Posts Tagged ‘Sainsbury’s’

TU red quilted throw from Sainsbury’s

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Affordable contemporary bedding ideas

Quilted throw

During the in between weather, when it’s too hot to have your thickest winter duvet on at night, but too chilly for your summer weight one, having a throw that you can use as an added layer helps solve your bedding issues.

This red throw is lightly quilted, so provides just the right amount of extra warmth for early spring nights that can still have a chill in the air.

The stripes of colourful fabric are made up of different textures and sheens, and it looks more expensive than it really is. The size (150cm x 200cm) makes it ideal for a double bed, but also suitable for using on a king size bed too (it covers the width, but not quite the length).

The TU red quilted throw comes very nicely packaged and wrapped up in coordinating ribbon and costs £30 from Sainsbury’s.

Poachpod: the way to a perfect poached egg?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
How to cook a perfect poached egg

Poachpod - egg poaching aid

Cooking poached eggs is one of those things that doesn’t always go to plan. If you use the ‘throw the egg into boiling water’ method, sometimes it poaches in a nice organised fashion, and other times you end up with lots of stringy bits of egg white and an odd shaped poached egg.

Poached egg rings – a bit like a round pastry cutter – are widely available to pop the egg in and make them nicely round, but another option are these Poachpods.

Made from flexible silicone, the Poachpods are designed to hold the egg for you, whilst floating in boiling water and poaching.

The inside needs to be lightly oiled in order to help you release the egg in one piece at the end, but if reviews are to be believed, they poach eggs well and and do away with the odd shaped and stringy poached egg dilemma.

Poachpods are available to purchase from various retailers, with prices differing slightly. Amazon have two green Poachpods available for £4.60, Sainsbury’s sell Poach Pods for £5.00 and Lakeland have green or yellow Poachpods for £4.99.

Have you tried Poachpods and have they revolutionised your egg poaching method?

Coastal trend lighthouse picture

Friday, April 9th, 2010
Lighthouse Island framed print

Lighthouse Island framed print

The nautical and coastal trends are in again this summer, with nautical blues and whites appearing in fashion and homeware products.

This coastal themed lighthouse print is by Ocean Publishing and features a lighthouse by the sea. The print comes in a white frame, ready to hang on your wall, and it’s a very classic and ‘easy to live with’ picture; we’re sure this will continue to be a favourite, long after the coastal trend has gone.

You’ll find it to buy at Sainsbury’s, where it’s priced at £40.

Special offer: stripe directors chair

Friday, March 26th, 2010
Stripy chair

Stripy chair

This colourful stripy directors chair is a great way of adding some colour into your seating. The chair is made from wood that is FSC, or certified as sustainable, and it’s been treated with oil so that you can successfully use it outside without the wood deteriorating.

The directors chair would be great for use in a conservatory, or outdoors when the weather improves and it folds down well for storage purposes.

The stripe chair is available from Sainsbury’s. The usual cost for one chair is £29.99, but if you buy a pair, you can currently take advantage of a special offer for two chairs for £40.

Five ways to get the monochrome look

Monday, September 21st, 2009
Graham and Brown Chrysanthemum wallpaper

Graham and Brown Chrysanthemum wallpaper

One of the current trends in home interiors is monochrome, or black and white.  As with any trends, if you want to go the whole hog and transform a room in your home into a haven of monochrome, then it will certainly look great.

But if you’re not looking to totally re-decorate a room, then there are still plenty of ways in which you can get the look from making a few simple changes, or adding decorative accessories.

Here are five practical ideas to help you get the monochrome look in your home.

1. Make a Feature Wall

Creating a feature wall in a room is a great way of making a statement. In a lounge, for example, you could create a feature wall above the fireplace or in any alcoves you have, or in a bedroom it could be the wall above the bed.

With the monochrome look, there are a wide variety of stunning black and white wallpapers on the market, which provide an instant statement.


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