Posts Tagged ‘summer’

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I recently discovered this great food blog called Shared Appetite and instantly wanted to make these baked churros doughnuts…so good!

If you love smoothies you should probably just print this chart out and pin it to your kitchen wall.  I also love their ‘How to Make a Smoothie’ article.

This is the most ridiculously amazing breakfast idea EVER. Crispy bacon, wrapped in pancake batter then dunked in to warm maple syrup…come on!

Loving the behind the scenes look at Kate of The Little Loafs cookbook shoots!  I adore the concept behind the book, homemade versions of sweet treats we’re so familiar with.  I wish her every success with it when it’s released next year.

Whilst doing research for an upcoming order I came across these little beauties.  Summery, beach inspired sugar cookies.  Adorable!

The Bake Off is back and I’m loving it!  The cookies in the photo above were inspired by biscuit week.  They are coconut and lime shortbread and they tasted pretty good if I do say so myself!  Recipe to come soon!

 

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Strawberry Ripple Ice Cream

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It’s summer.  Everyone is smiling because the sun is out and the days are long and warm.  The town is bustling with tourists excitedly photographing anything and everything, wandering in to the road when I’m trying to drive places…but that’s ok because I have my windows down and am blasting some happy-go-lucky pop-punk.

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As if all of that wasn’t enough, the Commonwealth Games kicked off last night in Glasgow.  Living in Glasgow over the past year or so, build up to the games has been everywhere.  Posters, press, topic of conversation….the anticipation was high.  In some ways I’m a little sad that I’m not living there at the moment to truly feel part of the excitement, but I have a feeling that living less than a mile from one of the major stadiums would have gotten tiresome on day two of my work commute!  I have tickets to two events so I think I’m getting the best of both worlds, experiencing the atmosphere of the athetics (200m final and the 4x100mm relay finals!) whilst watching the rest of it from a comfortable distance away.  I’ve already been enjoying the swimming (Michael Jamieson in particular!) this morning – you really can’t beat watching sport! (more…)

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Summer is here!  Well….at the very least June is here.  The sun is out, tennis is on the TV and there are strawberries in my fridge.  Time for ice cream!  A Coke float has been on my mind aaall week.  I NEED to make one this weekend, they are so tasty and remind me a lot of my childhood.

On a healthier ice cream making note, banana ice cream actually sounds really delicious.

Not only does roasted blueberry ice cream sound divine, but how pretty is it?!

The honey and sea salt combination sounds super classy, and it’s such a simple recipe.

 A truly decadent summer dessert.  Also, I love the Sugar Hit blog!

 

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Orange and Lavender Simple Syrup

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Wayyy back when I first started this blog, in my second post, I promised to make this recipe.  Well, I stuck to my word…maybe it took a little longer than I expected it to, but I got there in the end.

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To be honest, before now it just didn’t seem appropriate to post this recipe.  The best use for the simple syrup is a simple cold beverage, which is best enjoyed in the garden on a gloriously hot day.  We are now in the middle of a heat wave, well some parts of the UK are anyway, and now this recipe is perfect!  (well that is some amount of nonsense to justify my procrastination)

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It’s basically like making homemade  fancy fruit cordial.  I’m going to have to think up some other flavours to try out, I’m thinking blueberry and lime or something like that! (more…)

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Coconut Lime Loaf

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When I came across this recipe for coconut loaf it was like a revelation.  I mean, coconut…in loaf form.  What could be better?  Possibly nothing but that didn’t stop me tampering with the recipe a little bit.

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Coconut and lime.  These two flavours really do spell summer, don’t they? As we are slap bang in the middle of summer I can think of no reason not to make this recipe.  My favourite way to enjoy this loaf is toasted, topped with a little butter and raspberry jam.  The smell of it toasting, lovely.

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This loaf is quite dense, and not as moist as a banana loaf, which is why I think it benefits from being toasted.  It takes a good hour to cook, so I would recommend covering it with tin foil after about 40 minutes to make sure the top doesn’t get too overdone.  The crust will be quite substantial though, but its contrasting texture  is one of the best qualities.

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