Annette’s Websites of the Week- Jus Rol, International Women’s Day and Enjoy England

March 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Annette's websites of the week

www.jusrol.co.uk – For years people have said that perfect pastry makes the perfect pie. So as I’ve dished out some of my favourite recipes for British Pie Week I have to reveal my pastry cheat… Jus-Rol.

Jus-Rol is ready prepared pastry which comes in all varieties from puff, shortbread, butter puff, filo and even reduced fat pastry. Simply purchase the pastry you desire and store in the fridge until you’re ready to bake.

jus rol

I know that some may be a little apprehensive about ready-made pastry and admittedly I was too as I enjoy making my own pastry very much. But Jus-Rol is brilliantly convenient and can make what would be a time consuming meal into a quick and easy dish which everyone will enjoy.

I’ve been on the Jus-Rol website this week and they have a brilliant selection of pastry recipes with everything from classic pies dishes to tarts and Danish pastries which would go down a treat at a tea lunch or dinner party. Simply use the onsite search tool to find the perfect dish for you- I’m thinking about making Strawberry Shortbread Stacks over the weekend inspired by Jus-Rol.

Jus Roll Strawberry stack

And for anyone who is a pastry novice the Jus-Rol team have produce some handy hints and tips on how to best handle pastry. I tend to struggle with filo pastry, folding and glazing such delicate pastry often ends in disaster, so I’ve found Jus-Rol’s technique video really helpful.

Definitely a site work checking out if you’re passionate about baking and looking for tasty short cuts.

www.internationalwomensday.com – Yesterday women across the world rejoiced in International Women’s Day. Here on the blog I shared the names of women who have inspired me and I really enjoyed reading the thoughts of Independent Women’s Day from other women’s perspective.

International Womens Day logo

Over the week I’ve visited International Women’s Day official website to learn more about this year’s event. The website is packed with news, discussions, debates, events and facts. It truly is inspiring to see that so many women come together on 8th March, something which I think we should be incredibly proud of as I can’t think of a more important time for women to unite and showcase the talent and abilities of one another.

International Womens day ladies

Women across the world unite for International Women's Day

I know that many people will have already attended talks and meets for IWD but if you’ve not yet the website is a brilliant resource to find on going events. Events range from discussing political opinions to working with women to help stop domestic abuse. There really is something for everyone and it’s important to note that International Women’s Day’s stretches far further than head strong activists.

It’s not too late to get involved. Simply visit the website for more information and whilst there I’d recommend taking a look at the art collection on the site produced by women across the world.

Enjoy England www.enjoyengland.com – This week VisitEngland have launched a new campaign encouraging us all to holiday here in England rather than escaping to foreign shores for a summer break.

Along with a high profile television advert featuring Stephen Fry, Julie Walters, Rupert Grint and Michelle Dockery VisitEngland have launched www.enjoyengland.com, a brand new website that showcases holiday destination across England.

I know that many will be sceptical about the thought of staying in England for a holiday as often it’s expensive and this year prices are expected to shoot up due to the Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee. However, the site has come up with some savvy ways to holiday in England at affordable prices and is currently running a 20.12% discount on orders booked on the site.

Although I don’t think I’ll be swapping my summer getaway for a holiday here in England I would recommend checking out the website for lovely hotels and quality things to do over weekend breaks or even half term.  What I like most about the site is that it’s also considered easy access holidays for disabled and elderly people- there are lots of options available which is great to hear.

Have a look because you might be pleasantly surprised by the variety which really is on your doorstep- www.enjoyengland.com

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