sticks

  Cheese. Some would say the world’s greatest offering besides ‘This Morning’ and Kittens. We are utterly obsessed with the dairy delight and these mozzarella sticks are utterly delicious; a gooey heartwarming gift to both your mouth and your stomach. Mozzarella is the perfect cheese for deep frying as it gives you that oozing string cheese that is basically a warm hug in food form. Dip these in sauce of your preference we love a tangy tomato relish, salsa or even garlic mayo! This is how to make these gooey... Read More