The Health Benefits of adding Coffee to your Morning Routine

Coffee has always been part of our daily life – My husband is never far from the coffee machine and our home often smells of that wonderful freshly brewed coffee smell. But, did you know that there are actually a lot of health benefits to drinking coffee? For years now I’ve been hearing about how coffee can really add to our diet – as long as we don’t drink it…

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Preparing for Pancake Day

Hubby and I love pancakes but due to our working patterns and how long pancakes take to make we don’t have them nearly as often as we should. We last had them on Christmas Eve as a pre-Christmas treat but with Shrove Tuesday next week it reminded me how lovely a relaxed weekend brunch of pancakes can be. When we plan to make pancakes, during school holidays or at weekends,…

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A New Approach to Fruit

LP and Little Man had got into the habit of snacking on treats, raisins, crisps and anything else in the kitchen cupboards. We went to a friend’s house for the day recently and I was surprised that LP asked if she could have an apple from the bowl n the kitchen table. After she’d eaten it she then asked if she could have a ‘baby orange’ but she wouldn’t often…

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Tips and Ideas for Barbecue Season

We are well and truly into barbecue season now and we try to have a barbecue as often as possible when the weather allows. We received a huge gas barbecue as a housewarming present when Hubby and I bought our first home and since then we have used it constantly – There really is nothing better than a barbecue over the summer months. Over the next few weeks I’m going…

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Batch Cooking and Freezing

When I was pregnant with LP I started something that I now doubt I will ever stop doing – batch cooking and freezing. I am lucky enough to have a big American style fridge freezer in the kitchen along with a second freezer in the shed which is perfect when batch cooking for families. I try to keep the freezer in the shed full of a supply of different meats…

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4 Stages of Meal Planning

I have been meal planning for as long as I can remember. I started meal planning because I would find I got home from the supermarket with no full meals, just bits and pieces with no idea what we’d actually turn anything into! Because of this we used to throw a lot of food away and ultimately meal planning saves us money! I thought I’d write a post of how…

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