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#AD | So here’s the thing. I’m not a massive fan of salads – in fact, I’m not really a fan AT ALL. (Great start, I know…) There’s got to be a lil’ something-something tossed between the leaves to bring me to the table. 🍓 This (kind of Wimbledon-inspired...) Strawberry and Gruyere Summer Salad is my kind of salad; it's really easy to make and would hit the spot served up for an al fresco lunch or alongside a barbecue. Fresh, sweet and creamy – with a sour, zingy edge thanks to the added raspberry vinaigrette – the strawberries really steal the show on this one, provided you pick the best the season has to offer. British strawberries really are in their peak season at the moment and these “Red Diamond" Strawbs from Marks and Spencer are quite possibly the juiciest I’ve ever tasted; their sweet scent completely filled my car on the short drive back from my local M&S Food and perfumed my fridge and kitchen all weekend. Find the full recipe via my stories or up on the blog (link in bio!) #mymarksfave #thisisnotjust
The happiest of all the happy faces in his happy place. 🖤
Oh hey, long time no see! How've you been? Finally back in my happy place and making a mess in my kitchen. It's been waaaay too clean the past couple of weeks. Anyway, I whipped up this Chilli Mac & Cheese for lunch with some leftover veggie chilli from the weekend and some goodies kindly sent over from @dragon_wales (I'm a big fan, and their new Maple Smoked Cheddar was born to be the perfect Cheese to a good bowl of Mac). Thanks so much guys! Recipe's up on the blog; definitely one to bookmark now ready for when winter comes knocking! (Link in bio) 🧀🧀🧀 #gifted
....And breathe! Happy Friday! Time to party like a prawn star (i.e. whack on a shrimpy outfit, wiggle your pink butt and shove your face in a cocktail 🦐🦐🦐). . . Speaking of shrimpy outfits, I spent most of today giving my office a good tidy up because the mess was doing my head in. As well as chucking out about fifty dry pens and finding the five pack of sellotape I couldn't find at Christmas, I came across a 2nd Generation iPhone and an old album of photos from my second year at Swansea UNI, including this classic of my husband and I before we got together. He dressed up as a whoopie cushion for Halloween and I dressed up as a... no idea. 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️ . . Mate, I totally need a prawn-patterned shirt.
"Smoooooth, just like the silk - soft and cuddly hug me up like a quilt..." (Where my 90s kids at?) Throwback to Sunday brunch and this silky, sweet, scoffable lil' Smoothie Bowl from @ginandjuicecardiff. Lush! 🥝🥝🥝 . Mate, I'm having one of those mad weeks where I've already got a full plate in front of me and yet I keep on saying "yes" to second, third and fourth helpings. I've always had eyes bigger than my stomach - not just when it comes to food, but to everything else - and sometimes I forget that it's okay to say "no" to things. Yesterday I was in such a flap trying to keep up that I went out without my purse and got stranded in a car park because I couldn't pay to get out! I'm taking that as a sign that I need to take it easy for a while. So tonight I'm going to curl up on the sofa under a blanket with @bunglethegolden (Seriously, how is it winter again?) and catch up with The Handmaid's Tale and break into that Terry's Chocolate Orange I've been saving in case of an emergency. Blessed be the (chocolate) fruit.
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