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Roaring Camp and The Redwood Grove Loop Trail (US)

In Reviews, Travel by eva.katona@yahoo.com2 Comments

If you’re looking for a day out for a curious toddler and a husband with mild train obsession – this is the place to be near San Fransisco and Santa Cruz. We purchased our tickets online which is strongly recommended to avoid queueing. However, it will not save you the fight for seating, this bit was a little annoying with a …

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Easy Creamy Carrot Soup With Ginger

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Winter time is soup time for me, I love all kinds of veggie loaded clear or creamy soups. They are also a great way to put more vegetables on the dinner table. Carrot is one of the vegetables we can still benefit from after the cooking process, because it’s easier for our bodies to take advantage of some of its protective …

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Review: AA Skincare Frankincense & Rose Deep Cleansing Face Mask

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Received this new product directly from AA Skincare as I often review natural beauty and health products. Before this I haven’t heard about them, so I purposely avoided to go online and check out their other products and reviews in order to remain completely uninfluenced. What they say: This deep cleansing and intensely nourishing face mask will leave your skin …

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5 Great Book Series For Small Toddlers

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Bobcat loves to read. Well, he doesn’t exactly read yet, and he won’t sit still through long stories I read to him either. But he loves being read to, especially if there’s more activity to it. Since he was about 1 year old, he loved lift-the-flap board books and touch & feel books with short stories. Mostly he likes to point …

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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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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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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 …