BKD Mini Bakers Club: Review

Since Libby started nursery, it is rare for me to get much time on my own with her. When we do have a few hours to ourselves, one of the things we love to do is bake. Libby gets such a sense of achievement from creating something in the kitchen that everybody can eat and enjoy. That’s why we were both delighted when we were given the opportunity to review a subscription box from BKD Mini Bakers Club. They take the hard work out of baking by sending a little kit in the post, containing nearly everything you need to create…

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Fit for a Queen: Fruit tart recipe

This week marks the Queen’s official 90th birthday. To celebrate, I’ve teamed up with Kitchenways to make a Royal Bake that is Fit For A Queen. Royal Fruit Bouquet I have been doing quite a bit of baking with the girls lately, and there is more to come as birthday season is still in full swing. As a result, I decided it was time for a change from cake, so I decided to make a pie instead. The Queen is often given flowers and she wears lovely bright colours, often opting for flowers on her outfits as well. So that was the…

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Co-op Easter treats: Review & recipe

Much as I loved Easter as a child, it’s been a long time since I had an Easter egg of my own. My family don’t buy them, my husband and I don’t buy them for each other and his family just buy one for the children. So when Central England Co-Operative asked me to review a few items from their Easter range, I jumped at the chance. I have literally years of Easters to make up for. I chose two fabulous looking, huge Easter eggs. The first egg I chose was the Brushed Gold Milk Chocolate Egg with Dark Chocolate…

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Palm Oil Free Product Recommendations #2

Palm oil is an equatorial resource that can only be grown ten degrees either side of the equator – right where the most diverse environment on earth is found; the rainforest. Finding palm oil free products is difficult, but there are some amazing companies out there producing high quality, ethical products that are also affordable. These have been my favourite brands this month. Breakfast Cereal Rude Health make a range of ethical foods, including snacks, drinks and this Fruity Date organic porridge that we tried. The ingredients used by Rude Health are all natural and unrefined and of course palm oil…

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Palm oil free product recommendations #1

In recent months, I have been working hard listing some amazing palm oil free companies on my Shop Palm Oil Free website. In a bid to provide them with a bit more exposure and educate people further on the issues around palm oil, I have also reviewed a few products. Initially, I had intended to keep my two sites separate and not review palm oil free products on here. However, I have been genuinely surprised at how brilliant some of these products are and I wanted to share them. So firstly, what’s the big deal with palm oil? Well to…

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