Thursday, October 31, 2013

Whilst you are Trick or Treating...

I will be heading off  for a month's trip to India with my DH, yes it has finally come round, if I said I was excited  that would be an understatement to say the least.  I wish you all a Happy Halloween, and I will be back end of November, with hopefully  lots of stories and pictures to share with you. Be good

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Stay-at-Home Mom's Adorable Food Art

Four years ago, a young mother  Samantha Lee couldn't have expected that the adorable food art she was making for her two daughters would, one day, rocket her to fame. With over 312,000 Instagram followers, as well as articles on Today.comDaily Mail and Huffington Post, she's become an inspiration to mothers all around the world that you can get creative without expensive gadgets or tools.
Her passion for food art all came about when she was heavily pregnant with her second daughter, she started her very first Bento making (boxed lunch) in December 2008. It was to let her elder daughter  eat independently after the arrival of her younger sister. Samantha states "I was very lucky and blessed that my creations never failed to impress my daughter and it made her look forward to the next meal. Now, she has her little sister fighting over which character they should get during mealtime. It makes meal time extremely fun."  Here are just a few of her wonderful pop art creations. Samantha's blog

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Facebook Friends

Sharing  just a few of some  fabulous gift ideas from pages I follow on Facebook

Are these not adorable from MyMysockmonkeys

Mushroom Baubles fromFeltedArtToWear

Hey Mustache earrings from BehindTheShowcase

Fabulous Head Display from  Vintage-Style-Mannequins

Beautiful Handcrafted Cards by Doodling-Daisies

Stunning Wire Sculpture from Helen Godfrey Wire Sculptures

Beautiful Glasses by PrettyGlassy

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chicken that will Make you go Mmmmhhhh

My daughter first cooked this for me a few weeks back and it was totally delicious, takes 10 mins to prep and  40 minutes till ready for the table. Juicy, crispy, succulent and the flavours are just amazing. Once you have made this I promise you it won't be the last. I think the recipe came from Nigel Slater originally but I can't find it. If you try this I would love to hear what you thought of it.

Set the oven to 220c (Gas Mark7)

Chicken thighs or legs pieces I used 6 this for this dish, but have made it with just two pieces and it turns out exactly the same.

1 lemon quartered
Sprigs of Thyme & Rosemary
Olive oil
Sea Salt

Use a metal dish and put about 2 tbls of olive oil in add the chicken, rub and roll till well covered , place the quartered lemons around the dish and I usually squeeze one quarter over the chicken. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper and then add your rosemary and Thyme. Pop in the oven and wait for the wonderful mouthwatering smells to fill your kitchen. I serve this with crusty bread to mop up the juices.

I never got to take a finished picture as it went straight to the table, and well I was so hungry I forgot. But it came out a gorgeous golden brown.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

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