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Summer Photo Diary: Magnum Pleasure Store

By on October 1, 2018

Over the weekend, I picked up a box of Magnum’s white chocolate ice cream for my evening indulge session with some take-away, wine & a few episodes of of Issa Rae’s Insecure. As I helped myself to two portions of this – the crunch of the chocolate shell followed by the creamy soft vanilla flavoured core – I was Instantly taken back to the ‘make your own ice-cream session’ at the Magnum Sloane Square pop up store. 

It was a moment of ice cream heaven as you got to customise your own Magnum Ice Cream from chocolate base to the toppings. I chose different toppings along with chocolate base, Milk, Dark or White chocolate. (white chocolate topped with a bunch of random toppings to match my dress…) how creative lol

So what was the Experience like?

It was quick, how? because I managed to pop in on my lunch break! I must say, the store was beautiful and I was a little obsessed with the brown & gold set-up as much the ice cream. I’d describe it as Instagram heaven with the perfect opportunity at every angle to take a photo including 4 special photo booths to shoot the perfect flat-lay on.

xoxo

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Chilled Sunday Cooking | Seafood Pasta

By on September 30, 2018

I’m hoping to make this more of a segment on my channel and blog – a chilled Sunday cooking whilst having a conversation with you guys. This week I had a few friends round for some pasta & wine and as I sat down to eat (and film my outro for the video) I thought I’d answer a few of your questions in a candid Q&A.

One of the most asked questions was based my career, love life and surprisingly more popular undergarments (bras) and whilst I have a few tips and tricks of my own I was never sure if it would be suitable to share on my blog or my channel but as I inundated with questions regarding this subject of course I had to answer.

That will lead me onto a more detailed video and may have inspired a new topic on my channel, so in regards to that stay tuned for my Q&A video where I will be answering your questions in my next video, in the meantime let ‘s get to the recipe for this seafood pasta dish.

First things first….

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Spaghetti – 175g (half the pack, I like to use (De Cecco Spaghetti & supermarket own brands) 
  • Cooked Scottish Mussels, 300g (For this I used, Rope-Grown Scottish Mussels with Garlic & shallot sauce).
  • Raw jumbo prawns, 1 pack
  •  Extra virgin olive oil, 4 tablespoons 
  • Any dry white wine, 200ml ( I used Gallo white Chardonnay, as it’s most affordable) 
  • Butter, 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato Puree, 2 tablespoons or 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon ( I love using Gia Garlic Puree
  • Shallot, 1 
  • Bunch of Flat leaf parsley
  • Red Chillies, 2 
  • Salt & Freshly Cracked black pepper (or aromat seasoning, my ultimate fave!).
  • Pre-cook your prawns in butter for 3 minutes (alternatively 1 tablespoon oil).
  • Cook the mussels for 8-10 minutes on it’s own and set aside.
  • Boil the spaghetti in salted water for 8 minutes ( I like mine al-dente) and set aside when done.
  • In a deep pan, saute shallots (or onions), chilli, along with garlic puree for 2 minutes. Add the tomato paste,salt & black pepper & stir for a few more minutes,then add the wine stir and cookdown for a few minutes 3-5 minutes. 

Add cooked prawns, mussels to the tomato/wine sauce and stir for a few more minutes. Add cooked spaghetti and little of the spaghetti water and coat in the sauce. Roughly chop fresh parsley and drizzle on top, (this should be done right at the very end).

I like taking the pan straight to the table for everyone to help themselves, the pasta is best served with some extra chilli (more parsley if you like) & olive oil. 

Enjoy (and remember have fun with it) xoxo

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Absolut Juice Sprtiz coctails #SummerInABottle

By on September 29, 2018
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I’m typing away whilst sipping on the absolut apple & ginger ale sprtiz I made earlier… The weather has been quite good so I took the opportunity to make the very most out of  it & invited friends round for cocktails & nibbles. Which included these two spritz cocktails.

As some of you know Absolut Vodka recently released 2 new limited edition juice flavours – apple & strawberry, flavours very reminiscent of summer.

Absolute Elderflower & Strawberry Spritz

  • 1 part Absolut Strawberry
  • 2 parts elderflower presse
  • Fresh strawberry slices
  • Ice 

Absolut Apple Ginger Spritz:

Me with my (Absolut) Apple & Ginger Fizz 
  • 1 Part Absolut Apple Juice 
  • 1 Part Ginger ale
  • 1 Part Ginger beer
  • Cinnamon stick (to garnish)
  • Ice

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