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BrewBarrel – make your own beer 2

Does someone in your life like beer or ale? Brewbarrel might be worth considering for new years? Tara at Cattitude & Co said….. Brewbarrel offer a wide range of home-brewing kits that any beer lover can enjoy. Their bestsellers include: Lager, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Oktoberfest Style Beer and even a kit that allows you to create your own bespoke lager. If you’re reading this and thinking “wow this sounds great but I’m lazy“, I’m here to tell you that it couldn’t be simpler. Your Brewbarrel comes with everything you need including pre-weighed ingredients. All you need to is some water and a kettle. Best of all, it only takes ten minutes to prepare!


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Cravendale the #MilkDrinkersMilk 2

My lads love drinking milk, a bit too much. Jen never really grew out of milk after being a fussy eater, we would give him milk all the time as a way to sneak nutrients in to him. Dee wasn’t half as fussy that’s for sure. Both of them still call milk “moo juice” even in shops or cafes and it can either be cute or embarrassing. At least they milk comes from cows, it’s worrying how many kids don’t know that these days.  My lads have both been to farms, and although they’ve not milked the cows themselves they do understand. I grew up surrounded by farms so I’ve milked cows and goats several times as a child. Goats milk, erm, my advice just don’t! It might make good cheese but it’s not a pleasant drink.


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Cricket World Cup Recipes – India 3

This is the second part of our cricket recipes post. The first one was African Babotie. Chicken Jalfrezi – An Indian Curry   This recipe requires some preparation work.  Ideally, you should make and marinade the chicken for 24 hours, but if you don’t want to wait that long, then at least 2 to 3 hours.   Part 1 – Marinade   Ingredients:   500g chicken breast 5 cloves of garlic 2inch piece of root ginger 1 teaspoon of Tumeric 2 teaspoons of Garam Masala ½ teaspoon of salt.   Method  


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Cricket World Cup Recipes – Africa 3

Do you like Cricket? I’m not so keen but Blokey likes it rather a bit. So he’s been in the kitchen and has been cooking food inspired by countries involved in the Cricket world cup = India and Africa. India spicy curry, and Africa gives us a lovely comfort food dish. The curry might knock you for six though, so be careful! Babotie – A South African Curried Mince Dish   Ingredients:   1kg Mince Beef 2 medium onions (or 3 small in this case) 3 eating apples 500ml milk 2 slices white bread 4 large eggs 2 tablespoons of Mango Chutney 1 tablespoon of curry powder (or more to your taste) 2 tablespoons of Tomato Puree 4 tablespoons of sultanas 2 bay leaves   Method   Put 300ml of milk into a jug.   Add in the 4 eggs and lightly beat.  Put the remaining 200ml of milk in a […]


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Avoiding booze with Eisberg wine 4

This evening I’m drinking wine… even though I have an alcohol allergy. As I sipped at the red wine I was waiting for side effects, expecting to be suffering within minutes. Nothing happened – I am a happy bunny right now. After about 6 or 7 years of having an intolerance that turned into an allergy I’ve finally had a glass of vino.


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Blog takeover : Eats Amazing 3

As I am still in Italy I have a treat for you, a blog post all about beautiful bento lunches. Hello lovely readers, do let me introduce myself! My name is Grace, and I blog over at Eats Amazing on the subject of healthy children’s food, with a particular focus on the bento style lunches that I make daily for my six year old son. Julie very kindly asked me to write a guest post for her, and I was very happy to oblige – I do love rambling on about my favourite hobby – bento! You may be wondering what on earth bento is, but if you are, don’t worry, I’m here to enlighten you! Bento is a Japanese word, meaning ‘convenient’, and it refers to a meal, packed in a box, most commonly for lunch. It’s basically the Japanese equivalent of packed lunches. What makes bento different from […]


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Review of the Ozeri duo salt and pepper grinder 4

I received this product a while back now, but was unsure what to write. The Ozeri Duo Ultra Salt and Pepper Grinder* looks brilliant on the kitchen table, and is a real space saver. The RRP is high at £29.99 but can be found on Amazon now at £9.95. If I was to pay a tenner for this it’s good, but for Thirty pounds I would have been very disappointed. It is a fabulous idea, yet it doesn’t quite seem to “work” somehow. The bottom of the grinder is the stand, but also the funnel for filling the mills. This means you can’t lose the base, so it gets put back on to the grinder, but then I have to remind my children to remove the base before use.