Summer Cocktail Recipes

Summer is here! Now summer is upon us and as we all we know the British weather is so unpredictable so its good to have the ability to pull something special out the bag as soon as the moment strikes. Last minute BBQ’s are part of my summer ritual and nothing goes better with a bbq in the sunshine than … Continue reading

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Delicious Lean Chicken Curry

            Healthy and tasty….. Its that time of the year again, when we will all be thinking about our Summer wardrobes and with the warmer Spring days only just around the corner, our health also comes into view _ our body shape _  figures _being the main focus as we de-robe a few of those … Continue reading

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Whats your favourite soup?

          Winter Warmers!   Well it seems as if Autumn is in full swing with Winter not far behind. One of the few things I do love about the cooler days though,is having delicious soup for lunch , warming and nutritious and so easy to make and why not freeze some for future meals! So I … Continue reading

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Gorgeous gooseberry!

            Autumn’s delights! Summer is nearly over and the long days are converting to longer nights and dark evenings, we reap all the fruits of the Summer in my favorite season Autumn. As a child we had a plum tree, gooseberry bush and my father grew many other fruits from strawberries, tomatoes and various vegetables … Continue reading

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Healthy Spring recipe ideas

                Super foods! Spring is on the horizon and  I hear you sigh with relief, with it comes the opportunity to shed some of our layers both material in the way of clothes but also to think about our bodies and perhaps rid ourselves of a few unwanted pounds! There is no better … Continue reading

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Indulgent chocolate xmas delights!

      Extravagance in taste…. Well I do absolutely adore chocolate be it good or bad for me and there is never a better time to indulge into its divine creamy deep dark taste than at the festive yuletide celebrations. After all once January has arrived and we are all following our New Years resolutions there won’t be a … Continue reading

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Have you got your Pumpkin yet?

          The humble pumpkin! We all know its soon to be Halloween whether we celebrate the tradition or not but more importantly pumpkins are a delicious ingredient to use in a warming Winter soup, but firstly lets talk about the origins of the humble pumpkin! Th word Pumpkin originates from the Greek word Pepõn and has … Continue reading

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Perfect Pimms!

                    When you are in need of refreshment!   Summers here at last and with it comes that’s chance for eating and drinking alfresco, one of our favorite Summertime beverages here at Shirtsleeves is a delicious fruity glass of Pimms. Thirst quenching but still with a slight punch to relax you … Continue reading

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Summer desserts.

                      Delicious Summer desserts   Well Summer is finally here and what better way to celebrate these warmer days and evening than to make a delicious dessert to share with your family and friends. One of my all time favorites is Lemon and ginger cheesecake, bitter sweet…….. So lets get … Continue reading

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