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Lifestyle

Plymouth Gin Distillery – Gin Tour

I recently visited Plymouth Gin Distillery on the Barbican, for one of their tours. This distillery has been in operation since 1793 and is the only one in the city. On arrival we headed into the reception. Here we received information regarding our tour, then shown the location of the toilets, Refectory restaurant, the bar and given a complementary voucher. This voucher entitles you to a free drink at the end of the tour or a free minature bottle of your choice.

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Lifestyle

Sloe Gin Recipe

How to make sloe gin

Since Autumn is finally here, it’s time to start foraging for sloes. These plump ripe sour berries make the most delicious sloe gin. However this tasty festive drink takes 2 months to mature. This is why I start foraging and making mine in September to ensure it’s ready for Christmas.

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Lifestyle

Breville Slow Cooker Review

Breville Slow Cooker review

September is such a great month, good for harvesting and getting things ready for those winter months ahead. This includes thinking of what to eat on those cold evenings when you arrive home from work, tired and hungry. Because of this, I purchased the fantastic Breville Slow Cooker. This great piece of equipment will make my life easier and help me to eat delicious hot tasty food when I arrive home from work. The Breville Slow Cooker has 3 settings, low, high and keep warm. So In the morning I prepare my food in the slow cooker before heading to work. When I arrive home I can enjoy a tasty evening meal.

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Food

Sugar free apple and blackberry crumble

It’s that time of year when the hedges are plentiful with berries ready for Autumn such as the blackberry. Since my childhood I have enjoyed this delicious dessert of apple & blackberry crumble. So being sugar free I was concerned that I was no longer be able to savour this delicious dessert. While I was armed with a tub I set off in search to find some ripe plump blackberries. I enjoy picking blackberries, savouring the country air then heading back with a tub fall to the brim of tasty berries. Not forgetting my berry stained fingers.

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Travel

Airbnb at the Hinton Grange Cottages

We recently decided to stay at an Airbnb and visit the gorgeous quintessential beautiful city of Bath.

As we were taking Bella, we needed to find suitable accommodation that accepted dogs. I sent a vast amount of emails to various properties and spent hours trawling through the internet. It was however with Airbnb that I eventually found a gorgeous stunning stone cottage.

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Food

Sugar Free Chocolate Cheesecake

Since becoming sugar free last year I knew that I would struggle with giving up sweet treats especially desserts. Therefore when I hosted my pot luck meal and a friend brought around this mouth watering chocolate cheesecake I was in heaven. To say it was delicious was an understatement and while enjoying this fabulous dessert I knew I needed this recipe. First of all she used my cacao balls recipe for the base and told me the ingredients for the topping. This cheesecake was so scrumptious I went back for seconds. It’s a fantastic dessert to take to a dinner party and an excellent alternative for afternoon tea.

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