National Burger Day Recipes

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!

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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/

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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

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How about something more sophisticated? We think this Mexican Chorizo and Garlic Shrimp Burger with Paprika Mayo fits the bill.
http://ladyandpups.com/2014/04/15/mexican-chorizo-garlic-shrimp-burger-eng/

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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

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The moniker Cheeseburger means something totally different when it comes to this Halloumi and Stick Chilli offering – love it!
http://kitchensanctuary.com/2015/11/halloumi-burgers-with-sticky-chilli-sauce/

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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…
http://www.theprettyblog.com/food/lamb-feta-burger-mint-pesto-yoghurt/

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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

Summer Thirst Quenchers!

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!!

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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

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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
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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/

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The name screams summer as does the orange and red of this cocktail which features a mix of Pineapple. Cranberry Juice, Malibu and Grenadine…
www.spendwithpennies.com/tropical-bay-breeze-cocktail/

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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!
www.simplydesigning.porch.com

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We think we like the sound of this one the best! Blueberriness in a cocktail…yum! www.bakingbeauty.net/blueberry-mojito/

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Get right into the swing of the Rio Olympics with this Brazilian Lemonade recipe. www.playzwithfood.com/home/brazilian-lemonade/

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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

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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.
co/2015/07/cherry-7-and-7-recipe.html

Al Fresco Dining

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!

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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.

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Another cute table setting created from pallets complete with a shabby chic feel; perfect for more intimate Al Fresco dining from bloglovin.com

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An Al Fresco movie night? A bed sheet, some old chairs, beers and friends…perfect. Found over at www.houseandgarden.co.uk

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A sophisticated BBQ on the beach perhaps (with no disposable in site!), a perfect date night idea found over at the housedoctor.dk

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Perhaps Seaside dining is more your thing…be inspired over at archiproducts.com

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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

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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!

Eclectic Geometric

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!

This awesome geometric cake with gold accents.

  1. Let’s start of with a beauty. This gorgeous cake was created by Olofson Design and epitomises the versatility of geometric design.

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2. A great accessory for the home and suitable for filling with beautiful flowers, succulents or even a terrarium. Found over at blog lovin’

I have these brass hexagonal planters, now to buy the perfect house plant to go in it... spider plant perhaps? Ferm living:

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!!

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4. Some more interior inspired designs in these simple yet very striking tealight holders found over on Urban Outfitters Instagram page.

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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!)

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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.

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7. Finally our last favourite geometric inspired design is this funky nail varnish created by lacquer-liefde.blogspot.co.uk