Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Free From Fruit Crumble - Family Favourites

Fruit crumble has got to be a family favourite in our house. However as you will no doubt know we are not currently eating gluten, wheat, dairy or sugar so therefore the traditional crumble has gone out of the window.

However when I recently received a Food Discovery Box to review it contained a bag of Chiltern Natural Foods Apple and Cinnamon Crunch which is a wheat free, sugar free and salt free granola. This delicious granola contains chunks of freeze dried apples, cinnamon and raisins. As soon as I saw that it was wheat free I knew that it would be a great substitute for a traditional crumble topping.

Here is this weeks Family Favourite recipe...

Free From Fruit Crumble

Ingredients - Serves 4

6 bramley apples (750g - 800g), peeled and chopped
100g dried cranberries
150g dried mixed fruit with candied peel
2tsp mixed spice
Chiltern Natural Foods Apple and Cinnamon Crunch


1 - Place the chopped apples, cranberries, dried fruit, mixed spice and 1tbsp of water in a pan and heat over a medium heat for 10 minutes or until the apple has started to break down but chunks still remain.

2 - Remove from the heat and rest for 5 minutes allowing the juices to combine together.

3 - Divide the fruit into 4 individual serving dishes and sprinkle over the apple and cinnamon crunch, then serve.

This desert is a healthy way to enjoy a dessert. It can be served as it is, with either regular custard or dairy free custard or even cream.

However you decide to eat it you can do so without too much guilt!

Enjoy x

I am sharing this week Family Favourites recipe with A Mummy Too - Recipe of the Week.

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Wallcreate Canvas Review

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Wallcreate approached me to review their services and I was delighted to. Over the last year I have found that I love photography. I have a particular love of photographing gardens, flowers and nature. Over the past year I have often wondered what some of my pictures would look like on canvas. The opportunity to work with Wallcreate gave me the perfect chance to see.

The print that I selected is one that I took at the Gardeners World Live show. It is one of my favourite shots so the canvas really did need to live up to my expectations. The shot has contrasting colours and contains a lot of intricate detail.

This is the shot which I chose to have made into a canvas...

I sent the emailed my picture to Wallcreate and was amazed when my canvas arrived just a few days later. I nervously opened the package. I was nervous because this is a favourite shot and I wanted it to be just right. When I opened the package and saw my picture on canvas I was amazed by the high quality. None of the details have been lost in the transfer to canvas and if anything the colours appear to be sharper. I am over the moon with the quality, the time it took to print and deliver and my whole experience of working with Wallcreate. I will certainly be using them again for any canvas prints for the house or for gifts.

Here is the finished canvas...

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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Point + Shoot - An Autumn Walk

This weeks Point + Shoot post is from a lovely autumn walk that we had at our favourite place to visit, Normanby Hall. We love seeing the changes in the gardens that the seasons bring.

Ice creams have been replaced by chocolate lollies, flowers have been replaced by fallen leaves and beds that were full of vegetables are now empty.

This is how Normanby Hall looked on a cold Novembers day.

As always I am sharing my post with two lovely ladies Em from Snowing Indoors and Aby from You Baby Me Mummy