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Monterey Bay Aquarium – great fun for kids and grown-ups

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I was a little bit sceptical about the day trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium because aquariums normally just keep animals locked up like a zoo and train them to perform shows. We don’t like that. Well, the prejudice couldn’t be further from the truth. This one operates as a non-profit organisation and has a clear mission: conservation of the oceans, …

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Product Review – Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment

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My son had mild eczema from around 3 months old till around 15 months old. Not too bad, a few itchy patches on his shoulders, one of his nipples (ouch!), arms and back. It was the worst between 6-12 months. We tried everything, prescribed formula, prescribed ointment, bath in luke warm water, switching to goats milk, stopped using fabric softener, …

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How To Make Lebkuchen Christmas Tree Decoration

In Foodie Me, Green, Home and Garden, Life by eva.katona@yahoo.com7 Comments

So, I’ve been baking all week last week to get the recipe right for this year’s Christmas tree decoration. I’ve decided to make cookie ornaments this year, completely toddler friendly, if Bobcat gets his hands on them and takes a bite – no problemo, it’s just cookies. Oh, and the gorgeous smell of the freshly baked cookies will fill your …

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Christmas Lebkuchen (Honey And Ginger Cookie) Recipe

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As promised, here’s the recipe for the Lebkuchen decoration. Lebkuchen is a traditional German Christmas cookie, similar to ginger bread. It’s spicy, and normally comes with sugar icing on the top. There’s a lot of different recipes around and some prefers the very soft and thick cookies, some like it thin and crunchy. My aim was to make thinner cookies, primarily …

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Thai Veggie Coconut Red Curry With Or Without Duck

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Curries are generally a great way to cook for vegetarians AND carnivores at the same time. How is it possible? Well, all you need to do is prepare the veggie curry and the meat separately. You might think, oh that’s too complicated, but it isn’t and it’s a lot easier than cooking two completely different meals from scratch. I call …

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Chicken Salad from Leftover Sunday Roast

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My family isn’t vegetarian, so once or twice a week I have to cook meat for them. It’s normally a Sunday roast and my husband himself enjoys preparing it. There’s normally plenty of leftover and I hate throwing food out. This recipe is great for using leftover roasted chicken or to put it on the buffet table when you’re having …

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Toddler-Proof Christmas Tree Ideas

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Chances are the Christmas of 2014 was the last one when I got to use all my carefully selected and colour-harmonised Christmas tree ornaments for a long time. Bobcat was only 8 months old and was only crawling. When I had to leave the room, I just popped him into his playpen. Now, that he’s 20 months old, it’s a …

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Creamy risotto with butternut squash and chestnut mushrooms

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Not sure what are your little one’s feelings towards risotto, but Bobcat is not a big fan of it. If he likes it, eats it when it’s freshly prepared (such a gourmet this child), but when it’s reheated, he refuses it. I cannot really blame him, combinations such as asparagus and cherry tomato are very boring for small toddlers. This …

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Basque country in early September

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Since we still can – because we’re not restricted by the unfairly short summer school holiday just yet – we have a holiday in every September. We decided to visit the Basque country this time as British Airways flies to Biarritz. We were looking for mainly self catering options like a holiday house rental, because Bobcat was only 15 months old …

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Christmas present ideas – favourite eco-friendly toys

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Christmas is around the corner so let’s start the long-waited (or dreaded) shopping season with gift ideas for the little monsters. These will be surely amusing for bubbas 0-2 years and eco-savvy parents equally. When it comes to baby and toddler toys, there are so many brands, shops and reviews as starts in the sky. You probably are getting a lot …