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I’m Happy It’s School Term Again, Does This Make Me A Bad Mum?

In Life by eva.katona@yahoo.com6 Comments

That’s how it feelt in the last few days. Listening to my friends how they are having emotionally tough times as their toddlers are starting in the nursery or with a child minder. Most of my friends (just like myself) are typical helicopter parents to small children. But even though I feel like I’m being overprotective and worrying excessively sometimes, I …

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Vegan Paneer And Butternut Squash Curry

In Foodie Me by eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

It's so good to have a big bowl of spicy and warm comfort food on a cold winter day. Vegetarian and vegan curries can satisfy the pickiest meat eaters too. The spices do the trick. If you can't get vegan paneer, you can substitute it for other vegan cheese, as long as it's soft enough. Add extra chickpeas, spinach, or …

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Our Fave Five Linky – December

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I’m back! ? It’s been a long time, but I have a cute, 7 months old excuse. Sorry I had to miss you for a few months, but finally it feels like I’m getting a hold of coping with two children. Total amazeballs and absolute shocker 7 months. Anyways, December. No better way to return to my favourite linky, it …

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Wintery And Warm Apple And Walnut Strudel

In Foodie Me by eva.katona@yahoo.com1 Comment

Just as easy as delicious. Strudel is a very popular pastry in Central – Europe, both the sweet and the savoury versions. For me, it’s a comfort food and also the manifestation of a Sunday lunch at my Grandparents. My Grandma made the pastry all by herself, even when it was already available in the supermarkets. I don’t have the …

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Want, Need, Wear, Read – Why I’m NOT Buying The “Four Gift Rule”

In Life by eva.katona@yahoo.com7 Comments

You’ve probably heard this before: you ought to buy four (that’s 4!) Christmas presents for your kids: something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read. Personally, I couldn’t disagree more. Firstly, clothing items are not exactly presentable, unless your little one just started to discover her/his style (colour or character obsession at this stage really) and that’s …

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Christmas Bonbons With Dates And Walnuts

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If you’re looking for some quick Christmassy dessert for the weekend, you can definitely steal the show with these. They are a lot easier to make than they look, and that’s a bonus. We tend to forget about our refined sugar intake during the holidays (or let’s just admit: we just don’t care), but these bonbons require no extra sugar. …

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Sweet, Spicy Roasted Christmas Snacking Nuts

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I have to confess: I am addicted to this fantastic winter snack. When making them at home, the divine smell will turn your house into a German-style Christmas market. So why not make some mulled wine too? They could also make lovely, handmade gifts, if you fill small cellophane bags or glass jars with them. If you think the measurements …

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Review: Humble Stuff Eco Cleaning Products

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With Marie, the creative mind behind Humble Stuff we share the same ideas about being green. We even jokingly agreed on rather receiving eco-friendly cleaning products for Christmas than yet another jumper from Marks and Spencer. I’m always on the look out for natural everyday products without harsh chemicals and without giving up on performance. Not just for our planet, but …

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Red Velvet Buttercream Frosting For Cupcakes

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Recently, I had to make some quick, but Christmassy looking cupcakes for a charity Christmas fair, so I decided to use my good old Low Sugar Chocolate Cupcakes recipe and add some fancy frosting. Lovely, velvety, Christmassy red. The cupcakes are ready in 35-40 minutes and the frosting should only take another 20-25 minutes plus cooling in the fridge (about 10-15 …

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

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Starting the Christmas countdown with a gift list for HIM as it’s normally the hardest job. (Followed by MIL.) “Darling, what would you like to have for Christmas?” “Dunno. Surprise me.” Yeah, thanks. I literally keep a little drawer in my mind where I save all the hints collected trough out the year! You think you know your other half, …