Thursday, 7 February 2013

Banana And Blueberry Smoothie ...


Time for a smoothie recipe?

 Not posted any smoothies for a while so here goes.... 

Banana and blueberries 

Oh so yummy ...


Serves 1

Ingredient

  • 100g Blueberries
  • 1 Teaspoon honey
  • 2 Small bananas
  • 50g Natural yogurt
  • 100ml Semi Skimmed milk
  • Handful of ice cubes

Method

  • Place all ingredients into a smoothie maker and mix for 30 seconds then smooth for 30 seconds
  • Serve straight away
  • Enjoy :)


Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Sunshine On A Windy Day : Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop...

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judyh-jsThoughts where you can link up your Wordless / not so Wordless Wednesday photo posts each week...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Not Snow Again !! & #Runstreak Still Going On...


Could not believe it when I seen the snow was back this morning!! Just planning my spring wardrobe and here it turns up uninvited haha...


Layering up...
Tunic/cream-George from Asda via Charity shop
Tunic/ swans on - Primark
Belt-Primark
Tights /Leggings - Primark
Boots- Barratts


Update on training for London Marathon-

Last few days has been hard work, I really have been asking what I'm getting in to. Having no one to run with over the long miles is such hard work too. Yesterday I was so upset and felt like I did not want to carry on training for a marathon so much so, I was crying when out running and finished what was to be a long run at 3 miles. I tried to eat some vegetables and fruit, iron, vitamins and water, cut down on the sugar and have an early night. To my surprise I ran 10 today so feeling much better ....

  • Wednesday ran 2 miles
  • Thursday just over 1 mile
  • Friday 6 miles
  • Saturday 3 miles
  • Sunday 1 mile
  • Monday 3 miles
  • Tuesday 10 miles

Days ran this year 36/36 #runstreak #Londonmarathon

Miles ran in January 175


Miles ran this month  23

Workouts this year 39

Tangy Lemon Cakes...

Can you believe it the snow is back!!

This means not much going out and lots of baking cakes inside today. Got to take the children to school so I might just nip to the gym for a quick run on the treadmill first.

Made these lemon flower cakes over the weekend and they are lovely, sweet, tangy and very very moreish.


Serves 12

Ingredients

  • 100g Margarine
  • 100g Golden caster sugar
  • 100g Sieved self raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • Juice squeezed from 1 lemon
  • Grated zest from one lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon of whole milk
  • Baking spray
  • 12 lemon jelly sweets
  • 2 x 6 holed flower silicon trays

Topping

  • 50g Margarine
  • 50g Soft cream cheese
  • 200g Sieved icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 12 jelly lemon sweets

Method

  • Make the cheesy butter cream first and place into a icing bag and leave into fridge until ready to use.
  • Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, add the cream cheese, butter and lemon juice.
  • Beat together with a electric whisk.
  • Place into icing bag then into the fridge.
  • Pre heat oven at 180c/350f/Gas mark 4
  • Spray 2x6 holed silicon trays with baking spray optional ( helps them turn out better with shape of trays)
  • Juice lemon and set aside (till after cakes are cooked)
  • Grate rind of lemon set aside.
  • Place butter, sugar and eggs into a large bowl and whisk until light and smooth.
  • Add flour, milk and lemon rind, mix again.
  • Spoon the cake mixture into the cake trays.
  • Bake for around 20 minutes until golden.
  • Leave 5 minutes then turn out.
  • Prick the cake with a small skewer a few times the place a little lemon juice on a teaspoon and sprinkle of a few of the cakes at a time, whilst the cakes are still warm.
  • Leave to cool completely.
  • Pipe the cream onto the buns and place a lemon sweet in the middle.
  • Enjoy!








Monday, 4 February 2013

03/02 Creative Mondays Blog Hop...


Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays, hosted by Clairejustineoxox and Judy-H-JS Thought where you can link up all your creative post each week.

If any of my lovely readers like my blog and have a few minutes spare and could vote for me in the MADS 2013 Awards,I would really appreciate it :):):) Many thanks :):):)

Thanks for linking up with us again this week, here is last weeks features ...

 
Judy H-J's Thoughts
A Cozy Place Called Home
Winnish,Net   
Candle Holder Votive Winter Makeover Tutorial
Life On Lake Shore Drive
Sweet Paper 
Our 4 Kiddos  
My Turn For Us

 
Just Dip It In Chocolate
Life's A Beach
The Crafty Blog Stalker

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Photo Shoot..


Wow it has been a very exciting week. On Thursday I went to London for my first ever photo shoot for a magazine article, how healthy are your really? can't wait to find out.

They did some amazing pictures I got to wear and hold some.... wait for it .... red stiletto Jimmy Choo shoes.They had about 20 pairs of shoes to choose from and I had my eye on these from the start so you can imagine my joy when she said "would you like to try these" my heart was skipping inside, trainer feet ladie crams her feet into Cinderellas shoes!! More on the magazine feature when it hits the shops next month!! Got to learn how to pose in my picture more now too.

 Zoolander heat your heart out !! ha. It was an amazing day ....


My husband took these pictures in Hyde park after the shoot, it was a lovely day but so windy. I wore flat shoes with all the walking ...







What I wore-
  •  Coat - Primark
  •  Cardigan - Primark
  •  Dress - Gok Wan Sainsburys
  •  Shoes- Tesco
  •  Bag - Local Market

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Valentine Strawberries On A Heart Of Krispy Cake...

Made these with the children and they loved them. As soon as they were set and ready to eat, they disappeared! Time to make some more!!



Ingredients
  • 10 Small strawberries or 5 large cut in half
  • 150g Dark cooking chocolate
  • 20g Rice krispies

You will also need
  • 10 Holed deep silicon heart ice cube tray
  • Grease proof paper
Method
  • Wash, dry and cut (if large) the strawberries leaving the green stalks on for decoration.
  • In a heat proof bowl place the cooking chocolate that has been broken up into pieces.
  • Place the bowl over a pan of simmering pre boiled water.
  • Stir until the chocolate has melted grab the stalks of the strawberries, dip them into the chocolate and place on some grease proof paper.
  • Remove the bowl from the pan and quickly stir in the rice krispys.
  • Place spoonfuls of the chocolate krispy into the heart tray and press them down.
  • Place a strawberry into the centre of the hearts gently pressing them into them so when the chocolate drys it will hold them in place.
  • Leave to cool then set in fridge
Tip-
  • Once the chocolate has melted do everything quickly before it sets!!
  • Yuuuummmmmmmyyyyy!!!!!

Friday, 1 February 2013

01/02 Link Up Your Favourite Posts This Week : Welcome To The Weekend Hop ...

Welcome to the weekend blog hop where you can link up some of your favourite posts of the week. Simply link up to 3 different post or just your main blog....

 
Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop, we are happy you are here and hope you have fun hopping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.

The blog hop is hosted me clairejustineoxox in number 1 and my co host is Nekky from Reflexions in number 2 spot,

Would be great if you would follow us in GFC if possible and we will follow back ( don't forget to let us know your a new follower :))

This week I have 2 feature co host to make the hop more fun-

 Sarah from Mum Of Three World -
I am a stressed-out married Mum of two lovely boys aged 11 and 9 and a gorgeous girl of 6. I work part-time, but I'm very much a full-time Mum. The kids make me laugh, make me smile and make me shout.
Shona from Shushkat -
 a Yorkshire lass sharing my time between York and Texas. I have to admit I'm addicted to running, tea and bourbon biscuits. I proud to say I ran 2011 km in 2011 & my first marathon in 2012. Now I'm going to run 13 half marathons in 2013! I love reading, crochet, my black labs and adventuring outdoors with my gorgeous fella <3

Please hop by and visit their blogs...

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