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Gin & Tonic lemon Lollies

Gin & Tonic lemon Lollies

Gin and Tonic Lemon Lollies – Strictly for grown ups! These lollies are great fun at parties and barbecues, perfect to make in advance for an easy dessert. Try using your other favourite drinks such as Pimms or Mojitos. Makes 6 lollies Ready in 4 hours 35 ml gin ½ lemon, juiced and zest finely grated 45 ml (3 tbsp) sugar syrup (available in most supermarkets) 250ml tonic water  To make: Prepare the lolly moulds by first rinsing with warm water. Combine all the ingredients … Read entire article »

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Mostly Spinach soup recipe

Mostly Spinach soup recipe

There is something about a vibrant green soup that shouts out vitality to me, though of course to others it might shout slime! This is a really easy to make soup recipe (like most soups are!) to get lots of green stuff into you. The flavours are clean, there is no milk or cream to lower the healthy tone on this, though I confess to using a vegetable stock cube. A Kallo stock cube my … Read entire article »

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Total Strawberry Sundae & OXO Berry Set & Strawberry Huller giveaway

Total Strawberry Sundae & OXO Berry Set & Strawberry Huller giveaway

Hold the front page it is a GIVEAWAY! Yes I decided it is about time I held such a thing and what could be better than starting off on some lovely Summery goodies from OXO? With Summer upon us and the promise that berries are going to be very fruitful this year OXO got in touch with me to see if I like to come up with a strawberry recipe, use the goodies to prepare them … Read entire article »

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Blueberry brownie cake with Pampered Chef

Blueberry brownie cake with Pampered Chef

The lovely people at Pampered Chef sent me their 23cm Springform pan as soon as I opened it I knew I would love it! The thing that first grabbed my attention was the tempered glass bottom. Hands up how many of us have tins and pans with lines showing exactly how big the slices we cut were! Well that would be me for a start! Some bakes just are not meant to slide off the … Read entire article »

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Oscar’s Indian naan bread pizza

Oscar’s Indian naan bread pizza

Oscar has been at it again and I am wondering why I never thought of this twist before! But high-five to Oscar because he has. Naan bread pizza is a big favourite here, this is our usual basic recipe for our quick and easy naan bread pizza we cook up. We reviewed Pilgrims Choice Pick ‘N’ Mix cheeses the other week and Megan kindly sent some more so Oscar could have some fun in the kitchen. … Read entire article »

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Oscar’s Pilgrims Choice Crumble Nutty Bars

Oscar’s Pilgrims Choice Crumble Nutty Bars

We reviewed Pilgrims Choice Pick ‘n’ Mix the other day! Megan who kindly sent us the cheeses saw Oscar’s recipe for his Savoury Curry Muffins and sent us some more goodies for Oscar to experiment with recipe wise! Also included were some of the new Pilgrims Choice Crumbles. A nifty idea with cheese, seasoning and breadcrumbs. Perfect for lots of things like topping pasta bakes, adding a little pizzaz to cauliflower cheese, coating for chicken … Read entire article »

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Omelette stuffed with stir fry veg with chilli sauce

Omelette stuffed with stir fry veg with chilli sauce

This really isn’t a recipe as it is so simple! More of an idea which I have never had and I totally loved! Super easy (just the way I like it!), filling and good for you! You can add your own twist to it until your heart is content, which I also will be doing again! Had I had some cashew nuts I would have thrown some of these in too. Meat lovers can add cooked … Read entire article »

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Oz’s chocolate & orange scones

Oz’s chocolate & orange scones

Oscar has been baking again and has come up with another twist to the classic scone! One of his favourite flavour combination ‘chocolate and Orange’. This was his first attempt at scones, and I have not made them for years either! Last time I baked a scone it was a cheese one and probably about 20 years ago! I suddenly feel old! As you can see we had some successful scones. This was the first rolled out … Read entire article »

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Strawberry Trifle Cake Recipe

Strawberry Trifle Cake Recipe

When a cake not a cake? When it is a trifle cake! This cake begs to be served for Summer parties. It is a dessert cake that is going to be my celebration cake for the Summer. When Stuart from Cakeyboi Strawberry and Orange Sprinkles Poke Cake, came into my inbox the other week I immediately thought of doing this as a recipe. This gives a new twist on an old favourite of mine  from childhood … Read entire article »

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Red Tractor Hidden Vegetable Pasta

Red Tractor Hidden Vegetable Pasta

As I have said before both Bex and Oscar get their 5 a day and most day’s a bit more. Oscar though doesn’t like cooked veg other than broccoli. Now when I cook pasta I like to add peppers, courgettes and mushroom but all only get nibble by Oscar and you can see him working around the pasta bowl avoiding the veg. So with our lovely Red Tractor Challenge we had some spring greens, everyone else … Read entire article »

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