Monthly Archives: March 2014

Easter dessert nest

Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Easter Nest

I came up with this idea for a Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Easter Nest recipe while trying to think of good ideas for making edible straw.  I envisaged candied fruit peel as the straw and decided that I would try to make a cold dessert which could be enjoyed by all the family.

I decided on a chocolate cup filled with vanilla ice-cream, topped with orange sauce and decorated with candied orange peel and chocolate eggs.

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how to make edible straw

How to make edible straw for Easter

If you are wondering how to make edible straw for your Easter baking activites then you have come to the right place. I was wondering that too! After searching high and low online and racking my brain cells here are a list of all the methods I can come up with for how to make edible straw or something to resemble a nest!

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5 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Traditionally, or should I say commercially, Mother’s Day is all about chocolate and flowers. Indeed these are fine gifts if that is what you are looking for. Many of us though would rather find a gift more fitting for our Mum’s personality.

I have been hunting online and found some great Mother’s Day Gift Ideas, any of which I would love, and none that require a second mortgage. Ranging from £10 to £50 there is something for every pocket. (Please note these were available in March 2014. You may be able to find these products using a search engine, though they may not be available from the sources quoted.)

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Top 5 Mother’s Day Outing with the Kids

There is a pretty good chance that many Mothers, like myself, would like nothing better than to go away by themselves for the day as a treat on Mothering Sunday. Imagine a days shopping, spa treatment, dinner and a show in the evening. Doesn’t that sound wonderful! Wonderful but unlikely, especially if you have small children! Though if you have small children a day in bed might hold more appeal than any outing!

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Stock Ness Gammonster Foodimal

Tots 100 are running a fantastic competition to win a £500 Sony home cinema system to celebrate the release of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. All you have to do is get the kids involved and come up with your own Foodimal (or animal made of food).

I thought this sounded like great fun as Lewis is at an age where he can be quite picky about his food.

After a lot of thinking we came up with the idea of The Stock Ness Gammonster.

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