Category Archives: Food & Drink

A Sparkly Glitter Party with Hartley’s Jelly

To celebrate the launch of Hartley’s new Mixed Berry Glitter Jelly they sent us a lovely box of goodies so we could have our own sparkly party.

I’m always happy to have an impromptu party, especially a glittery one.  As we had been enjoying such glorious weather it made sense to get out in the garden with a barbecue and our decorations to enjoy our party. Continue reading A Sparkly Glitter Party with Hartley’s Jelly

My June Degustabox

Time for my monthly Degustabox feature, if you haven’t seen previous month’s posts, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box, filled with amazing new foods for you to try out. Including new lines from big brands and foods from smaller brands that you maybe weren’t aware of. For £12.99 per box you will have contents worth well in excess of that, so get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat.

The June box was brilliant, such a good selection. A little bit of everything and lots of new things to try and a great excuse for a barbecue. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My June Degustabox

A Robinsons Water Challenge

I have been trying very hard over recent months to make sure I drink enough water, but I hadn’t given much thought to how much L was drinking. So when I saw the Robinsons #EnjoyMoreWater challenge with BritMums I just knew I had to take part.

Facts – 64% of parents say they do not know how much water their children should be drinking each day, 42% saying their children find the taste of water boring.

Week One Chart
Week One Chart
L is definitely right there with the finding water boring, he has always enjoyed squash in his drinks. Whilst I have absolutely no idea how much water he should drink I have never overly worried either as he seems to constantly have a drink in his hand. Was he actually drinking from it though, or just playing?

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Cooking with Goldfish Curry Sauce

A few weeks back I wrote about the wonder Sourced Locally Fortnight run by the East of England Co-op. One of the amazing local brands they featured got in touch, Keejays, who are just over the Norfolk border in Suffolk. They make Goldfish Curry Sauce and wanted to see if I would like to try out some of their sauces for myself. Of course, I said yes.  Continue reading Cooking with Goldfish Curry Sauce

Locally Sourced Meals

Today is the first day of The East of England Co-op‘s sourced locally fortnight. I have always loved how the EoE Co-op has supported our local producers and this fortnight celebration highlighting what you can buy from local producers is an amazing way to discover new foods, last year I found Hadleigh Maid and I’m now addicted to their Hot Chocolate.

Locally Sourced Two Pig Parcel
Locally Sourced Two Pig Parcel

So last weekend in preparation I went on a shopping trip to my local East of England Co-op, grabbed myself a basket full of local goodies and created a couple of gorgeous recipes to share with you all. A fantastic cheesy stuffed mushroom and a simple two pig parcel.  Continue reading Locally Sourced Meals

A New Flavour CLIF Bar – Review

CLIF Bar, America’s favourite energy bar brand, have launched a new flavour to their range, and I tried it out it.

The new Coconut and Chocolate Chip Energy Bar is filled to the brim with good stuff, making not only great for a pre or post workout snack but also super filling. Continue reading A New Flavour CLIF Bar – Review

My April Degustabox

Time for my monthly Degustabox feature, if you haven’t seen previous month’s posts, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box, filled with amazing new foods for you to try out. Including new lines from big brands and foods from smaller brands that you maybe weren’t aware of. For £12.99 per box you will have contents worth well in excess of that, get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat. I enjoy getting to try things I wouldn’t normally buy for my family.

The April box was so good, with a few choccy bits and loads of drinks, lots of new things for me to try. Here’s what I got;  Continue reading My April Degustabox

Scoff Club Review

If you enjoy a sweet treat then Scoff Club will be the subscription box for you.

Each month you’ll get a selection of delicious sweets, over 1kg of delicious sweets, delivered straight to your door from only £11.66 a month, depending on the subscription option you choose.

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Project Bridesmaid #5

So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.

I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.

During my journey I will be getting to try all kinds of new products and sharing my experiences of them with you. Continue reading Project Bridesmaid #5

Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake

Duerr’s jam have a fantastic range if jams, marmalade and sauces and I have been experimenting with the Grapefruit Marmalade as it is just a bit different from the norm.

Baking with Duerr's
Baking with Duerr’s

Of course breakfast is the obvious choice, spread thick on toast it a wonderfully zingy way to start the day but for something a bit different why not try my Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake. It’s easy, super tasty and works every time! Continue reading Sticky Grapefruit Drizzle Cake