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Raspberry, Blackberry and Chia Seed Jam

Alternative title: If it looks like jam, smells like jam and tastes like jam…Then it’s jam, yeah? (Unless it’s Raspberry Liqueur by the Edinburgh Gin Distillery which strangely is the most jam like gin I’ve ever tasted! Mind is still very much blown by that). 


Recently I’ve been gifted a rather large amount of raspberries (from M’s garden…) which I’ve duly eaten until they were coming out of my ears and doctors feared I would eventually turn into one (a la Violet Beauregarde and her *ahem* unfortunate transformation into a blueberry) and while I love raspberries as much as the next person there are only so many punnets I can eat in a day.

So while mulling over the best way to cope with the raspberry overload as I traipsed down the supermarket aisle in search of Agave Syrup, I had the dawning realisation (as I passed the preserves) that I hadn’t eaten jam in an age! I seriously couldn’t remember the last time I’d had any…I know right? With Bake Off season round the corner too!

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Homemade Granola

Alternative title: I fear I now have an addiction to Granola…


During our stay in Ålesund I probably consumed my body weight in nut-free Granola and complimentary waffles, I nearly cried over the cereal section on our last breakfast there…I know, odd reaction really, but in my hometown I can’t find nut-free Granola for love nor money and I am one of the poor unfortunate souls who end up screaming “I don’t want nuts!” in the aisle of the local supermarket.

It’s not that I oppose nutty cereals or anything (you’re already aware of my love of Almonds…Especially in butter form) but I find some of them to be quite overpowering. I actually want to taste the oats, otherwise I’d just buy a bag of hazelnuts or cashews and add milk to that.

Actually I probably wouldn’t as I’m still adapting to my new found affection for almonds and this change in taste doesn’t seem to have extended to other nuts yet…(Ok folks, admit it, how many of you giggled at that statement?).

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Nutty Summery Strawberry Ice Lollies!

Alternative title: So the UK has been experiencing a heatwave recently…What the heck is up with that?! Oh wait…Hang on…I think I hear thunder. 


So the UK is actually a bit confused as to what it wants to do…During these months it usually likes to have plenty of beautiful sunshine between the hours of, say, 9am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday (oh yeah, the joke is well and truly on me there!) and then the heavens open with various treats ranging from drizzle to thunderstorms (complete with torrential downpour) to “holy balls it’s hailstone the size of my head!”

So yeah, if I’m to believe the rumours currently circulating around the office, it is actually quite a hot Summer we’re having. Then again, this is coming from people who have windows to look out of while daydreaming about skipping through fields of freshly cut grass to “The Hills are Alive“…

Lucky gits.

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Kiwifruit, Cucumber, Avocado, Spinach and Ginger Smoothie

Alternative title: Sometimes you just need a boost…


I’ve had a horrific week at work…I’d like to blame the post-holiday blues (I wish it was the post-holiday blues) or the muggy weather (the UK has been experiencing a heatwave…What the heck?!) but unfortunately neither of those are to blame and while I’m not going to go into details I’m sure you’ve all had weeks where everything you touch just goes to hell.

As such my stress levels have been through the roof, my skin has broken out, my head has been taking advantage of this and throwing tantrums…

I just feel physically and mentally drained.

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