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Foodie Friday Is Now Open!

Foodie Friday is back open – I’m happy to announce a few changes as the lovely Otilia hands over the reigns to me: No more themes – All foodie posts are welcome – Recipes, Reviews, Roundups – If they are about food, share them! I will do the round up every Friday when the next more »

posh ham sandwich with honey & maple dressing & walnuts

Warburtons Sandwich Thins Challenge

I was one of life’s revelations to me, when I grew up, that sandwiches didn’t have to be boring – They didn’t have to be on white bread and definitely didn’t have to have butter on them. I wasn’t the most adventurous with my sandwiches as a child – I think my record was taking more »

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Behind the scenes at the GB Swimstars Synchronised Swimming Photoshoot

A couple of weeks ago, Millie got the chance to take part in a photoshoot by Simon from GB Swimstars. Simon specialises in photographing water sports activities so synchronised swimming is just up his street. I thought I’d share a couple of the pictures that we got from the session plus a couple of behind more »

Valentine's White Chocolate & Raspberry Swiss Roll

Valentines White Chocolate & Raspberry Swiss Roll – Bake of the Week

There were times yesterday that I began to dislike this cake! How can something you have made over and over again, be so awkward? The moral of my story is ‘Do not bake when you are running around like a headless chicken and expect it to turn out perfect’. I’ve said it so many times, more »

italian basil chicken with black rice

Italian Basil Chicken with Black Rice: UFUUD Review

Last month I was asked if I would like to test out the Italain Foodie website, Ufuud. Ufuud specialise in distributing high end Italian products all over the EU, directly where they have been produced. I have a bit of a love affair with true Italian cuisine. One of my best friends at secondary school more »

honeycomb macarons recipe

Honeycomb Macarons – Bake of the Week

Now I know these aren’t the best pictures or the prettiest macarons you’ll ever see but believe me, they taste good!! I forgot to bang the tray with the macarons before baking to get rid of any massive air bubbles, so they did pop a little but no matter, they still got devoured! I love more »

nib nibs cheese snacks giveaway

NibNibs Snack Review & Giveaway

I always think at this time of year, you want your snacks to be really tasty. There doesn’t seem to be the same excuse for leisurely feeding your face … even though it is a strictly diet free zone here! Over Christmas I was sent a selection of Nib Nibs Cheese snacks – Billed as more »

warm sprout, chestnut, salad

Warm Sprout & Chestnut Salad – #FoodieFriday

I know! You’ve come for cake and I’m giving you salad! But before you run off, give it a go – You won’t get a tastier, heartier salad. This is my nod to healthy eating in January – Its definitely a diet free zone but at least features some veg. Excellent for using up any more »

Gateau de Rois, kings cake

Epiphany Cake – Bake of the Week

Well, I’ve finally got back in the kitchen! It has taken a course of antibiotics (that thankfully seem to be eventually working) but I’m so happy. I’ve missed getting creative with recipes and the cupboards are positively bulging with leftover Christmas food that we were just to ill to do anything with. As usual for more »

new year's day walk

Happy New Year From The Costellos

Just wanted to pop in to wish you all a very Happy New Year from Casa Costello. We have started the year at a raring pace already – the girls have been in the pool for training and have a 5.30am start in the morning! We did manage to fulfil one of our yearly rituals more »

meeting olaf, elsa & anna frozen

The Costellos visit Winter Wonderland at Event City, Trafford Centre

Its been rather quiet around here over Christmas but we are still alive – Just! All those plans for the Christmas break slowly unravelled as one by one we dropped to a virus (Is that the most annoying word in the dictionary?). I am just beginning week 3 which has seen several bed ridden days more »