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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Joe Wadsack’s Free Thyme Cocktail..

Happy Sunday.

A tasty Joe Wadsack’s Free Thyme Cocktail for the weekend!

A lovely drink that is inspired by the rum and lime in a 'Cuba Libre' and very pretty to serve guests.

Peach, Strawberries And Banana Smoothie..

Fancy trying a yummy fruit smoothie to try on a nice and sunny Spring morning?

1 large peach, a handful of sweet and juicy strawberries and 2 small banana.

Yum Yum!!


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Jennifer Irvine's Warm Poached California Prunes With Yogurt...

Happy Saturday.

Today I have a healthy recipe for you:

Guest post:

Jennifer Irvine's Warm Poached California Prunes With Yogurt:

Jennifer Irvine's says;

"These poached California Prunes are unlike any you’ve ever tried before – fragrant, citrusy, smokey prunes served with a sharp, smooth yoghurt. But there’s no reason to restrict yourself to breakfast – these make for a wonderful afternoon snack or a delicious dessert! The following recipe makes enough for a serving for 2 people, but I usually multiply the quantities and store the leftovers in a sealed jar in the fridge where they’ll last about a week. Or a couple of days, depending on how often you reach for them!"

How To Make Jennifer Irvine's Warm Poached California Prunes With Yogurt:

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes, plus 30 mins + cooling time

Friday, 27 May 2016

Homemade Garden Ideas : Bunting..

Homemade Garden Ideas: 

Bunting anyone?

I love to see bright colourful bunting. It looks beautiful blowing in the wind on hot summer days. As well as looking great outside in your garden, it looks adorable in the kitchen. Don't you think so to0?

Draped all over a Welsh dresser!? Perfect.

Not that I have a Welsh dresser yet but I'm working on the idea of getting an old one and painting it white with chalk paint and giving it shabby chic look.

The good thing about bunting is that you can create your own style, shapes and pick of fabrics to make your own unique style. An added bonus is they are not to difficult to make.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Queens Crown Cupcakes And Throwing A Street Party Tips...

*Commissioned by Dr. Oetker*

Over the weekend I have been working with Dr. Oetker on a really fun baking project. I am so excited to finally share my post.

I have been making cupcakes to celebrate The Queen's Birthday. I am also sharing my top tips on throwing your own Street Party.

Having 4 children I have had to become a dab hand at organizing parties. I certainly don't need any excuse to make yummy cupcakes! 

Ahead of the Queen's Birthday celebrations, Dr. Oetker has teamed up with baking expert Juliet Sear to create a nine-tier Birthday cake.


Roast Salmon With Fennel And Pistachio Dukkha...

Roast Salmon with fennel and pistachio dukkha.

Dukkha is an Egyptian spice mix with can be used as a topping on meat fish, fish roasted veggies.

Keep what you don’t use in this recipe in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

This recipe has been designed to help with weight loss developed by a nutritionist.


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Jennifer Irvine's California Prune Breakfast Detox Smoothie...

Jennifer Irvine's California Prune Breakfast Detox Smoothie.

Guest post : 

Jennifer Irvine say's "A fabulous breakfast smoothie that takes only minutes to prepare and is designed to help kick-start your day. This smoothie contains rolled oats – but there’s no need to pre-soak these. We simply blend them and then add everything else separately. What I love about this recipe is that all the best breakfast ingredients are combined in a quick tasty drink. The oats are wholegrains that are slowly digested during the morning; the banana is a source of potassium, which helps support muscle function; the calcium in the milk, together with the vitamin K in the prunes all help maintain normal bone health. Chia seeds are a source of ‘good for you’ unsaturated fats and the fabulous, moreish prunes are high in potassium, so do all sorts from supporting normal functioning nervous system, to maintaining normal blood pressure. And because prunes contribute to normal bowel function*, this smoothie is a great detox. But really all you need to know is that it tastes delicious! [*the beneficial effect is obtained with 100g/day of prunes]"


Healthy Crunch Bars...

Healthy Crunch Bars anyone?

Perfect for an after lunch treat.

Today I am sharing this recipe from CHOC Chick. Healthy Crunch Bars – Suitable for Vegans, Gluten and Dairy Free.

How To Make Healthy Crunch Bars:

  • 100g cacao butter
  • 6 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons Sweet Freedom
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 100g biscuits, crushed (digestive or similar)
  • 200g dried fruit and seeds (we used dried pears, cranberries, apricots and pumpkin and sesame seeds)

How To Make:
  1. First, prepare the topping: slice the dried fruit into bite-sized pieces and mix with the seeds.
  2. Line a tin or container with baking paper (one about the size of a Victoria sandwich tin works well) and set aside.
  3. Crush your biscuits if you haven’t already.
  4. In a bowl over a pan of simmering water (bain marie) melt the cacao butter. When completely liquid remove from the heat, whisk in the cacao powder, cinnamon and then the Sweet Freedom. Continue to whisk until fully combined.
  5. Stir in the crushed biscuits and half of the fruit and nut mixture. Mix well until everything is coated in chocolate.
  6. Press the mixture into the lined tin/container and top with the remaining fruit and nuts, pressing them down slightly to help them stick.
  7. Chill until set, slice and enjoy!

*Recipe and recipe photography by CHOC Chick*

*No Payment was received*

What do you think of these Healthy Crunch Bars?

Fancy trying some?

You might also like:

Raspberry And Coconut Oat Bars:

Are you looking for a nice and tasty treat recipe?

Raspberry And Coconut Oat Bars anyone?

Rapeseed oil has a new perfect blend 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.

Perfect for a healthier mid-morning snack or lunch box treat.


Jennifer Irvine's California Prune And Orange Pancakes...

Fancy trying out these Jennifer Irvine's California Prune And Orange Pancakes? 

These pancakes make a great breakfast to start your long weekend – and are perfect for filling up little tummies before the chocolate-fest begins!

The trick to making these light and fluffy, bursting with plump luscious California Prunes, is to soak the prunes beforehand.

How To Make Jennifer Irvine's California Prune And Orange Pancakes:

Prep Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins depending on how many pans you can handle at once!

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Blueberry Breakfast Smoothie..

I love smoothies for breakfast and today I am sharing a NutriBullet recipe:

Blueberry breakfast smoothie. How yummy!


Monday, 23 May 2016

Joe Wadsack’s Devonshire Daiquiri...

Fancy trying a large or 2 small cocktails on this warm Sunday night?

Today I am sharing this Joe Wadsack’s Devonshire Daiquiri:

A delicious mix of sweet and sour, this drink is a real treat.

Joe Wadsack’s Devonshire Daiquiri:

Serves: 1 large drink or 2 small ones
Preparation time: 10 mins

Results With Lucy Breakfast Recipe...

Berry Overnight Oat is voted as one of, 'Results With Lucy' best breakfast recipes.

They are super easy to make and a great, nutritious way to start your day.

Results With Lucy Breakfast Recipe:

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sunday Flowers...

Happy Sunday. Hope your having a lovely weekend?

My husband brought me these flowers from Lidl last week and they are still looking lovely and fresh 8 days later.

I saved this pretty little jug from going to the charity shop when a relation died. I have been wondering what to use it for them yesterday I thought how nice it would look with my flowers in!!

And it does look lovely..

4 Fruit Cups To Start Your Day...

I am trying to be healthier and get more fruit into my diet rather than eating cakes and biscuits.

I love this idea of serving your fruit ready to eat in a cup or mug. 

These cups would be perfect for breakfast, brunch or elevenses, don't you think? 

1.) Peach cup.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Salmon And Herby Couscous With Orange Dressing...

Salmon and Herby Couscous with Orange dressing anyone?

For a fresh zingy summer lunch or supper foil bake salmon with herbs and serve it with toasted pine nuts and couscous in a delicious orange dressing.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Poached Pears With Chocolate Sauce And Pistachios..


looking for a nice treat recipe to try out?

Fancy trying out this Poached pears with chocolate sauce and pistachios recipe out? 

This recipe has been designed to help with weight loss developed by a nutritionist.

How To Make Poached Pears With Chocolate Sauce And Pistachios:

Serves 2

Primula 'shake things up' Shots...

Primula 'shake things up' Shots.

If you're avoiding starchy crackers (or wheat altogether!) alternate your cheese hit with sticks of peak-season fruit and veg.

Dunk away!


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Cauliflower And Pistachio Couscous With Halloumi And Vegetable Kebabs...

Hello and happy Thursday.

Are you looking for something tasty for dinner tonight?

Love pistachios?

Cauliflower and pistachio couscous with halloumi and vegetable kebabs.

How tasty!?

How To Make Cauliflower And Pistachio Couscous With Halloumi And Vegetable Kebabs:

Serves 4


Party Cakes...

Me and my daughter made these fun and easy to make fairy cakes for her class at school last Friday to celebrate end of SAT's!!

We made up 3 batches as there is around 24 in her class and we wanted some for the weekend too. We also made a few in the cupcake machine as we were running out of time.

Party Cakes:

Makes: 16

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes

Chocolush Scones

Chocolush Scones anyone?

These chocolate chip scones make a real change from the norm and are a perfect option for a picnic.

Served with cream and fresh fruit, they are a delicious treat.

Perfect for a picnic or afternoon treat in the garden.

How To Make Chocolush Scones:

Makes: 12

Prepare: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Up cycled Pasta Sauce Jar Into A Vase..

I love up-cycling old food jars and make something useful out of them.

Saves on waste and saves on spending money!

Take a old large pasta jar, wash it out, soak the label off in warm soapy water and decorate.

Easy Eh!?

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cheesecake...

Happy Wednesday.

Cake anyone?

How yummy does this Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cheesecake look!?


Perfect for any occasion!

How To Make A Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cheesecake:

  • 4 packets of CHOCO LEIBNIZ dark biscuits
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 700g soft cream cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 300g dark chocolate
  • Cocoa powder, to dust

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Chocolate And Peanut Butter Drip Cake...

How yummy does this Peanut Butter Cake created for Stork Sunday Bakes by John Whaite look!?


How To Make A Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drip Cake:

Suggested serving 14-16

Graze-on-the-go Peppers...

How fun are these Graze-on-the-go Peppers?

Always find yourself running around after the kids or grand-kids, picking at their leftovers but never quite have the time for a sit-down snack?

These sweet saviours are ideal for grazing on-the-go - slice, squeeze, skedaddle.

How To Make A Graze-on-the-go Peppers:


Chocolush Banana Muffins..

Happy Tuesday.

Chocolush Banana Muffins anyone?

How yummy do these Chocolush Banana Muffins look!?

These delicious, moist and easy-to-make muffins are perfect for whipping together in a flash.

Or why not make them with the kids?

How To Make Chocolush Banana Muffins:

Makes: 6 large or 12 small muffins

Prepare: 15 minutes
Cook: 20-25 minutes


Monday, 16 May 2016

Joe’s Wadsack’s Blueberry Collins...

Happy Monday.

Are you looking for any new cocktail recipes to try out?

if so you will like today's post!

I am sharing a Joe’s Wadsack’s Blueberry Collins recipe today.

How tasty!?

A perfectly refreshing treat for hot summer nights. Pour and watch the sun go down.

Polka Dots : Ruby Tuesday..

Hello and Happy Tuesday.

Or should I say; Happy Ruby Tuesday!!

I love red and today I am sharing a photo with red in them for the Ruby Tuesday blog hop.

Sometimes the littlest things in life please's you.

Don't you think this too?

I adore polka dots, red with white dots being my favourite ones.

I love my new polka dots mug! It cheers me up on the miserable of days too. 

Do you live red too?

What is your favourite colour?

Do you like polka dots?

Linking up with :

Ruby Tuesday Too. If you have any photos to share, why don't you pop over and join in the fun too?

Tomato “Pops”...

Hello friends. Looking for something new to try today?

Are you looking for a fun party idea? Something for a children birthday party? Maybe a dinner party with friends?

A get together with family? Or a Summer, Chiristmas or Easter party buffet tea? Maybe even a picnic in the park?

How much fun are these Tomato “Pops”!?

Suitable for all occasions.

Make your party go pop with these Tomato Pops!!

If you're looking for fuss-free inspiration that looks amazing, these juice-filled flavour bursts are the perfect colour pop addition to any buffet.

Guaranteed to put a smile on 'almost ' everyone's face! 😼

How To Make Tomato Pops:


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Raspberry and Sun-Pat® Peanut Butter Cupcakes...

Happy Weekend.

Are you looking for a new cupcake recipe?

Something fun to make the children over the weekend or for a Birthday party?

How yummy do these Raspberry and Sun-Pat® Peanut Butter Cupcakes look!?

With a fairy cake, peanut butter and raspberry sponge cakes topped with a yummy raspberry jam icing,whats not to love?

How to make Raspberry and Sun-Pat® Peanut Butter Cupcakes:

Makes 10


Rainbow Chicken Roll Ups...

Looking for something a little different for your lunch?

Something to pack up and take to work or pack up for the children's lunch box?

Or maybe have already in the fridge for a lunchtime treat.

How about trying these fun  Rainbow Chicken Roll-Ups?

Add a little colour to your lunch with this vibrant mix of beetroot hummus, red-stemmed chard, strawberries, carrots and thinly sliced chicken.

How tasty?

How to make rainbow chicken roll-ups:

Serves 4

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: none

Pistachio And Quinoa Bites...

I am sharing a healthy Pistachio recipe today from American Pistachios.

This recipe has been designed to help with weight loss developed by a nutritionist.

How do you fancy making Pistachio and quinoa bites?

All the nutritional information is attached at the bottom of the recipe.


My Sunday Photo...

My Sunday photo this week is...

A beautiful surprise bunch of flowers...

 From my husband...


Linking up with #MySundayPhoto...


Saturday, 14 May 2016

Pistachio, Raspberry And Blueberry Smoothie Bowl...

Today I am sharing a yummy and healthy Pistachio, raspberry and blueberry smoothie bowl from American Pistachios. 

This recipe has been designed to help with weight loss developed by a nutritionist. 

All the nutritional information is attached at the bottom of the recipe.


Friday, 13 May 2016

Joe Wadsack’s Blackcurrant Bullet..

Looking drink recipe to try out over the weekend!?

Fancy trying out this Joe Wadsack’s Blackcurrant Bullet?

Named in homage to the shape of a champagne glass to enjoy it in, the sophisticated Blackcurrant Bullet is perfect for a girl’s night in or dinner à deux.

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cupcakes..

Happy Friday!

Are you ready for the weekend?

 I am sharing a Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Recipe today.

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz Cupcakes.

Something nice and sweet for you to try over the weekend.

How pretty are these cupcakes!?


Classy Salmon, Radish And Cheese Crackers..

Sometimes it's the simple things in life that bring the most pleasure – clear blue skies, the smell of cut grass, a garden filled with family and friends, and a selection of delicious snacks to share.

Classy Salmon, Radish & Cheese Crackers are perfect for summer evenings on the garden, BBQ's and fun parties. 

Grilled, seared, smoked or baked, salmon is a summer favourite, especially when teamed with its trusty taste companion – Primula Cheese.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Lemon Marinated Barbecue Chicken...

Happy Thursday.

Fancy trying out this Lemon Marinated Barbecue Chicken recipe?

These flavoursome chicken legs can be served with your favourite BBQ sides for the perfect summer meal al-fresco.

How To Make Lemon Marinated Barbecue Chicken:

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes + time to marinade
Cooking time: 1 hour

Avocado Brunch Spread...

Avocado Brunch Spread anyone?

Avocado brunch spread Indulge in a lazy morning treat with the perfect combination of creamy avocado, roast chicken and sun-dried tomatoes.

How To Make Avocado Brunch Spread:

Preparation: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Char-Cooked Courgette And Pepper Bruschetta..

Simple and oh-SO tasty!

Char-Cooked Courgette And Pepper Bruschetta.

Perfect for a light lunch or a supper starter.

How To Make Char-Cooked Courgette And Pepper Bruschetta:

Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 10 mins

Serves 4

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

No More Boring Salads...

Sometimes the thought of salad for lunch sounds boring. 

So to make it more fun I like to jazz it up a little. 

Here is a fun idea. 

This is how I severed my lunch up yesterday. 

I am also going to make them up for the children at the weekend. 

Easy Salmon Sandwiches..

Fancy trying these easy salmon sandwiches from Seasonal Berries out?

Salmon sandwiches but not as you know them, here they get a modern makeover with the addition of superfood moringa powder, fresh fruity raspberries and breath freshening fresh mint.

How To Make Easy Salmon Sandwiches:

Serves 4

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: none

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Organic Steak Sandwich With Green Goddess Mayo..

As it is British Sandwich Week (8th to 14th May 2016) I thought I would share some yummy sandwich recipes, starting with this organic steak sandwich with green goddess mayo by Helen Graves.

How To Make An Organic Steak Sandwich With Green Goddess Mayo:

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Good quality, organic steak doesn’t need much to make it really shine.

Helen Graves keeps it the hero ingredient in her simple steak sandwiches, cooking quickly on the barbecue for a charred crust, and serving in a baguette with a vibrant herb mayo that’s idea for a summer lunch.

Birthday Dinner Out..

It was great being taken out for breakfast and my dinner on Thursday. It was my birthday so no cooking for me! It made a lovely change.

 Me and my daughter had a girly day as school was closed for polling day. Breakfast out then a trip into Nottingham.

Then me, my husband and 2 youngest children had a walk out into town as the weather was beautiful.

My oldest 2 boys are at Uni now so it was just the 4 of us.

Not that I'm greedy; the adult meals came with a alcoholic drink. So me and the husband had 2 drinks  each and we got the children's pop separate.

#3 Tuesday Treats Blog Hop...

Good morning and happy Tuesday..

Do you have a recipe you would like to share? 

Link up as many of your sweet or savoury treat recipes as you would like too. This blog hop will be open for a month or so. Until plenty have linked up so your post will be seen.  Pop back later to find some new yummy recipes to try..

Monday, 9 May 2016

Breakfast Smoothie...

Spring is back now and hopefully that is the last we see of the snow. We have had some beautiful days over the weekend. 

 I made this sweet and yummy breakfast smoothie up before a 4 miles run and a spinning class this morning to keep my energy levels up.

This recipes makes up 1 serving

There is plenty and it is sweet enough to share between 2 people though.

Breakfast Smoothie.

Salmon With A Pistachio And Basil Crust...

Happy Monday. 

What a beautiful sunny weekend we have had!!

Fancy trying out this Salmon with a pistachio and basil crust recipe out?

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Joe’s Wadsack’s Fruity Cucumber Cooler

The weather is beautiful at the minute. A great time to try out this Joe’s Wadsack’s Fruity Cucumber Cooler...

The simple addition of cucumber makes this drink so refreshing.

5 Ways To Eat More Spinach...

We love to eat spinach in our house and this is great because is really good for you and is full of vitamins. Yummy!

Today I am sharing some yummy ideas to add more spinach to your diet:

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