Happy Sunday! If you're like me you'll be slowly winding the weekend down and thoughts will start to drift towards the working week…one of the things I don't mind so much is planning what I'll be having for lunch…
I'll be completely honest - the canteen at work is not one of my favourite places to eat for many reasons but mainly because there's aren't many healthy options and at around £3 per meal it can get a little expensive. Luckily we have "kitchen" areas dotted around the office. Don't get excited, it's just an area with a fridge, microwave, kettle and sink but having a microwave makes it really easy to bring in something tasty (and healthy and cheap) so you can have a delicious lunch. There's also a little competition between me and the guy I sit next to - who's got the best looking and smelling lunch?
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Autumn is definitely here - coats have been dusted off, the heating has been turned on and it's now dark when I wake up each morning. I really don't mind though because it's the start of the comfort food season (which seems to last until about April…).
What's better when you get home after a long day than getting cozy, drawing the curtains to shut out the miserable weather and sitting down to a big bowl or plate full of something to warm you from the inside? There are so many dishes that tick that box but one of my favourites, and a recipe I've used for probably about 10 years, is baked meatballs.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Burt's Bees were celebrating their 30th birthday and posted a competition on Facebook - all you had to do was leave a "bee-day" greeting. So, I thought I'd try my luck! Not long after entering, I got a message saying that I'd won something from their Heritage Collection. You wouldn't believe how excited I was! I LOVE Burt's Bees! I've been using their lip balm for decades so the chance to try out more of their products made me happy beyond belief.
Here's the message I left them (excuse the typo)…
Friday, 10 October 2014
First came the pizza pretzel knot…
…and now the pretzel dog!
Filed Under: baking
Monday, 6 October 2014
There's something really great about Halloween - you can pretend to be someone totally different with the right costume, decorate your house inside and out to create a haunted house, snuggle up under a blanket and scare yourself silly with a scary film or get creative with food and turn everything into a pumpkin!
I have to admit that without having any children, Halloween tends to get a little overlooked in our house except for the scary film bit but there are so many great ideas out there that I couldn't help but share a few of my favourites plus some good films to watch to get into the spooky spirit!
Filed Under: holiday
Saturday, 4 October 2014
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Thursday, 2 October 2014
A while ago I discovered Simply Cook, a sort of recipe subscription where you receive cute little pots with all of the herbs, spices, seasonings or stock that you need to create a really tasty recipe. I've used quite a few of them and am still impressed with how easy it is to make something quick and delicious. It's also a fantastic way to try a recipe that you might never try and you don't have to splash out on buying entire jars of a spice that you might never use again.
I have to add that most of their recipes take less than half an hour to cook!
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