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As the weather gets warmer I always feel more inclined to eat fresh fruit, salads and smoothies! My recent purchase of the Breville Blend-Active is making this even easier than before, and I’m excited to make “Smoothie of the Week” a potentially regular post… The Blend-Active is an individual sized… View Post

The Vegan Slow Cooker: Creamy Butternut Squash Risotto -

So here we are, the penultimate recipe from my Vegan Slow Cooker week. First up I cooked the butternut squash in the slow cooker, and despite accidentally turning off the slow cooker socket when I thought it was the toaster socket, it cooked pretty well. I sort of mashed up the squash rather than pureeing …

Top 10 self-seeding plants for a fuss-free cottage garden

Tower of London

This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower. My mum purchased a poppy for a relative lost in this battle. Absolutely beautiful.

I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania some time of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamelled skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in. -- William Shakespeare, A MIdsummer Night's Dream