Hi there, Hope you are well? Gosh, what's this weather like? It can't make up it's mind can it? The mornings here in london have been gorgeous lately but then by lunchtime the clouds have arrived! How has it been where you are?
It has been a great couple of weeks. QVC has been great fun and I've had a chance to host so many types of shows at different times of the day and night which just is a delight to me.
I'm hosting more skincare shows now which is an area of great interest to me, I was lucky enough to host the first Liz Earle show at the new studios and this last weekend worked for the first time with brilliant Abi from Ultrasun. Yesterday was the premier of 'Fabulous Feet' – 6 guests, lots of brilliant products and an hour dedicated to looking after our feet – it was pure joy!
QVC has also moved studios now, I hope you like the new look and one of the photos on this blog is of myself and Richard Jackson just after my last show in the old studios. It's a photo that means a lot to me as it really marks the end of one era and the beginning of another.
The jubilee in London was a blast as you can imagine! I was working through most of it but soaked up the atmosphere when I was passing through on my bike on the way to work and by tuning into many of the TV events. I also gave myself a strict dresscode of red, white and blue!! My beloved sister and niece were also with me for a few days over and beyond the Jubilee; one of the days we had a good old 'tourist' day in london, taking in the sights from the London Eye and taking Jasmine to Hamleys where I spotted these rather impressive huge Steiff Polar bears – wonder if we will ever get anything that size again on QVC?! It was such a great day – you can see some pics of us having fun.
I have also been lucky enough to be road testing some new products, including this Mondays TSV which is a silicone beaker and two whisk set from Prepology.
I made the most amazing savoury pancakes last night for dinner, they went down a right treat. In the pics you can see me easily whisking together the batter for the pancake; no lumps, just smooth and delicious. If you fancy trying it out, here is the receipe:
Craig's cheesy, leeky, garlicy pancakes
- For the pancake mix – add 100g plain flour, half a pint of milk, one egg and 1 tsp of salt to the beaker, then whisk this until it's smooth and creamy
- Leave batter to rest
- In a good nonstick pan saute some leeks, red pepper, spring greens and spinach (or any green veg of your choice) and add garlic to taste – I put in a lot! I also choose to sauté the veg and garlic in chilli infused olive oil, just to add some bite
- Cover the veg with a lid and leave
- In a larger non-stick frying pan heat some butter and pour in some pancake mix. Cook your pancake to your preferred taste (with plently of flipping of course!) then add some of the veg mixture to the pan
- At this point grate generous amounts of cheddar (I like using a smoked cheddar) over the veg and allow to gently melt in the heat of the pan
- Wrap the pancake round the veg, serve on a plate and dig in…YUM!!!
Thanks for reading my blog and see you on Sunday night, I am launching the TSV so stay up late and I will see you there!