Flavour of the Month: Coffee

Flavor of the Month: Coffee

This month’s flavour is one that I really cherish and cannot live without… coffee!¬†ūüôā

This lovely flavour can be enjoyed¬†in many ways; caffeinated or decaffeinated, hot or cold, with milk or without milk, eaten, drunk or even applied to the body¬†– ¬†it’s entirely up to you!

Here are some delightful images I have found on Google of my favourite coffee-flavoured things. Enjoy!

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Flavour of the Month: Lemons

Flavour Of The Month: Lemons

So July’s Flavour of the Month is actually my own creation. Simply because the lovely Glai, from Oh My Glai! who started this blog challenge has currently unplugged herself from the digital world for the next 50 days. She’s simply giving it up as part of her prayer & fasting movement which is a brilliant idea and good on her for taking a break!

Last month’s FOTM was Chocolate¬†and my, oh my was it a good topic! I love chocolate and love the many uses for it from eating and drinking it to smearing it all over my face and body (the body product kind, not the actual food itself!). With summer here, I wanted this month’s topic to be something relevant – something that is refreshing and very versatile like chocolate.¬†Et Voila!¬†I came up with…¬†

LEMONS

They’re yellow, bright and round(ish) like the beautiful sun. It’s refreshingly cool to drink and eat, and it has an amazing smell – yay lemons! Just take a quick look at this article by Recycle Nation to see the many wonderous things you can do with them.

Here’s a list of my things that contain the lovely little yellow thing…

Lemonade
Photo Credit: Simply Recipes

Lemonade is an amazing drink – it has such a refreshing and cool taste which makes it a perfect summer drink. For a great homemade recipe, Simply Recipes has a great one that I’ve personally tried and liked. I don’t normally make lemonade (only when I can be bothered)… I will also occasionally add a sprig of mint for an extra fresh taste.

Lemon Creme Dessert
Photo Credit: Bon Appetit

I LOVE lemon creme! It’s a delicious dessert that’s in-between really thick custard and a yoghurt. You can see my very own lemon creme dessert recipe by checking out my previous posts. It’s an adapted recipe from one that I came across a while ago when I first learnt how to make this simple but really tasty dessert.

Lemon Cheesecake
Photo Credit: Google Images

There’s two ways to make this beauty; bake or non-baked… I prefer the non-baked way simply because I am lazy and usually short for time when it comes to making something delicious and beautiful like this. No-bake cheesecakes are so easy to make. All you need is a lot of sugar, lemons (for the juice and zest), plain hob nobs or digestives, cream cheese, and good quality shop-bought lemon curd. You can find a brilliant recipe¬†on craftsy.com but I will upload my own recipe very soon.

Lemon, Ginger & Honey Tea
Photo Credit: Google Images

Whether you are drinking this to detox or as a natural remedy for colds and coughs, this special, healing tonic will leave you feeling better in no time! Ginger is good for boosting your immunity, has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps aid digestion. Lemons have anti-bacterial properties and¬†boosts immunity as it’s very high in Vitamin C, whilst honey is a¬†natural antibiotic and energy booster as well as having anti-inflammatory properties just like lemon and ginger.

Lemon Prints
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Photo Credit: Pinterest

It’s officially everywhere – from clothing to jewellery and footwear, lemon print is a big fashion statement this summer. Take a look at this wonderful Pinterest board on lemon prints¬†for your quick fix. I am seriously loving the lemon printed bikini and have seen a pair at Sainsbury’s TU range. The swimsuit in the collage above is from BHS’s swimwear collection.

Glai, I hope I have done you some justice! Readers, I hope you have enjoyed this post – it was really fun to write it. I’m going to chill out with my glass of lemonade now then be on the hunt for my lemon-printed swimsuit and high-waisted bikini. ūüôā

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Flavour of The Month: Chocolate

Flavor of the Month: Chocolate

I recently came across Oh My Glai’s blog and found a wonderful new blog challenge to take part in called “Flavor of the Month“. Glai selects a flavour each month then those who participating in the challenge will need to create a post about it. The best thing is that¬†the the response post can be about anything that is related to that flavour whether it’s a food, recipe, product, poem, photo, collage, whatever you fancy. So without further ado, let me introduce you to June’s FOTM.

This month’s flavour is dedicated to… CHOCOLATE¬†(yay!)

We all (well, the most of us) love chocolate and there are many good reasons why we should including it being high in anti-oxidants, help our¬†‘happy hormones’ kick in, and being so versatile that we can eat it and even use it on skin to wash and bathe in.

Here’s my list of my favourite chocolatey things:

Homemade Chocolate Brownies

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

Without a doubt, chocolate brownies are my favourite! I love to bake them as they taste so much better homemade than shop-bought. Most restaurants, patisseries or bakeries that sell brownies will also taste good but nothing beats the divine taste home-baking though.

I adapted my own recipe from the BBC Good Food website. It’s a simply and easy-to-follow recipe that gives you mouth-watering results each time. I serve my brownies with cream, and occasionally with fresh raspberries or strawberries on the side. If you like a bit of an added dimension to your brownies, why not add in nuts such as almond, hazelnut or macadamia?

Caffe Nero’s Hot Chocolate with Cream

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of The Month: Chocolate

Caffe Nero do the¬†best hot chocolates ever… I swear by it. It must be the chocolate powder or whatever it is they use that makes it so creamy and rich. It’s almost like drinking melted chocolate but minus that sickly feeling as it’s not as sweet as some other cheap hot chocolate drinks I’ve bought. The cream on top is always delicious and the chocolate sprinkles makes the whole thing look pretty. You can see¬†my¬†Instagram photo of my Caffe Nero hot chocolate from Manchester looking very similar to the standard in the Google Image above. When you want a high quality hot choc with a lot of cream on top… you now know where to go. ūüėČ

Lindt Chocolate Bars

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

My favourite chocolate company so far – I haven’t sampled chocolates from the fancier chocolatiers such as Goddiva and Hotel Chocolat but will one day. For now, I am quite content with Lindt chocolate bars. I really love their milk chocolate truffles but the Excellence bars¬†are absolutely out of this world! My favourites are: 85% dark chocolate, intense orange, and roast almonds.

Nakd Chocolate Bars

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

When I’m trying to eat more healthy, I opt for my favourite raw chocolate bar instead. Nakd Cocoa Delight is my favourite and is made from dates, raisins, cashews, and cocoa… nothing else. Pure goodness! These are available in your local supermarkets i.e. Sainsburys and Tesco and you can also find them in health food stores like Holland & Barratts. They’re super tasty!

Natural Yoghurt, Honey & Raw Cacao Powder

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

Continuing on from the healthy-eating, this dessert is my absolute fav. I actually made it up at home and hadn’t realised there are other people out there who have done the same! It’s like chocolate dessert minus the bad stuff i.e. additives, sweetners, flavourings, etc. It’s simply natural yoghurt (or Greek natural yoghurt) whatever you prefer with a squeeze of honey and a tablespoon on raw cacao powder. I love a big spoonful of the cacao as the bitter taste is amazing but if you don’t like the taste, maybe try it with a teaspoon of cacao instead. It’s a really strong flavour – for a bit of extra special-ness I substitute the honey for a dollop of strawberry conserve which reminds me of a chocolatey strawberry muller corner… Yum!

Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Face Masque

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

An at-home facial is always recommended and if it there’s an option to include chocolate into the mix, I will surely jump to it. This shop-bought facial masque is available in drugstores i.e. Boots and Superdrugs as well as supermarkets. I love this particular brand as they do not test on animals and are made with natural ingredients. It smells like real chocolate (made with creamed cocoa butter and cocoa beans) and is a very creamy mask that leaves my skin feeling soft and supple afterwards. At only ¬£1 a pack, it’s a great weekly or bi-weekly treat!

Original Source Chocolate & Mint Shower Gel

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

I really try to be careful when selecting body and face products. I usually look for products that are animal-friendly and as natural as possible. My favourite chocolate shower gel is by Original Source; the chocolate and mint is simply divine. My skin is never dry afterwards and the scent smells so good. Chocolate and mint is one of the best choco-combos out there!

Chocolate Scented Pens

The Greenwich Mummy | Flavour of the Month: Chocolate

These are from my childhood memories – not this exact brand but scented pens were all the rage throughout my primary school and secondary school days. I always loved the chocolate-smelly pens and the strawberry one which always smells like strawberry milkshake. ūüôā

So that is my list of my favourite¬†things – I hope you enjoyed them and hope it brought to you some chocolatey nostalgia. If you would like to take part in this cool challenge, check out Oh My Glai‘s page for more details.

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In response to Oh My Glai’s Flavor of the Month¬†challenge