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The balance of keeping it real in blogging

The balance of keeping it real in blogging

This post came about after I took the above photo. There is a sense of calm in the background, and I am hoping that a possible thought may be I would love to eat that! Then of course I want you make it, but to me as well as the yummy chocolate thing (yet to name it, recipe coming soon!) the setting looks rather nice too. It evokes to me a sense of calm and … Read entire article »

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Salad leaves

Salad leaves

Salad leaves have come a long way since the round lettuce of my childhood most commonly found in our salad. I remember iceberg lettuce seeming really exotic and being a fan of such things I remember growing salad leaves age about 10 or 11 including Lollo Rosso for that Continental touch! So it is safe to say I do love salad … Read entire article »

Monday Mutters – Bluuurrrrrr & reading

Monday Mutters – Bluuurrrrrr & reading

Bluuurrrrrr is said today head drooping with the energy of someone who has run a least 100 miles without a break or even a sip of water! Yes it is Monday and I am feeling sorry for myself! Actually the aim is to type this out, brush myself down and get on with it. A feeling sorry for you state of … Read entire article »

Jam doughnut style muffin recipe

Jam doughnut style muffin recipe

These are the jam version of my lemon curd muffin recipe. The swap is of course the jam which I gave a heaped teaspoon instead of just a teaspoon of and no jam doughnut is complete without a sprinkling of castor sugar. Being gluten-free I miss things like doughnuts I have yet to taste a gluten-free version or seen any … Read entire article »

Sponsored Video – Give someone a breakfast

Sponsored Video – Give someone a breakfast

In our house breakfast is an important meal of the day. A breakfast missed will equal a not very good day for most of our household. I did in my twenties go through a phase of missing breakfast and soon reverted back knowing if I didn’t have it, there was a price to pay. Dipped energy levels and concentration followed … Read entire article »

Top Tips for getting the most out of your Fresh Flowers

Top Tips for getting the most out of your Fresh Flowers

There is nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up someone’s day or your home so here are some top tips on how to keep them fresh for longer: Top Tips for getting the most out of your Fresh Flowers When it comes to buying flowers and displaying them in your home, there’s arguably nothing worse than spending lots of money on them … Read entire article »

Monday mutters

Monday mutters

Actually it is already quarter past 12 and here I am typing my Monday mutters. I always planned to do a Monday Mutters posts every week but like so much it did not happen. Last night I organised myself and had a Monday photo folder on my desk top. A happy mix of possible to write about blog posts. Two … Read entire article »

Do you know you personali-tea?

Do you know you personali-tea?

Oh this quiz is obviously meant to be for me! It includes tea and has my name in it to ‘ali‘. Actually I love these sorts of quizzes and this one has some fun questions. I did it twice with a about a four-week gap and on both time got ‘Rich’ as in the personali-tea type not actually money rich … Read entire article »

Red Tractor Week

Red Tractor Week

Back in May this year you might remember I took part in the Red Tractor Challenge. This was to eat for a week basing meals around Red Tractor assured products. I was lucky enough to be the winner with my Rhubard loaf recipe and am looking forward to a lovely three course meal and a night away at a rather … Read entire article »

Left over crumble sundae

Left over crumble sundae

We love a crumble here and we also love a sundae too! So these left over crumble sundae ticked all the right boxes for me. When I make crumble I like to make a nice big one! Everyone loves crumble I also rather like cold crumble too! A crumble after a Sunday roast made big enough can leave a lovely … Read entire article »