Feta & Asparagus Puff Parcels Recipe

These Feta & Asparagus Puff Parcels are the perfect addition to any summer party. The lemon used to coat the asparagus gives it a fresh feel and the saltiness of the cheese ties it all together. Really simple to make, just use shop bought puff pastry and it removes any hard work! Ingredients 350g puff pastry Packet of asparagus 100g feta 1 lemon, juice and zest 2 tbsp milk 1 handful dill 3 tbsp olive oil Putting it all Together Preheat the oven to 200°C On a floured surface roll out the puff pastry and cut out 8 rectangles. Prepare a baking tray with baking paper and arrange the squares on this. Lightly cut a border around the edge of the pastry squares before brushing with milk and ba

Life in July

And with a blink of an eye half a year has passed already, talk about life flashing before you! I don't know what is going on or where the days have gone? I had a quick look back in my diary and I've been relatively busy with a hen do and a trip to see the in-laws but the last four weeks just seem to have slipped away. I can't believe it's favourites time again! Reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber - I got this book because my name is in the title, but I ended up racing through because it was so easy to read and I wanted to know what happened! A bit like the Night Circus but better. Blurb reads: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their r

Plum, Pecan & Goat's Cheese Salad Recipe

I don't like salads. I wish I did, I wish I loved lettuce as much as I loved cheese but I just can't make myself do it. But if you add some goats cheese, fruit and honey coated pecans I am apparently a salad lover! The combination of flavours in this salad are just beaut, and with the smoothness of the cheese and stickyness of the pecans this is the kind of salad that I really don't mind eating for lunch every day of the week. Ingredients 50g pecans 2 tbsp caster sugar 1 tbsp clear honey 1 tsp vegetable oil 1 large pinch of salt 100g seasonal baby leaf salad 4 Victoria plums, ripe 100g goat’s cheese, crumbled 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp wholegrain m

Twenty Favourite Summer Sale Buys

There are some absolutely lovely items in the shops at the moment! I have rounded up my favourite summer sale buys for you here, as a little bit of inspiration. At the time of writing all of the below were still in stock and ready for you to get your sticky mitts on them. I am just IN LOVE with no. 11, it is so pretty and would look glorious at a summer wedding. I have no. 4 in a jumpsuit with the same pattern, can I get away with wearing it dress form too?You will find clothes from Boohoo, Warehouse, New Look, Oasis, Dorothy Perkins and Topshop below, all who are in the middle of their Summer Sales. The most perfect time to shop if you ask me! Although I should really be saving my pennies

Potted Salmon Recipe

I am a massive fan of fish, and especially smoked salmon, so I wanted to try something that I could use as a sandwich spread or with a salad. This Potted Salmon keeps really well in a sealed container, perfect for lunches or picnics. Ingredients 280g low fat soft cheese 3 tbsp mayonnaise ½ cucumber 200g smoked salmon, chopped Can of red salmon (213g) 1 Lemon, zest and 1 tbsp of juice 60g melted butter 1 tbsp dill, chopped Putting it all Together Cut half the cucumber into thin rings and dice the rest. Put the diced bits in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, leave for 20 minutes then drain and squeeze out excess liquid with kitchen paper. Meanwhile, beat together the soft cheese with the m


A small group of us ventured out into the blazing sunshine on Saturday to celebrate at London’s Pride parade

Recipe - If you like Piña colada....

and getting caught in the rain! Did you know that it is National Piña colada day tomorrow?! This sweet cocktail is perfect for the summer and SO easy to make it might be my shortest recipe yet! Ingredients (serves 2) 300ml pineapple juice 120ml white rum 120ml coconut cream wedge of pineapple, to garnish (if you wish) Putting it all Together Place all your ingredients into a blender (apart from the pineapple garnish if using) and blend until smooth. Pour, then add your garnish and serve. Summer fun in a glass! Cara x #drink #drinks #cocktails #pinacolada #pineapple #alcohol #rum #summer

Life in June

Sorry, I'm a bit late with this post and so we are actually in to July, but I didn't want to miss June out as there have been a few things I really want to share with you. Reading Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandel; This is of course a dystopian novel because they are my favourite. Thisbook was listed here and I thought I'd give it a try. I wasn't disappointed and read obsessively for a couple of days. Watching The Handmaid's Tale - You need to watch this show NOW. I don't care if you haven't read the book, or if you have a million TV shows to watch, put this at the front. It has been so well filmed and I don't even mind that it drifts from the book somewhat. Just go and watch it and the