Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! If you read my Adagio Autumn Teas post back in October, you’ll know that I was always planning to do a Christmas version. The time has come, and today I’ll be bringing you Adagio Teas’ Winter collection! I’m a huge tea lover, and loose leaf tea is right up my street.
While Adagio do offer some teabags, a lot of their stock is loose leaf. I always feel like you have way more variety and can try so many more delicious teas with loose leaf! And for any tea lover, a homemade mini tea hamper would be a dream! If you’re stuck for gifts for any birthdays coming up over the next few months, I’d recommend making one for your loved one (especially if they love tea). Or, if they aren’t as obsessed as I am, make them a self-care gift set and include one of Adagio’s loose leaf teas. I think something like that would be so thoughtful and special as a gift!
There’s nothing more appealing than being fresh out the shower or bath, and popping on a clean set of jammies. The fluffier, the better! Every year at Christmas I always receive a super cosy pair, and throughout the year I just cannot resist Primark’s nightwear section. I have a good ol’ collection going, so today I’m going to be sharing with you my winter PJs in collaboration with Hunkemoller!
Hunkemoller have kindly sent me a pajama set that I’m very excited for! It’s more sexy than than cosy, but it is gorgeous. Such a great alternative if you want to wear something a little more pretty to bed. Or, if your family is anything like mine, maybe the heating is on full blast and you need to wear something more cooling for your own health.
As soon as I received my copy of Cordially Invited, I was desperate to make all of the recipes! However, I decided that the first one I’d try would be Zoe’s gingerbread recipe. I’ve never tried making gingerbread with treacle before, but now it’s definitely my preferred method.
Usually any biscuits I make turn out dry and very crunchy but this gingerbread was perfect. My uni friends gave them their seal of approval, so they must be good! I will apologise in advance for the icing, though – I’m still a newbie when it comes to icing and decorating, so it really isn’t my strong point. I tried to pick out the prettiest ones for pictures, but I didn’t have a lot to choose from.
Hi lovelies, and welcome back to my blog! In the middle of autumn I decided I wanted to get into the Harry Potter spirit and make some Butterbeer. This recipe was heavily inspired by The Roaming Kitchen, and turned out pretty great. I think the only problem I had with this recipe was that it was very sweet, and you definitely only want to have a small mug of this at any one time. I tried to combine what would be “two” cups from this recipe, and it was very sickly towards the end. However, it was amazing!
I’ve been planning on writing this up for awhile now, but other opportunities came up and this post took a back seat. So, I thought, why not wait until December? Maybe it’s just me, but I love watching Harry Potter around Christmas. Especially the first two movies – I think it’s partly the nostalgia and warmth the earlier movies give, and partly just the magical Christmas scenes in the Great Hall. I’d happily make Butterbeer any time for the year, but I think autumn and winter are the better months to cuddle up with this drink.
Hi lovelies, and welcome back! I’ve been gifted some truly amazing popcorn by Popcorn Shed to review today, and I can’t stress enough how much I love some of these flavours. I cannot wait to share them with you!
The company was started by two cousins that just loved to bake, and experiment with popcorn and different flavours. (In their garden shed, of all places – hence Popcorn Shed.) I’ve tried experimenting with popcorn myself with Joe Wicks’ Chocolate Orange Popcorn Bars recipe, and it is difficult to get the flavour and consistency you want. When I made mine, it ended up losing most of it’s crunch. However, Laura and Sam have created the perfect recipes and have maintained texture, as well as amazing flavours!