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The Best Wrinkle Cream

As a woman of a certain age I am always on the lookout for an anti-wrinkle cream which actually does what it claims to do! There are so many lotions and potions out there that it’s hard to know which

Posted in Beauty, Best Deals

Apricot and Almond Cake

I love this combination of flavours and quite often make a tart (see Apricot and Almond tart) but I always feel anything made with pastry has way too many calories! I found this recipe on the Asda website which is

Posted in Cakes, Dinner Party, Food, Recipes

Braised Vegetables

I’m always looking for new ways to serve vegetables. We all need to eat more of them so it helps to be able to serve them in a variety of tasty ways, not just boiled or steamed! My new favourite

Posted in Dinner Party, Family Meals, Food, Recipes, Sides

Decaso French Style Bedroom

I love French style, especially the elegance of Louis XIV which works beautifully in a bedroom. My ideal room would combine the ostentatious glamour of antique furniture with a charming, country style property as illustrated in the room above.  If

Posted in Design, Home, Interiors

Salmon, Quinoa, Mango and Feta Salad

Every now and again I find a recipe which my whole family loves, it’s actually harder than it sounds; pleasing 5 very different tastes! This one from Sainsbury’s definitely fits the bill, everyone raved about it, even picky middle child

Posted in Family Meals, Fish, Food, Recipes, Salads

Salmon with Red Quinoa and Chilli Pak Choi

Every now and again I find a recipe which the whole family loves! As there are 5 of us with very different tastes this is no mean feat, but this recipe fits the bill. We all love salmon and although

Posted in Adult Health, Dinner Party, Family Meals, Fish, Food, Health, Kids Health, Recipes

Chicken, Orange and Mustard Pasta

This is a really tasty mid week supper or lunch dish, the combination of orange with wholegrain mustard really works! It’s also pretty low calorie! Ingredients (serves 6) 400g pasta, Farfalle (Bows) looks pretty 1 onion, chopped small 3 large

Posted in Adult Health, Family Meals, Food, Health, One Pot Meals, Recipes, Weight Loss

Mushroom Stroganoff

I love my Delia Smith recipe for Pork Stroganoff with Three Mustards, but when I am short on time or want a vegetarian option, then this is my go to recipe: Mushroom Stroganoff. It is so easy and quick to

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15 Ways to use Binder Clips

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Easter Lunch Menu

  Menu: Smoked Mackerel Pate Roast Lamb with Garlic, Bay and Lemon Apricot and Almond Tart ~ Smoked Mackerel Pate Smoked Mackerel Pate: 4 Hot Smoked Mackerel fillets (skinless) 150g creme fraiche 150g cream cheese Squeeze of lemon Seasoning  

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