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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Mixed Berry Oatmeal Bars...


Mixed Berry Oatmeal Bars...

These yummy oat bars are ideal healthy lunch box fillers for all the family! Full of fibre, they’ll help ward off the hunger pains all day!


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
Serves: 24
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Fruit cocktail And Creative Monday Blog Hop Week 5 ...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought. A blog hop to share all the fun and creative posts you want to get read. You can link upto 5 creative posts each week....


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Pink Grapefruit And Greek Yoghurt Soufflé With Passion Fruit...


Pink Grapefruit And Greek Yoghurt Soufflé With Passion Fruit...

A hot, well risen soufflé fresh from the oven always impresses dinner guests. Teamed with pink grapefruit juice and passion fruit, this is the ultimate winner for a steamy Valentine desert!


Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12-14 minutes
Serves: 2
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Monday, 30 January 2012

Chocolate Meringues.....


Chocolate Meringues.....


Preparation time: 10 minutes.
Cooking Time: 1hour 15 minutes.
Makes 30
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I Heart You Tarts....


These mini tarts are quick and easy to try and are fun for the kids to make too..

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Sunday, 29 January 2012

Raspberry and hazelnut shortbreads....


Raspberry and hazelnut shortbreads....

Valentine’s Day dessert

The shortbread can be made in advance and then served on the night. Generously filled with vanilla flavoured whipped cream and fresh raspberries these make a dainty dessert. The biscuits are also great served with yogurt or ice cream.


Makes 6 servings
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

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Squirrel : Silent Sunday....


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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop....


Welcome, welcome, welcome to the weekend blog hop!!

Time now to find some new blogs to read and follower.

 
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Pistachio and raspberry love hearts....


Pistachio and raspberry love hearts. Valentine special.
These wonderfully indulgent meringue hearts are sure to melt your Valentine’s heart.

They have been piped into shape; if you don’t have a piping bag, spread into heart shapes with a round bladed knife. The meringues can be made the night before and kept in cool dry place. Add the cream and raspberries about 45 minutes before serving.


Serves 2Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Finishing time: 10 minutes


Ingredients:
  • 1 egg white
  • 50 g (2 oz) caster sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • 15 g (1/2 oz) pistachio nuts, very finely chopped
  • 100 ml (31/2 fl oz) double cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 2 tablespoons sparkling white wine, optional
  • 100 g (4 oz) raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon redcurrant jelly
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice


Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 110°C, 225°F, gas mark half.
  2. Draw 4, 8 cm (31/2 inch) heart shapes on to a piece of non-stick baking paper then use to line a baking sheet.
  3. Whisk the egg white in a large bowl until stiff but still moist looking peaks and you feel confident enough to turn the bowl upside down without the egg whites sliding out.
  4. Gradually whisk in the 50 g (2 oz) sugar, a teaspoonful at a time until it has all been added then whisk for two more minutes until very thick and glossy.
  5. Fold in the pistachio nuts then spoon the mixture into a piping fitted with a 1 cm (1/2 inch) plain piping tube. 
  6. Pipe a border around each heart shape then fill in the centres of two of them. 
  7. Use any remaining mixture to make a spare heart in case of breakages.
  8. Bake for about 1 hour or until the meringues are firm and can be peeled off the paper easily, then leave to cool still on the paper.
  9. When ready to serve, whisk the cream with the remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar and the lime rind until just beginning to hold its shape then gradually whisk in the wine, if using, until thick once more.
  10. Transfer the filled in meringue hearts to a serving plate, top with the cream then arrange the raspberries on top, adding the heart shaped frames at an angle. 
  11. Warm the redcurrant jelly with the lime juice in a small bowl in the microwave for 10-20 seconds then stir until smooth. 
  12. Drizzle over the raspberries just before serving.


There will be loads of Spring berries from Spain around for Valentine’s ....

Recipe and photo credit by - Seasonal Berries

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Baby strawberry mousses...


Baby strawberry mousses.
Serves 8Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 3-4 hours


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Strawberry Jellies...


Strawberry Jellies. Perfect for Valentine’s Day.

There are moments when all you crave is something extra light after a filling main course. These jellies can be made ahead for an impressive dessert.
  
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Friday, 27 January 2012

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Flamed Strawberry and Chocolate Crepes...


Flamed Strawberry and Chocolate Crepes...

Preparation Time: 30 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins


Serves 2
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Almond Heart-Shaped Biscuits...


Almond Heart-Shaped Biscuits...

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Raspberry Shortcake Hearts...


Raspberry Shortcake Hearts...

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Mini Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake ...


Mini Heart-Shaped Chocolate Cake ...


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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 2.......


As many of you who reads my blog would know; this month I'm getting fit with the Davina range at next.

I have been sent some lovely thing's of my choice to review...


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Milk Chocolate Tiramisu....


Milk Chocolate Tiramisu....

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Zumba Exhilarate Review...


January, a time to pay for the excesses of December on the purse and the waistline.


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Wordless Wednesday Linky : Blackpool...


Blackpool:

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 4 : Blackberries And Clementine Crumble....


Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 4 :

Blackberries And Clementine Crumble....

I've been baking this week!!


Serves 6
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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Beetroot Margarita...


Beetroot Margarita anyone?...

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Almond Cookies with Cherry Yogurt Icing...


Almond Cookies with Cherry Yogurt Icing...


Makes around 20 cookies
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Saturday Is Caption Day With Gok Wan....


This was taken in Madame Tussauds last year but can you think of a caption?....


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Welcome To The Weekend....

Hello Bloggers!!

Time for a blog hop!!

 Welcome to our weekend blog hop!!

Time to link up and find new blogs and followers ...

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Thursday, 19 January 2012

Organic Vegan Chocolate Mousse...


Organic Vegan Chocolate Mousse.

Serves 6

This tastes just like a conventional chocolate mousse made with eggs and cream, and yet it’s completely vegan! I don’t think anyone will guess the main ingredient is avocado, unless you tell them.

The coconut oil helps to firm up the texture, and the agave syrup supplies the sweetness; alternatively, you could use pure maple syrup.


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Creamy Chestnut And Parsnip Soup...


Creamy Chestnut And Parsnip Soup...

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Working Out With The Davina Range At next Week 1.......


Had a good  first week getting fit with the Davina Range at next but a bad week for feeling ill and having to push through it ...

Tried a few from the list
This week exercise-

Thursday-
1 hour Zumba class
3 miles run

Friday-
5 Miles run

Saturday-
Woke up with a bad throat so day off

Sunday-
Half Hour Zumba Dvd

3 miles run

Monday-
Box fit class for 1 hour 30 minutes

Tuesday-
7 miles warm up rep session at running club and cool down, felt a cold coming on again! :(

Wednesday-
Day off with the weather turning cold and coughs and colds around I've felt really under the weather today.Head spinning and shaking,nose blocked. I just hope I'm ok for Zumba tomorrow...

Here is a close up of what I picked...

Trainers £45-00
Top £25-00
Joggers £25-00

 I will do an outfit post for next week,

I  just feel to ill this week but the good news is it hopefully not mans flu!!

Just got to cut down on the cakes being ill makes me eat more.

 I've tried Boxfit new last week and Zumba this week. What have you all been up-to,Tried anything new ?

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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Valentines Recipes for Made with Love...


Valentines Recipes for Made with Love...


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Winter Fun : Wordless Wednesday Linky...


Winter Fun : Wordless Wednesday Linky...


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The Gallery: Eyes....


Over at The Gallery blog hop, the themes is eyes...

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Belvoir Fruit Farms Cranberry Cupcakes And Raspberry Blush....


Belvoir Fruit Farms Cranberry Cupcakes And Raspberry Blush....

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His And Hers Valentines Day Meal....


His And Hers Valentines Day Meal....

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Monday, 16 January 2012

Creative Mondays Blog Hop Week 3 : Brunch Bars....


Welcome to this weeks Creative Mondays Blog Hop.

 (Week 3) : 

Brunch Bars....

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Smoked Salmon Club Sandwich...



Smoked Salmon Club Sandwich...

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

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