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Saturday, 1 October 2016

Pear And Almond Puff Tarts With Caramel Sauce...

Pear and Almond Puff Tarts with Caramel Sauce. These little puff tarts are so easy to make – and even easier to eat!

Preparation 20 mins

Cooking 20 mins

Makes 6


Friday, 30 September 2016

Rustic Raspberry Crumble

Fancy making this Rustic Raspberry Crumble?

Serves 4

Time 40–50 minutes

Per portion: 593 Kcal

26g fat (15g saturated)


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Blackberry and Roasted Apple Juice...

Fancy making some blackberry and roasted apple juice drinks?

Serves 2


Thursday, 15 September 2016

South African Plum And Ricotta Filo Pie...

South African plum and ricotta filo pie: This is a very typical African dish, usually savoury but here made with South African plums to make a stunning dish for a dinner party dessert. You will need a 20cm spring-form cake tin with the bottom removed, and a flat baking tray.

Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus cooling

Cooking time: 55 minutes

Serves 6-8

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Pecan and Banana Crumpets...

Fancy trying something different?

How about : Pecan and Banana Crumpets.

These are : (Dairy Free, Vegan).

Simply spread, slice and serve for a deliciously nutty treat.

Serves: 2

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Friday, 2 September 2016

Plum Crumble...

My sons girlfriend brought me and lovely parcel of home grown plums last week.

How lovely :)

I wondering what to make with them.

First I thought of plum jam but them I remembered how much my husband love crumble.

We all love crumble and custard!!


Thursday, 1 September 2016

Pecan Nut Butter Freakshake...

I am a bit of a Freakshake freak!!

Did you see this Divine and Molly Bakes Freakshake I posted on my food blog last week?

Today I have a healthier on for you : Pecan Nut Butter Freakshake.

(Gluten and Dairy Free, Vegan)

Get your freak on with this indulgent treat.

Serves: 2

Takes: 15 minutes (+ soaking time for the chia seeds)

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Speedy Granola Parfait...

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

Serves 2

Prep time 5 minutes


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.

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.

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


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:

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.


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!

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.


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!

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.

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..

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.

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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