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Offline Sunday

Offline Sunday

Recently I have not gone online much on a Sunday, yesterday I did not go online all day! Don’t get me wrong I am far from a social media addict but like many I get sucked into reading one thing after another. Looking at one picture after another and it goes on until you realise an hour or more has gone and lost really! So I am going to try every Sunday not to turn on … Read entire article »

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Tomato pasta bake with webbed cheese

Tomato pasta bake with webbed cheese

Bex has become a bit anti pasta at the moment, anti-pasta oh dear it is Friday and the jokes are poor! But anyway Bex has somehow gone off pasta which as you can imagine is a bit of a pain. So on the off-chance I thought I do a pasta bake instead see if that could tempt her taste buds and the good news is it did! I really like pasta bake but one problem is … Read entire article »

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Crumbly Blackberry slices

Crumbly Blackberry slices

There are still plenty of blackberries out there for the picking so I am sharing another new recipe for these oh so scrumptious blackberry slices. It is crumbly but in a delicious way. I made mine gluten-free which is known to be more crumbly so I would be interested to know how it goes for you lucky ones that can eat gluten. So please let me know either as a comment or tweet me @Over_A_Cuppa … Read entire article »

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New term for Mums

New term for Mums

Okay so the kids are either back to school or will by the time the weeks is out. They are kitted out for their new term so I think it is a great time to think about ours too. The school new year is a fresh start for the kids but a perfect excuse too for a fresh new leaf sort of approach for us. Like the real New Year without the hang over, the … Read entire article »

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Themed nights

Themed nights

Themed nights are a fun way to break the darker evenings which will be soon around the corner. Sorry I know but bit by bit I am taking the dogs out earlier as the evening draw shorter. Halloween of course is not far away but something in between sounds good to me. When I was younger about 16, I learned to play poker to impress some boy’s. I got a book, homed in on my skills … Read entire article »

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Blackberry & Vanilla sponge puddings

Blackberry & Vanilla sponge puddings

There are lots of blackberries weighing heavy on the bushes this year so perfect time to make gorgeous blackberry inspired things. There is a simple pleasure from collecting things from the wild and eating them. Even if there is a high risk of getting scratched, getting stung by nettles which always seem to grow near by and generally covered in blackberry juice it still is one of life’s simple pleasure. Make something gorgeous with them and … Read entire article »

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Time

Time

The end of the school holidays is looming a little too quickly for my liking. It is the whole it is less than a week thing. The school uniform has yet to be purchased though this time it is just trousers, skirts and shirts. Last year it was the whole kit and P.E kit already for a new school after a move. Shoes I think fit but I better check as I am sure Oscar … Read entire article »

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Fragrant turkey meatballs with natures jewelled salad

Fragrant turkey meatballs with natures jewelled salad

My friends at Red Tractor told me about a turkey challenge that they were doing with British Turkey. It is to come up with a new turkey recipe inspired by the theme ‘Arabian Nights’. Here at Over a Cuppa turkey hits are supper table 2 or 3 times a month. I love it because it is love in fat so healthier, it is a good price and very versatile. British Turkey wants to spread the … Read entire article »

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Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach & black bean casserole with a mozzarella top

Sweet potato, mushroom, spinach & black bean casserole with a mozzarella top

Organic September celebrates organic food and the organic farmers and to mark this Sainsbury’s have asked me if I would like to come up with a recipe using their SO Organic range and to see whether you could eat organically on a budget. Sainsbury’s SO Organic range now consists of over 240 products which first started in 1986. In store in September there will be lots of fantastic offers over Sainsbury’s So Organic range so … Read entire article »

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You know a house is a home when…

You know a house is a home when…

I wrote about this a while back, whilst I was still waiting for it to happen. But I think you know a house is a home when you get back from holiday and you go “Ahh it is nice to be back!”. The recycling bins had been put out and put away again by one of the our neighbours without even asking them. Which was great as the plastic and cardboard one was chocker block! Our … Read entire article »

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