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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Project 365 days 174- 180

174- Little man sat on mummy


175- A little duckling 
176- Little man tucking into his strawberries
177- Tiny playing peek

178- The boys being silly

179- Tea and Toast with no little hands in sight
180- Pigs at the local farm ( i dont think i have ever seen any with such striped skin)


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Friday, 28 June 2013

Kitchen Nomad World Cuisine Box Giveaway

Kitchen Nomad have recently launched their World cuisine boxes which are a great way to experience world cuisine in the comfort of your own home. Focusing on a different country each month, a cuisine box is prepared with authentic products and recipes from that region and sent direct to your home. Each box contains:
  •   7 - 9 Speciality products
  •   5 recipes for you to create using the ingredients in the box from starter to main courses
  •   Information about the cuisine in that region.
June's focus was on Greek food and recipes included  Dolmades (stuffed vine leaves), Youvetsi (a Mediterranean stew) and a fig & walnut bake. The boxes come with all non perishable goods and just require fresh produce to complete the recipes.




I have teamed up with Kitchen Nomad and have a giveaway for a world cuisine box, to be in with a chance of winning simply complete the Rafflecopter below:

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Picnic Hamper Giveaway with Pork Farms

I have teamed up with Pork Farms to offer one of my readers a super hamper of picnic goodies and accompaniments

Over the next three months, Pork Farms is giving everyone that purchases one of their delicious pork pies the chance to win £100 every day, and the chance to win a £2,500 jackpot, by sharing details of their pork pie eating habits in 30 words or less at www.yourpieyourway.co.uk . Pork Farms pork pies are very versatile. Whether paired with peas, smothered with tangy pickle, shared with friends, or gobbled on the run, there are many ways to enjoy one of the nation’s favourite snacks.

Some of the favourite way to serve up a pork pie are listed below:

On its own
With a Pickle
With a dollop of Mustard
Brown sauce
Pork Pie Salad
Helpings of Chutney
Tomato sauce
With a chunk of Cheese
Salad Cream
Baked beans, crisps, gravy, mushy peas

Personally my favourite is with a handful of crips and lots of tomatoes and black pepper

I have teamed up with Pork Farms to offer one of my readers a super hamper of picnic goodies and accompaniments. To enter simply complete the Rafflecopter below:




You can also downloiada money off coupon by visting Pork Farms Facebook Page


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Sunday, 23 June 2013

Project 365 Days 167-173

 167- Not the best picture but Anne Hegerty from the chase at the town Carnival
168- Little man loving sitting in the box again
169 - Playing Thomas on the 'pad'

 170- A morning at the hospital
171- Little  man doing a spot of blob painting
172- The lovely entrance to the Brewery


 173 London Postcard- Heading home from Britmums
 

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Saturday, 15 June 2013

Project 365 days 160-166

160- Tiny has the run of the playground


161 Little man exploring the beach at Prestatyn
162 A must some Welsh crips
163 Little man taking tiny a walk

164 Little man and daddy exploring the sand dunes
165 A winning Thomas
166 Chocolate


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Sunday, 9 June 2013

Picnic Treats

I love picnics and i am always on the look out for new ideas to pop in our picnic basket so when Unilever got in touch asking if i would like to take part in their picnic challenge i was keen to sign up.

As part of the challenge i was sent a lovely picnic hamper with goodies to use in my challenge so keen to steer away from sandwiches i came up with these little dishes:

Tortilla Chips:

Crisps and dips are one of my favourite snacking foods, and this is a slight twist on the packets of tortilla crisps.

I simply cut up Tortilla wraps into triangles and placed in the deep fryer for a few minutes until they were crispy and golden in colour.Once cool they are perfect for dipping into a range of sauces.

Tortilla Chips


Chicken and Mango Pasta Salad:

1 cooked Chicken breast
1 red pepper
1 tomato
50g pasta shapes.
2 tablespoons of Colemans sweet chilli and mango sauce

Boil pasta and leave to cool
Diced chicken breast, tomato and pepper and add the mango and chilli sauce and mix.
Mix the pasta with chicken and mango sauce.

Chicken and Mango pasta

The chicken and mango sauce mix is also ideal for filling a tortilla wrap

Chocolate Scones:

Scones are a lovely picnic treat so  i decided to mix it up a little and try my hand at making some chocolate versions.

4oz Self Raising flour
1oz Cocoa Powder
1oz Flora Buttery
1oz Caster Sugar
2 fl oz milk

Mix the flour and cocoa and rub in the butter
Add the sugar and milk and mix to a dough
Roll the dough out and using cutters cut dough into rounds
Place on a greased baking tray and cook on 190 for 20mins

To served i added some whipped cream.


Chocolate Scones

 I was sent a hamper of goodies to create my picnic challenge recipes



Saturday, 8 June 2013

Project 365 Days 153- 159

 153- Feeding ducks
154- A huge cupcake treat
155- Little man sat in a box drawing 

 156- Rainbow rice play for the boys
157- Ice cold refreshments for mummy
158- Tiny playing in the moon sand

159-  Tiny cuddling up and falling asleep on me


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Monday, 3 June 2013

Northern Home Show Ticket Giveaway

The Northern Home Show is being held at Event City at Trafford Centre from Friday 14th June to Sunday the 16th June.

With plenty of ideas on energy saving, design, and renovations in addition to a whole host of new products to view. With D.I.Y workshops, goody bags and kids workshops there is plenty going on.



I have a pair of tickets to the show up for grabs. Simply fill in the Rafflecopter below:


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Plenty Kitchen towels review

Its fair to say that with two little men in the house that i need a constant supply of cleaning equipment from muddy shoes to spilt drinks kitchen towels seem to be the cloth of choice in this household

When Plenty got in touch about there super strong kitchen towels i was keen to give them a try. So we set down a test and put the super strong towel through its paces.


Straight away i noticed that the Plenty kitchen towels did feel really strong and of course me being me i had to try the super strong pulling test, and i could not get it to rip no matter how hard i tried.

Eager to see what it could do around the kitchen i set about using the Plenty towels to wipe down the kitchen surfaces, it was just like using a regular cloth. Little man was also keen to get involved and used them to clean out the messy play tray.

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Little man cleaning the Tuff spot
I was surprised at how strong the Plenty Super strong towels were, we were able to use the towels as cloths which was great as we could just throw away after each use. We found its true one sheet really does do Plenty.

 Disclaimer: We sent some Plenty Kitchen towels and a goody bag for the purpose of this review but all are opinions are our own.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Quick and Easy Tuna and Pasta bake

Tuna and Pasta bake is one of my kitchen cupboard meal's it is quick and easy to make and both the boys will tuck into it too. Another reason i love this meal is that i always have the basic ingredients for this in the cupboard.

When Sainsbury's got in touch about their Signature dish challenge using cupboards stable products, i thought this receipe would be ideal.

Tuna and pasta bake:

1/2 jar Bolognese sauce
1 tin tuna chunks
1 tin sweetcorn
Coloured peppers
100g Pasta shapes (i think i used Thomas the Tank pasta this time)
Handful of fresh Basil
Mild  grated cheddar cheese
Handful of crushed crisp


Boil the pasta until almost cooked, then drain and add the chopped tomatoes, tuna, sweetcorn, diced peppers and basil. Mix thoroughly until the pasta is covered and place into an ovenproof dish. Add melted cheese on top and sprinkle over the crisp (This makes a yummy crunchy topping). Then place in the oven for 20mins at 175.

Grated cheese and crisp topping

Just out of the oven
This is enough to feed my two hungry little boys. When i make this for the family i jsut double the quanties.

My Tuna and Pasta bake is an entry in to the Sainsbury's kitchen hero Challenge

Disclaimer: I was sent a Sainsbury's voucher to participate in the challenge.







Saturday, 1 June 2013

Project 365 Days 146-152

146- Little man walking through Bluebell Woods

147- Messy play- the cake factory
148- Shopping with the boys
149 Sealife Centre Manchester- A sneeky peak

150 - Little man and daddy helicopter spotting
151- A spot of bowling
152 Blowing bubbles


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