Cranberry Strawberry Cooler and Festive Cheer

This festive season spread some cheer with this Cranberry Strawberry Cooler. Full of warm holiday reds and sweet tasting berries, cranberry and strawberry together – a winner. It sometimes gets so hot during this time of the year that honestly, all I want to do is sip on something refreshing all day. Forget the food and cooking…this cooler/punch goes down really well and doesn’t leave you feeling full. What I like about it, apart from it being really cold, is the floating strawberries on the ice – so you take a sip and a bite of strawberry at the same … Continue reading Cranberry Strawberry Cooler and Festive Cheer

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Home made Gifts for Christmas and special times.

[ti_audio name=”Christmas” autoplay=”1″ repeat=”1″ volume=”30″ randomize=”1″] If I could capture that Christmas feeling and bottle it, that’s what I would give everyone for Christmas. While I try to figure out a way of doing that…here are some goodies that make great home made gifts for Christmas which might come close to it. The main ingredients are LOVE and your TIME. And the less abstract ingredients are all goodies you can easily find in your supermarket. I don’t buy in to the commercial side of Christmas. I am a Christian, so this is a religious holiday for me – a celebration … Continue reading Home made Gifts for Christmas and special times.

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“Peace and Quiet” and a Rose for Mom

My kids used to ask me every year, “What do you want for mother’s day Mommy?” My answer was and always is the same. “Peace and Quiet”.  Well, maybe not the quiet part. Any mother of three children will know what I am talking about. A day of peace and no bickering and moaning among the kids!  That is a great gift. Jokes aside… an even greater gift is having them around. As long as we are all together, I don’t really mind what we do. I just want everyone to get along and enjoy the day. I have realized … Continue reading “Peace and Quiet” and a Rose for Mom

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Thirsty Thursday #9

Fruity Sangria You will not find a ‘fiesta’ anywhere without a couple of pitchers of Sangria on the table. The word Sangria stems from the spanish word ‘sangre’ which means blood. Considering the deep red colour of this fruity drink, it makes perfect sense. A ceramic pitcher is the traditional ware for a sangria, but a regular glass jug may also be used. I actually like the glass jug because it shows off the beautiful colours of the fruit and wine. If you have red wine, some fruit and a little fizzy something lying around in your kitchen then you … Continue reading Thirsty Thursday #9

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