Saturday, 15 October 2016

WHISKAS® Cat Pouches Fish Selection in Jelly - The Healthy Choice

Meet our Brands test panel sent me Whiskas cat food to review this time. Muzu was a nice girl and tested it properly. Anyway she is not a Whiskas cat. She loves Whiskas dry food but she is rather picky with Whiskas wet food. Luckily Whiskas started to change and my cat already started to like their wet food. The change started by Whiskas Creamy Soups. These wet foods are very different and creamy. These make a nice variety in my cat's diet. I always have some sachets in the cupboard for a change.

Muzu is happy to eat WHISKAS® 1+ Years Cat Pouches Fish Selection in Jelly. She tried all 4 varieties:
Her favourite is the whitefish one.
I am happy there is no more prawn flavour in the boxes, because all my cats avoided this flavour.
WHISKAS® 1+ Years Cat Pouches Fish Selection in Jelly are very healthy choice for my cat, because it contains lots of moisture to keep her waterworks healthy. Believe me it is extremely important, I already buried two tomcats with kidney disease. :( 

Muzu loves to lick the jelly first but she eats a pretty good amount of flesh too. Some pieces always remain on the plate but in total I am very satisfied with WHISKAS® 1+ Years Cat Pouches Fish Selection in Jelly. I am sure I will repurchase it and even try Poultry Selection in Jelly too. I am sure I cannot go wrong with Whiskas.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Autumn Comfort Food - Potato Cakes

As an active member of The Orchard at Tesco panel I have got money off coupons to try the new farm brands from Tesco.
It is a traditional Hungarian recipe. You could eat these potato cakes as a snack or as a side dish for soups.


1kg peeled potatoes
3 whole eggs
Pinch of salt, plus extra for seasoning
Oil for frying


Boil peeled potatoes. Do not need to cut for pieces. They should be soft, but hold together.

Mash boiled potatoes.

Mix all ingredients together with your hands. The dough should feel a little sticky.

If your dough is too runny add more flour. Be careful, do not add too much flour, because your cakes will be chewy and undecooked.

Roll the dough to 0.5cm thick on well floured surface. Use pastry cutters to make funny cake shapes.

Fry in fryer on 170 degree for 15 minutes.

Season with salt.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Sheba Fines Flakes in Jelly Poultry Collection - For Picky Cats

I like to try and test new products so I was very happy when Mars Petcare UK selected me to take part in their Meet our Brands test panel.
The truth is I am not the tester I just write reviews. The tester is my cat, Muzu because Meet our Brands project is for pet owners and our well-loved pets test pet food.
My cat loves her job, because she is very picky and loves variety in cat food. We are always the first to try new cat food from the supermarket shelves. First it was quite annoying, that Muzu does not want to eat her food, but we used to it.

One of her favourite cat food brand is Sheba. We were very lucky to get Sheba pouches for free as our first Meet our Brands project.

Muzu’s pack contained four pouches of Sheba Fines Flakes in Jelly Poultry Collection cat food:

She loved all of the flavours. She usually likes these flavours and different fish flavours too. She is not a big red meat eater. Sometimes she gets bored of duck, but in this case she demolished the duck one quickly and without any complaint.

Muzu is not a big eater. I always need to encourage her to eat more. She eats one maximum two sachets of wet cat food per day. She always leaves about third of her meal which I should throw out.
I was very impressed with Sheba, because Muzu does not leave anything in her pet bowl.

Wow I have not seen a pet bowl licked clean ages ago!

She even ate more than before. I have got my parcel delivered on Friday. She got Sheba for dinner on Friday and she had the last pouch on Sunday. Basically 4 pouches for 2 days and bowls are licked clean. I was very happy with this result.

I am sure I will repurchase Sheba Fines Flakes in Jelly Poultry Collection again. It makes me very happy when my Muzu is satisfied with her food.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Gluten Free Apple Pie

As an active member of The Orchard at Tesco panel I have got money off coupons to try the new farm brands from Tesco.
Apple season is nearly here so I started with an early apple pie. This is a gluten free and dairy free version.


To the pastry you will need:

-300g dairy free spread at room temperature
-Fry Light oil spray for greasing the baking tin

To the filling you will need:


Start with the pastry.

Combine egg yolks; spread and caster sugar together with a wooden spoon.

Add the gluten free flour and mix in with your hands.

Put the pastry in the fridge – very important!
Do not be tempted to use more liquid ingredients - your pastry must be firm!

Peel, core and grate apples. Mix in caster sugar and cinnamon.

Grease the baking tin with oil spray.

Rub and push 2/3 of the pastry into the baking tin.

It is harder to work with gluten free ingredients and rolled pastry does not hold together. It is why I rub & push and use squares & pastry cutters later.

Spread the apple filling evenly.

Roll and square cut the remaining pastry. Make a nice pastry patchwork on the apple filling. You can use even pastry cutters.

Bake on 180 degree for 20-25 minutes or until lightly brown. Sprinkle with vanilla sugar when it is still hot.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

I Am Unstoppable

My latest BzzCampaign was Compeed Blister Plasters where I have got two packs of blister plasters and samples to give away for free.

I am very satisfied with the product. It is water proof, has perfect shape and last on the place all day long. I carry with me one small box of Compeed Blister Plasters always in my handbag.

Compeed free blister plasters came in great time because I was before a big hiking holiday in Devon. I have bought new shoes for this occasion so I was a little bit afraid from painful blisters. I have very thin skin so it is normal to have blisters after wearing new shoes first time.

I wanted to prevent blisters so I used two pairs of thin socks on the first day. The weather was great so I wore only one pair of socks on the second day. Of course I had painful blisters on the evening. I started the third day with applying a pressure relieving pad, COMPEED Blister Plaster. Applying a COMPEED Blister Plaster helped me prevent further progression of the blister as the cushioning layer forms a barrier against friction. The patch contains hydrocolloid technology which creates an optimum environment for wound healing while instantly relieving pain. It’s also waterproof and helps protect the wound from harmful bacteria and dirt. I didn’t remove the pad too soon; I waited until it started to lift at the edges and then I gently and easily peeled it off in the bath.
I was very happy, because I had blisters but I couldn’t feel the pain. I can say Compeed saved my holiday. The healing process was very quick – I was able to start my working week in high heels.

Compeed blister plasters work perfectly. I often have blisters because my skin is very thin and sensitive.
I tend to prevent blisters with using Compeed Blister Plasters on the places (corners; under toes) where I usually have them. Sometimes the prevention does not work, because the rubbing is too hard (new shoes). My blister breaks they can become infected and extremely painful. I do not deliberately burst the blister but if it does open I clean it with mild soapy water, soak it in a salt water footbath for 10 minutes and cover with a protective pad COMPEED BlisterPlaster.
Compeed Anti Blistersticks are very helpful as well. I advise you to use it every time before you wear new shoes.

Using hydrocolloid technology, COMPEED supports the natural moisture balance, to accelerate the healing process. COMPEED blister plasters stay in place longer and heal blisters faster than traditional plasters, whilst acting as a second skin.

BzzAgent sent me these brilliant Compeed products:

-COMPEED plaster Blister pack MEDIUM - absorbs moisture and forms a protective cushion, providing instant pain relief and optimum healing conditions for foot blisters

-COMPEED plaster Blister pack MIXED - the complete solution to foot blisters which can come in any shape and any size.

Compeed have even more great products, these are my  personal favourites:

-COMPEED Bunion Plasters – designed to fit discreetly around your foot for instant relief from pressure, helping you get back on your feet.

-COMPEED Corn Active Plasters - contain a special gel that relieves pain immediately and helps remove the corn

-COMPEED Cracked Heel Overnight Cream – daily moisturizing cream with magical urea

Try Compeed next time when you have some painful blisters and you can feel the difference on your own skin.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Memories from Hungary

We spent beautiful days by the Lake Balaton in Hungary. I love this big lake since my childhood. Visiting this beautiful lake was always the most enjoyable part of my summer holidays. We visit it not as often since we live in the UK but my enjoyment is as big as before.

I think we booked the best apartment –basically a holiday studio flat for two – via website. Our hosts were very friendly and extremely helpful. The apartment is near the beach and the neighbourhood is quiet. We would spend the whole holiday on this single place but we had some cloudy and windy days too.

We visited the city centre in Siofok where is the small Kalman Imre Museum, who was an important Hungarian play writer and composer. I remember seeing his best play Csardaskiralyno nearly 10 years ago in Komaromi Jokai Theatre.

We visited the private Gallery Jordan which was an incredible enjoyment. There are lots of paintings for sale made by Peter Jordan and his daughter, Uncas. They are very talented and they do not squander their talent.

“Let’s go; see it; look it; feel it and buy if you think it is great, and belongs to your soul.” (Peter Jordan)

The Siofok Eye has a very pretty retro style. I loved it on first sight. I must hop on all of Eyes which I pass by.

We visited my hubby’s school town, Kaposvar. It is the home town of Ripl-Ronai, the famous Hungarian painter. His villa is a very interesting place with around 90 paintings.

Here are some more photos taken on the High Street of Kaposvar. I love creative displays!

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Airbourne 2016

Airbourne was as fantastic today as usually. It is a real enjoyment for me. Eastbourne International Air Show is one of our must visit summer programs every year.

Here are some of my photos and video.