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This is another real crime book that I have recently added to my collection, Underworld UK Women who Kill by Vanessa Howard titled 'Hell Hath No Fury'. I recently bough this from The Works in Gainsborough for £1.99 which is definitely a bargain as the retail price is £6.99. It can also be bought from Amazon for between £4 - £5.
The Author Vanessa Howard is also a Journalist who writes real life stories for womens magazines. She also writes non fiction books which cover murder & reconciliation, unsolved murders and the psychology of female violence. As you can tell from the title of this book its based purely on real life crime involving only women.
This book is written like any other book where it is broken down into chapters. There are 257 pages and 10 chapters, each chapter covering one of the many women who kill. In the centre of the book it shows a number of pictures mainly of the women who kill. You may recognise some of the names as many of them were given a lot of media coverage but there are some in there that might not be so recognise. The book writes a chapter on each of the following killers:
Jacqui & Kelly Noble
Charlotte & Linda Mulhall
Mother of Baby P
Some of the chapters describe the killers life prior to commiting such horrific crimes up to the time they are charged. Its quite a disturbing book to read as it tries to get into the minds of killers & it shows the rising trend of violence in women. Its quite frightening really to see how easy it is for some women to do what they do and seem to feel little or any remorse.
I'm glad I bought and read the book, i would say its not for the faint hearted. I just cant believe how there has been such an explosion in female violence in the ten years.
I am currently studying for my degree in Psychology and hope to go on to do my Masters in Forensics (fingers crossed). The reason for this is because i'm interested in human behaviour and the link it has to crime. For these reasons I tend to read alot of real crime books as well as crime fiction.
I recently was wondering around The Works in my local town as they have numerous books at really great prices. I noticed they had a whole section on crime, from serial killers to crime scenes. Alot of the books caught my attention but unfortunately I dont have time to sit and read all day (if only) so I opted for two out of the many. The first one I picked up was Underworld UK Knife Crime by John McShane which is titled 'The Law of the Blade. This book retails at £6.99 and can be bought on Amazon for between £4 & £5. I was lucky enough to buy this book for 99p.
Inside its like a normal book, its broken down into chapters covering a range of different cases involving knife crime. It details how Knife Crime is sweeping through Britain on the streets and schools of our towns and cities. It looks behind the media hysteria and goes into well-known cases like the Ben Kinsella murder (brother of an Eastenders actress who was killed walking away from a fight he wasnt involved in) and the less high profile cases that hardly cause a stir except to the victims, their family & friends.
There is alot of cases covered in this book which shows how knife crime is on the increase and it makes you realise how scary it can be out there.
The Author John Mcshane is also a journalist . He is an associate editor in charge of news at the Daily and Sunday Mirror who has over the recent years done a lot of research into major crime stories such as these in this book.
Knife Crime is a growing problem due to the ease of access to knives which can cause chaos when in the wrong hands. This book goes into a lot of detail about the ever rising numbers of victims in knife crime & also goes into a great deal of detail in each of the cases. This book is definitely an eye opener.
I go through Tomato Ketchup like its going out of fashion, every since I was a kid tomato ketchup played an important part at meal times. Thankfully I no longer feel the need to put it on certain meals like roast dinners but its definitely a must have if i'm having anything with chips (which can be quite regular).
When I go shopping I always check to see if there are any offers on as I do tend to go through quite a lot, so the more offers the better. I usually buy Heinz or Branston Ketchup but the last time I went to Morrisons the only one on offer was Hellmanns Tomato Ketchup. So I thought why not, Hellmanns is a brand name so it must be pretty good.
I am now half way through the bottle and I have to say its not as tasty as I thought it would be, the consistency is a little runnier than the other leading brands & it always looks like it has lots of air bubbles in it. Saying that though it is still edible and I have been able to enjoy my junk food still.
The bottle has 430ml of sauce in it, it is a squeezy bottle so it makes the amount you put on your plate a little easier to control. It states on the front lable that there are over 25% more tomatoes (i'm assuming from there last attempt although I didnt know until last week that they made tomato ketchup). The Ketchup is suitable for vegetarians and the bottle is also recyclable which I always think is a good thing.
Each 100ml contains 94kcals, 0.1g of fat & 2.46g of salt so overall its not too bad.
I personally will be going back to Branston or Heinzs on my next shopping trip as I find them much tastier than the Hellmanns. I bought the Hellmanns for £1.00 from Morrisons and it is usuall priced at around £1.69.
Well Batchelors Super Noodles are a must have in my house. I work from home so I'm not only faced with what too cook for my tea I also have to consider my lunch time meal as well. This is where super noodles come in handy. I saw them on offer in Morrisons one week and thought I would give them a try, they are now one of the things on my regular weekly shopping list. They come in a variety of flavours, I tend to alternate between Barbecue Beef, Bacon and Southern Fried Chicken. There is also a Mexican Chilli flavour, a Chinese Chow Mein, a Mild Curry and a Sweet and Sour flavour. I cant comment on the last three as those particular flavours havent taken my fancy yet.
I have tried the Mexican Chilli flavour which unfortunately I found to be quite a let down compared to the more basic flavours. The noodles come in a pack which contains 100g of noodles (obviously) and a sachet which has the relevant flavoured powder in it. They are also very easy and quick to make.
On the hob:
1. Add noodles to 300ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water & bring to the boil.
2. Add contents of flavour sachet and reduce heat.
3. Simmer for 4 minutes or until noodles have absorbed the water. Stir occasionally.
4. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
1. Put the noodles into a large dish and add the contents of the sachet.
2. Pour over 300ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Cook uncovered, on high for about 5-6 minutes (850w - 650w), stirring twice or until noodles have absorbed all the liquid.
3. Stir and serve.
I cant comment on how the noodles turn out when cooked in the microwave because I always opt for cooking on the hob. I have found that you do need to keep a clos eye on them when cooking on the hob because if your not careful the noodles can start getting stuck to the bottom of the pan. Other than that I find Batchelors Super Noodles really tasty and extremely filling. Each pack contains enough for one person and is quite an adequate meal.
My favourite out of all the flavours is Bacon but the Barbecue Beef does come in close second. They are usually on offer in Morrisons where you can by 3 for £1.50 or buy 3 & get 3 free. They are 64p to buy seperately. So I do tend to but in bulk if I can.
They're not the most healthy food I've come across and each 100g contains 175kcals, what more would you expect!!
I have to say i'm not really much of a vegetable fan but over the past year or so my partner has got me trying alsorts of food I would normally avoid. Now the Batchelor Soupfulls are one of the things my partner always has in his cupboard as they are handy for a quick and filling snack. I tried the Chunky Chicken and Country Vegetable one first and i was pleasantly surprised.
It says on the front of the pack that it is 'a delicious hearty soup packed full of succulent chunks of chicken and country vegetables' I'm used to reading this on tins of soup and then finding that there is mainly liquid in there rather than chunks of anything but the Batchelor pouches are exactly what they state they are.
I was surprised to see how much chicken was actually in each pouch and also how tasty it was overall. Each pouch only serves one person but then they are not particularly expensive so they make for quite a cheap meal. And the good thing is when your in a rush you only need to pop them in the microwave for 3 minutes.
To microwave all you need to do is cut the pouch where indicated & stand it upright in the microwave and cook on full power for 3 minutes. The remove from microwave, pour into a bowl & tuck in.
They are also quite a healthy dish and a 300g pouch has only 132 kcals, 2.7g of fat, 15.3g of protein, 9.0g of carbohydrates and 1.80g of salt.
Water, Vegetables in variable proportions (34%) (potato, carrot, onion, cut green beans, peas), Chicken (10%), Modified Maize Starch, Whey Protein (from milk), Chicken Fat, Salt, Double Cream, Flavouring, Yeast Extract (contains Barley), Stabilisers (guar gum), Lactose, Parsley, Ground Sage.
The pack does state that it may contains bones although evry care has been taking to remove them and that it also contains Milk.
The pouches can be stored as normal in a cool dry place & once opened must be refrigerated and used within 2 - 3 days. I'm pretty sure that once one is opened it would be consumed that day. I would recommend these pouches to anyone who likes a nice hearty soup. They are extremely tasted & can be bought from most supermarkets for around £1.00. Definitely worth the money.
Unfortunately the pouch is not currently recyclable.
When it comes to food I can be a big kid. I have to have such things like fishfingers, potato waffles, oven chips in the freezer for a quick and easy fix when i'm feeling really lazy (which is often). One of the items that I frequently buy is Findus Minced Beef Crispy Pancakes. They come in packs of 4 or 6 each pancake only has 90 calories.
The pancake is filled with tender minced beef and onion in a rich gravy. Whats great about them is there is always plenty of filling in each one and once cook the filling doesnt dry up. It stays nice and tasty.
1. Preheat the oven to 220 c, Gas Mark 7.
2. Place the pancakes on a bakling tray in the centre of the oven.
3. Cook for 15-18 minutes until crispy.
4. Leave to stand for 1 minute before serving.
1. Preheat the grill to a moderate heat.
2. Place the pancakes on a baking tray under the grill.
3. Cook for 17-20 minutes until crispy.
4. Leave to stand for 1 minute before serving.
I cant comment on how the pancakes taste when they have been grilled because I only ever cook mine in the oven. I generally have mine with chips which can all go in the oven together and be ready at the same time. They taste great as well. The filling is really tender and has plenty of taste. The pancake taste better the crispier they are (not burnt of course). And the two go together really well.
Nutrition Info per pancake:
Protein 3g, Carbohydrates 15g, Fat 2g, Fibre 0.7g, sodium 0.2g.
So overall the pancakes arent too unhealthy for processed food & kids will love them as well.
Water, Wheatflour, Beef 6%, Onions 3%, whey powder, vegetable oil, starch, dried egg, tomato puree, salt, flavourings, wheat gluten, yeast extract, sugar, spices, pepper, malt extracts.
The packaging is recycleable.
A pack of 4 pancakes can be bought for about £1.39 from most supermarkets.
I have previously reviewed Difflam Throat Spray which I didnt think was very good so have decided to review Ultra Chloraseptic Throat Spray. I would pick this Spray over any other as it works wonders. Over the past few months as I'm sure is the case for most people I have had one or two colds. The one thing I have on my bedside table during these times is Ultra Chloraseptic Throat Spray. The kind of colds I usually get are the ones that rear their ugly head as soon as my head hits the pillow. I'm then laid there coughing and spluttering and getting more and more frustrated because I cant get to sleep. This is where Ultra Chloraseptic Throat Spray comes in.
3 Sprays to the back of the throat and I can manage to fall asleep and generally stay asleep for a couple of hours before needing to spray again. Seriously I could not be without this stuff, its brilliant.
This throat spray is an anaesthetic containing Benzocaine with targets sore throat pain. It also contains ethanol, macrogol 300, propylene glycol, glycerol, cetylpyridinium chloride saccharin sodium, fl;avouring (levomenthol) and purified water.
Adult Dose: (13 years and over) Spray 3 times to the back of the throat every 2 - 3 hours.
Child Dose: (6 - 12 years) Spray once to the back of the throat every 2 - 3 hours.
Not to be used more than 3 times a day & is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
This really is a fast acting spray, it doesnt taste awful and you can feel the numbing effect of it quite quickly after spraying. I mainly use it at night because I hate losing sleep and it really does work. It can be bought in the Original Menthol Flavour and also in a Cherry Flavour. I personally use the Menthol Flavour as I'm not a big fan of Cherry.
It can be bought from most supermarkets and chemists and can also be bought from a variety of online shops such as Amazon. It can usually be bought for between £4 & £5. The bottle is only small but it does last a long time so is well worth the money
One of my friends recently mentioned to me that she had had crumpets for her breakfast that morning and I ended up craving for some myself. I'm not much of a breakfast person so I dont generally buy anything other than bread or a box of cereal. I used to have crumpets when I was little but then I remember them as pikelets as I am from down south.
Anyway I went to Morrisons and headed for the bread aisle and found just what I was looking for. I ended up buying 2 packets of 8 Mothers Pride crumpets they were on offer buy two packets for a £1.00. I knew I wouldn't be able to eat 16 crumpets by the sell by date but the great thing is they can be frozen. So one packet went in the freezer and the other packet was opened straight away.
I popped two crumpets in the toaster for a couple of minutes, they are a little tricky to get back out again as they are quite small and dont quite reach the top. I cover my crumpets with loads of butter and some jam and eat them while they are still hot. The only problem I have with them is that I find they go cold quick, so there I am trying to eat two crumpets in record breaking time and they dont exactly go down with ease. I also find eaten them whilst I am on my own is a good idea as I find the butter sneaks out and ends up running down your chin and hands and if your unlucky also down your front. Not an attractive look.
So crumpets are made from: Water, Wheat Flour, Salt, Yeast, Raising Agents: Diphosphates, Sodium Bicarbonate, Vinegar, Preservative: Sorbic Acid.
Allergy Advice: Contains Wheat & Gluten and produced on a line which handles milk.
Per crumpet there is: 79 calories, 2.4g of protein, 16.5g of carbohydrates, 0.4g of fat and 1.0g of fibre.
They are suitable for freezing and suitable for vegetarians.
Packaging: They are wrapped in a piece of card that can be recycled and sealed in a plastic film which currently cannot be recycled.
Crumpets are great for breakfast and for a snack any time of the day and they make a nice welcome change from my usual boring choices.
They can be bought from supermarkets for about £1.00 and most supermarkets also have their own brand which is generally a little cheaper.
I was originally prescribe Opticrom by my GP about 10 years ago when I suffered from an eye infection which was bought on by an allergy to nail resin. It didnt help at the time that I had only recently qualified as a nail technician, so was a little annoyed to say the least.
Opticrom is a clear colourless allergy eye drop that comes in a 5ml bottle. It contains the active ingredient Sodium Cromoglicate 2.0% w/v which provides soothing relief for itchy allergy eyes.
The bottle is only small but I have found that it does last a long time, if your more of a regular user Opticrom is available to buy in a 10ml bottle as well.
Wash hands before use, remove cap and tilt your head back.
1 or 2 drops into each eye 4 times daily or as directed by your Doctor.
Close your eye and wipe away any excess liquid with a clean tissue.
Do not use this product if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. These include, Benzalkonium chloride, Disodium ededate & purified water.
Soft contacts should not be worn whilst using this product.
I found Opticrom to be a life saver when I had my eye infection years back. My eyes were extremely sore and irritable and I had difficulty focussing properly. Opticrom did a great job and is very easy to use and does not irritate your eyes further. I havent had an eye infection for a long time now as I avoid nail resin but I do on occasion suffer from hayfever so recently I bought another bottle of Opticrom to see me through my hayfever period.
Anyone who suffers from hayfever or just gritty eyes from tiredness should definitely try Opticrom. I find it very soothing almost instantly would definitely recommend it.
I bought mine from Chemist Direct for £2.99 but it can also be bought from Amazon or any other chemists for around the same price.
I bought Soreen Fruity Malt Loaf a couple of days ago as I wanted something a little different. I have to admit I was in the cake section in Morrisons but nothing was jumping out on me, this is probably because I dont really have a sweet tooth. I then spotted the malt loaf a bit further down and immediately knew it was going to end up in my basket.
I was working from the main office the next day so I took a couple or 3 slices of malt loaf with me for my breakfast. Soreen Fruity Malt Loaf is what it says it is. Its a loaf full of fruity goodness and very tasty. I usually cut the loaf into roughly 1 inch slices and then spread a ridiculously thick layer of butter over it. I find that it makes quite a nice filling breakfast or just as a snack.
Wheat Flour, Water, Raisins (14%), Starch, Invert Sugar Syrup, Malted Barley Flour (5%), Malted Barley Extract (4.5%), Dried Whey (from cows milk), Vegetable Fat, Salt, Yeast, Preservative E282, Emulisifer E471.
Contains: Wheat, Gluten, Whey (from cows milk).
Soreen Fruity Malt Loaf is suitable for vegetarians and is suitable for freezing.
Each 1/8 of the loaf contains: 86 calories, 2.1g of protein, 18.2g of carbohydrates, 0.6g of fat, 0.7g of fibre, 0.1g of sodium, 0.27g of salt.
So it really isn't unhealthy so you wont have to feel guilty eating it. I loved this malt loaf after first trying it when I was a child. It tastes great, easy to eat and it doesnt sit heavy on your stomach. The only problems I have with it is that I find it diffficult to cut. Everytime, no matter what kind of knife I use it tends to squish together and makes the slices seem smaller. So instead of a nice even square piece I end up with a piece that is indented both sides, very strange. The other thing is that it doesn't last long at all. I ate mine in two sittings and was shocked that it had disappeared so quick.
There is a suggestion on the packet to try toasting the malt loaf, I personally havent tried this and I am pretty sure if I do i'll end up with malt loaf stuck in my toaster and with a nasty burnt smell in my kitchen.
I bought my Malt loaf for 62p at Morrisons and it can be purchased at most supermarkets.
I have decided to write a review on Hula Hoops due to polishing off 3 packets last night whilst watching tv. I like to snack on alsorts whilst watching tv and crisps are usually at the top of the list.
I was in Morrisons last night down the crisp aisle looking for something tasty as I had ran out of crisps a couple of days earlier. The only reason I actually bought Hula Hoops is because they were on offer. A multipack of 7 packets was being sold for 60p. Well to me that is most certainly a bargain. I'm a big fan of the BBQ beef flavour and also the Cheese & Onion flavour. So I thought at such a great price I would buy both.
One multipack contained 7 BBQ beef flavour and the other contained 2 Cheese & Onion, 2 Salt & Vinegar and 3 Original flavour. Each individual packet contains 25g so unfortunately they had gone pretty quick.
All flavours are made with 100% sunflower oil and have no artificial colours, flavours or MSG. Each flavour also contains: Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Soya and Mustard.
The original salted potato rings packet of 25g contains 129 calories, 0.8g of protein, 15.4g of carbohydrates, 7.1g of fat and 0.2g of sodium.
I like every single flavour in the hula hoops range but as I said before BBQ beef & Cheese & Onion will always be my first choice. The packet of BBQ beef flavour I consumed all too quickly last night were very strong in flavour and had a definite kick to them. They were ridiculously moreish which is why I found myself eating a second and a third bag. Each flavour is very prominent and I have not come across a packet yet that didnt taste delicious. They are very crunchy crisps which is fine as long as you dont eat pack after pack. After a while all that crunching can start to give you a bit of jaw ache, but I did manage to work my way through that.
What I dont get about Hula Hoops is that on the pack of each packet there is a game to play using the contents, such as building a pyramid or tap dancing. I personally dont feel the need to play with my food so I have yet to be tempted into playing one of the games. I'm sure there are alot of children out there who would be happy to give it ago though, so i'll leave it to them.
Overall this are great crisps and if your a crisp lover then give these a try if you havent already. One other good thing about them is all flavours even the BBQ beef are suitable for vegetarians & the packets are recyclable.
I made a suggestion for this product a couple of days ago as I'd bought some at the weekend and couldn't believe no one had done a review on it yet.
Batchelors Chicken Condensed soup comes in a small tin weighing 295g but doubles up to make even more soup than you had to begin with. It can also be used for other things, wow a soup that has multiple choices, excellent.
Empty soup into a saucepan. Gradually add one can of cold water (or half milk, half water for extra richness) stirring constantly. Heat the soup to serving temperature. Do not boil or overheat as this impairs the quality.
To Microwave: (Category E: 800w): Pour contents into a microwave dish and stir in one can of cold water (or half water, half milk for extra richness) Microwave for two and a half minutes on full power, stir and microwave for a further two minutes. Leave and stand for one minute.
So thats how to make the soup, like any soup its easy and quick to make. The soup is really quite creamy in texture and definitely has a distinctive chicken flavour with the odd small pieces of chicken to add to the taste. I was quite surprised how nice it actually was but it most certainly tasted good and filled me up quite nicely, I did have a couple of slices of bread with it too as I think a good soup needs to have a 'side dish'.
The thing I like about any of the Batchelors Condensed Soup is that each one has a different recipe on the side giving you another option on how to put it to good use. On the back of the Chicken Soup there is a recipe for Tarragon Lemon Chicken. All you need is:
150g of Pasta Shapes
30ml Vegetable Oil
2 Onions, Sliced
4 Chicken Fillets, Sliced
10ml (2 tsp) Dijon Mustard
15ml (1 tbsp) Lemon Juice
150ml White Wine
5ml (1tsp) Dried Tarragon
And a 295g Batchelors Cream of Condensed Soup.
Basically you cook the pasta as normal, Fry the chicken and the onion for 10 minutes, the add the remainder of the ingredients. When all cooked, mix everything together and serve.
I get fed up of eating the same meals all the time so I was quite happy to try out this recipe and was glad I did. Its a lovely recipe and the soup compliments the other ingredients really well. Plus it keeps everything together and stops the meal becoming dry. I have now made this on a number of occasion and have even purchased other condensed soups to try out more recipes.
The main thing I use this particular soup for is actually my chicken stew. After a Sunday dinner I cook the leftover chicken carcass to make a chicken stock, then I pull the chicken to pieces (hate this job) and add it to the stock. I then add Chicken Oxo Cubes, Potatoes, Carrots, Small Pasta Shells and finally Condensed Chicken Soup just to thicken it up and give it that extra bit of flavour. Then the dumplings go in & I'm left with a filling meal that can feed a family of four easily. And the great thing is if you make to much like me, it can be frozen.
I think this is one of the many things sat in the cupboard just waiting for the chance to show you what it can do. Its a soup with many identities and does a great job whatever meal you add it too. Its also great value, 49p for a 295g which can be doubled up by just adding water, an absolute bargain if you ask me.
Water, Chicken (6%), Vegetable Oil, Modified Maize Starch, Wheat Flour, Milk Proteins, Salt, Double cream, Flavourings and Enhancers, Garlic Powder, Celery Extracts, Onion Extracts. And each 100g contain 100 kcals.
Allergy advice: contains Milk, Wheat, Gluten, Celery.
The tin is also recyclable.
Seabrooks Crinkle Cut Potato crisps, Yum. I can safely say that these are one of my favourite brands of crisp. The thing I love about these crisps is that each flavour is really quite simple but tastes absolutely great.
I have recently bought a multipack of 6 which contained 2 sea salted, 2 sea salt and vinegar and 2 cheese and onion. Now I like a variety of flavours so these were the perfect choice. I quite often prefer the much more original flavours to the ones that are a little out there.
Seabrooks have been making crisps since 1945 and they are made with potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt. Each flavour is slightly different with regards to how much sunflower oil is used or how many calories there are. My favourite out of the flavours that I purchased has to be the Cheese and Onion flavour.
The crisps are Crinkle Cut as you can tell by the title. They are not soft in texture but they are not hard either, they fit nicely in the middle and are easy to chomp away on. Each flavour is really noticeable in its own way. You would never fail to tell which ones you were eating if you were blindfolded as the taste is quite strong but not to strong that it puts you off.
I have tried most of the flavours in the Seabrook range and have found that I am very partial to a packet of Prawn Cocktail, the Canadian Ham and the Beefy flavour. I am grateful that they still make the beef flavour as brands like Walkers have stopped doing them nowadays and they have always been near the top of my favourite crisp list. The only problem I find with the other flavours is that they each have to be bought seperately, too date I have never come across a multipack with anything other than the original flavours in them.
Cream Cheese & Chives
There is also the hot and spicy range.
In a 31.8g Packet of Cheese and Onion Crisps there is 168 calories, 1.3g of sugar, 9.0g of fat, 1.1g of saturates and 0.7g of salt. So there probably not the healthiest crisps around but I love them so I will continue to buy them. They are also Gluten and MSG Free and are suitable for vegetarian.
I bought my multipack in Morrisons which were on offer of £1.00, unfortunately they only lasted a couple of days so I need to go buy more already but at that prcie you cant go wrong. I'm not sure how much the single packets are and I know the range in Morrisons isnt great unless you go to their Petrol Station. For some reason they have a larger variety of flavours to offer.
I saw these Limited Edition Fishfingers in the freezers at Morrisons in sale at £1.00 for 10. I was a bit dubious as I thought that the Lemon flavour added may be a little overpowering but for £1.00 I figured it was worth buying them to find out.
Yesterday lunch time I couldnt decide what to have to eat and just wanted some thing no fuss and quick. I opened the freezer to find Birds Eye Fish Fingers with a Hint of Lemon staring back at me so thought 'why not'. I got them out along with a bag of frozen chips, placed them on a baking tray and into the oven with them.
Cooking Instructions: Grill straight from freezer for best results.
Medium Grill: Pre heat grill, cook fish fingers for 12 - 15 minutes until crisp and golden, turning occasionally.
Ovenbake: 230c/Fan 210c/Gas Mark 8. Preheat oven, place fish fingers onto a baking tray then place in the oven on the top shelf. Cook for 12 - 15 minutes turning half way through.
Ensure that fishfingers are piping hot and do not refreeze after defrosting. I do think whilst cooking fish fingers you do need to keep an eye on them, they can go from just about cooked to over cooked in the blink of an eye (well maybe not that fast) and they're not very nice when the texture is nothing but crunchy.
I love fish fingers, they are my all time favourite snack food and I'm quite partial to a fish finger sandwich. Two slices of bread covered in butter, four fishfingers and tomato ketchup, bootiful. So as I was saying I had these for my dinner yesterday and I have to say I wasnt particularly impressed. Dont get me wrong the fish fingers themselves were lovely I just found it hard to detect the hint of lemon. I had four of these and each one was pretty much the same so I was a little disappointed. Maybe I got the one box where they forgot to squeeze some lemon on.
So all in all the fish fingers were nice, they were very tasty just lacking that hint of lemon. So they were really just normal birds eye fish fingers to me. I may try them again just to see if I did get a bad batch but probably only if they are still on offer the next time I go shopping.
Alaska Pollock Fish (58%), Lemon Batter (13%), Breadcrumbs, Vegetable Oil.
Per 3 fish fingers there are 180 calories, 0.3g of sugar, 7.8g of fat, 0.8g of saturates, 0.6g of salt. There are no artificial colours, flavours or perservatives.
Allergy advice: Contains Fish and Wheat. May also contain bones.
Birds Eye also do a Wild Pink Salmon Fish Finger which is really tasty and my opinion much better than the hint of lemon option.
I have been trying to remember to pick up some antiseptic cream for months now as I'm quite prone to burning, scratching and catching myself. And I find if you have nothing to help the healing process it takes much longer to get back to normal as you spend more time scratching or picking and making it worse.
So last weekend I was browsing Chemist Direct to restock my medicine cabinet, or should I say shelf and I remembered I needed to buy some antiseptic cream. I did a search and a whole list of different brands and products came up. I noticed the Savlon straight away, I had already heard about them and have on occasion in the past purchased that particular brand, so for me this seemed like the best option.
The Savlon Antiseptic Cream comes in 4 different sizes, 15g @ 95p, 30g @ £1.29, 60g @ £2.08 and 100g @ £3.02. I decided on the 15g as its just me and I dont think i'm quite that clumbsy just yet. The cream arrived 2 days later and believe it or not it was put to use straight away as I had burned my wrist taking something out of the oven the day before, oops, what a surprise.
Directions for use: With clean hands gently apply cream to the affected area. If symptons persist, or if any unwanted effects occur, stop using and consult your doctor or a pharmacist.
Savlon is an all round antiseptic cream that can be used on Cuts & Grazes, Insect Bites & Stings, Minor Burns & Scalds, Shaving Cuts, Blisters and Sores, Chapped Skin, Nappy Rash, Spots & Blackheads, Sunburn. It can also be used as a normal antiseptic hand cream for those of us who like to keep all germs at bay. So its basically cleanses and helps prevent infection in first aid and minor skin problems.
Active Ingredients: Cetrimide 0.5% w/w & Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.1% w/w. Also contains: cetostearyl alcohol, liquid paraffin, methylhydroxybenzoate, propylhydroxybenzoate, perfume & purified water.
Its really good in my opinion, a small amount applied to the effected area goes on nice, smooth and evenly and you can feel the soothing effect straight away. And it really hurries the healing process along. I'm forever burning myself so it has really started to come in handy, I've used it no end of times already and the little tube still seems to be full, its like Mary Poppins handbag. I would recommend it to anyone whose prone to minor mishaps that are not serious enough to require medical attention + its pretty cheap nowadays and can be purchased at most supermarkets or pharmacies.