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Happy Houseplants

Caring for houseplants

I cannot tell you how many plants have suffered at my hand over the years.

 

A green thumb is not a quality I am known for!

Even my succulents have not survived longer than a month, which are meant to be hardy plants…

When I discovered that in the 2021 Dairy Diary, we were to have a feature all about house plants, I was very happy indeed.

Especially as it includes ‘tips for beginners’ and a list of starter house plants that can deal with a degree of neglect, so are great for those new to indoor greenery!

If you have any other tips on how to become the next Titchmarsh, let me know in the comments below?

 

 

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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Recipe of the Week: Toffee Apple Crumble

Toffee Apple Crumble

Crumble Night

 

‘Crumble Night’ was an almost weekly event with my university flatmates and me, where we took turns to make our favourite pud to share.

It was a love we all had in common, helping to form our friendships for the next three years and beyond.

Whilst it may not be all that great for the waistline to enjoy every day, crumble reminds me of those autumnal evenings and brings a smile to my face.

I may have to resurrect this tasty tradition in our house!

Toffee Apple Crumble, a gorgeous recipe from the 2021 Dairy Diary is the perfect way to begin the season, now that the nights are growing darker and the golden leaves start to fall.

Best served with custard or cream of course!

 

Toffee Apple Crumble

Apple & Pear Quinoa Porridge

 

 

 

 

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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Always Triple-Tested!

Taste testing our new recipes

One thing of which we are very proud is that all our superb recipes are triple-tested, by ‘ordinary’ people

 

When we say ordinary we mean people like Emily and me, who are not professionally trained in the kitchen.

First, they are tested by our wonderful recipe writers who have created them from scratch, using simple, seasonal ingredients that are widely available.

Next, Dairy Diary staff test a few recipes each, as well as our family and friends – we are ruthless when it comes to critiquing, as we want to publish only the very best.

Finally, our experienced food stylist prepares, tweaks, then beautifully arranges each recipe, before our photographer, Steve, taste tests (of course, we don’t have to twist his arm too much!)

We are currently putting together our next cookbook, but we are keeping the theme a secret for now.

However, here are a few teaser photographs of recipes that I have tested recently.

And they all scored 10/10!

 

Triple-testing new recipes

Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.

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Introducing the Brand-new ‘A Zest For Life’ Cookbook

by Emma Snow Emma Snow

 
 
A Zest For Life Cookbook

A Zest for Life has got to be my favourite cookbook to date. Ever!

 

What I love the most is the variety of recipes, made with simple, fresh and easy-to-find ingredients. Furthermore, A Zest For Life is split into several chapters, providing inspiration, whatever you are in the mood for. Be that something special for the weekend to share with loved ones, bountiful breakfasts to set you up for the day or a filling packed lunch to take to work.

However, don’t just take my word for it… Below are some of the responses we received from food-loving bloggers, which really blew us away!

 


 

“Zest For Life gives real food for thought when you are stuck for dinner ideas and we are looking forwards to working our way through the book!” @jemmaloi

A Zest For Life recipe

 

“Chorizo & Courgette Muffins ❤️ We had them for brunch and they went down a treat! The little one scoffed hers which always makes me happy! 😊” @lovefromnatalie

 

A Zest For Life Cookbook recipes

‘If you like the smell of rose this one’s for you as the kitchen smelt deliciously fragrant during baking. The cake should be light and delicately sticky, with the rose water lending to Persian flavours 🍰🍰🍰🍰.

This is just one of many simple and fresh recipes in the book and I highly recommend it for someone who likes fuss-free cooking!’ @pottspantry

 

Make sure you nab this wonderful cookbook before stock runs out. It is proving very popular already!

It would also make the perfect gift for a foodie, like myself.

 

 
 
 
 
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Emma Snow

I am the Brand Executive for Dairy Diary. A passionate foodie (with a very sweet-tooth). Who likes to blog about all things DIY & scrumptious recipes.
 
 

 
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