Sunday, October 12, 2008

COFFEE AND CAKE!

I thought I would share with you, one of the surprise presents my husband so thoughtfully bought for me last Christmas. I had been hinting I would love to be the owner of a set of these in white for ages.
For both of us he bought a beautiful coffee mug and saucer each. They are part of the NewWave collection by Villeroy & Boch.


I even made a banana cake with passion fruit icing to match my lovely coffee cup and saucer! This is an Australian Women's Weekly recipe from the book Home Baked - one of my favourite baking books.

This week I met Jan from What Do I Want To Cook Today, a fellow food blogging friend, and we decided to make a trip to Birmingham. Whilst we were looking at the the Villeroy & Boch NewWave collection in Selfridges, it reminded me that I ought to post about my lovely mug and saucer. Jan and I both love kitchen gadgetry, pots etc, and it is a real joy to look around with her. Thank you Jan for another really enjoyable day out.

Hopefully, sometime in the future, I will manage to post about our coffee machine, grinder and where we source our fresh coffee beans. The foam on top of the coffee in the photograph is light years from what we are achieving now. We now know how to surf and texturise the milk to make micro foam. My husband has all the makings of a fine Barista, but alas, I am still a Barista in training. Unfortunately, latte art is still not achievable by either of us!

BEROCCA BLOGGER RELIEF PACK


As I have dared to mention the word Christmas, perhaps you are now thinking you can't possibly find the time to blog, and just how stressful it can get, with cooking, posting and commenting.

How about sending for a Berocca's Blogger Relief pack. I first saw this last winter on a blog, applied for the pack and last week received mine. The pack consists of Berocca tablets which is an effervescent orange drink full of vitamins and minerals, a pen holder, bubble wrap keyring, a glass, a USB panic button, stress ball and a pen!

Well, we all need some fun sometimes, don't we?

17 comments:

Sylvie said...

Lucky you to have such a nice husband! Sounds like Jan and you had a great time.

Jan said...

Thank you Maggie for another great day looking at all things foodie!
I love your Blogger relief pack!
Talk soon Jan x

Jules said...

I have a pair of white New Wave cup & saucers and I love them. I really like the pattern you have on yours.

Katelyn said...

Cake and Coffee...looks great!

www.katelynsfood.blogspot.com

Jacqui said...

Loved the cup & saucer. I too love good coffee and of course great homemade cake. I have just found your blog and look forward to following it. I have just joined the world of food blogging and it is so good to find so many like minded people out there.

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Beth said...

I have just signed up for a pack

The Caked Crusader said...

I love AWW recipes -they never fail!

Love the cup and saucer too - lucky you!

Indigo said...

Love the cup and saucer set! And the cake sounds fabulous; passion fruit icing! Mmmm.

Trekkie said...

I love the Blogger Relief Pack, just what I'd like for Christmas.

Bellini Valli said...

Loving your cup and saucer...very unique. The Blogger pack is a hoot as well....perfect for those of us who are addicted to the blogosphere:D

Rosie said...

I also like AWW recipes they work each time! Just adore your cup and saucer set M.

Love the blogger pack and as Val says its a hoot :)

Rosie x

Maria said...

Margaret what a gorgeous cup and saucer set!!

Maria
x

Anne said...

Love your berocca pack, so cute! The bubble wrap thingy would be the ideal gift for mum this christmas!!

Dee said...

I love your coffee mugs - very sexy, in my opinion :) I have a secret - I like Berocca so much, I have a glass instead of juice.

Kelly-Jane said...

Your V&B set is really sharp design wise, it's such a clever shape, and sets your cake off a treat.

Jan said...

It sounds like you and Jan had a lovely day out. I love your cup and saucer.

Margaret said...

Thank you for visiting my foodblog and leaving such kind comments. I hope some of you have sent for your 'Blogger Relief' pack!

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