Hey all, today marks National Burger Day so whether you enjoy Beef, Pork, Chicken, Veggie, Quorn, Kangaroo or Crocodile (?!) it is a firm stablemate of the Great British Diet!
To mark the occasion we thought we would share a few awesome recipes for you to try from across the web – enjoy!
We are loving the sound of this Crispy Chicken, Mozzarella and Avocado Burger with Lemon Mayo – yum! http://simply-delicious-food.com/crispy-chicken-mozzarella-and-avocado-burgers-with-lemon-mayo/
This is one hell of a burger! Bacon and Cheese Corned Beef Burger with Guinness Caramelized Onions and Fried Egg – not for the faint hearted!! http://www.closetcooking.com/2016/03/bacon-and-cheese-corned-beef-burgers.html
How about something more sophisticated? We think this Mexican Chorizo and Garlic Shrimp Burger with Paprika Mayo fits the bill.
A lighter, healthier alternative perhaps? Then how about this Spicy Fish Burger with Chilli Mayo? http://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/spicy-fish-burger-with-chilli-mayo/10084.html
The moniker Cheeseburger means something totally different when it comes to this Halloumi and Stick Chilli offering – love it!
Another sophisticate serving and a mix of two flavours which are a match made in Heaven – Lamb and Mint. Granted there is a covering of Feta and Yoghurt but it all adds to the flavour…
Last but not least a Veggie Delight- Spicy Chickpea, Jalapeno and Zucchini (that’s Courgette to us brits!) mix it up! http://peasandcrayons.com/2016/05/spicy-chickpea-veggie-burgers-jalapeno-zucchini-recipe.html
We are enjoying the glorious sunshine down here in Devon with word that a mini heatwave is on it’s way! With this in mind we thought it was time to start thinking about cooking up some thirst quenchers…and a few to enjoy on a warm summers evening – responsibly of course!!
Our first find is this fresh Raspberry and Lemon fizz – great for hot days and perfect for little and big kids alike! www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk
Our first one for the grown ups…beautiful and delicate this Pink Lemonade is perfect for an evening in the garden with the girls…www.monikahibbs.com
We must admit we are still undecided on this Lavender Lemonade, but it seems to be a popular choice – why not give it a go? www.greenevi.com/all-natural-lavender-lemonade/
The name screams summer as does the orange and red of this cocktail which features a mix of Pineapple. Cranberry Juice, Malibu and Grenadine…
If Raspberry and Lavender aren’t your thing then how about some frozen Mango Lemonade? Just the thought of it is making our mouth’s water!
We think we like the sound of this one the best! Blueberriness in a cocktail…yum! www.bakingbeauty.net/blueberry-mojito/
Get right into the swing of the Rio Olympics with this Brazilian Lemonade recipe. www.playzwithfood.com/home/brazilian-lemonade/
A more sophisticate Lemonade for the discerning type, made with Lemons (of course!?) and Pomegranate juice, it’s perfect for ladies of leisure on balmy afternoons. www.drizzleanddip.com/2015/05/21/pomegranate-lemonade
Our last summer inspired offering packs a punch and is a beautiful deep colour – the Cherry ‘7 & 7’ owes its beauty to a mix of fresh Cherries, Cherry liqueur, Jameson Whiskey and 7 Up, after a couple of these an afternoon snooze may be needed…due to the heat of course! www.sugarandsoul.
As we have recently had some really lovely weather, it’s the perfect time to share with you some great Al Fresco dining ideas, enjoy!
We love this table setting from www.rosecourcier.com , with it’s rustic feel and lovely lighting it’s perfect for family gatherings on warm summer evenings.
Another cute table setting created from pallets complete with a shabby chic feel; perfect for more intimate Al Fresco dining from bloglovin.com
An Al Fresco movie night? A bed sheet, some old chairs, beers and friends…perfect. Found over at www.houseandgarden.co.uk
A sophisticated BBQ on the beach perhaps (with no disposable in site!), a perfect date night idea found over at the housedoctor.dk
Perhaps Seaside dining is more your thing…be inspired over at archiproducts.com
Go back to basics with a bottle of wine and a picnic basket in your favourite spot to watch the sun go down…..inspired by archiproducts.com
Or perhaps surrounded by bright City lights is more your idea of an ideal Al Fresco get together like this one found over at cocokelley.com
Whatever your style, make the most of summer dining!
We have noticed that a new trend is on the rise in the form of Geometric design. Full of sharp lines and interesting shapes and colours, this craze is slowly invading our high streets and social media. It’s popularity is no doubt driven by its versatility, there are no boundaries, no hard and fast rules (apart from those pertaining to the parallel lines) and any colour scheme is easily complimented by the triangular shapes which suitably adorn everything from pictures to plant pots!
As you are no doubt aware by now that we do like to nod our heads in the direction of our favourite little collections of goodies found across the net and suitably so these will be found below – enjoy!
- Let’s start of with a beauty. This gorgeous cake was created by Olofson Design and epitomises the versatility of geometric design.
2. A great accessory for the home and suitable for filling with beautiful flowers, succulents or even a terrarium. Found over at blog lovin’
3. Gold’s always go down well when matched with teal green hues and we are especially loving this geometric inspired wallpaper with it’s classy composition. Found over at fermliving.com, at £71.oo a roll it would have to be for a very special (and very small) room!!
4. Some more interior inspired designs in these simple yet very striking tealight holders found over on Urban Outfitters Instagram page.
5. More gorgeous gold within this jewellery set. Perfect for day or night, this collection can be found over at Etsy (it’s also available in silver!)
6. Next up is this very modern looking clock combining a burst of colour with neutral accents. See more wonderful designs over at Design Milk.
7. Finally our last favourite geometric inspired design is this funky nail varnish created by lacquer-liefde.blogspot.co.uk
Remembering our fallen heroes, today and always ~
Lest We Forget
Over here at CR HQ we do love ourselves a thick, creamy milkshake made using a mix of our favourite flavours. As part of an American themed night we had a go at whipping up some awesome shakes like our ‘go-to’s’ down at Ed’s Easy Diner.
We experimented with a few options and thought we would share a couple of our recipes for these delicious shakes now and then starting with an exotic Bounty Thick Shake….creamy and sweet, this shake combines cool ice cream with a tasty coconut shot – divine and even more perfect when the sun decides to shine!
100ml Milk (we used semi-skimmed)
Bounty spread (available from supermarkets)
Vanilla Ice Cream (the least or most expensive, we went own brand!)
A cute glass and paper straw!
You will also need the all important blender, a measuring jug and a couple of tablespoons!
Ok so for this super simple creamy thick shake with an exotic taste all you need to do is measure out 100ml of milk, adding it to the blender.
Add 3-4 large scoops of slightly melted Vanilla ice-cream.
Next add your Bounty flavouring – 2-3 big scoops of it…and voila!
Once all your ingredients are added, make sure to pop the lid on and blend the hell out of it on setting 1, for approx 30 secs to 1 min, until everything looks smooth!
Once your are happy, pour that goodness into a cute glass, add a paper straw and enjoy!
The possibilities of home shakes are endless even with a bog standard kitchen blender and we have plenty more to share with you, so watch this space!