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My 15 minutes of fame!

My 15 minutes of fame with Seabrook Crisps

Two weeks ago I ventured all the way up to Bradford for my 15 minutes of fame.

After winning #crispsarnie competition hosted by Seabrook Crisps my recipe was put on a giant billboard in Bradford, the home of Seabrook.

I was invited to take part in a photo shot next to “my billboard”. It was an amazing experience! Seeing my name on this giant advert was really something special.

I was met by two lovely PR ladies and the photographer arrived shortly after. It was an extremely windy and at times wet day, so not ideal but hey ho…It was such a rush anyway.

My 15 minutes of fame with Seabrook Crisps.

I love photography, but usually only when I am behind the camera. It was quite weird modelling for someone who had a full brief of pictures that needed taking. It wasn’t easy and I felt like a fool at times but it was an incredible experience and I am so happy I decided to do it. The photographer was extremely nice and helpful and despite stress and poor weather I really had a lot of fun doing it. I did however gain an incredible respect for models; I have no idea how you can do it all day long girls.

My 15 minutes of fame with Seabrook Crisps .

“Everyone is supposed to have 15 minutes of fame in their life – I would have never thought that it would be a crisp sarnie that would put me and my creation on a billboard for all to see! It was great fun coming up with my recipe and I’m delighted it will be going in to a recipe book to inspire others.” – that was my quote which is now being published by different news outlets including my local Bedfordshire News 🙂

And yes, there is an e-book with recipes. If you want you can download it here.

My 15 minutes of fame with Seabrook Crisps ...

When I started blogging I had no idea that it would bring me such joy and so many amazing and unique experiences. It is truly the best hobby (just after competitions)…

Talking about competition, I have a small giveaway for you.

The lovely people at Seabrook Crisps have agreed to ship one box of their finest lattice crisps to one of you lucky people.

If you fancy trying some of these lovely Yorkshire crisps just follow me on Twitter and RT this tweet:

Follow and RT @AgataPokutycka to win a case of Lovingly Made in Yorkshire @SeabrookCrisps Full T&C at: http://wp.me/p3l2gI-1iW

1. Open to UK readers only.
2. One obligatory entry per reader – follow me and RT as stated above. Extra RT will count as additional entries.
3. There will be 1 winner in total.
4. Winner will receive 1 x box of Seabrook Lattice Crisps.
5. Winner will be picked at random and informed within 7 working days via Twitter.
6. Winner will have 7 working days to claim the prize, after this time, a new winner will be selected.
7. Closing date is 28-10-2014 at 23:59pm, an entry made after this time will not be counted.

Good Luck!


Winner update

Well done to @mike_mellish


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

My creation on the billboard!

This is truly dreamy!

Weekly Photo Challenge Dreamy

Challenge set by The Daily Post



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The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek

The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek

I bet we all love crispy things, so what can be better than to join in the celebration of National Crisp Sandwich Week and indulge ourselves with some great tasting Crisp Sarnies.

I like a variety of textures in my food and as much as I really enjoy a crispy taste, sometimes too much “crispy” is just too much, so my recipe idea gives the perfect balance between crisp and soft.

To make my Crispy Sarnie you will need the following ingredients:

Ingredients for The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek

  • 1 crusty white roll
  • 4 slices of good quality ham
  • 2 thick slices of a ripe tomato
  • 1 pack of Seabrook Crisps
  • Few leaves of fresh chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Butter

Now let’s talk how to put it all together.

First things first – wash your tomato and basil and dry with kitchen roll ready for chopping.

The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek .

Cut your roll almost in half – ideally you want to cut it about 2/5 from the bottom. The idea is to have a bit bigger “hat” part.

The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek ,

Now, the magic bit – pull out most of the roll from the “hat” part creating a lovely hiding spot for your crisps.

The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek Buidling Stages

Butter the bottom part.

Add two slices of ham.

Add 2 thick slices of tomato.

Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Add the rough chopped basil.

Now add the remaining two slices of ham. The idea is to cover the moist tomato with something which will prevent the crisps from going soggy if it is not to be eaten immediately. If it is to be eaten immediately this will most likely not happen, but I know from experience that sometimes is it not so easy to get everyone to the table instantly – I hear “Ok, I am coming” and five minutes later the food still sits there unattended. So… to avoid soggy crisps you have to protect them!

Finally add as many large pieces of crisps as you can fit or want on top of you masterpiece.

Now add all those small, broken crisps from the bottom of the packet to the “hat” opening you made earlier.

With a swift and deft movement put the two halves together and enjoy!

The Ultimate Crisp Sarnie #crispsarnieweek.

As a point of interest, just in case you are wondering why the tomatoes have to be thick sliced, I will explain… They will perfectly balance out the crustiness of the roll and the crispy crisps, creating a truly tasty sandwich.

What’s your favourite combination for a Crisp Sarnie or are you purist and only put crisps in?

* This recipe is my entry into the National Crisp Sarnie Week competition with Seabrook crisps.


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