WHERE TO GET THE BEST AFTERNOON TEA VOUCHERS FOR CHRISTMAS…

An Afternoon Tea Voucher has to be a great gift for any person who enjoys the quintessentially British Afternoon Tea.

Some of the best places online to buy them from are –

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers -They have AfternoonTea.co.uk gift vouchers as well as those for our partners Red Letter Days, Buyagift, Activity Superstore and Virgin Experiences, from just £15 for two people!

Afternoon Tea for Two – Our Afternoon Tea for Two Gifts & Vouchers offer the perfect Tea for 2 gift for any occasion. There are lots of locations to choose from nationwide including London Afternoon Teas and Afternoon Tea for Two at country hotels. Whether its high tea, low tea, or any other tea we have the perfect tea for 2 for you


Betty’s –Choose the experience that suits you at the home of Afternoon Tea. Their traditional Afternoon Tea is served all day every day in their six Café Tea Rooms, whilst their luxury, bookable Lady Betty Afternoon Tea is available in York or Harrogate on select days.

Virgin Experience Days start your own collection of tea experiences and try out lots of different ones? From luxury teas in famous restaurants.

Buy a Gift – they have afternoon tea for two from a choice of over 385 places!!!

The other offers especially Black Friday are Groupon – Wowcher and Living Social.

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FOUR OF THE BEST TEAS TO HELP YOU SLEEP…

According to an article on Step to Health, six of the best teas to drink to help you sleep well are –

1.   Chamomile and Tila – Tila is known for being a natural sedative which is highly recommended for relaxation and for relieving tension.I think we all know about how relaxing and calming Chamomile is.

2.  Lemon Balm – has an acidic aroma. Using its flowers and leaves to make teas helps one get a deep sleep.

3.  Mint Tea –  it contains anti-inflammatories and sedatives, and is a great way to get a better night’s sleep.

4.  Passion Flower and Valerian – Passion flowers contain natural anxiolytics and acts as a natural tranquilizer and Valerian is one of the best known natural sedatives. Although its taste is not very pleasant, it induces sleep and reduces nervousness.

 

SULTANA, BANANA AND CINNAMON COOKIES…

Ingredients

85g/3oz Butter
55g/2oz Brown Sugar
1 Banana (mashed)
1 Egg (beaten)
115g/4oz Self Raising Flour
55g/2oz Oats
170g/6oz raisins
1 tsp Cinnamon

Method

Preheat oven to 180C, 350F or Gas 4
Beat butter and sugar until pale and fluffy
Add mashed banana
Add beaten egg
Sift the flour
Fold in the oats, raisins and cinnamon
Spray your baking sheets (2/3 depending on what size you want)
Drop heaped teaspoonfuls onto baking sheet, making sure you leave enough room to spread
Bake for 10 – 20 minutes until brown.

HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT…

It’s The Cake & Bake Show in Manchester from 9th-12th November and is well worth a visit.

It’s the UK’s biggest baking event, The Cake and Bake Show are returning to EventCity Manchester.

Visitors can expect to pick up plenty of tips at the Cake and Bake Super Theatre and enjoy the chance to shop in the market stands and Free From Exhibition.

Plus new this year, the Baking Academy, have brought Tate & Lyle and the Sugar Craft Zone who will give you lots of inspiration.

As if that wasn’t enough, the Great British Bake Off alumni Candice Brown and John Whaite will also be showcasing their baking skills along with master patissier Eric Lanlard and TV personality, chef and author Rosemary Shrager.

Lots of great gifts you could pick up for Christmas. Just pop over to the Cake and Bake Show website for more details.

FREE CAKES AT THE VILLAGE KITCHEN :)…

Take advantage of our special ‘Friday Freebie’ when you come into The Village Kitchen. Enjoy a FREE slice of cake on a Friday when you purchase a meal and a drink to enjoy after your meal or to take home for later. We have a delicious choice of cakes to choose from including Victoria Sponge, Carrot Cake, […]

via IT’S#FRIDAY FREEBIE AGAIN AT THE VILLAGE KITCHEN… — The Village Kitchen…

9 OF THE BEST CHOCOLATE ADVENT CALENDARS FOR £10 or LESS…

Up to Snow Good Advent Calendar – 24 festive chocolate penguins, Santas and snowmen – by Hotel Chocolat for £8.00

Lindt Bear Advent Calendar –  a selection of Lindt milk chocolate behind each window, plus a full size 100g novelty chocolate figure for £10.00

My Protein High Protein Chocolate Advent Calendar – A high protein chocolate behind each window, crafted with delicious cocoa butter and each chocolate coin is free from artificial sweeteners and ingredients, and is suitable for vegetarians, too! for £4.99

Carluccio’s Advent Calendar – Packed with milk chocolates, some with a gianduja filling, there’s a foiled winter-y face to greet you from every window! for £9.95

Montezuma’s Organic & Vegan Dark Chocolate Advent Calendar, Natural Collection – the Montezuma’s advent calendar features large chunks of organic dark chocolate behind every door and is the ideal way to build up the excitement to Christmas Day! for £9.99

Cadbury’s Heroes Advent Calendar – Open a little door each day in your countdown to Christmas to find a Heroes chocolate – it may be Creme Egg twisted, Wispa, Twirl, Dairy Milk Caramel, Dairy Milk, Fudge and Cadbury chocolate Eclairs, for £4.99

Thornton’s Large Snowman Advent Calendar – Hidden behind the snowy scene are 24 delicious milk chocolates to take your little ones right up to the big day. They’ll also have three cute milk chocolate snowmen and a milk chocolate plaque that they can personalise with a name, for £7.00

Kinda Santa Advent Calendar – Hidden behind each door is an assortment of filled milk chocolates including 12x Kinder Chocolate Minis and 12x Kinder Chocolate Minis with Cereals for £3.00

Moo Free Advent Calendar by Aldi – Snap up this multi-award winning dairy-free calendar and enjoy all the flavour of milk chocolate advent calendars but without a hint of dairy, gluten or soya all for just £2.99.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE LOAF CAKE RECIPE?…

A few years ago I published this book on ‘Over One Hundred Tips on Baking Cakes’which I am now in the process of updating and adding ‘loaf cakes recipes’, to the book.

If you have a favourite loaf cake recipe and would like to be featured in my book which will include the link to all your media sites then please pm me asap so that I can get it done for final print on November 5th. The book is also available at a local tea shop.

If you have any of your own copyright free pictures then please send these as well.

Look forward to hearing from some of you.