Father’s Day with Samsung Home Appliances

Cherry
THIS POST HAS KINDLY BEEN SPONSORED BY SAMSUNG HOME APPLIANCES.

As part of Father’s Day, Samsung Home Appliances asked me to share what our family did to mark the occasion as a family of four.  The boys love to cook and so insisted they wanted to cook with their Dad on Father’s Day.

 

The boys are always to use fresh ingredients as we produce a lot of our own fruit and vegetables at our allotment which we store in our Samsung Fridge Freezer.  Within the fridge, we have a deep vegetable drawer and roomy shelves, so there’s ample storage to keep a wealth of ingredients to cook with.  The boy’s decided that they wanted to make a pizza for their Dad and asked if he would join in with them.

 

Making is a great bonding activity as I always thinking preparing the dough create so much chatter and laughter.  The boys and their Dad used a simple recipe from BBC Good Food and they personalised their toppings to suit them.  We always encourage them to try new toppings too, even if they just put one new ingredient on.  We source our ingredients from local shops plus we enjoy growing our own vegetables at our allotment.

The boy’s loved cooking with their Dad and especially enjoyed tasting their freshly cooked pizza on Father’s Day.  I love how cooking really brings a family together and children learn what works goes in to making the food we eat.  When people prepare food around the table lots of conversations are always sparked.

 

I always think that when you prepare food from scratch it always looks and tastes so much better, plus it gives a great amount of satisfaction .  If you’re looking for a new Fridge Freezer for storing lots of fresh ingredients, super stylish and lots of fantastic features, go and check out the huge range from Samsung Home Appliances.

 

Get to know my Samsung Fridge Freezer

Cherry
THIS POST HAS KINDLY BEEN SPONSORED BY SAMSUNG HOME APPLIANCES.

When we were deciding upon a fridge freezer for our family Samsung’s instantly jumped out at us due to their great reputation and intelligently thought out features. During this blog post I will highlight some of the amazing design features and why we fell in love with our Samsung Fridge Freezer.

 

Space

Our Samsung Fridge Freezer oozes space and as a family of four this was something that was instantly appealing to us.  It has lots of shelves, deep storage drawers, a wine rack and even shelving in the freezer doors which optimises it’s storage capacity.  We love to freezer left over food and vegetables from our allotment, in addition to our typical frozen food bought at the supermarket.

Total No Frost
Samsung’s Total No Frost feature  allows the  freezer to maintain an even temperature,  this prevents ice build-up and saving you the hassle of defrosting.

All-Around Cooling

There are carefully positioned vents around the interior walls of the RS52N3313SA/EU  which allows the air to keep circulating. This means every shelf has the same temperature, helping food stay fresher for longer.

 

 

Power Freeze
This clever feature quickly decreases the freezer’s temperature when new food  items are added to your freezer, which therefore helps to preserve the quality of fresh food while protecting your frozen items from defrosting.

Water dispenser

Get the refreshing taste of filtered water without the need to hook your fridge into your plumbing. The RS52N3313SA/EU will filter and chill the water – the perfect beverage for a hot day

Vacation mode

Although this is something I can’t utilise during present circumstances, it is something we have benefited from in that past.  It is designed to reduce the power usage when you go on holiday for longer periods of time.  You want to save energy by powering down the RS52N3313/EU when you’re away for a fortnight, but you don’t want items in the freezer to defrost while you’re not there.  If you switch on Holiday Mode,  you use less energy by powering down your fridge section which saves you money on power bills.

Door alarm

If you’re busy in the kitchen and don’t quite close the door on your Samsung Home Appliance, a warning will sound to alert you to the escaping cold. This is also handy for alerting you that a little one is rummage in the fridge for food!

 

 

I hope you have found this blog handy for explaining all the fantastic design features on my Samsung Fridge Freezer, I really recommend them for giving you huge food storage with very clever technology.  They have a huge range of Fridge Freezers to meet your needs and your space, so take a look.

 

Creating an Easter Tea Party with Samsung

Cherry
This post has kindly been sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances.

In the build up to Easter, we like to get in the mood by dressing our home and doing some Easter baking.  Now more than ever, our children need to keep these traditions this year so I’m going to share how you can create an Easter Tea Party using ingredients found in my Samsung Home Appliances Fridge Freezer.

We baked our Easter biscuits using the following ingredients:

  • butter
  • caster sugar
  • 2 large free-range
  • plain flour
  • mixed spice
  • cinnamon
  • milk
  • icing sugar

You can find the biscuit recipe I followed on the BBC food website by Mary Berry.

The enjoyment the children have from baking is immense and there are practical Maths opportunities to teach your children to.  Try encouraging them to count the amounts of spoonfuls of ingredients, weigh the ingredients and once you have finished you can ask your children to write instructions for baking Easter biscuits.

After we had finished baking our Easter biscuits for our tea  party we were able to serve chilled, filtered water to the boys thanks to our Samsung Home Appliances American Fridge Freezer.   The great thing about the water dispenser on our Fridge Freezer is that the children are able to easily access water themselves which helps them stay hydrated, as it encourages independence.  Also, top tip – water always tastes amazing in a Bunny Cup!

When having an Easter tea party, ensure you decorate your home in style.  This doesn’t need to be an expensive task, whether it is some simple daffodils or tulips from the garden, hand made bunting by the children or some shop bought items.

Baking Easter biscuits using our Samsung Home Appliances Fridge Freezer has been the perfect activity whilst we are social distancing and home educating here in the UK.  The boys have had great fun baking and icing their own biscuits and they loved drinking chilled water from the dispenser.  Putting Easter decorations up whether they are homemade by your family or shop bought will help lift your mood and mark the occasion.    Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

 

How Samsung Home Appliances American Fridge Freezer has helped our family life

Cherry
This post has kindly been sponsored by Samsung Home Appliances.

When we became a family of four, we went in search of a new fridge freezer that would meet our families needs.  We make most of our meals from scratch using fresh ingredients, so we required a fridge that had lots of storage space. Once we began our search, we quickly discovered that Samsung Home Appliances American Fridge Freezer RS52N3313313SA met all our requirements and in this blog post I will explain why we selected it and love it so much.

Our Fridge Freezer from Samsung provides a huge amount of storage space – with roomy shelves, deep drawers, storage space in the doors from the bottom to the top and a built in wine rack. Both the fridge and the freezer sections marry each other in terms of space.   This is perfect for us to keep our food stocked up all week in the fridge and months in the freezer.  As we have an allotment patch, it means we can freeze all our homegrown produce so our boys can enjoy them during the winter months.

 

Also, an additional feature that the whole family love about our Samsung Home Appliances Fridge Freezer is the water dispenser which chills water and has a filter system within it.  It helps to keep us all hydrated and offers our boys some independence with helping themselves to a drink.

 

I do love a good afternoon tea (therefore so do our boys) and so as a family we enjoy baking together.  Baking requires lots of ingredients which thankfully due to our Samsung Home Appliances Fridge Freezer, we have plenty of space for keeping our baking ingredients fresh.

The saying “those who cook together, stay together” is so true.  Whilst growing up in the countryside, we would often sit down for a cup of tea and a bite to eat which always tasted better knowing that you helped to bake it or cook it.

Our Samsung Home Appliances Fridge Freezer has also been so helpful in party situations as it’s storage capacity means you can be well stocked with party food, particularly if there is a demand for jelly and ice cream!

 

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a reliable appliance which has great style, huge storage capacity and is family friendly I highly recommend Samsung Home Appliances for an American Fridge Freezer.

 

 

Renovating a kitchen on a budget

Cherry

This was our kitchen when we moved into our house it was very tired looking and was in desperate need of modernising.  We couldn’t afford to replace the kitchen so we started our mission to renovate it on a low budget. This article will share with you our kitchen renovating tips

1.Change the layout of your cupboards to accommodate new appliances and replace your worktops.

Appliances can really date a kitchen. In our kitchen we had an old white built in cooker so we removed this and replaced it with a classic range cooker and hood.  We removed the built in fridge as it doors opened into the kitchen door and by moving it gave us more kitchen space and made it more accessible.  We picked up a new ceramic sink and oak worktops on Ebay which were a fraction of the price of DIY stores saving us over a thousand pounds!  Wooden worktops give a fresh look and are very hygienic, use Danish oil to treat wooden worktops to keep them looking new.

2. Add feature lighting

In a kitchen it is essential to zone your lighting with a variety of different styles, for example pendant lighting over your table.  Jam Jar lights are a nice feature quirky feature in a kitchen which can be purchased from Lights.co.uk.

3. Changing the tiles and grouting

Our kitchen was covered in cream tiles with white grout which gave the room a dated look.  We purchased these white brick tiles (available in many DIY stores) but to give the room a fresher look we used grey grout.  Not only does it give the tiles a modern look but it hides the dirt and ageing process of the grout brilliantly! Grout does come in more shades than white, do consider grey and cream too to suit your colour scheme.

4. Paint the cupboards and replace kitchen cupboard handles

Our kitchen cupboards were tired, chipped and scratched and had very dated handles.  So we removed all the handles and wood filled the original drilled holes.  We wanted to keep the kitchen cream so we used Vintro Paint in Buckingham which is a chalk paint that is thicker than Annie Sloan paint therefore is better designed for painting kitchen cupboards.  The cupboards took 3 layers of paint and 3 layers of Annie Sloan lacquer to seal it.

Once the paint and lacquer had been finished the handles were replaced with some modern finger pull and shaker handles which are very fitting in our victorian home. A huge range of choice of kitchen handles can be found at Handles4doors.co.uk

5. Wallpaper

A feature piece of wallpaper such as this Sheep paper by Belynda Sharples creates a real talking point within a kitchen.  For a vast range of wallpapers visit I Want Wallpaper.co.uk.

6. Feature furniture

Here at Dickson Vintage we pride ourselves on creating unique bespoke furniture such as a stunning stencilled table or a beautiful Cath Kidston Kitchen shelf.  A statement piece of furniture can be a real talking point in your home.

7. Pictures and accessories

At Dotcomgiftshop there are a huge range of wall signs, this is one of our personal favourites which proudly hangs in our kitchen.  For all other kitchen essentials try the AGA Cookshop.

8. Sourcing good quality blinds and curtains

Sourcing handmade blinds on Ebay, Etsy or a local seamstress can save you hundreds rather than ordering from a big fabric selling shop.

Our final renovation results are pictured below which includes new appliances, sink, worktops, tiling, freshly painted cupboards and walls and more floor space due to change in layout all done on a tight budget. We are very pleased with the results!

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Bromyard
Herefordshire

info@dicksonvintage.co.uk

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