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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Speedy Granola Parfait...


Fancy trying out these speedy granola parfait pots out for breakfast?

Serves 2

Prep time 5 minutes

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Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Cream Cheese Fritters, English Summer Maple Cherries...


Cream cheese fritters, English summer maple cherries. It’s officially summer ­– the season to enjoy fresh summer fruit, al fresco dining and BBQs in the garden.

Today I have a guest post : pure maple syrup from Quebec.

With English cherries at the height of their season this month, we’ve created a recipe to showcase them in all their glory.


Our cream cheese fritters with English summer cherries and pure maple syrup from Quebec make a lovely breakfast, brunch or dessert.
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Friday, 8 July 2016

Wimbledon To The Weekend Blog Hop..


Wimbledon Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop :) Hehe, see what I did there!?
Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by and linking up to the weekend blog hop. Happy you are here and hope you have fun hoping around and finding new blogs to read, follow and comment on.
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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Maple Sundae...


I love sweet treats with fruit and ice cream in them. Knickerbocker glory's, chocolate ice cream sundaes or also my own creations always have added biscuits crumbled on top!!

Today I have a Maple Sundae to share with you full of fresh fruit, ice cream covered in a maple syrup sauce. How yummy!?


Maple Sundae

Makes : 4 portions

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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly...


Yes the sun is out today and it is beautiful. It has got me thinking of making some healthy and yummy treats for the children to keep them cool.

Today I am sharing this fun Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly recipe from The Blackcurrant Foundation.

Keep some of these in the freezer for instant summer chill!


Blackcurrant, Pear and Apple Lolly:
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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Strawberries, Banana And Peanut Butter Milkshake..


Another day another yummy milkshake!! I love making fun milkshakes. I think they taste so much better when they are presented nicely too.

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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Cooking Through the Decades..


A little while back Rennie Heartburn kindly asked me to take part in a fun recipe challenge, Cooking Through the Decades.

The idea of the post is to recreate one of my favourite and iconic recipes of a from a decade of my choice.

Two of my all time favourite recipes sprang mind; Prawn Cocktail and The Knickerbocker Glory.

Not in the same dish though, hehe. Both still all time favourite recipes of mine which I discovered in the 80's.


Knowing me and my children well, we would both pick out the sweet recipe first every time. So I pick a special back to school treat for them!
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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Nutri Advanced Superfood Plus‏..


This week Nutri Advanced have just launch their new Superfood Plus:

"The formulation that not only blends some of the most sought-after vegetables, fruits and supplements – including enzymes to support digestion, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric , green tea and reishi mushroom – but it also contains Chocamine®, a patented, standardised cocoa-based ingredient that has no fat, sugar or caffeine. The only sweetener is a touch of stevia." 

They kindly sent me some of the Chocolate SuperFood Plus and Vanilla UltraMeal powders’ to try out.

Vanilla and chocolate... These are coincidentally my favourite flavours!!, especially in smoothies and milkshakes. How yummy!


Drinking smoothies instead of my plain sandwiches for lunch, sounds like a fun plan to me!  Especially as the Sun was shining so beautifully, (for a change!). I was inspired to make a summer fruit smoothie with the UltraMeal Vanilla.

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Thursday, 17 March 2016

Queen Bee Cake Stand : House Of Fraser Review...


Last week House Of Fraser asked me if I would like to pick something from their Kitchen Accessories range to review.


It just so happens I was in the middle of decorating my kitchen and I was on the lookout for a nice new cake stand. Perfect timing!
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Monday, 7 March 2016

Creamy Blueberry Smoothie : Creative Mondays Blog hop...


Happy Monday everyone. Creative Mondays is my favourite blog hop of the week as I get to see all your amazing creative ideas. Link up, have fun reading other posts on the hop and please be kind enough to link back to the hop in your post.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend?

My 2 eldest sons popped over from Uni, this weekend for Mother's Day. It has been so lovely seeing then but I am also sad I've not had chance to spend quality time with them :( On Friday I became really ill. I have a really bad fever. Shaking, achy bones, pains in the head, sore throat and runny nose. Typical!! :( I hate being ill, off to bed now and hopefully I will be better tomorrow as it has been 3 days now..


My husband brought me lots of fruit yesterday to help me get my vitamins in.

I love smoothies, especially ones with bananas in it.
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Thursday, 3 March 2016

Banana, Kale, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Smoothie..


My husband brought a big bag of freshly chopped curly kale for us to try. I was a bit worries about trying it at first as we had never had it before. No worries though as we are all loving it. 

We have had it stir fired, boiled and raw in smoothies. Today I am sharing my favourite kale smoothie so far.

Banana, Kale, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Smoothie..
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Smoothie On The Go...


From the moment I wake up on a school day it is go, go, go. Or should I say them moment I decide to jump out of bed.

Put heat on. Let dog out, feed dog. Wake kids up, feed them, make sure they have got dressed, had breakfast brushed their teeth and hair. Make their lunch boxes.

Sometimes all I really want to do is make a cup of tea and eat my breakfast. Not in the Winter though, it is too cold and dark to get up early and chill.


Yesterday I made this breakfast smoothie to drink whilst running around and it was yummy! You may like banana's on your Weetabix, this is banana's in your Weetabix smoothie.
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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Fruit Salad..


My children love to eat their fruit. Especially if I cut it up ready to eat and put it in the fridge.

Then they can have some as and when they please.


The other day I made a nice and healthy fruit salad up so they could take some to school in their lunch boxes for after they have eaten their pasta lunch.
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Thursday, 31 December 2015

Banana Ice Creamy Treat..


As I am planning to start eating more natural and healthy foods in 2016, I decided to make a banana ice creamy treat for today.


Last night I cut 2 ripe banana's up into slices, popped then into a plastic freezer container and left them over night to freeze. Then today all I had to do was pop them into a food processor and combine then until creamy. A real easy to make, tasty and healthy treat!
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Fruit Cocktail..


Are you fed up of seeing mince pies now? Tired of eating chocolates by the handful from the tins you only buy at Christmas? Dipping not one but 5 of the biscuits in your tea as you have a big box full?

Or is this just me!?

I made up this yummy fruit cocktail to get away from the treats.. I usually make a bowl of fruit salad up for the children and it lasts a few days. Not this time with everyone home for Christmas, it was gone within a hour.


Fruit Cocktails:
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Sweet And Sour Satsuma and kiwi Pie...


Over on Tots 100 website they have teamed up with Clover and are running a fantastic competition to win £500 in supermarket vouchers. How amazing would this prize be!?! My 2 oldest sons will be home from Uni then and it would be unbelievable. Just before Christmas too. You can read all about the competition and enter it yourself here: Win with Tots 100 and Clover.


Today I am sharing my #NothingArtificial recipe with you and this is my entry into the competition. I have gone for a sweet treat. Most packaged up cakes you buy in the supermarket has something artificial in them to keep them fresh for longer. It amazes me how you can sometimes pick a box of muffins up and they have a sell buy date of 3 months on them. How fresh are these? Also brought a flapjack that had a years best before date of a year. Home made cakes and treats are much better for you.

Over the weekend I made this amazingly yummy Sweet And Sour Satsuma and kiwi Pie. The sweet is in the biscuit base and dark caramel filling and the sour is in the kiwi and lemon juice, they work great all together! Good thing about this recipe is you make it in 3 different stages as you need to wait for the base to set and caramel to cool before adding the cream. So if your short on time, you can make it throughout the day.
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Friday, 6 November 2015

Apple & Cinnamon Cake...


Spiced apple yogurt cake, delicious served warm with custard or crème fraiche..


Makes: 8” cake
Serves: 8-10 slices
Preparation and Cooking Time: 1hr 15 minutes​

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Sunday, 18 October 2015

My Favourite Smoothies...


This is my everyday favourite smoothie. After my morning run I make myself a tasty smoothie. At the minute I love adding low fat natural yogurt into my breakfast treat.


It make them taste creamier and without being fatty.

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Friday, 18 September 2015

5 Raspberry Recipes Made With Love..


5 Raspberry Recipes Made With Love..


I love raspberries and love cake so put them together and you get, totally yummy treats.
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Friday, 4 September 2015

Banana, Chocolate And Peanut Butter Smoothie...


Banana, Chocolate And Peanut Butter Smoothie..


We all love banana milkshakes here. Especially with peanut butter and chocolate syrup added!! So simply and so tasty..
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