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Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas

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Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas By Brian Maidment Head Chef At The Belsfield. Hello friends.

Love A Bit Of Cake: Wordless Wednesday Link Up

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Love A Bit Of Cake: Wordless Wednesday Link Up. Hello, friends. I am just trialling out a new linky if you are interested in joining us?

Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles

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Dietitian Jo Travers Reveals What To Eat Over The Festive Season To Beat Tummy Troubles, For Love Your Gut. With an abundance of festive feasts and fizz-filled parties. The period through Christmas and New Year is when many of us indulge in larger portions and sweet and salty treats.

Winter Trifle With Blackberries

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Winter Trifle With Blackberries: Afternoon Tea Recipes. For those who love celebrating with food but also want to look after their gut over the Christmas period, Dr Joan Ransley has created two new festive delicious dishes that are full of flavour, colour and gut-healthy ingredients - a Brussel Sprout, Chestnut and Sage Risotto, which serves as an ideal vegetarian or vegan option, and a sweet Winter Trifle with Blackberries. You can find  Brussel Sprout, Chestnut and Sage Risotto, recipe here.

Brussel Sprout, Chestnut And Sage

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Brussel Sprout, Chestnut And Sage Risotto (vegetarian/vegan). With the festive season often brings an array of rich food and drink, it can spell a less than merry Christmas for those who suffer from a sensitive gut. For those who love celebrating with food but also want to love their gut over the Christmas period, Dr Joan Ransley for Love Your Gut has created two new delicious dishes that are full of flavour, colour and gut-healthy ingredients.

I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home

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I'm At A Pay Phone Trying To Call Home. Happy Wayback Wednesday today I'm listening to Maroon Five ' I'm at a Payphone' and looking at fun photos from Wayback in July 2017. These photos are of me and my Daughter having fun taking photos in Nottingham outside a red phone box!!. I’m at a payphone trying to call home. All of my change I spent on you. Where have the times gone, baby it’s all wrong. Where are the plans we made for two ♯♭ { Lyrics from song Maroon 5 – Payphone }

Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London

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Five Clothes Shops To Take Your Daughter In Oxford Street London. Hello friends. A few weeks ago my daughter and I hopped on the train to London in search of some new clothes for my Daughter. A few hours later we arrived at St Pancras Internation Train Station. What an amazing station this is too! OK, I never want to grow up. A trip to the Disney Store for a treat for me!! A Cheshire Cat teddy for my Alice in Wonderland themed dining room I am planning.

Granola, Berries And Yogurt Parfaits

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Granola, Berries And Yogurt Parfaits For Parfaits Day. Hello friends, love a nice and tasty breakfast? Do you fancy making some Granola, Berries, And Yogurt Parfaits For Parfaits Day? Granola, berries, and yogurt parfaits are a delightful combination that you can create a bowl of wholesome indulgence.  With each layer, you can create a symphony of flavours and textures that tantalise the taste buds and nourish the body.  The crunchy goodness of granola pairs perfectly with the juicy sweetness of berries, while the creamy yogurt adds a luxurious touch to every spoonful. Whether enjoyed as a nutritious breakfast, a refreshing snack, or a guilt-free dessert, these parfaits offer a perfect balance of freshness, crunch, and creaminess that satisfies cravings and leaves you feeling energised.  With endless possibilities for customisation, granola, berries, and yogurt parfaits are a delicious way to start your day or treat yourself any time. This post also contains affiliate links. So this me

5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions

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5 Simple Healthy New Year Resolutions with dietitian Sian Porter. Hello friends, today I have a guest post to share with you on how to be a little bit healthier in the new year. Many of us will make a resolution to be healthier in some way in the new year, but with most of us short on time, it can be tricky to keep them up. To keep us on track, dietitian Sian Porter has teamed up with California Walnuts to suggest five simple New Year resolutions for a happier and healthier 2020.

Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room

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Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room.  *Guest Post*  Love afternoon tea? Fancy having a Festive Afternoon Tea at Laura Ashley The Tea Room?

Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe

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Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe. How yummy! If you are looking for some yule log recipes to try out this year, you have come to the right place. Fancy making a classic yule log recipes with a modern twist?

Christmas Nut Loaf With California Walnuts

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Christmas Nut Loaf With California Walnuts. Hello friends. Are you looking for Christmas recipes? How about making a Christmas Nut Loaf? Today I am sharing one of California walnuts recipes with you.

Walnut And Chestnut Sausage Rolls: Afternoon Tea

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Walnut And Chestnut Sausage Rolls. Hello friends, fancy making some Walnut And Chestnut Sausage Rolls? Great for any parties you might be planning this Christmas. Perfect for any afternoon tea too.

Baked Figs, California Walnuts, And Camembert

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Baked Figs, California Walnuts, And Camembert. Hello friends, so how are you today? all good I hope? over the next few days I will be sharing some tasty recipes from California Walnuts. They have created some new Christmas recipes, which all look delicious.

Mixing Fashion And Fun Together: Stripes And Red Cardigan

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Mixing Fashion And Fun Together: Stripes And Red Cardigan. Hello friends, how are you keep? I love this fun look for Autumn. I have had these boots and cardigan for years and still love them. The t-shirt and the jeans are some freebies off my Daughter that I rescued from the charity bag!! Reuse & Rewear ;)

Friends T-shirt, Pink Marks & Spencer's Skirt And A Memory

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Friends T-shirt, Pink Marks & Spencer's Skirt And A Memory. Hello friends. How was your weekend? I love it when Facebook shares a memory to me. Here is the one I just got:

Throwback Thursday Flowered Joe Brown's Dress

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Throwback Thursday Flowered Joe Brown's Dress And A Date Night. Hello friends. Today, I got this message on Facebook: Your Memories on Facebook. Claire, we care about you and the memories you share here. We thought you'd like to look back on this profile photo from 5 years ago.

Watercress Welsh Rarebit: Breakfast And Brunch Recipe Ideas

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Watercress Welsh Rarebit anyone? How tasty!! Watercress Welsh Rarebit: Breakfast And Brunch Recipe Ideas.

Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder With Salt-baked Potatoes And Watercress

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Slow-cooked pork shoulder with salt-baked potatoes and watercress. Hello friends. I have a tasty dinner recipe idea to share with you today. Fancy a slow-cooked pork in the oven recipe to try out.

White Jumpsuit And Nearly A Trip To Bristol! OOTD

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White Jumpsuit And Nearly A Trip To Bristol! OOTD .  Hello friends. The school holidays are over and time to get back to school and work for most of my children next week. Alright for some as we had to work all Summer!!

Denim Embroidered Dress: Denim Edits With Tu

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Denim Embroidered Dress: Denim Edits With Tu and it's our 23rd Wedding Anniversary.  Happy Friday 🖐. It's our 23rd wedding anniversary today 🥳 and we are both at work. How fun!! We have the evening off together though 😁.

Chestnut Mushroom And Watercress Stroganoff With Giant Wild Rice

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Chestnut Mushroom And Watercress Stroganoff With Giant Wild Rice. Look forward to the change in the season, and the different flavours it brings and enjoy cosy nights in with family, friends and good food!

Baked Pumpkin and Watercress Fondue: Autumn Comfort Foods

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Baked Pumpkin and Watercress Fondue. Autumn comfort foods with Watercress.

Pepper Dress And How I Would Style It Now

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Pepper Dress And How I Would Style It Now.  I love it when Google sends me a notification about some photos from years ago. I noticed these yesterday from wait for it, 6 years ago!! (Rediscover this day: 8 Aug 2013). I was in my late 30s here and my babies were all smaller than me!! Well, my youngest two were!!

Chorizo, Cheese and Watercress Toastie

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Chorizo, Cheese, and Watercress Toastie Anyone? How tasty!?

6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress

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6-a-Day Smoothie: Back to School with Watercress. Hello friends, so how are you today? Smoothie, anyone? Not only are they simple and speedy to prepare, but they are also packed with essential vitamins and minerals that will give your little ones a much-needed boost throughout the school day.

Red Lace Dress: Motivational Monday

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Red Lace Dress: Motivational Monday.  Hello friends, happy Bank holiday Monday. Just a quick post today sharing some photos from a photoshoot a few years ago with Marisota.

A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham

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A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham. Happy Sunday, would you like to come on a stroll with me around A Walk Around Wollaton Hall In Nottingham? It is such a lovely place to visit. Wollaton Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England.

Ginger Pumpkin Pie

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Ginger Pumpkin Pie. A Great Recipe For Autumn And Halloween. Hello friends, so how are you today? We couldn’t resist adding just one sweet recipe, but we think you’ll be pleased we did!  Don’t worry too much about getting rid of all those seeds. Once cooked the roasted pumpkin is pushed through a sieve, to make a silky smooth, spiced filling.   You could also use butternut squash and enjoy ‘pumpkin’ pie all year round.

Beef Pie with Blueberry And Blackcurrant Cordial

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Beef Pie with Blueberry And Blackcurrant Cordial. How tasty? Fancy trying this recipe out for dinner tonight?

Venice Beach Swing Dress: Over 40 Style Blog

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Venice Beach Swing Dress: Over 40 Style Blog. My favourite style of dress: Vintage with a modern twist!! Happy Saturday. Are you ready for the weekend? The weatherman has predicted it red hot here all next week, let's just hope he is right!

How To Make Salmon with Sticky Ginger Sauce

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How To Make Salmon with Sticky Ginger Sauce. How tasty does this sound? The ginger cordial makes a great base for a teriyaki sauce and served with simply stir-fried broccoli and carrots make a really tasty family meal that’s healthy too.

In The Stripes: Flashback Friday

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In The Stripes: Flashback Friday. Don't you just love bright colours? So fun and cheerful.

Chicken with Lime And Lemongrass Sauce

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Chicken with Lime And Lemongrass Sauce. As the temperature drops, the leaves change colour and the nights draw in, take comfort from some NEW, deliciously warming autumnal dishes, from Belvoir Fruit Farms.

Fun and Simple Mini Quiches: Back to School with Watercress.

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Fun and Simple Mini Quiches: Back to School with Watercress. Hello friends, so how are you today?

Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress

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Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress. Fancy making some of these Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots? Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress: Prep time: 10 minutes Makes 2 pots Ingredients: 50g bag watercress 150g macaroni pasta, cooked 1 tin tuna in brine 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 orange pepper, de-seeded and sliced 1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced 1 small tin sweetcorn, drained Salt and pepper Method: Drain the tuna and place into a small bowl. Mix with the mayonnaise and add a little salt and pepper if desired. Take two Kilner jars or other jars with tight fitting lids. Split the cooked pasta between each jar, then follow with the tuna mayonnaise, sweetcorn, and peppers, finally topping with the watercress. Seal the jars and keep them refrigerated for up to 24 hours until needed. Kids’ Layered Lunch Pots: Back to School with Watercress. Recipe courtesy of Watercress. For more recipe inspiration and to find out mor

Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School Recipe's

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Healthy Kids’ Bento Box: Back to School with Watercress. Bin the soggy sandwiches and get creative with these wonderful watercress recipes for kids’ lunchboxes.

Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals

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Lady In Red: Red Summer Dress With Yellow Sandals.  Hello friends, have you had a good weekend? It is all go here as I am doing some decorating. I have noticed over the last few mornings when I get up early that there is a little chill in the air. I hope Autumn is not on its way yet as I have lots of Summer clothes I still need to wear yet!!

Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats

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Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats. Hello lovelies, so how are you doing? Fancy making some Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats? Great for brunch. Are you looking for some nice and healthy brunch recipes? If so, why not try this recipe for Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boats? You might also like a nice and tasty Halloumi And Watercress Brunch Salad too. Baked Egg Avocado And Watercress Boat: Indulge in the perfect harmony of flavours with these Baked Egg Avocado and Watercress Boats. 

Halloumi And Watercress Brunch Salad (Vegetarian)

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Halloumi And Watercress Brunch Salad (Vegetarian). Lazy weekends are the ideal time to make the perfect brunch. So, if you’re looking for a recipe for a leisurely repast, and one that is nutritious and delicious too, these three new watercress recipes are certain to appeal. Halloumi and Watercress Brunch Salad; Baked Egg Avocado Watercress Boats; and Chorizo, Cheese and Watercress Toastie are easy to prepare, quick to cook and are bursting with flavour. Using watercress, grown in flowing spring water in beds from around Hampshire and Dorset, the recipes are nutritious as well as delicious. The peppery leaf contains over 50 essential vitamins and minerals and gram for gram more calcium than milk, more folate than banana, more vitamin c than oranges and more vitamin E than broccoli – it’s the original superfood. But what makes watercress especially good for brunch is that its packed full of antioxidants, ideal to mop up the free radicles produced as a result of the night before!