Win a “Discover the Origin” Hamper
Ham, Wine, Port & Cheese
I don’t know about you, but I love the products promoted by Discover the Origin – I use them a lot in my day-to-day cooking and I particularity love the quality guaranteed in all of them. Discover the Origin is a campaign financed with aid from the European Union, Italy, France and Portugal to promote five key European products: Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, ParmigianoReggiano Cheese and Port, all ingredients and products that are popular in my kitchen. So when Discover the Origin asked if I would like to offer one of their wonderful hampers as a giveaway on Lavender and Lovage, I jumped at the chance to share this amazing prize with all of my loyal readers. The hamper comprises:
One bottle each of Bourgogne Wine,
along with a selection of Parma Ham
and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Products with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status are guaranteed to have been produced within specific geographic locations, using traditional techniques, and have passed stringent quality tests. The red and gold PDO logo is stamped on the packaging of products with this accolade, so you know that what you’re putting in your trolley is of consistently high quality every time you buy it, and that’s why I prefer to buy these approved products and ingredients. All the products in the Discover the Origin campaign carry this mark of quality.
As part of my giveaway, I am happy to share a couple of recipes with you. from the Discover the Origins site! I have shared a couple of summer recipes using some of these fabulous products below.
Stuffed with Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket and Parma ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese shavings. Wine suggestion: White Bourgogne (such as a Macon Villages / Bourgogne Chardonnay or a Petit Chablis).
4 large ciabattas
2 Buffalo mozzarella, ripped into small pieces
1 pack of cherry tomatoes
1 packet rocket
10 slices of Parma ham
Salt and pepper
Cut the ciabatta’s lengthways and fill with all the filling ingredients, however way you see fit!
If you want roasted cherry tomatoes, roast in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180c, drizzled in olive oil.
Season the sandwich and drizzle with olive oil. Add a squeeze of honey for a sweet finish.
A salad of caramelised peach with rocket, Wensleydale cheese and Parma Ham with sourdough croutons
by Peter Sidwell
Wine Suggestion: Saint Veran, White Bourgogne.
200g rocket leaf
100g Wensleydale cheese
8 slices of Parma Ham
100g of sourdough or a baguette
30ml olive oil
15ml white wine vinegar
1 handful of basil leaves
Cut the bread into chunks and wrap the ham around the bread and place them onto a baking tray
Drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in the oven at 180c for 12-15 minutes
The ham will crisp up and the flavour will soak into the bread to create a wonderful texture and flavour in the salad
Cut the peaches in half and remove the stone, then heat a non-stick frying pan
Place the peaches cut side down into the pan and cook without moving them for five to six minutes to allow them to caramelise, then remove from the heat and leave to cool
Place the peaches and ham croutons onto a large plate
Top with the rocket and basil leaves
Crumble the Wensleydale cheese over the salad
Mix the white wine vinegar and olive oil together to make a light dressing and drizzle over the salad
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Richard Randall says
A garden soirée.
That salad looks amazing and totally delicious.
Roger Bufton says
A dinner party for the family.
Sandra Clarke says
I would have a garden party with the family before the end of summer and the children go back to school.
We’ve been wanting to have an evening beach party picnic all summer and time is running out. This would be perfect for it and just right to see the summer out and welcome the autumn in. Love the idea of the single origin.
Bronwyn Kate says
A picnic please!
Nadia Stanbridge says
I would wait for the sunshine to return and enjoy an al fresco meal with my partner before the patio table and chairs are out away in he garage for another year. The hamper looks mouthwatering …… You find wonderful products and the recipes are fab!
as a typical leo, i’ll cherish my friends with a birthday picnic
Clare @ Emmys Mummy says
A few friends over for drinks just because!
Gerri Tennant says
This would be superb for a wonderful meal for immediate family for my husband and my joint 60th birthday celebrations.
ursula hunt says
The closing date is near my Wedding Aniversary so I would have a lovely romantic time with my hubby and I might even let the kids have a share of the non alcoholic bits!
samantha rummens says
a lovely picnic with my family because they are so lovely
i’ll have a late summer holiday, most probably i’ll celebrate it at the beach
marion king says
a great picnic on the beach
Andrew Petrie says
Just something in my front room with my gourmet friends from The Ukraine.It would cheer them up!
Tracey Peach says
A beach party for the family
Florence Cross says
I’d so a pre back to school party with the school mum’s & little one’s school friends
Joanna Butler-Savage says
anniversary party with close friends -15 years tomorrow
Joy Portas says
Family get together to celebrate our Golden Wedding
Tracy Nixon says
My parents are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary this year so it would be the perfect gift for them!
Galina V says
Dinner party for friends to celebrate our wedding anniversary in September
Catherine Culmer says
This would be perfect for a picnic for our wedding anniversary
Tarbs Gill says
Small birthday gathering for my partner, along with BBQ
a family get together
Sarah Archibald says
A family get together, my nana passed on the 30th of october last year, and we vowed to get the whole family together in october every year in her memory, she was such a family women, and she would have loved it 🙂
Corinne Peat says
I would get the whole family together!
I’ve tried out a lot of your lovely r
recipes, it would be a treat to try more and take with the hamper for a super-special picnic with my friends and family.
Abigail Cullen says
I’d keep it for the New year and celebrate 2015 coming in.
tonya duprey says
everything looks soooo tasty yum x
laura banks says
a party for my hubby’s birthday
Christopher Packer says
A small gathering of my gay friends to catch up on what they have all been doing lately
Ashleigh Allan says
A family get together!
Nikki Hayes says
I won’t be having a party, I hate them 😀 I would share with friends though ;o)
A chilled family summer meal simply so we can relax together.
best friend chit-chat party – would be lovely to share wine and ham with friends
elaine dale says
a Christmas party to get all the family together
Michelle Smith says
My parents’ 50th Wedding Anniversary is soon so it would be a fitting occasion to celebrate with them
ann clements says
at home with my friends
iain maciver says
a wee party with the family at home
Tara Clover says
A lunch with the ladies in my newly paved yard, x
A house warming.
Dawn berry says
A lovely evening with my boyfriend
J Beale says
My twenty first anniversary would be a great occasion to celebrate
An evening in the garden with friends
I’d love to have a wine party with coworkers, because we’re just starting the new year!
Katie Corr says
a family lunch because i cant remember the last time we all got together
Sam Williams says
It would be perfect for my house warming, as I am buying a house next month
kim neville says
A family picnic together
TRACEY HUBER says
A dinner party for my family
angela edmonds says
FAMIY PICNIC WEATHER PERMITTING LOL
kellyjo walters says
we are moving so id invite my good friends over who we wont see much any more
Janet Ashenden says
I would host a lovely lunch for my husband, my three children and their partners and my son Peter’s fiancé Vicky’s parents, to celebrate their recent engagement. Good food, good company and good wishes all round.
An evening picnic before the summer disappears!!
Lou Borek says
I would have a family game night
MARY HEALD says
I would use to celebrate my sons A level results. because we all like cheese!
joanne darnell says
my birthday party
Jane Willis says
I want to say “a summer evening get together in the garden” but looking out at the rain just now it looks as if that will never be possible again!
Lynn Hughes says
I would use it for our Knitting and Nattering evening
Bernadette Finn says
I would throw a end of summer supper party for my family using these wonderful hamper ingredients to remind us of our holidays in the sun!
Mmm can’t beat a bit of cheese and wine! If I win, I’ll invite two of my friends over for chat and great snacks! Only my other two food fiends though! It’s too good to share with everyone!! x
Paul Scotland says
Picnic with our friends
Steven Appleton says
I’d invite my neighbours round for an Al Fresco treat in the garden as they held a fantastic BBQ last time & it would be good to return the hospitality.
clair downham says
my mum and hubby
CAROL PATRICK says
A family party to celebrate our wedding anniversary
Donna r says
Perfect for glamping with my friends
A garden party
nicola bull says
I would invite all my family there are about twelve of us what a great time we would have
Perfect for a birthday spread!
Nikki Newberry says
Both recipes look marvelous, can’t wait to try them!
Stacey Tripconey says
I would get my friends around for a dinner party as I don’t see them enough
Mary Chez says
A family get together
Kathy Cakebread says
great for a birthday spread
Sandra Lane says
A lovely late summer picnic in Richmond park.
Susan Kempson says
A lovely picnic tea for my husband and myself to celebrate 23years together!
Mark Milsom says
Posh half time food for the lads during an up and coming football game….all the ladies don’t like the hamper contents but the boys do !!! so ..to the lounge with the footie it would go !!
Lorraine Carter says
A Spanish themed family evening, my big sis would love the tapas, my brother would love music by Paco Pena and the Gypsy Kings and my other brother would do his famous (and extremely funny) flamenco dancing.
Clare Webb says
I’d take the kids on a picnic with it – ham and cheese sandwiches are the best! Keep the wine home for another time though!
Melanie Edjourian says
A small garden party with some friends, the weather should still be lovely.
jessica cook says
Just for me and my husband to be shared on his come coming from Afghanistan x
Tracey Gwynne says
A party for one!. In my house, on my own, with peace, quiet, and gorgeous things to eat. I’m always looking after everyone else…need a treat for myself! 😉
Anneka Hulse says
I am in the middle of having my new kitchen fitted so i would invite the whole family round for a meal when it is complete
Kevin Honey says
My wife’s 60th birthday, cos she’s 60 next month
Herbert Appleby says
I’d have a cheese and wine night if I won this
karen cowley says
A small family gathering, would be nice to get together x
Eva Vida says
A garden party because cold food is perfect in the summer 🙂
samantha price says
a girly eveng with friends
I have a birthday not that far away, so I’d arrange a family gathering!
Kym Robson says
A family & friends get together
Leanne Lunn says
I would have a family gathering, it’s great to get everyone together.
A family and friends gathering in the woods! 🙂
Jo Glasspool says
A garden party for my mums birthday xx
A house warming party as I’m finally (almost) moving house! It’s been a stressful few months and there’s been so many ups and downs, I will be pleased to move in and will definitely want a party to celebrate.
john hatrey says
Go around to my mothers, a little treat for looking after my little monster for me every sunday.
Family and friends garden party
Alice F says
If I were blessed enough to win this basket, I would have an evening beach picnic with my husband! Hope I win this gift basket!
A garden party, cos this type of food tastes best al fresco
Sharon Griffin says
A family get together
Claire D says
A party in the garden for all my family and friends
frances hopkins says
A big picnic x
Gwen Carter says
I’d serve it at an afternoon garden party for a group of friends because with wine,port,ham and cheese it’s bound to be a success and can’t fail to please!
K. Alman says
Dinner party with our close friends to relax and enjoy the evening.
Lucy Mayer says
A quiet night in with hubby – we used to spend hours chatting over cheese & port, and it would be lovely to reminisce!
elizabeth Slamin says
A black tie and cocktail dress come dine with me party
becca staples says
O’d get some close friends around x
Gill Bland says
A small orangery christening. We’re having our extension replaced and after a month or two of mud and builders it would be lovely to sit in it with good friends
A family get together at home.
Stephanie Tsang says
I’d plan a baby shower because I’m expecting baby number two in January.
maxine m partridge says
a quiet night in with my hubby and my mom and step dad would be nice
Amy PJ says
It’d come in handy for my upcoming birthday!
catherine plant says
a friends and family gathering to introduce the newest member of the family when they decide to arrive
Carys Jones says
I would invite my friends over for a small gathering.
Tracey Belcher says
My daughter is getting married soon so a mini hen party would be lovely, a few close friends. She does not drink much but does enjoy wine and cheese 🙂
sue hodges says
family get together to catch up with news
Mandy Waller says
Would be for m daughter in law as its her 21st coming up and how perfect this would be 🙂
H Evans says
Good to be alive day!
Lorna Kennedy says
We have a distant cousin coming to visit from Maine, USA – so this hamper would provide a lovely welcoming treat!
william rutherford says
meal with close family as they always buy the food usually
laura stewart says
my daughter’s birthday xx
pauline hill says
A FAMILY PICNIC
Louisa Foti says
A gathering of my neighbours!
Rena Plumridge says
A lovely picnic on the beach
Samantha Wheeler says
I’d use it as a base for my birthday in a weeks time! 🙂
cheese and wine party!
Fiona K says
This would make a great picnic to take my mother to the New Forest with, so as to cheer her up with some pampering, fine food and drink
Kirsty Grace says
I would finally get round to having the housewarming party for all our friends and family that we keep talking about but never get around to doing ♥
Sallyanne Gooch says
My other half’s 30th
Anne Bostwick says
I would bring my far flung family together under one roof.
laura youlden says
A picnic with my family 🙂
Hester McQueen says
Celebrate David’s significant birthday with friends and family
sarah houchen says
Picnic for my wedding anniversary
barbara daniels says
one with all our friends AND FAMILY
Catherine Jones says
A sunday afternoon picnic in my local park
caroline tonge says
I’d invite some of my girlfriends over for a well deserved treat
Alison Joyce says
A small gathering for me and my husband’s birthday in September
Elaine Savage says
i would save it for a brilliant christmas get together, to really surprise everybody 🙂
Sarah Morris says
Definitely a picnic, if the weather improves.
Charlie Wand says
A Cheese and wine night.
melanie stirling says
A small family gathering to celebrate my son’s 21st.
Mike Smithson says
A nice quiet dinner with my wife to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary
glenn hutton says
Work friends evening, my mates prefer beer and kebabs… horses for courses! ;0)
Kathy D says
A lovely picnic = just so the family could share together
Victoria Gooch says
A family gathering in my garden
Eleanor Wigmore says
I’d have my Mum and Dad over to say thanks as they helped so much with the planning of the wedding we had in April.
Kathleen Bywaters says
Allan Smith says
A garden party because its great eating outside 😀
Gemma Snell says
picnic with my hubby and friends
Amy Beckett says
Me and the boyfriend would go a longboarding trip and treats ourselves to a little picnic stop
Stefan Ingram says
Part of the celebrations for my fathers upcoming wedding next week
kazza ham says
just a nice family picnic
tamalyn roberts says
a family meal so we can all get together and chat
Rob Griffiths says
A party in my garden if the weather holds
Edward Guerreiro says
With this prize, I would probably just have a small family gathering. As I would want to maximize how much I get to eat 🙂
laura jayne bates says
a picnic party
Lorraine Tinsley says
A small intimate party with some close friend
Helen Grayson says
A grown up one. With wine, chilled music and great friends 🙂
Stacey Melia says
a few picnics with my boyfriend 🙂
Louise Comb says
A party for two 🙂 Me and him, it would be fabulous XXX
Definitely a lazy Saturday evening carpet picnic with my husband – we’d have everything ready to eat and drink without having to move a muscle and we’d have a great film to watch on the TV too!
Emma Nixon says
A bit of a do.. For family. Because it would make a change from the usual curry night…
Keshia Esgate says
Sophisticated evening with the girls!
Shelley George says
My partner’s family are always generous and love a family gathering. If I won, I’d throw an Italian-themed aperitif for them all so they can enjoy the pairiings together, and it would be a thank you treat.
Andrea Fletcher says
My 27th wedding anniversary.
Lisa Evans says
Save it for Christmas when my brother home from Thailand and my sister in-law home from USA
David Wootton says
Some old friends or coming to stay… this would be the perfect moment to break open the hamper!!!!
Val Swift says
I would invite the family out for a picnic
Christina Curtis says
Birthday Party for my Fiance which is next month.
picnic with my hubby and our boys..
tom buchanan says
a garden party before the sun disappears for another year!
Sarah Mendlesohn says
Gorgeous recipes! I would love the share this food with friends on a warm summers evening 🙂
Julie Booth says
A romantic 25th wedding anniversary party with my husband.
Lucia Jefferson says
a cheese and wine evening 🙂
fiona mcbride says
a small family picnic lunch
richard hill says
just get my wife and her sister and brother and their partners
Laura Jeffs says
Definitely a lovely family get together 😀
Allison sullivan says
our little family so love eating things like this so winning this fabby little hamper would be a special treat for us all to enjoy
claire woods says
A Sunday Family roast.
Elizabeth Smith says
My brother’s just bought a boat so I’d suggest we all ‘christened’ it with a day out and the hamper for lunch
karen hussain says
would use it for the family to celebrate my son getting engaged. He is going to propose on the 25th September which is a special day for them so this would be perfect before they arrange the engagement party just for the family to celebrate! Providing she says Yes!!
Lee Davis says
Its my sister in law’s 50th soon and this would make a brilliant birthday lunch!
jennifer bolognesi says
I would give it to my dad who would take it it his friends for their weekly gathering of all & sundry
Janet T says
A drinks party
Judith Allen says
If I won it would be a good reason to have a couple of local friends round to share the hamper. End of summer, and my partner and a friend are both 40 this year, so that’s enough of a reason to enjoy good food and good company.
lynn savage says
I’d have my games Night mates round to share this lovely prize, not only are we all games mad but we’re a bunch of foodies too, they would certainly appreciate the prize.
Lyla H says
A girly night in with a selection of cheesy DVDs
Katherine L says
I’d love a blind wine tasting evening with my friends so we can chat about and discover new wines!
Sian Lennon says
I’d put all four kids to bed, open some prosecco and have a candlelit picnic style meal with my husband :o)
I’d have a drinks and nibbles party for friends and family to show off my new kitchen and celebrate my birthday 🙂
katrina walsh says
A holiday photos viewing evening of our trip to Orlando. These would be our refreshments
Sally Lea says
A quiz evening with close friends.
Stephanie Whitehouse says
I’d plan a quiet get together, but my friends would rev it up
Denise Roberts says
It’s our turn to have friends round for the evening.
Laura Caraher says
I would organise a fab picnic 🙂
Tracy Newton says
Since having my little boy I don’t get out. I would invite my friends around for a girly catch up.m
Milly Y says
I’d make the best of the last of the summer by having a picnic!
Louise Asekokhai says
A murder mystery night in with friends x
Steve S says
Small gathering of close friends, a chance for the boys to have a beer or two and EVERYONE love cheese and ham !.
Mary Martin says
nice picnic with my holiday friends . p.s. always add a little balsalmic vinegar to the olive oil when roasting tomatoes.
Hayley Morgan says
A thank goodness they’re back at school party,for all the mummies that survived the summer holidays!
sheila wilkinson says
I’d celebrate on holiday with my Mum and sister in September
Graeme Macmillan says
Port and Cheese party
sarah brooker says
my mum & dads wedding anniversary at the end of Aug so I would do a garden party to celebrate.
Sara Chesters says
I’d have a few friends over for a garden party!
Paul Kay says
I would invite family round for a garden party
Angela Wilson says
I would invite 2 colleagues from work who are all as stressed as me for a summer afternoon wine and cheese and nibbles session to remember what good times are like and what we all work for is to enjoy ourselves, a refreshing reminder of lovely things.
Louise Kat Whittaker says
I would get my sisters and mum over and have a lovely picnic
George Worboys Wright says
I’d invite my brother-in-law & his partner around because I know they’d appreciate the quality food and drink too. We’d keep it simple and just eat, drink & chat.
Grace Tyler says
Just a small get together with close friends.
Renee Armstrong says
a girls night in with a good DVD ….perfect !
Irene Wright says
My lovely husband & I would drive into the country with these goodies and a lovely fresh loaf of French bread and picnic in the sun on the banks of the river Ribble – bliss. Peace & quiet and good food – save the wine until later at home because I would have to drive there. Just might share the wine with the family!
Sally Collingwood says
On 3rd October 2014 it is our 40th wedding anniversary. Four children and six grandchildren later, what better excuse for a party!!
FARIDAH BROOKER says
I’d get my zumba friends round – any excuse!
Barbara Handley says
It will soon be the first anniversary of my moving into sheltered housing so I would have a little party for my friends here.
I’d have a garden party with friends, hopefully in the sunshine!
Susie Wilkinson says
I’d have a Cheese & Wine Party!
MANDY DOHERTY says
A picnic celebrating my late husbands birthday (Oct 9th) & our what would have been our 24th wedding anniversary (Oct 13th)
dorothy cavender says
a celebration do for my mum’s birthday
Sheila Reeves says
I’d use them when we go to see our son, to celebrate his new job
A gathering with my mum and step dad for their upcoming anniversary.
A dinner party for the whole family.
Tracey Parker says
It would make a perfect reason to get my family round, just because!
klara cort says
a house warming – we’ve been so busy with moving in and summer activities that we still need to host a party with friends and family 🙂
Julia Nicholls says
My mum’s birthday is coming up soon, so I would organize a Saturday lunch party.
angela sandhu says
family summer lunch
gemma clark says
Would invite over my closest friends because we all love food
katie skeoch says
I would bring it out for my house warming party x
Kathryn Morris says
a picnic with the husband 🙂
Cal Littlehales says
I have a big birthday looming and this would be perfect – though not sure I could hold out till December without “sampling”.
jenette ogborn says
a family get together 🙂
Louise A says
We are moving house shortly so might put it towards a welcome to our new house party
Janet Dring says
A romantic night in with my husband
Karen hutchinson says
Birthday celebrations for my mums 65th
Gareth Evans says
i would use this prize as the mid way meal stop on a ride across Bodmin moor
mama syder says
A Family dinner party
ursula hunt says
a family dinner as the children live all over the country and it would be nice to get them all together
Deb Stein says
The best things in life, to be shared with loved ones x
Lara Davis says
A chilled garden party
frances hopkins says
A picnic in the surrey hills x
Tim Taylor says
A family dinner party
Emma Fox says
My husband’s birthday party
Sarah B says
A Goodbye Summer party!
Stacey Haines says
A picnic for my birthday 🙂
lunch with a couple of old friends, for a chat and catch up
jackie chapman says
I would treat my Mum and Dad to a picnic. they’d love this!
Sam Bresnahan says
I would keep it for my sons christening, we are having a small gathering so this would be perfect!
Andy Kadir-Buxton says
My son’s birthday party.
Donna Gilligan says
Probably just me and the girls, good food, wine and gossip, what more could you ask for?!
James McKenna says
An autumn garden party with a few close friends. Why? To make the most of any good weather left!
faye huntington says
just an intimate family dinner! 🙂 faye x
justine meyer says
Just hubby, me and two friends one of whom has just spent 4 weeks in hospital recovering from pneumonia so it would be a little welcome home perty
Julie Savage says
Its mine and my husbands 23rd wedding anniversary soon, so a get together for that
Wendy Tyler says
My old dad would love this as much as I would, so I think a family gathering would be the perfect time to enjoy it.
Kay panayi says
An evening in the garden with my family
esther james says
A party on christmas eve
Sharyl W. says
A romantic fall picnic with my honey – when it cools off!
LIZ DOODY says
Close friends for a picnic
Nicola Holland says
With my nearest and dearest 🙂 family and close friends
lorraine rogers says
with my family there is something for everyone to enjoy
Linda Thorn says
It has to be a cheese and wine party
With all my family,
With aunty having a good moan,
My family cuddled next to me,
And every ones expression showing their glee.
michelle banks says
i would plan a nice family gathering, my sons and my daughter and my grandaughter, be great to be all together x
Ali Thorpe says
I’d just invite my best friend. We’re both foodies and would enjoy savouring the hamper contents and we could catch up over the food.
kayleigh widdowson says
a picnic before the winter comes!
barbara clarke says
as its mine and my daughters birthday soon, a nice family get together would be nice
Sophie Murch says
I’d plan a ‘return to England’ party. I’m a student and I’ve just returned from a year abroad living in Madrid working. Now I’ve discovered how delicious Spanish hams and wines are I’d love to celebrate moving back home and seeing my friends again and also share my new favourite foods with them with this hamper.
Sarah-Jane Laycock says
It would be a party of people who appreciate the finest foods!
Michelle Ferguson says
A small dinner party with my family
A joint birthday picnic / garden lunch for all the virgo’s in my family 🙂
Karen Martin says
A child free night in with my Fiance would be nice and I could finally have a drink with him to celebrate our engagement which I couldn’t do before as I was pregnant.
vicki hennie says
I have friends over every weekend for dinner parties so this would be amazing
Lorraine G (@LG2306) says
I’d put it towards Mum’s birthday party / celebration.
I think I’d have a change from Sunday dinner and have a nice family lunch instead.
Amelia Stephenson says
My first dinner party
Carol Emmett says
Just a small intimate gathering – me and my partner! Because of work commitments we can’t spend much quality time together, so this and a good film would be great.
Greig spencer says
a BBQ for my bros birthday
Donna Craggs says
A party to get all our family together for a good old knees up
Julia Linsley says
A picnic lunch in my garden
elaine stokes says
a surprise birthday party for my mum
Joanne Benham says
I’d invite my friends up for my birthday party!
tracey thompson says
adults only……too lush for the kiddywinks
Kim Drayton says
I would have an indoor picnic with my partner when its raining with candles, very romantic
Robert Dittrich says
General family get-together and barbeque
Joan Marshall says
A picnic with friends if the weather keeps on smiling at us.
Tracey F says
A wine and cheese evening with our neighbours as we have been talking about doing this for years and never seem to get round to actually doing it.
Danika Lloyd says
A date night just for my husband and I because <3
Jackie Osborne says
Have friends round for a catch up
sarah davison says
I would just gather my immediate family together as we haven’t been able to for years but now my brother has moved back near all of us we can all be together again
Laura Oliver says
A picnic 🙂
mellissa williams says
a party with friends 🙂 just because
Ann Skamarauskas says
I would plan a party for my daughter and her student friends to have the chance to enjoy some of the finer foods and drinks instead of their usual budget fayre
lynn heath says
I would have all the family over for a good ole sunday roast then dig into the cheese for afters!
Kim Styles says
just a cosy night in with family and silly games for my birthday
Kelly Hanson says
Just an intimate gathering with a few good friends.
Lucy Higgins says
I would invite my mummy and my sister round. We would sit in the garden, light the chiminea and some candles and enjoy the hamper 🙂
Charlene Keddy says
The ham, cheese and wine all look so good. Hard to know where to start first!! xx
Charlene Keddy says
Ooops – forgot to mention I’d share all this delish food at a small gathering of friends who are big foodies. I can see them salivating already, lol!
Tam B says
A surprise party for my mum.
Becci Cleary says
A belated Wine, Movie and Fine Foods night for my Mums 50th which is today – it will take her about a week to get over the hangover that she will have after going out for my Step-Dads Birthday yesterday 🙂
Donna Loxton says
I would have a little family party. My son loves different hams and cheese (like his mam) and would love to share this with me.
Amanda Beamish says
I’d do a very special meal for my family – the kids love to try different cheeses and we all like ham. I’ll keep the alcohol for myself and my husband though!
Allan Wilson says
A mediterranean food evening. Having french relatives we are always coming back with foodie inspiration and this would be the perfect boost to finall host our friends.
Julie Paton says
A family gathering – to celebrate surviving another year! 🙂
Penny Ford says
Friends over for a natter
Mike Gerrie says
A family get together as we don’t do it often enough
Steve Miles says
A family get together
Karen Durrant says
family picnic in the woods
It would have to be a murder mystery evening as i have always wanted to host one
Sharon L Johnson says
id have it for my mums 70th birthday bash and all the family would come and enjoy it x
clare d says
id love a perfect family picnic thats a bit special 🙂 X
julie perry says
I would have a party for my Son,Daughter and partners as we never get to spend enough time together 🙂
Helen Craigs says
I’d invite my 2 daughters and 1 son and their partners for a lovely get together to relive our respective Summer 2014 holidays!
Liz Marriott says
Me and the dog in the garden on a summer’s evening
Emma Jackson says
A last ditch attempt at an outside summer do x
Nicola Robinson says
I would have a romantic night in with my fiance 🙂
Deb Hambleton says
I would arrange a thankyou party for my friends for helping me out when my house renovations were going awry!
EMMA WALTERS says
my mum turns 6o soon, this would be perfect for a family party
charlotte aldridge says
Well I’m having a 1st birthday party for my little boy but of course we need something for the ADULTS 🙂 x
Deborah B says
a family get together
Pam Gregory says
A family get together because they are always fun
Anne Plumb says
A casual evening do with about half a dozen friends just to celebrate friendship and a good fun time together
Paula Phillips says
I’d have an anniversary party with my family.
christy beckett says
I would have a family get together and have a picnic at Clumber park x
lisa tebbutt says
family time with good food and drink
Sheri Darby says
I’d save it til I had all the family together
Becky John says
A family dinner to celebrate by gran’s 90th birthday.
Jackie Allum says
A quiet little get together with my best friend and a bottle of bubbly.
Spencer Broadley says
A romantic night in with a good film
Tracey Gwynne says
A gathering of one, with the door locked and curtains shut and my fave movie on the telly. I’m not sharing this lovely stuff with anyone
Helen G says
A surprise housewarming party for my friend
Susan Hoggett says
a candle lit meal at home with my family
Kerry Lethbridge says
We need to get the family together for wedding planning my mums never met my fiance’s parents so this would help break the ice x
rebecca nisbet says
a nice little family get together, we have all drifted lately be nice to get us all back together.
Local Conservative Association get-together.
Trudie Forde says
I’d have a lovely dinner party with a few friends:)
Sarahann Tonner says
A huge family gathering.
Lucy Chester says
I would host a family party to celebrate my son’s birthday 🙂
Annmarie Jefferies says
I’d love to have a dinner party for my friends and fammily
Karen Barrett says
My Mum & Dads wedding anniversary
A party for the family in the back garden, to christen the new patio.
Mrs Janet Thornton says
I would love this for Christmas day.It’s our turn to have all the family this year( all 22 members) my husband was made redundant from his job recently and unless he can find another one soon money is going to be very tight this year.
genna st michael says
I’d have a belated anniversary party, we didn’t do much on the 9th of September due to financial restraints – so this would be lovely! x
Jill Ashton says
My husband’s birthday this month
gemma raines says
with my friends for one of theirs birthdays at the end of sept before going out 🙂
Steven Montgomery says
A solo one 🙂
a glamping picnic with mates in the park
Maureen Moss says
Family one for our 50th Wedding Anniversary
Gemma Campbell says
A relaxed affair with family for my dad’s 60th Birthday
Kirsty Woods says
A family get together, so everyone can catch up and all the children can play
Andrew Halliwell says
Gather together all the level 8 enlightened around the area for a bet together and plotting session to smash the resistance…
If you’ve no idea what I’m on about, you’ve never heard of the game “Ingress”…
Rachael farley says
i would have a picnic under the stars with the firebowl lit for my friends upcoming birthday. There would be 6 of us
Sarah Lewis says
A late summer/autumn picnic – fingers crossed.
Robby Price says
A family gathering at Xmas
michelle pierce says
a picnic so that I could make the most of the sun while we still have it
Hayley Colburn says
We have friends over most weekends, would be nice to have a bit of an garden picnic if we still have some sunshine x
Kelly Hooper says
An anniversary party for my parents next month so all the family can get together
laura avery says
A personal evening picnic one to one with hubby, would be fab to just have nice dinner together.
Treasure Pygmy says
A baby shower for myself 🙂
Tina L-D says
a family beach or woodland party
a big family get together, love seeing my whole family.
Lyndsey Beckford says
I would invite all my girl friends round and have a fun evening in! 🙂
wendy williamson says
I would arrange a ‘family get together’ at my sister-in-law’s farm – she has a garden as big as Buckingham Palace !and we have a family that could fill it !
Ian Campbell says
A close knit dinner party – fine wine and great food deserve an intimate, close knit setting 🙂
Lynne Rea says
Family gathering at Chistmas
Sarah Mills says
just a simple cheese and wine party with a few close friends x
Elle Warwick says
my mum’s birthday is coming up soon so this would be awesome
kristin burdsall says
A belated birthday for myself. Have been so busy planning my daughter birthday party i had no time to do anything for mine
Angela Paull says
A port party – port and cheese go soooo well together (any excuse)
bridie summersgill says
I live in the North East and my brother lives in London so we don’t see each other much but he’s visiting shortly with his wife and we’d have a lovely time with this prize
Charlotte Hood says
Probably a games night!
Allan Fullarton says
A dinner party for the family would be wonderful
Sam P Toms says
It would be to share with my fiance as a celebratory treat xx
Chris Fletcher says
I’d get everyone round for a bit of wine and cheese tasting!
barbara madden says
i would get all the family together and have a lovely family get together with the hamper win
Karen Lloyd says
A lovely Sunday afternoon get together, in the garden with all the family.
Susan Freeman says
A family meal to celebrate my Sister and Brother-in-Law’s anniversary and his and my Dad’s birthday which are all within about 6 weeks of each other
LEE HARDY says
A big family get together.
Jill Donaldson says
I would have a family and close friends get together as we all love having a natter and a drink over a cheese board xx
Carl Jones says
I would get all my best friends around to help me enjoy all the wonderful tastesa nd flavours this hamper would deliver.
This is the kind of hamper that is best shared with loved ones and hopfully helping close friends become closer
Thank you for the chance of winning such a lovelprize
lyn truman says
A sharefest with loved ones.
Laura Cooper says
A gathering of a few good friends.
David Price says
A nice party for friends just because I would be able to with this prize
Laura Vitty says
A night in with the girls 🙂 x
Angela Williams says
A special night in without the children
Eve Burke says
Welcome home Nanny and Grandad party! Ronnie no rules has missed ya!!!
Emily Jayne Phipps says
I would save it for Christmas if i could because this year is the first year I’m doing Christmas for all the family! And I want it to be perfect!
Gillian Hutchison says
A family get together as we don’t do it often enough.
Jemima Bradshaw says
Id invite just a few close friends over, its my birthday soon so this would be perfect x
Yasmin Matin says
Wine and nibbles on the roof terrace!
Amanda Norwood says
An anniversary treat for my husband and I.
olivia Kirby says
I would invite my parents round, they would really appreciate that
Debbie Preston says
I’d have a get together with my friends just so we could try all these delicious things
Gill Mitchell says
A child free gathering one evening to celebrate my husband’s birthday
Rachel B says
I’d have a ladies night in.
Vivienne Wilkes says
A garden party in my new house! A chance to meet the neighbours!
Kristy Brown says
As we have just moved we would have a cheese and wine night to introduce my family to the neighbours – who happen to be my husband work colleagues
Vikki D says
A big family get together
Jeremy Andrews says
A family get together with family not seen for years.
Joanna Sawka says
a Sunday dinner for my friends and family
Nate Cox says
Lovely prize, would love to share this with friends xx
Rachel Craig says
A delicious treat to Celebrate my mum’s birthday. She would so enjoy the meal, as she loves delicious food, and friends etc to share it with. A garden party would be nice.
SUSAN L HALL says
A casual get together for some work friends .. we never get to chat much during the day so this would be good
Michelle Wild says
a rather posh cheese and wine party for my neighbours.
Jennifer Heard says
Dinner with good friends
kay S says
save it for a family birthday coming up
Claire Nelson says
Its my 40th coming up and my best friend from Canada is coming over so I would use it for our party that we are organising.
Dave Lyons says
Simply a quiet meal in the sun for friends that appreciate good food, and hopefully using some of the beautiful and incredibly tasty looking recipes on this site 🙂
Amanda Botterill says
I would plan a family gathering because I love it when we all get together
Sam Cruickshank says
jessica newman says
its my birthday in 2 weeks so a little birthday lunch party
Patricia White says
I would use it for a party to celebrate my husband having recovered from a major operation
Lauren Old says
A final summer party whilst the sun is still out!
Emily Knight says
A dinner party with a couple we know who have both had birthdays recently!
Naomi Buchan says
My dads birthday would be the perfect occasion xxx
Tracy Alder-Ashwin says
I’d do a back to school night to celebrate the kids going back to school and to enjoy some great quality drink and food.
Robert Venus says
i would host a Halloween part as it would fit perfectly
Lydia Pepper says
If it could last then I would save this for a Christmas Hamper and use it for when the family visit at Christmas time 🙂 Fingers crossed! =)
Adrian Clarke says
At late 40th for my self!
Rachael Donovan says
an evening in with the girls
catherine west says
A picnic for 2 sitting on a cliff top in somerset. watching the sun go down.
Bernadette Willis says
I’d hope for good weather as my husband’s birthday is coming up an d we could invite some friends to come fishing with us and have a lovely picnic by the local lake
leanne weir says
A lovely picnic = just so the family could share together
JACQUELINE ROBERTS says
Be fun to have a couple of friends round and have some nibbles
Tara Davies says
Just a random get together, never need an excuse to catch up with family and good friends 🙂
Penelope Hannibal says
A pre Christmas get together because we are going to my Mum’s at Christmas so there will be less people there. 🙂
Heather Tinkler says
A catch up party for all the friends I haven’t seen in ages!
Jill fairbank says
A celebration for my birthday which is coming up
Bethany White says
A cute little family gathering because I’m away at uni and I miss them all so much!
Caroline Howard says
I would have a family gathering, it’s nice to have all the family together
lucy rose says
I would have a come and say…..’ hello party’….. and invite the new people who have moved into the road where I live.
Felicity Williams says
my sons 21st is coming up and he is a big fan of Lord of the Rings – so it could be a fancy dress party in our village hall 😀
Diana Socha says
Diane Wood says
it would be very much appreciated when my family descend on me for a get-together
Even though I am just on my way to bed I could be persuaded to stay up if a loved one turned up with one of your recipes to share between us
pam Lawrence says
It would be an evening in the garden with hubby, his parents and his brother. None of us do parties or loads of people, we’re family oriented, and we’re all big foodies, so we would all really enjoy chatting, drinking wine and trying different food combinations x
sarah louise gray says
Just me and the other half. We don’t get time to do lovely stuff together. x
Lydia Graham says
It would just be an impromptu party for family and close friends. There’s no need for a reason
wendy procter says
A family gathering for nephews birthday on the 4th October 🙂
anita hargreaves says
for a housewarming giftx
Jenna Parrington says
A lovely garden party with all the family!
tamalyn roberts says
i would invite my sister over for an engagement meal
Leann Lindeman says
If I won, this would be for hubby and I!!! Spread a blanket out in the backyard and celebrate!
tracy sinclair says
Its my son’s birthday on the 16th October, so I would give it to him to share with his partner, for a lovely picnic in the countryside, weather permitting x
Jayne T says
A surprise birthday party for my hubby because he deserves a treat.
Natalie Crossan says
just a nice party with my mum 🙂