Thursday, 8 December 2016
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
How quick has this year gone by!? Christmas is now just around the corner. The children are nearly a week into their Advent Calendars and the countdown is on for the big day. As usual we are thinking of last minute gifts. Me and Hubby have also started reminiscing about Christmas presents that we did or didn't receive. We both agree that one of the all time classic presents is a child’s first bike.
Can you remember your first bike? My first one was a beautiful shiny blue bike with a bright pink elephant on the seat, a 3 wheeled trike!! In fact my Mum and Dad still have it in their shed after all these years!! How cool.
My all time favourite bike as a child though, was the ultimate style classic from the 70s; The Chopper.
Sunday, 4 December 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
After seeing the Christmas Tree has been put up in our town; I can not wait until we put ours up. The kids have already ordered me to put our tree up on Thursday ready for them to decorate it when they get home from school. 🎅🎄
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Christmas cupcakes: Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies, these light coconut cakes speckled with jewel like ruby raspberries make a great alternative and can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration. Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.
Great for all ages
Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes
Friday, 25 November 2016
Homemade Mince Pies. Homemade mincemeat is absolutely delicious and this version is very quick and simple to make. The mincemeat and pastry recipe can also be used to make a large tart, which works very well as a Christmas dessert served with ginger ice cream or brandy flavoured crème anglaise.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
Persimon® and Pomegranate Pavlova Star. This gorgeous meringue dessert is made with whisked egg whites and caster sugar, piped or spread out into a star shape. It’s slowly baked, then topped with whipped cream, sliced Spanish Persimon® and pomegranate seeds.
Perfect for a dinner parties, Christmas or a weekend treat.
Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Love Christmas dinner and Nachos?
Today I am sharing a dish you could make for your Christmas night tea with any leftover Turkey from your dinner.
Preparation time: 5min
Cooking time: 10min
Thursday, 17 November 2016
Ae you following a Gluten Free Diet? If so today I have some yummy Gluten Free Festive Fruity Mincemeat Puddings to share with you. (Dairy + Gluten Free). Delicious individual spiced sponge puddings with a festive fruity mincemeat topping.
Serves: 10 individual puddings ❄
Prep Time: 15 mins ❄
Cooking Time: 20 mins ❄
Saturday, 12 November 2016
One thing I hate about Winter are the long dark nights. When my children get home from school it is already turning to dusk. Just a quick change of their school uniforms, a run to the park with the dog. Then it's time for a shower, tea time and bed. Not much time for fun.
This is why we all look forward to Christmas so much. Some festive cheer at the most depressing time of year. There is something magical about a house, with decorations, lights, tinsel and a little bit of Christmas spirit. It makes my heart glow with warmth. Although that might be the Baileys?! I think without Christmas we would all hibernate till Spring!!
Sunday, 6 November 2016
It is that time of year again to start thinking of buying gifts for Christmas presents.
Are you looking for Christmas gift or stocking filler ideas for your Mum, Daughter, Wife, Partner Sister or friend? Or are you stuck for ideas on what to ask for yourself this year?
I have teamed up with a few lovely brands and today I am sharing a few of my favourite presents and stocking fillers;
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Plum and ginger duff. This is of course a traditional Christmas recipe; a steamed pudding in the style of a Christmas pudding. If you have never made a steamed pudding before, it might seem a bit intimidating but it’s really not difficult to make. You will need string, a 1.5 litre (2½ pint) pudding bowl, greaseproof paper and foil.
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 3 hours
Monday, 5 September 2016
Saturday, 9 January 2016
If your on a New Years diet? Look away now!! Haha!!
I am suppose to be on a healthier eating diet but when you find some mince pies in your favourite supermarket at 10p a pack of 6 with a few weeks use by date on them, it is hard to refuse them!! Then I popped into my local shop and they have double cream at 25p a pot, need I say more!?
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