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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Georgia Toffolo’s Fairtrade Banana Breakfast Pops...


Georgia Toffolo’s Fairtrade Banana Breakfast Pops. The Made in Chelsea star shares her favourite Fairtrade sweet treat and breakfast boost – healthy, quick and easy to make and keep in the freezer.


Banana Breakfast Pops...

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Big Fruit Trifle...


One of me and my husbands favourite treats, has to be trifle. We love them here. Today I am sharing this amazing trifle from Rachel’s Organic. Is their any better sweet treat combination; other than cake, fruit, custard and cream? What about adding some yummy Raspberry Bio Live Yogurt​ to your trifle!?
 
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Rhubarb And Pistachio Eton Mess Sundae...


New Rhubarb Conserve:

A deliciously British summer flavour is the newest member of the Bonne Maman family. A wonderful way to enjoy the finest seasonal rhubarb year round, new Rhubarb Conserve.

As with all Bonne Maman conserves, made of the finest ripe ingredients and some cane sugar, this delectable new conserve offers a perfect balance of sweetness and typical rhubarb ‘zing’ that rhubarb lovers will adore. The unique soft set texture of Bonne Maman conserves are perfect for spreading on toast or croissants, topping scones or adding to summer bakes.


Originating in China, where it’s root has long been used as a herbal medicine to give a positive and balancing effect on the digestive system, rhubarb first started appearing in Europe in the seventeenth century and has long been a favourite in Britain and the north of France, as a very seasonal plant that doesn't like hot and dry climates.

Rhubarb is enjoying something of a kitchen renaissance, featuring on menus nationwide - in numerous dishes hot or cold and even summer drinks, beers wine and cheese. As well as new Rhubarb Conserve being a delectable topping for a slice of toast or scone, Bonne Maman’s Rhubarb Compote is also becoming an increasingly popular choice on granola or yogurt.

Rhubarb And Pistachio Eton Mess Sundae:
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Scotch Egg Pie..


Fancy trying out this scotch egg pie.?

 What a fun and creative idea! Hens lay eggs of different shapes and sizes. That’s why boxes of essential Waitrose 9 Free Range Eggs are packed by total weight not by size, so every egg, big or small, has a place.


Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:40 minutes
Total time:50 minutes
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Monday, 27 June 2016

Blueberry Macaroons Recipe..


Is their any little cake more prettier than a macaroon? Would you like to make your very own to impress your friends or family? How about trying this blueberry macaroon recipes?

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Balsamic And Goat’s Cheese Baked Eggs...


Fancy giving this balsamic and goat’s cheese baked eggs recipe a try?


Serves 4

Ready in 25 mins

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Red : Ruby Tuesday ...


Over the weekend we have been having fun making fruity milkshakes...


I thought " how perfect this picture is for Ruby Tuesday!"
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Monday, 20 June 2016

Raspberry Pavlova...


Are you a fan of meringue covered in cream, fruit and yogurt? If so, I have a yummy recipe to share with you today. Full of tasty raspberries too.

Today I am sharing a Rachel’s Organic yogurt recipe full of fresh raspberries. A great recipe to try and make ahead for the start of Wimbledon on 27th June.

Quintessentially British, this recipe will help tennis fans across the UK to celebrate the grand slam in style, with some indulgent sweet treats. Who needs strawberries and cream when you have Pavlova and raspberries?!


How To Make A Raspberry Pavlova:

Ingredients :
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 175g caster sugar
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Sunday, 19 June 2016

Monday Mellow Yellow : Daisy..


Daisy, Daisy ..

I am loving these big daisy's we keep seeing around...


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Banana And Blueberry Smoothie..


One of the easiest ways to start your day with some tasty vitamins is a nice and yummy smoothies or thick milkshake.


Ingredients:
  • 1 Extra large banana or 2 small one
  • 100ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 50g Blueberries
  • Few blueberries for topping
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Smoked Ham Tortilla With Chargrilled Peppers..


Smoked Ham Tortilla with Chargrilled Peppers. A lovely family lunch, easily transportable for a picnic. Eat warm or cold with a green salad or in bite-sized wedges for kids on the move.


Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:35 minutes
Total time:55 minutes
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Cheddar, Chive And Ham Muffins..


These savoury muffins are great for picnics, casual garden parties or lunchboxes. You could even bake a variety with different fillings, such as grated courgette, sweet potato, olives or crispy bacon.


Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:25 minutes
Total time:35 minutes
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Racks Of Welsh Lamb With Rosemary, Lemon And Garlic..


Fancy trying this Racks Of Welsh Lamb With Rosemary, Lemon And Garlic?

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Friday, 17 June 2016

Healthier Banana And Peanut Butter Freak Shake..


I am loving all the freak shake recipes I keep finding all over the internet at the minute. They look absolutely yummy, and  I bet they taste amazing!! 

I am going to try a few out over the weekend and treat myself. Maybe after Parkrun tomorrow!! I have a really fun idea, I need to try out! Watch this space...


I could imagine some of the freak shakes are high in calories though with all the ice cream, whipped cream and toppings. I thought as it is still a week day and I am trying to be healthy and nice lower calorie one would be great to start with.


Serves 1

What you need :
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 2 medium bananas
  • 100ml Semi skimmed milk
  • 100ml Fat free natural yogurt


Topping
  • Half a piece of chocolate grated
  • Squirty cream
  • Half of above banana
  • Little bit of peanut butter



Method:
  1. Chop bananas up and place 1 and a half in a smoothie maker, reserve half for topping.
  2. Add a tablespoon of peanut butter, 100ml skimmed milk and 100ml of natural yogurt.
  3. Blitz together until smooth.
  4. Pop a few banana picese inside your glass cup, the pop a bit of peanut butter on the back of a spoon and place on the inside of the glass. Pop a little on rim of glass.
  5. Pour your banana and peanut butter milkshake inside.
  6. Top with squirty cream, banana slices and grated chocolate. Eat fruit with a spoon and drink milkshake through a straw in case you miss any fruit!
  7. So yummy...


What do you think?

Want to try it?


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Tuna Pickle Boats..


Today I am sharing a fun Tuna Pickle Boats recipe from Haywards. These sweet little boats would be perfect for summer parties, picnic and birthday parties.


Makes around 40

Ready in 10 mins
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Thursday, 16 June 2016

HARIBO Starmix : Join Your Team...


"Kids and grown-ups love it so, the happy world of HARIBO"

Haha!! Everyone knows this famous slogan, don't they!?


Do you love HARIBO Starmix as much as we do?

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Welsh Lamb And Apricot Burgers..


Fancy trying these Welsh Lamb And Apricot Burgers?

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

BerryWorld Strawberry And British Asparagus Mini Quiches...


Alex says~

“This recipe is quick and easy - using bought puff pastry it’s a twist on a classic quiche. Crème fraiche, eggs and pink peppercorns work together beautifully and the final result looks & tastes divine. Sometimes I like to make tiny individual tarts for picnics!”


Serves: 6
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
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Monday, 13 June 2016

Ruby Tuesday : Yummy cake..


My photo for this weeks Ruby Tuesday is ...



A cake I made and eaten over the weekend!! I did share though..
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Monday Mellow Yellow ...


My Queen birthday crown cupcakes are perfect for this weeks Mellow Yellow Monday.


Don't you think?
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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Chicken Salad Ciabatta...


With sweet pickles and creamy mayonnaise with a hint of mustard, celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with this Royal recipe from Hellmann’s.


Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes
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BerryWorld Strawberry Meringue Roulade With Mascarpone...


This is a light yet decadent dessert. The crisp and chewy meringue encases a rich strawberry and mascarpone cream filling, and the almonds around the outside add a delicious crunch.


Serves: 8
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 16 minutes
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Up cycled China Cup Candle Holders...


Are you looking for an easy way to up-cycle some old china cups and saucers? I don't think it gets much easier than this?


Take some old cups and saucers.

 Matching or odd sets.
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Saturday, 11 June 2016

A Queens 90th Birthday Cake Made By Me : #Queenat90...


Over this weekend The Queen is celebrating her 90th Birthday. 

A great reason to bake a yummy cake!!


To mark the milestone, Lyles Golden Syrup has had a right royal makeover, releasing a collectable ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR MAJESTY’ limited edition tin – available exclusively until July 2016.


How cool is this tin!?
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Ginger And Orange Chicken...


Fancy trying something different?

How about this Ginger and Orange Chicken recipe?


Serves 4 people
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BerryWorld Strawberry Cream Victoria Sponge...


Named after Queen Victoria herself, there are few cakes that can beat this all-time classic recipe. You can spread strawberry jam (turning it into a jam sponge) or whipped vanilla cream on the base of one sponge cake as a filling, or both.

This classic recipe is one of my favourites...


Serves: 4
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
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Fit For The Queen : Coronation Chicken...


Created for the Queen’s coronation in 1953, what street party would be complete without Coronation Chicken? Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday with this Royal recipe from Hellmann’s.


Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 80 minutes
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Friday, 10 June 2016

BELVOIR’S GIVE PEACH A CHANCE..


Fancy trying this Belvoir’s give peach a chance drink recipe?

Recipe: (makes enough for four):
  • 140ml Vodka
  • 120ml Belvoir Elderflower Cordial
  • 70ml Peach Liqueur
  • Chopped summer fruit
  • Top with Belvoir Freshly Squeezed Lemonade
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Raspberry And Coconut Oat Bars...


Rapeseed oil has a new perfect blends of omegas 3, 6 and 9 and just half the saturated fat of olive oil making it great if you’re looking to make healthy tweaks to your diet. Borderfields uses only the finest culinary rapeseed grown in British fields, carefully selecting each batch of rapeseed and gently pressing and filtering it five times for a superior, pure and simple product.


Today I am sharing a Raspberry and Coconut Oat Bars recipe using the rapeseed oil.
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Chicken And Chorizo Picnic Pies..


Today I'm sharing a picnic pies recipe idea. How fun to make these up and eat over the weekend!?

 Perfect to take on a picnic if the weather stays nice!!


Chicken and chorizo picnic pies

Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:20-25 minutes
Total time:45 minutes
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Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sunday Lunch Scones : Queen's birthday..


I always think of scones being sweet and full of strawberries, jam and cream. Today I am sharing a savory version of the scone, perfect for Sunday lunch or parties.

Sunday lunch scones Queen's birthday :

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Long Life Raspberry And Bergamot Jam With Love From Friends of Glass..


To celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday in  June, Friends of Glass, the community that supports glass packaging, has teamed up with blogger Honest Mum to create a recipe to tickle her Majesty's taste-buds - and one that is kept in a container with an ancestry to rival even that of Queen Elizabeth II.


A Raspberry jam penny is reported to be one of the Queen's favourites during afternoon tea. It's a tiny raspberry jam sandwich cut into a circle the size of an old English penny.

With this in mind, what better way to mark the Queen's 90th birthday than with a special raspberry jam that is not only fit for a Queen but is also delicious and easy to make.
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Citrus And Honey Salad..


Fancy trying out this healthy citrus and honey salad?


Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 1 min
Serves: 4 people
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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Strawberry And Elderflower Jelly..


Fancy trying this Strawberry and  Elderflower jelly?


Preparation time:20 minutes
Cooking time:3 minutes + setting
Total time:23 minutes + setting
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Mozzarella, Strawberry And Olive Salad With Balsamic Glaze..


What a beautiful sunny day. I've been back at the gym and feeling a little healthy again. I also had salad for lunch and just been sent this yummy looking Mozzarella, strawberry and olive salad with balsamic glaze recipe to share...


Serves 2

Ready in 15 mins

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Cherry Pimm's Punch...


Fancy trying a Cherry Pimm's punch? A perfect drink for sipping on the garden in Summer or making up for a party or BBQ.


Serves: 4
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Beetroot Brownies...


Today I have a guest post for some Beetroot Brownies from Haywards.

They say: "Our baby beetroot adds a sweet and sour zing and a burst of colour to these chocolate-laden brownies.".


Makes 16
Ready in 45 mins, plus cooling
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Pea, Tomato And Ricotta Picnic Tart...


What difference a week make. Last week it was cold, windy and raining, this week is it beautiful and very warm! Time to start thinking of picnics and summer dining.

Today I am sharing a tasty Pea, tomato and ricotta picnic tart. Perfect to serve cold for picnics, parties are sunny nights on the garden or warm for a lunch time tasty treat.


Serve warm or cold.
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