There’s nothing quite like bacon and egg on a toasted muffin and some proper coffee to kick off the weekend so I decided today would be the perfect time to do just that and review a couple of recent review items we had been sent at the same time!
We recently received the Ozeri Green Earth Frying Pan for review from Moderna Housewares. The frying pan has a smooth non stick ceramic coating which does exactly as it says on the tin. The pan only requires a small amount of oil and there is no sticking whatsoever. The item also feels very sturdy with a rubber handle and a thick aluminium base. It is also grill safe if you want to finish off an omelette under the grill and is super easy to clean. We have the 20cm (8 inch) version which is the perfect size for frying a couple of eggs or making a nice omelette for one.
At £24.95 for the 20cm version I guess it’s not exactly cheap but based on the quality I would say it’s good value for money.
You can’t have a cooked breakfast without washing it down with a nice cup of coffee or two. This morning I opted for a sample we had received from Blank Box Coffee – The Mahembe from Rwanda. The idea behind Blank Box Coffee is that each month you receive 2 x 150g bags of UK roasted coffee delivered to your door (the box is flat so fits nicely through the letterbox). You can receive your order as coffee beans which you can grind at home or if you would rather Blank Box can grind the beans for you before dispatch. Each month they select two roasters. The bags of coffee come unlabeled apart from a wee red stamp or a blue stamp. The idea being that the less you know about the coffee the more you are likely to make up your own mind and not be influenced by any pre-conceived ideas about the region it is from and the flavours you should be tasting. It really is a blind taste test! The roasters are as passionate about coffee as Miss Edinburger is about chocolate!
There’s something quite satisfying about grinding your own coffee beans right before you brew it even if it is a bit of a hassle. It’s not something I would be doing every morning but it’s great if you have a bit of extra time on a weekend. The Mahembe (roasted by Round Hill Roastery) is quite a sweet coffee with subtle hints of cherry and quite a mild / medium strength. Although enjoyable I tend to prefer my coffee with a much stronger intensity so it’s possibly not one I would try again although very nice if you like your coffee sweet and fruity. The other beans received were Fazenda Julio Gonzales from Bolivia and roasted by James Gourmet Coffee which I have yet to sample but it also sounds great.
Blank Box Coffee costs £10 a month and this includes postage and packaging. If you subscribe, you can cancel at any time.