Venison with Mushroom & Blackberry Sauce

Venison with Mushroom & Blackberry Sauce

It’s British Game Week this week

 

So now is the perfect time to purchase high-quality British venison for this gorgeous autumnal recipe.

Venison is low in saturated fat and high in protein and iron. In this recipe, the rich meat pairs beautifully with the fruity flavour from the blackberries, port and bramble jelly.

Venison with Mushroom & Blackberry Sauce

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 


 

A Zest for Life cookbook

This recipe is one of many healthy, delicious recipes in A Zest for Life cookbook

A book that impressed the Booksellers Association so much that they have featured it in their Christmas Books Catalogue this year.

It’s proving to be super-popular, so make sure you don’t miss out on your copy.

 

Its impressive quality makes it the perfect Christmas gift too.

A Zest for Life is now available for just £9.99.

Find out more about this beautiful cookbook here.

 

A Zest for Life cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Stir Up Sunday: The Perfect Christmas Pudding recipe

Christmas Pudding

Tomorrow is known as Stir Up Sunday, when tradition suggests we make the Christmas Pudding

 

There is a myriad of recipes for Christmas pud, but the traditional version would contain 13 ingredients to represent Jesus and his disciples.

Sometimes charms or coins were (and still are) added and were said to bring luck if you found one in your portion (unless you broke your tooth on it of course!) Find out more about this tradition here.

The Dairy Book of Home CookeryOur classic recipe, from the Dairy Book of Home Cookery, has been enjoyed by families since the 1960s.

If your copy of the book has gone astray or is looking a little worse-for-wear, why not treat yourself to a new one? Find out more. 

Christmas Pudding

 

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 


Win a Lakeland £50 Christmas Gift Card

 

And don’t miss our fabulous competition!

And as a pre-Christmas treat, one lucky winner will receive a Lakeland gift card worth £50 to spend on anything you like in Lakeland.

With this £50 gift card from Lakeland you can choose exactly what you want from the thousands of amazing ideas just waiting to be discovered in their kitchenware, gift and home solutions ranges.

 

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Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Dairy Diary stickers save the day!

Dairy Diary 2021 with stickers

Avoid the embarrassment of forgotten dates with Dairy Diary stickers

 

As my friends and family will attest, I’m a little organise-obsessed (apologies to my husband here). I’d love to be laid-back and spontaneous, but it’s just not me.

Imagine my horror then when I almost missed a birthday this week.

The name was written in my Dairy Diary, but I had forgotten to put a birthday sticker next to it.

Sporadically, I’ll look through my diary for stickers and then buy gifts, cards and wrap well in advance of posting them.

This week, however, required a mad dash to the farm shop for a couple of books, a mildly eccentric card found in the bottom of the drawer, and some very inappropriate gift-wrapping (how many 12-year old boys appreciate pink flamingos?!)

 

Dairy Diary with stickers I'm notes pocket

 

This is why I (usually!) find our stickers so very useful.

Not only is there a plethora of birthday stickers, there’s a couple of Christening and Wedding, and some holiday stickers (here’s hoping they get used!) There are also reminders for appointments, such as doctors, vets, dentist etc.

And renewal letters are not always prompt or reliable, so there are renewals reminder stickers too, covering insurances, car tax and service etc.

 

You’ll find the Memorable Dates Sticker Sheet in the Notes Pocket of every single Dairy Diary.

Look out for yours when you open your 2021 edition

 

Dairy Diary 2021

 

Dairy Diary 2021 is available now for just £8.85.

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Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

Plant a wonderful winter windowbox

Christmas Roses

How to enjoy Christmas roses from early winter to early spring

 

Christmas roses are one of the few flowering plants able to withstand winter temperatures – which makes them ideal for an outdoor winter windowbox.

Here they are teamed with conifer twigs, fir cones and gaultheria berries.

The large creamy white flowers
of the Christmas rose will gradually
turn a soft pink as they age.

Plant your windowbox in late autumn

Christmas roses flower from early winter to early spring.

It shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete.

For an extra Christmassy effect, lightly spray the fir cones with artificial ‘snow’.

 

WONDERFUL WINTER WINDOWBOX PROJECT

 

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I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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WIN a gorgeous textured hummingbird necklace worth £95

Win Jana Reinhardt Hummingbird Necklace

Give yourself the chance of winning an early Christmas present in this month’s competition.

 

It’s one of the prettiest prizes we have ever given away and I wish I was allowed to enter as I would LOVE this (I might have to leave a note out for Father Christmas!)

 

Win a Hummingbird Necklace

 

You can win this gorgeous textured hummingbird necklace, worth £95, by Jana Reinhardt jewellery.

The beautiful hummingbird pendant is made from sterling silver with a textured finish and a flat back, so it will never turn around and always look lovely with whatever you’re wearing.

Suspended on a fine 0.7mm curb chain, the necklace is fully adjustable and can be worn at either 16 or 18 inches.

Hummingbirds are believed to symbolise resilience and strength of being – both things we all need a little more of right now!

Founded in 2006, Jana Reinhardt jewellery is a husband and wife team of master goldsmiths, Jana and Ross, who work from their studio by the sea in West Sussex. All their jewellery collections and bespoke pieces are entirely handmade, with the very best craftsmanship and attention to detail.

All metals used by Jana Reinhardt are from accredited suppliers, based in the UK and Germany, that continually buy back and recycle scrap metal, thus helping to create more environmentally friendly jewellery.

To enter click below.

Good luck!

 

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Emily Davenport
Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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Perfect for your handbag – the 2021 Pocket Diary

Pocket Diary 2021

Pre-lockdown I carried around a gigantic handbag

 

It was big enough for my make-up, perfume, purse, phone, laptop, various children’s mini-games, books and pencils, Swiss army knife (bizarrely a mum’s best friend) and my Dairy Diary.

Like so many things, lockdown changed all that – I rarely wear much make-up or perfume and we go to fewer places where my children need something to entertain them, in fact, we go to fewer places full stop!

I have downsized to a cute cross-body bag, with those new ubiquitous essentials – masks and hand sanitiser.

I’m also using a Pocket Diary for jotting
down notes, appointments and reminders.

My Dairy Diary stays in the kitchen, for easy reference to recipes, family plans and with its pocket stuffed-full of crucial letters and notes that keep our lives running smoothly (most of the time: we did manage to forget a cookery lesson and wellies for feeding the chickens this week, whoops).

 

 


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The Pocket Diary might be small, but it’s packed full of useful info and reminders

Here’s the list of contents so that you can see what’s inside (let’s hope we can actually use that holiday checklist next year!)

Personal information; Year planner 2021; Useful reminders; Holiday checklist; Overseas travel advice; Useful country information; Clothing sizes; Shoe sizes; Metric conversions; UK holidays, notable dates and clocks; Seasons and religious dates; Sunrise and sunset times; Phases of the moon; 2020 calendar; 2021 calendar; 2022 calendar; 2021 diary; Notes; Contacts; Anniversaries and birthdays; Gift list; Christmas card list; 2022 year planner.

And there’s a handy pen loop and pen, so it’s always to hand whenever you need it.

 
The perfect 2021 pocket diary

You can buy the Pocket Diary in the Dairy Diary Set or the Pocket Diary Set

Just click the link below for more info and pricing.

 

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Keep safe and well everyone.

 

 

 

 
 
 
Emily Davenport

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.
 

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