Py talks…shopping

There are three things in my life that I can’t help spending money on. Firstly, skincare. I am obsessive about skin care, spending a small fortune on washing my face. Secondly, make up. I spend that fortune perfecting my skin, then a second fortune covering up said skin. Sensible. Finally, kitchenware. For obvious reasons.

A tower of tins

A tower of tins

However, I do have limited space. Very limited. Very very limited. So my bulging kitchen cupboards have been out of limits as far as new purchases go for some months now. But I cracked at the weekend. How could I resist when I saw these three (yes three) Emma Bridgewater cake tins in TK Maxx for a grand total of £15? In short, I couldn’t.

Emma Bridgewater is my gurl

Emma Bridgewater is my gurl

I convinced myself that I needed them (I really do), that they are easy to store as they stack inside each other (very true), and that there were a steal at that price (they were).

Three's a crowd

Three’s a crowd

What are your best foodie finds? Or general TK Maxx bargains?

Now I just need to decide what to make to go in them…maybe these brownies, or these cookies, or maybe even this cake. Exciting times.

Py xx

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Py+Tips: How to dice an Onion (photo guide)

You will need: an onion; a chopping board; and a sharp knife.

You will need: an onion; a chopping board; and a sharp knife.

Chop the onion in half, vertically.

Chop in half, vertically

Chop the head of the onion (NOT the root end) off.

Chop the head (NOT root end) off

Peel the onion; you will be left with a naked onion that looks like this.

Peel the onion; you will be left with a naked onion that looks like this.

Slice the onion horizontally, but be careful to leave the root end in tact!

Slice the onion horizontally, but be careful to leave the root end in tact!

Your onion should now look beautiful, like this one.

Your onion should now look beautiful, like this one.

Now cut horizontally across your onion, stopping 1/2cm from the roots (which can now be discarded).

Now cut horizontally across your onion, stopping 1/2cm from the roots (which can now be discarded).

Now you have a beautifully diced (1/2) onion. Go forth and enjoy.

Now you have a beautifully diced (1/2) onion. Go forth and enjoy.