Maple and Pecan Layer Cake

Pecan and Maple Layer Cake Photo: Russell Bowes

Pecan and Maple Layer Cake Photo: Russell Bowes

Layer cake time, the food not the film

And I was doing so well, no really I was. My last post was all about protein bars, running a bit more and getting in shape for the summer. Then the weekend hit and, well, everything went to pot really. There was a lovely cake baked by Hana and a stag do with lots of food and drink (oh my head was their too much drink!) but never mind, here we are with a new week and a new start. No more weekend days of indulgence for me, “what? There’s a wedding this Saturday? Okay. After that it’s all eating right and being good till the summer then”. Well that’s my plan anyway!

I’ll get to the stag do in a future post (hopefully later this week). After an afternoon of karting, which is great fun even if you’re as bad as I am, we went to a really cool restaurant in Camden. It was a teppanyaki restaurant called Sen Nin and aside from eating some really great food the theatre and spectacle of it makes for a really fun evening out. Being a stag do I have to sort out some usable photos and possibly even a video clip, if I can get it working on here. But for now, back to the cake.

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Getting ready for the summer Breakfast Protein bars

No fuss protein bars.

Homemade protein bars

Homemade protein bars Photo: Russell Bowes

Well after a disastrous start to the spring for a big part of England, though luckily we missed it all in London, the weather has certainly turned and it looks like summer is on the way. We have had a few really warm day’s, the kind where I have to go out in the afternoon as out west-facing flat heats up and slowly roasts me. With a bit of sunshine coming on I’ve started thinking about getting in shape and losing a bit of tummy, ready for the approaching summer. With that in mind as well as lots of exercise, I have also started making homemade protein bars, perfect for breakfast or snacks on the go!

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Tips for a Fun and Festive Dinner Party

I love having people over for a dinner party but it can really be alot of work, even if there aren’t too many guests. Today’s post is a guest article brought to you by Arianna Pierce where she shares her top tips for a smooth dinner party,  just in time for those Easter get-togethers!

Homemade Chicken Rolls

Homemade Chicken Rolls

As a mother of two little ones, I spend a lot of time running around with my kids, but it’s really important for me to find extra time to relax, and spend time with my friends. One of my favorite ways to do this is by hosting dinner parties. I love entertaining, and any excuse to have a party is a good one for me. I recently spent time with my sister and her family in Philadelphia, and picked up some great tips that I will definitely use at my next dinner party!

 

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