This indulgent, warming dessert has been taking the world by storm since it was first introduced at the Sharrow Bay Hotel in the beautiful Lake District back in the 1970’s. Pretty well every top British chef has their own version of Sticky Toffee Pudding. You’ll love the combination of flavors and textures. Most versions of this recipe use Medjool dates which gives the dish great depth of flavor. This version also uses walnuts, although you can substitute pecans for the walnuts or miss out the nuts altogether if you prefer. What makes the dish such a wonderful comfort food is the richness of the dates and the warm, runny toffee sauce poured into the pudding and all over the top. Читать дальше “Indulgent Sticky Toffee Pudding” »
Have you ever brushed against a lavender plant on a warm summer evening, or crushed the fresh flowers between your fingers to savour the sweet aroma of this wonderful plant? Used for its medical and aesthetic properties for over 2,000 years, this is one of the most versatile plants known to man. Here are a few handy tips on how to grow your own, and how to dry the flowers naturally for an all-year-round reminder of summer. Читать дальше “Love Your Lavender” »
Summer is here! It’s the time of the year to protect yourself with lots of sunscreen, big hats, air conditioning, and sunglasses. And most importantly it’s the time of the year to keep yourself hydrated and cool. But gallons of water and chilled drinks are not all that hydrate you, around 20% of your hydration comes from eating the right foods.
So as summer days get longer and warmer, hit the aisles filled with abundant and colourful arrays of fresh and seasonal foods. Below are some seasonal summer fruits and vegetables to add to your grocery list that are simply superb in lowering your body temperature to stay cool and refreshed, despite the soaring temperatures. Читать дальше “The Right Foods to Beat Summer Heat” »
Shopping with toddlers is something entirely different. When they are babies, they simply get amazed with the new surroundings, all the bright lights, and the lively sounds. After feeding, they easily fall into deep sleep. Now that they’re toddlers and can walk and run, it is likely that you get to play hide-and-seek or catch-me-if-you-can games while at the mall. They don’t want to sit still. They want to grab anything they see and if they don’t get what they ask for, you better prepare yourself for those attention-catching tantrums. It’s a normal toddler behavior. Shopping with a toddler can be a total nightmare, but it doesn’t have to be. Читать дальше “Shopping with Toddlers Tips” »
If it’s about time that you had a girls’ night out or a fun Sunday brunch, then you need to celebrate with these amazing mocktails. They are so delicious and refreshing that you and your friends won’t even miss the alcohol. Plus, all it takes is a simple shopping list full of tantalizing springtime flavors, such as blueberry, watermelon, and cucumber. What are you waiting for? Your mocktails are waiting to be enjoyed tonight or this weekend! Читать дальше “The Best Mocktails for This Weekend” »
Meat plays an important role in at least one of our daily meals. It is a good source of protein, which is vital for a healthy diet. It also has a very high mineral content including body essentials like magnesium, zinc and iron. In fact, most of us surely do not forget to include it on our shopping list.
Let’s find out how to purchase good meat and the most healthful cuts we can find at the market. We need to be extra careful and wise when shopping for meat and poultry since this can really boost the nutrition of our meals. Here are some reliable guidelines on purchasing meat. Читать дальше “Helpful Tips on Buying Meat” »
Sometimes rainy days are welcome, but at other times they really put a damper on our day (no pun intended!) The good news is that you don’t need a totally new shopping list to flaunt fabulous style while combatting the raindrops. These rainy day wardrobe ideas are stellar style solutions for when you want to stay dry and cozy but still looking hot. Читать дальше “Rainy Day Wardrobe Ideas” »
Want a cleaner home but feel too lazy to actually clean? These tips and tricks are sure to help you spruce up your living space – no hefty shopping list necessary.
Quick and Easy Organizing
First things first: find a spot for everything, and if you can’t find a spot for it then you might want to seriously consider doing away with it. A good rule of thumb is to place like items together (clothing, kitchen wares, office supplies, etc.) For those items that you haven’t used in ages (or over 6 months) it’s time to either toss them, sell them, or give them away to someone. This quick and easy organization will enhance the look of your home right away. Читать дальше “How to Spring Clean Without Realizing It” »
If we divide the world into two parts and place the people according to what beverage they consume then we’ll have coffee on one side and tea on the other. People sometimes even debate about whose choice is healthier and viable over the other. You might have read about the amazing benefits of one or the other separately and you might wonder which one of these or both should be on your shopping list, but it’s rare that we get to see a comparison of these two drinks which can help us decide if our choice is actually worth it. So let’s compare the benefits and cons of both these drinks and focus upon their effects on body and mind. Читать дальше “Coffee or Tea: Which Drink Is Better For You?” »
Welcome, crazy cat lover! In today’s pawspapers you’ll read how to make cheap, fun and useful toys for your cat(s). We all know that the following statement is a fact and an unwritten rule: cats love to play with everything except with the expensive toys that you buy for them… in abundance. Here is a trick on how to create diverse and fun toys for your cat without choking after you see what is the most expensive thing on your shopping list. Use old materials and objects to make the playthings. Make sure the materials don’t contain aluminum foil, nylon and sundries because your cat can swallow a piece and choke, or she damage her internal organs. If your cat has a habit of biting objects, never leave the toy which you think might be dangerous to her health. Let us now give you a few ideas. Читать дальше “Cheap DIY Cat Toys” »