Shooting Photos for Lazy Day Foods

Food makes me happy. Always has, always will.

Some flavours, smells or recipes bring back memories of past holidays, precious moments or ordinary ones that I would not want to forget. I have flash backs of happy moments whenever I have nectarines (holidays in the South of France), bilberries (picking them in the Alps), pain perdu (we would have French toast once a week when I was little), fondue Savoyarde & raclette (skiing holidays) or crêpes (my whole childhood!).

More recently, some square chocolaty bites have made it to my foodie memory bank. It was when I had reached a low point. Jumpy’s eczema was at its worst. The angry rashes on her face a constant feature and no matter how many ingredients I excluded from her diet, nothing worked. By that time, I had it in my head that she was allergic to water…

My friend Cé came over one evening and proudly offered a packet of cakes I had never heard about for Jumpy. The Lazy Day Foods treats looked way too nice and moreish to be allowed. I checked and rechecked the ingredients, and they were safe (ignoring the ‘Do not guarantee nut free’ warning since they were made in a nut-free factory.)

I am so grateful to Lazy Day Foods for creating those delicious treats for people on exclusion diets. I actually love the rocky road myself, and it is vegan too! I am normally a ‘free from nothing’ kind of person (full fat, full of sugar, full of nuts, full of free-range eggs is normally what I love best).

They did it. I am not sure how but Lazy Day Foods managed to make ‘free from’ taste good. I have written about them a few times already, and no doubt will I write about them again in the future!

When they asked me to do some product photography for them, I was honoured (here come the bright red cheeks, and the beaming smile, quickly followed by a phone call to my mum!). A lot of slices were consumed during the photo shoots. It would be rude to leave crumbs on the plate, wouldn’t it?

Lazy Day Foods were happy for me to share a few of the photos I took for them, so here goes…

Fruit Cake Slice

Fruit Cake Slice

Chocolate Ginger Slice

Chocolate Ginger Slice



Belgian Dark Chocolate Tiffin

Belgian Dark Chocolate Tiffin - Lazy Day Foods

Millionaire’s Shortbread

Millionaire's Shortbread - Lazy day Foods



There you go, these are a few photos from my Lazy Day Foods shoot.

What’s your best memory to do with food?

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  1. Philip Underwood says:

    My favourite foods when I was a child were frikadeller (a German food) and chips! They remind me a lot of my childhood.

  2. Amanda Brett says:

    We had sandwiches and a cone of chips on the beach,i remember my brother digging a chip in the sand and then giving me it(all innocently lol) i didn’t know any better and ate it-i was about 5 or 6 haha

  3. Standing on a stool in the kitchen baking scones with my Mum and Nana to take to Brownies 🙂

  4. Erica field (@field_erica) says:

    Cheese and onion pie at my Grans on a Friday x yummy

  5. Nikki Hayes says:

    My mum’s homemade chocolate mousse – can’t wait until we visit her later this year 😀

  6. pauline black (@suff38) says:

    My grandma’s baking day once a week! The smells.. …and the table covered in cakes and fresh bread!

  7. Karen Howden says:

    Fussel Milk Sandwiches and Banana Sandwiches

  8. claire fawkner says:

    My mums homemade fruit cake

  9. fionajk42 says:

    When I was a child I lived in a former French colony in Africa. On my way to school we always stopped at the boulangerie for their take on “pain au chocolat” which was a small bar of Milka chocolate (the one with the lilac wrapper) baked in a mini baguette. I still salivate over the memory of biting into hot crusty baguette filled with melted chocolate. According to my parents, the recipe came about because a consignment of chocolate had melted in the heat and could no longer be sold as chocolate bars, so the baker decided to use it up. He could not make traditional pain au chocolat (or any type of puff pastry) as it was too hot & humid, so just wrapped the chocolate in ordinary bread mix. It was so popular it became a regular bake. Whatever the origin, I’ve never had it anywhere since.

  10. Sarah Archibald says:

    Cooking with my nana when I was younger 🙂

  11. Joanna Kasznicki says:

    My mum is Polish and I remember her making pierogi every Saturday.

  12. Charmaine Godolphin says:

    I think my granny’s cooking is amazing. She does this thing with spinach, onion, tomato and potato which I have been enjoying at every opportunity since I was a baby.

  13. Tina glover says:

    My best memory of food is the first time I made homemade bread…..I was so impressed with myself and it smelt and tasted yummy xx

  14. Laura Vitty says:

    Diving off a boat in Thailand, catching a squid and grilling it on board… along with some of the tastiest seafood I’ve ever had x

  15. Karin Wistow says:

    Family sunday dinners are the best memory

  16. Michael Knappett says:

    Eating Ginger and Mascarpone Cheesecake in a restaurant when I was younger.

  17. Loraine Day says:

    Toffee apples on bonfire night made by my mum for all the neighbourhood kids

  18. Nicola Phipps says:

    My best memory with food, has to be my mum teaching me to bake lots of different cakes 🙂
    As my Dad used to work away, we made cheesecakes, carrot cake and scones!… So now when my husband works away, I bake with my two young children 🙂 xx

  19. George Worboys Wright says:

    Eating tapas on my first trip to Spain.

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