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Food & Drink

Review: ActiviTea Portable Tea Infuser

Want to take a nice cup of tea out and about with you but don’t like the taste of tea from a flask? This interesting new product from Adagio Teas might work for you – the glass body and removable infuser means the tea tastes exactly how you want it, and there is no need

Recipe: Slow Cooker Mexican Chipotle Stew

November. Autumn turning into winter, short days and dark evenings. This can only mean one thing… time for comfort food. And to me this means it’s slow cooker time! So if you are one of those people who put your slow cooker away for the summer it’s time to climb into the loft and retrieve

Three Days Without Chewing. My NOSH Detox Experience.

I was recently contacted by NOSH who had seen my various ramblings about food and bloating and energy levels and other things. They offered me the opportunity to try their three day beginner’s fast. They thought their juice detox would be the ideal way for me to stop, take a break, and give my eating

My Favourite Lunch Time Salads

Not doing the Lyke Wake Walk in June seems to have been the catalyst for me breaking a lot of good habits. I’ve done very little exercise, have done no meal planning, have stopped making my morning smoothies, and have been buying my lunch from the local shop rather than preparing it at home. It’s

Review: Adagio Teas, Body and Soul Set

There is a fashionable trend around at the moment which suggests we should be drinking tea for its health benefits rather than just its ability to quench our thirst. It’s no longer good enough to drink tea just because you like it; a plethora of varieties have hit our shelves, claiming to do us some

Home Made Marshmallow

Adventures come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes you can have as much of an adventure in the kitchen as you can on the hills or in the water. This is definitely the case for me – I am a pretty poor cook, really, and so trying anything new when it comes to baking

Dining out in Bristol – Pieminister and The Stable

I am, thanks to the occasional trip away for work, no stranger to dining alone. This has both its advantages and disadvantages. I like to use it as an opportunity to choose when and where I want to eat, hunting out restaurants that offer something a bit different, local, with nice settings. On a recent trip to Bristol I

Afternoon Tea at Bettys

One of the things I like to stress is that living life to the full – enjoying the journey – is not only about adventurous experiences or travelling to distant lands. There is everything right with enjoying the finer things in life, and close to home. Last weekend LincsGeek and I headed up to Harrogate, one

Homemade American Treat – Funnel Cake

Funnel cake is something I was introduced to on my first trip to Disney back in 2004. We were stood close to the Cinderella Castle in the middle of Magic Kingdom waiting for the character parade when hunger struck. I had no idea what it was except it looked like a cross between a doughnut and a

Recipe: Pomegranate Glazed Turkey

Since I posted about my mini Thanksgiving feast I’ve been asked a number of times for the recipe. And seeing as Turkey will be the meat of choice in most households towards the end of this week I figured I should just give in to pressure. The recipe actually takes inspiration from a number of online recipe sites. I often

Smoothies for Breakfast: Recipe Ideas Wanted

I’ve had my Breville Blend-Active for a little while now, a couple of months perhaps, and I love it. I bought it after seeing lots of the people I follow on twitter and instagram using them and I was a bit jealous of how healthy they were being. It cost me £20 from Asda (also

A Mini Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving, an old and traditional holiday and festival over in the USA, is one that has always fascinated me. The idea of openly being thankful for what you have by sharing a celebration meal with your family and friends really appeals. With Black Friday slowly becoming part of the English shopping calendar thanks to large retailers such as