Easter!

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I may have gone a little over board with my latest bake off in preparation for the Easter long weekend..

Here are my Bunny In The Hole Cupcakes!

I hope this gives you all some inspiration to get cooking for Easter. Feel free to share your Easter wares.

Happy holidays!
Sam

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Broccoli, Chilli & Garlic Spaghetti

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Hello bloggers!

Now do I have one very simple and healthy little pasta dish for you!

Try my spaghetti with broccoli, garlic and chilli.

Serves 4

Ingredients:
400g dried spaghetti
5 garlic cloves thinly sliced
1 head of broccoli cut into florets
1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
Juice of 1 lemon
Extra virgin oil
Sea salt and pepper

Directions:
Per the spaghetti packet instructions cook until al dente in salted water.

In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil and add the garlic and chilli. Cool until chili is starting to brown, then add the broccoli and a splash of water, salt and pepper. Then place the lid on and steam for 2mins.

Meanwhile drain the pasta. Maintain some of the salted water. Add the pasta to the frying pan and stir with the vegetables. Add the salted water to give a saucy texture. Check seasoning and serve with a glass of crisp white wine.

Yes, it’s that simple!

Enjoy!
Sam

Hump Day Dreaming..

How has this week gone so fast already?

To inspire some creativity on a Wednesday morning I thought what better way than to share some dream home ideas. A dream which one day will come to fruition.

I’m a huge fan of having everything white to promote the crisp and clean look and help further accentuate the stand out items of furniture and nic-nacks.

Enjoy!
Sam

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(Photo courtesy of Flodeau)

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(Photo courtesy of In The White)

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(Photo courtesy of She Had USA)

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(Photo courtesy of Pat Bates)

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(Photo courtesy of Baby Bites)

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(Photo courtesy of Pat Bates

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(Photo courtesy of Houzz

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(Photo courtesy of Decor Pad

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(Photo courtesy of House and Home

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(Photo courtesy of Inside Homes

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(Photo courtesy of One Kin Design)

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(Photo courtesy of Planete Deco)

Happy Wednesday!!

Best Moment Award

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Awarding the people who live in the moment,
The noble who write and capture the best in life,
The bold who reminded us what really mattered –
Savoring the experience of quality time.

ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
Thank you so much for the nominations for the ‘Best Moment Award’!! My goal in writing this blog is to capture the moments (ups and downs) in the journey of my life. I find so many other bloggers simply inspirational and it helps push me further to share more with your all.

So without further blabbering from me. It’s time for me to announce the winning blogs..

THE WINNERS OF THE BEST MOMENT AWARD ARE:

1. My French Heaven

2. Gluten Free Gus

3. Domestic Diva

4. Me vs Cake

5. Chef Mimi

6. Mary Frances

7. Letter To My Kids

8. Gluten Free Muscle

9. Eda

10. JKM

11. Food Flavour Fascination

12. Pocketful of Sugar

13. The Great Zambini

14. 365 Days of Bacon

15. Dianne Creates

RULES:
Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded.

Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.

RESOURCES:
What makes a good acceptance speech?
Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in MomentMatters.com/Speech
Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable in MomentMatters.com/Award

Don’t forget to celebrate with your followers! Tweet your success with hashtag #MomentMatters. Congratulations, winners!

Cheers!
Sam

Cupcakes, Champagne and Kidlets

Well that was a jam packed weekend!

I kicked the start of the weekend (Friday night, 7pm once the little ones were tucked up in bed) with a G&T and my baking hat donned and some funky 80’s tunes in the background. Ahh..shoulders down and relax….

I decided to whip up some super scrummy salted caramel cupcakes from the new Hummingbird Bakery: Home Sweet Home cookbook . Oh geez!! They were amazing!! I may have overdosed on the frosting though..

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We kicked off early on Saturday and had our baby group around for a champagne breakfast while the kiddies played around the house. Annabel was loving playing and showing off her toys to her buddies. Thankfully they all came despite having to trek through the snow. Yes.. Snow in March! So much for spring..

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Sunday was another early one with me off to take a portraiture shoot. I’m still editing. But I’ll share the results soon. I’m pretty pleased with how they’re came out. : ))

Then off to the Columbia Road Flower Market in the snow to get some VERY fresh air to check out the flowers then off to a nearby pub for a cheeky ale. Note to self- go back when I can feel my fingers again..

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In all, a good weekend with good company and good food. Makes me very content.

Cheers,
Sam

Jamie’s Kedgeree

What to cook on a Monday?? What to cook??

I’ve got some smoked haddock fillets that are fast approaching their stinky phase.. Hmm??

A quick google and I find this awesome Jamie Oliver recipe for Kedgeree that I’ve never tackled before. It’s simple, fresh and healthy. Check it out folks! An easy Monday night dinner and could be used with any poachable white fish.

Give it a go!

Enjoy,
Sam

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Fashionista Fridays

I’m feeling pretty happy today. So on that note I’m only going to share the weeks fashion ‘wins’.

This has inspired me clear through my cupboards, take a trip to Goodwill and book in some hardcore shopping this weekend!

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend,
Sam

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