watching a discussion on twitter today about how to hide fruit and veg from
your children and my first thought was REALLY?! Surely if you’re hiding it in
their food you are basically saying its horrible and needs hiding? Surely the
best thing to do is to make it fun?
the spirit of this MAKE YOUR FRUIT FUN!
the easiest thing to do with any bits of fruit you have left. My boys get
involved with this an adore making up fruit potions and even having it with ice
your fruits – remember their taste so don’t chuck in too many bitter ones.
Apples and bananas are great for making the base to add less of the more
expensive ones. Wash and chop. Add a bit of fruit juice..
With ice cream, with cream, blend for a smoothie. Or just plain unadultered on
and apples are great for this. Cut your fruit into chunks and spear.
lightly grill them or drizzle a little bit of melted chocolate over. YUM!
for Halloween. Slices of apple with a little bit of caramel or peanut butter to
keep the marshmallows secure and another slice of apple. Simple
slice Kiwi. Push a lolly stick into one quite firmly. Dip in melted chocolate
and leave to set.
can see its rather easy. Just use your imagination like these did!
“I think we all pray to the
first cup of the day. It's a silent prayer,
sung while the mind is
still foggy and blue"
~Stewert Lee Allen
I think those words are probably the closest I can
come to describing my love of coffee. Nothing ever tastes as good as the first
sip of the coffee of the day. The first inhalation of a new packet, pure
We’re rather picky with our coffee. We have a variety of coffee makers in search
of that perfect constant cup but continuously come back to fresh ground coffee.
No electronic machine can produce the same effect. So we jumped at the chance
to review Home Ground Coffee….
Firstly before we were even sent the coffee I
decided to take a look at Alastair’s website. Lovely to see his coffee is
sustainable and a fair deal for the farmers who produce it. And bespoke coffee?
To quote Alastair “Customers can decide for themselves how they want it. They
can choose single-origin coffee or we can discuss with them exactly how they
would like it blended," he says. "What we’re offering essentially is
bespoke coffee, made the way the customer wants.” And it’s true. Each roast is handled individually
to get the best out of that blend. You can choose to have Whole Bean, Stove
top, Manual filter, Espresso, Turkish, Machine filter or as we did Cafetiere. Hand
All I can say is I knew what had arrived before I
opened the parcel. That smell that only fresh ground beans can produce had
seeped through, even our local postman wanted me to open it up to take the name
of it it smelt so good.
As to the taste, I tweeted that night as we tried
it, you see the wine tasters on TV talking about hints of chocolate, scents of
nutmegs etc and I have known what that meant till I tried Home Ground Coffee.
Coffee! With proper caramel under currents. AMAZING!!
Not only does Alastair offer ground coffee or coffee
beans he is also now offering coffee subscriptions. A selection of fresh coffee
delivered directly to your home. Your choice to have as much coffee delivered
to your day each month as you like and bespokely how you like! Not only a rather fabulous as gift to yourself
I rather like that you can give this to someone as a present. Fathers Days are
now not so gloomy on the present front!
So why not take up this offer of 15% off with the
code FUELMYCOFFEE and try a Damn Jimmy Espresso for yourself? I promise you,
you won’t regret it!