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A list of University Essentials 25/06/2019
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The Andrew James list of University Essentials

  If you’ve got any young people leaving the nest this September, you are probably either dying for them to leave or dying for them to stay. Either way, this list of essentials for university students will be a perfect read for you, as it’s full of great items to ensure they get the next chapter of their lives off to its best possible start.     Wine Glasses Let’s start off with the obvious, shall we? Your little darlings will most possibly be partaking in a few drinks. So,... Read More

06/06/2019
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International Picnic Day 2019: A list of reasons why you need a Picnic Bag

  INTERNATIONAL PICNIC DAY – 18TH JUNE 2019   Whether you hear the word and think ‘Family Picnic’, ‘Romantic Picnic’ or just a ‘Picnic with friends’, a Picnic Bag is so easy to transport to your chosen dining spot on those sunny Summer days, whoever you’re with. But, do people still picnic? And, if they do, is a Picnic Backpack worth it? Here, we look at the benefits of both picnicking and the Picnic Bag…   Fresh air and exercise Getting out and enjoying the good weather must be the... Read More

Strawberry Sorbet recipe from missh_mac 21/05/2019
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Strawberry Sorbet from missh_mac

We are being proper spoiled by missh_mac and her Ice Cream and Sorbet recipes. Armed with her trusty Ice Cream Maker, she continues to wow us with delicious treats, like this Strawberry Sorbet Recipe. Cool and refreshing, this sorbet is ideal for the Summer months.     Strawberry Sorbet Ingredients 1kg strawberries, washed 225g sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt     Strawberry Sorbet Method Cut the tops off from strawberries and purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. You might need a little... Read More

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019 17/05/2019
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Feel Good Friday: A list of great Father’s Day gift ideas

It’s Father’s Day next month and, if you’re reading this on the day it went out, you’ve got plenty of time to read this Feel Good Friday blog and decide whether he’d love something to bake with, cook with, help him snack, drink out of, garden with or something to help stay trim.   If you’re reading this with a week to go, what kind of Dad is he? We haven’t got time to waste. So…what kind of Dad is he?   For Dads who love to bake    ... Read More

A list of sun safety tips 14/05/2019
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Sun safety tips for the summer

The weather’s getting glorious, isn’t it? Whether you want to be burnt to a crisp or think any rise in temperature makes it automatically ‘too hot’, you need to make sure you’re sun aware. For this year’s Sun Awareness Week (and beyond), we have some good sun safety tips…   Wear sun cream everyday No matter how you think the sun affects you, you need to make sure you put sun cream on about 15 minutes before you step into the sun.   Make sure you keep your suntan lotion... Read More

National Vegetarian Week - slow cooker vegetable curry recipe 08/05/2019
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National Vegetarian Week: Vegetable Curry Recipe (in the slow cooker)

For National Vegetarian Week, we’ve cobbled together a great Vegetable Curry recipe that is delicious, healthy and so so simple to make in the slow cooker.     Ingredients 400ml light coconut milk 3 tbsp mild curry paste 2 vegetable stock cubes 2 garlic cloves (sliced) 1 butternut squash, chopped into chunks 1 pepper (chopped and in the colour of your choice) 1 small aubergine (chopped) 160g frozen peas The juice of 1 lime (optional) Naan bread, to serve   Method Put the light coconut milk, mild curry paste, vegetable... Read More

Baby weaning 07/05/2019
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Baby weaning recipes for National Weaning Week

Having a baby is an exciting, emotional and euphoric experience. But, it can also be slightly daunting – particularly if it’s your first child – and some of the day-to-day questions of what you and your baby need are a little confusing.     What you’ve got to remember – whether you’re a new parent or the parent of a new baby – is that this experience is FULL of milestones, such as: The first time you hold your child. The first time they smile at you. The first time... Read More

Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan Bread recipe 24/04/2019
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Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan Bread Recipe

Using the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker, Jade, our Customer Service Executive, has created some mouth-watering loaves – believe us: we have eaten all of the pieces our talented baker has kindly brought into the office. This recipe for Sun-dried Tomato & Parmesan bread creates a 1000g loaf when made in the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker.   Ingredients 350ml of water 1 tsp of salt 2 tbsp of sugar 2 tbsp of oil 4 cups of strong white flour ½ tsp of instant yeast Sun-dried tomatoes 2 handfuls of... Read More

Red Onion and Rosemary Focaccia 24/04/2019
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Cheese & Mustard Bread Recipe

Using the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker, Jade, our Customer Service Executive, has created some mouth-watering loaves – believe us: we have eaten all of the pieces our talented baker has kindly brought into the office.   This recipe for Cheese & Mustard bread creates a 1000g loaf when made in the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker. Cheese & Mustard Bread Recipe Ingredients 350ml of water 1 tsp of salt 2 tbsp of sugar 2 tbsp of oil 4 cups of strong white flour ½ tsp of instant yeast 1... Read More