Recipes and Readly | Review

Review - Recipes and Readly

A few years ago, I used to be really big on reading magazines. Gossip and food related magazines were my go-to’s, but I can’t remember the last time I actually bought a magazine that wasn’t my regular Slimming World one; other than buying comics for the boys! I pick up the occasional supermarket magazine, but that’s mostly for the recipes; I end up ripping them out and storing them in a folder as whole magazines just take up too much space, don’t they? With Readly though, you have practically the whole magazine world, in your hands.

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Doing the Bacofoil Baco-Shake!

How many times have you roasted vegetables in the oven and they’ve stuck to the tray? Cooked chips and you lose half of most of them because they’ve stuck down? Baked fish fingers and the coating gets left behind when you try to remove them? I often have this problem and it’s a little bit annoying because I love my food, so obviously I want every single last morsel off that tray! Not to mention the fact that those bits that stick, are hard to remove when washing too and you need to give the tray a good scrub! Well, I may have the perfect answer for you – by doing the Bacofoil Baco-Shake! Read more

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Totally tropical coconut smoothie | Recipe

Totally tropical coconut smoothie

In one of my recent Degustabox parcels, I received a carton of coconut milk alternative to milk. I don’t normally buy this, so other than using it in coffee, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. As the boys are a fan of smoothies, it gave me an idea. Add some pineapple and mango, blitz it up in a blender, and make a totally tropical coconut smoothie! The lime juice gives it a little extra kick, and the chia seeds add extra natural goodness.
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Baking with Cadbury Creme Eggs | #CremeEggHuntingSeason

Baking with Cadbury Creme Eggs #CremeEggHuntingSeason

One of my favourite things about Easter is Creme Eggs. Pretty much every time I go to the shop, I must buy at least one. I’ve decided that this year I’m going to stock up before they disappear from the shelves again! After all, #CremeEggHuntingSeason isn’t around for long, and they will be soon be hard to find…

It was only last year that I discovered baking with them, with these Scotch Brownie Creme Eggs. This year, I was armed with the task of recreating some different Creme Egg recipes and sharing them with my readers. I never realised all of the different things you could do with Creme Eggs! Read more

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Our March | Birthdays, Mother’s Day and biscuits

Our March 2017

Since May last year I have been joining in with Suburban Mum’s Our Favourite Five link up, but she recently decided to call it quits; thanks for hosting for all that time, Maria! I really enjoyed joining in though as it’s lovely to look back on what I sometimes feel has been a bad month, and see that we did have good times; so I’ve decided to carry on with monthly posts, in pretty much the same format, but just a slightly different title!

Anyway, March is always a busy month for us with Noah’s birthday at the beginning, and Jacob’s near the end; so it was certainly eventful, what with throwing Jacob a Paw Patrol themed party too! As per usual, there is always some kind of food involved in our favourites too…

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March Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

March Degustabox

The March Degustabox was one of the seasonal boxes; being the Easter box! So I was looking forward to lots of yummy treats, and I wasn’t disappointed. I think this one was one of my favourite boxes yet.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the March Degustabox?

March Degustabox contents

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Apple, carrot & raspberry juice | Recipe

Apple, carrot and raspberry juice recipe.

I recently posted my thoughts on the Slow Juicer from Panasonic; this recipe is the first juice I have ever made. On first thoughts you may think – apple and raspberry, yes; apple and carrot, maybe; but mix them all together and it seems a bit of an odd combination. Raspberry juice isn’t one that is come across very often.

I can tell you though, it is delicious. The apple gives it a little tartness; the carrot a more savoury flavour; add raspberries, and it adds sweetness and makes it a beautiful colour! I almost didn’t want to drink it. All four of us loved it, and it’s a real thirst quencher. It is super super easy too! Read more

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Spring garden inspiration | Wish list

Spring garden inspiration with Fishpools

April is here, spring is upon us, which means lots of long days spent in the garden are ahead. With Jacob being at school now, and Noah now going to nursery for three mornings a week, I will also have the garden all to myself for a few hours a week – heaven! Well, I will be sharing it with a dog now, also…

We moved into this house one and a half years ago, and have done quite a bit of work on the garden already; but, we still don’t have it near where we want it. I know we will get there eventually though, and I hope we can put some work into it this summer, so it is all ready for us to enjoy completely next year! Read more

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Coffee around the world

Coffee around the world

Coffee. This wonderful liquid is sometimes the only thing that gets me through the day! Wake up – coffee. Breakfast – coffee. Mid morning break – coffee. Lunch time – coffee. You get the gist. I will mostly drink an instant coffee during the day, but come night time I love to relax with a latte from my coffee machine – I do love a latte macchiato.

Through visiting coffee shops I do know that there are so many different types, but I never realised there was so many ways to drink coffee around the world! Coffee In My Veins has put together this really interesting infographic, showing how different countries make their signature coffee. Read more

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Panasonic Slow Juicer | First Impressions

Panasonic slow juicer first impressions

I have loved testing out some great products from the Panasonic Kitchen over the last few months; the latest one I have been trying out is the Panasonic Slow Juicer. A juicer is something I have always fancied trying out; I love the fact that it leaves you with a super smooth juice but still contains all the nutrition from fruit & vegetables. There are so many combinations to try too; pure fruit juice, pure vegetable juice, or a mix of fruit & veg. The juice world is your oyster!

For rich-tasting highly nutritious juices..
You get rich, smooth juice filled with nutrition. You can also use the Frozen Attachment to make healthy desserts.

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