Jack Stonehouse | Blog

22/04/2021

How to Use a Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are handy kitchen appliances that allow you to produce cheap and healthy meals without all of the extra effort. Not only can you use it to cook a stew, curry or chilli, it can also make delicious cakes and desserts, making the dish possibilities endless! Whether you’re new to using one or you’re unsure if you are using it correctly, slow cookers can be a little bit confusing as they aren’t a conventional cooking device like a stove. While they are relatively simple to use once you know... Read More

15/04/2021
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Our Top 3 Ways to Cook Potatoes in a Slow Cooker

An extremely versatile vegetable that can be used for almost any meal, the humble potato can be cooked in any way you can think of. While there are thousands of tasty slow cooker dishes which incorporate potato, we wanted to think of some recipes which make the potato the star of the show. – – Slow Cooker Roast Potatoes While conventional roast potatoes are always lovely, sometimes you just need to free up some oven space for other things to cook! These slow cooker roast potatoes are just as good,... Read More

15/04/2021

10 Ways to Freshen Up Your Home this Spring

The spring season is all about having a refresh, whether that’s replacing old worn out items or giving them a new lease of life. Replacing lots of your household items can be expensive, so we’ve come up with 10 tips for refreshing your home that won’t hurt your pocket! – – Deep Clean Your Carpets It has probably been a little while since your carpets have had a good clean. While vacuuming picks up larger particles in your carpet, dust and bacteria can still remain and cause your carpet to... Read More

24/03/2021

Your Home Spring Clean Checklist

Spring is here which means it is time to cleanse your home of all evidence of winter. As the days become warmer and brighter, throw back the curtains, let the light in, and put on those rubber gloves, ready to give your home some much needed TLC. With the below tips, your spring clean will be a breeze – even if you can only spare a few minutes. Rather than running through the usual home cleaning routine, we’ll be going over the often neglected or forgotten chores which are perfect... Read More

12/03/2021
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Our Favourite Bakes for Mother’s Day

Everyone loves baked treats (whether they are a sweet or savoury fiend), so this Mother’s Day bake your mum, aunt, grandma, sister or close friend some of their favourites to show them how special they are. If they have a selection of delicious cakes and bakes, you can make them a personal homemade afternoon tea that they can enjoy this Sunday. If you are making a selection, you should use a stand mixer to take the hard labour out of your baking session, leaving only room for love to go... Read More

03/03/2021

Get Ready for Life After Lockdown

The recent hopeful news of things starting to slowly go back to normal has got us thinking: we’ve been in this for so long, how do we get ready for life after lockdown? As the restrictions ease, we’ll be able to adjust back to normality, but to make the process easier we have thought of some ways that you can prepare for the changes. – – Getting Ready to Get Ready Being confined to your home may have caused you to forget how to get ready to go out. With... Read More

23/02/2021

Appliances to Promote a Healthy 2021

Everyone wants to be healthy; it’s the best way to feel good from the inside out. While exercise is a great way to stay in shape, good health starts in the kitchen with the kinds of food that you are putting into your body. Although healthy food and drink can seem tedious to make with long prep times and lengthy lists of sometimes unrecognisable ingredients, you can actually take out a lot of the hard work with a few kitchen appliances. You’ll love how easy they make being healthy, allowing... Read More

12/02/2021
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Lovingly Made Bakes for this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, go outside the norm for gift ideas and bake that special someone some tasty treats – it’s sure to show them how much you love them! You don’t have to be an experienced baker to give these recipes a go either; they’re simple and easy to follow. Our stand mixer did the hard work for us, getting the mixtures as smooth as possible without tiring out our arms. – Geometric Chocolate Cake Hearts These cute little treats are sure to hit the spot for your Valentine. The... Read More

09/02/2021
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Get Ready for Pizza Day 2021

Pizza is a food enjoyed all over the world that comes with a vast range of different toppings. You can make it with flatbread and tortillas for a healthy option or opt for homemade dough for the full pizza experience! Make your own pizza at home this Pizza Day; it can be a fun experience for the whole household. Kneading dough by hand can be quite tiring or may be a struggle if you have weaker wrists, so we took to our stand mixer to do the hard work for... Read More

29/01/2021
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Warming recipes to get you through winter

The frosty mornings and chilly days have most of us shivering and struggling to beat the cold, but with these easy-to-make recipes, you can warm up in minutes thanks to their delicious aromas and winter-fighting flavours. A hearty, home cooked meal could be the perfect thing to warm you up, so why not try these simple and tasty recipes. They are all made in a slow cooker, allowing the ingredients to infuse together over a longer period of time to create a taste sensation that all of the family will... Read More