Christmas Shopping Meadowhall And Christmas Reindeer Jumper. How cool!? Hello Friends. Happy Sunday evening. How has your weekend been? All good? Any fun plans for the week ahead? Are you all ready for Christmas or are you like me and still have so much to do? ...
Gluten Free Star Mince Tarts. Hello friends. Are you looking for some gluten-free Christmas baking recipes? Today I have a yummy recipe to share with you. Free from gluten, egg, soya, wheat and nuts. Suitable for vegetarians. ...
Gluten Free Chocolate Christmas Pudding. Happy Saturday. Gluten Free Chocolate Christmas Pudding anyone? Free from gluten, egg, soya, wheat, dairy and nuts. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. How To Make Gluten Free Chocolate Christmas Pudding: Ingredients: Pudding: 25g glace cherries 100g dates 100g raisins 25g currants 5 tbsp oil 6 tbsp water 1 tbsp black treacle 50g plain chocolate 100g FREEE by Doves Farm Gluten Free Brown Bread Flour 1 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp mixed spice TO FLAMBÉ: 3 tbsp rum Equipment: 1lt/2pt pudding basin, tin foil, greaseproof or parchment paper Temperature: Microwave 850 watts Cooking Time: 4 hours Method: Pudding: Chop the cherries and dates into a large mixing bowl, add the raisins, currants, oil, water and treacle. Cover and leave the mixture to stand for at least 2 hours or overnight. Rub some oil around the sides of a 1lt/2pt pudding basin then cut two circles of greaseproof or parchment p...
Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Bread.  Do you fancy baking some Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Bread? Free from gluten, soya, wheat and nuts. Suitable for vegetarians. How To Make Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Bread: Ingredients: 1 orange, rind and juice 150g mixed dried fruit and peel 2 eggs whites (or 25g FREEE by Doves Farm Gluten Free Organic Chickpea Flour + 100ml water 50g butter, melted (or 4 tbsp coconut oil) 3 tbsp honey pinch salt 275ml water 350g FREEE by Doves Farm Gluten Free White Bread Flour 2 tsp Doves Farm Quick Yeast 1 tsp cinnamon pinch nutmeg Equipment: 15cm/6” deep round cake tin Temperature: 220˚C, Fan 200˚C, 425˚F, Gas 7 Cook Time: 55-60 minutes Gluten Free Christmas Fruit Bread Method: Grate the orange rind into a bowl, add the juice, dried fruit and peel and stir to combine. Cover and leave to stand for at least 2 hours. Line the base of a 15cm/6” deep round cake tin with parchment. Line the sides with a doub...
Gluten Free Chocolate Yule Log. Gluten Free Chocolate Yule Log anyone? Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat, Dairy, Nuts. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans. What's not to love? How To Make A Gluten Free Chocolate Yule Log: Ingredients: Cake: 35g cocoa 5 tbsp boiling water 5 eggs 125g caster sugar 125g FREEE by Doves Farm Gluten Free Self Raising White Flour Filling: 175g icing sugar 125g butter, softened (or vegan alternative) Topping: 100ml cream (or vegan alternative) 200g milk chocolate (or dairy-free chocolate) 1 tbsp icing sugar Equipment: 32cm x 23cm Swiss Roll Tin Temperature: 200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6 Cooking time: 13-15 minutes Gluten Free Chocolate Yule Log Method: Cake: Line a 32x23cm Swiss roll tin with parchment and preheat the oven. Put the cocoa and water into a bowl, mix until smooth then set aside. Break the eggs into a large bowl and beat really well. Add the caster sugar and beat for two minutes...
Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle.  Who does not like pretty nails at Christmas? Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M: Red, Green, Sparkle: Happy Friday afternoon friends. I am really getting into the Christmas mood now and I have even painted my nails for Christmas.  In Christmas  colours of course   😀. (Only not too sure how long this nail varnish will last though!?).  Have you ever tried Barry M before? I love to see long, beautiful painted nails with amazing nail art but they are just not practical for me. I can not type on my computer properly with long nails. No way would I want to wash the dishes or do any housework in fear of breaking them. Also in my sleep, I pop my arm under my head and always scratch my neck when my nails are long. Christmas Holiday Nails with Barry M. How pretty are these nail colours? Shopping For New Nail Polish: My Daughter talked me into going inside the beauty outlet in McArthur Glen last w...
Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto. Isle of Wight Tomato risotto - Take your time to stir up this delicious risotto Its just the thing on a chilly November evening to light up your night. Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour How To Make Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto: You’ll Need: 450g fresh whole Campari tomatoes or similar 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved ½ tsp sugar Salt & pepper 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 800ml chicken or vegetable stock 15g butter 1 tbsp light olive oil 2 finely chopped echalion shallots 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 200g Arborio rice 150ml dry white wine 100g mozzarella roughly chopped 30g freshly grated Parmesan plus extra for serving Chopped fresh basil for serving. Isle of Wight Tomato Risotto What To Do: 1.) Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. 2.) Put the tomatoes and garlic in a bowl, sprinkle with the sugar and a touch of salt and freshly ground black pepper, dr...
Grinch Christmas Jumper: Primark. Hello friends. Happy Friday😃. Are you ready for the weekend? I am, day off from work tomorrow too, yippee!! I am feeling a little sore today as I have just had my blood taken. Not fun being over 40! I had it taken for my over 40 health check and to test me for coeliac disease. My Daughter got diagnosed with coeliac disease in April this year at the age of 13. Bless her. The nurse said if you do not hear anything in about a week everything will be OK and if anything is wrong we will send you a new appointment. Eek, I will be nervously waiting all week. I work in a supermarket by day and blogger by night. We were told on Monday that this month we do not have to wear their uniform if we do not want to, we can wear Christmas jumpers! How cool!! I love this time of year and any excuse to buy a new and wear my old Christmas jumpers is greatly accepted. Can you guess where this Christmas jumper is from? Oh yeah, I popped it in the title! D...