WORLD NUTELLA DAY TODAY 5th FEBRUARY 2021…

Join in the fun with delicious tasting Nutella on World Nutella Day today 5th February 2021.

#WorldNutellaDay who doesn’t love a bit of Nutella

World Nutella® Day was established on February 5th 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American blogger and a Nutella® lover as you. In her opinion Nutella® deserved a worldwide celebration day, and all the Nutella® lovers agreed! 

They began celebrating Nutella® by sharing pictures, ideas, inspirations and recipes on social media: that’s how the World Nutella® Day has become a global phenomenon.

But the story doesn’t end here: in 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella® Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella®) to help it live on and grow for years to come. From then on, every year we search for someone with Sara’s delicious love to inspire the fan celebration on World Nutella® Day.

10 ways to celebrate World Nutella Day and where you can find lots of inspiration about Nutella is on the World Nutella Website where they give you 10 creative ways with Nutella.

  1. Make a recipe with #Nutella
  2. Strike a pose
  3. Create some #Nutella inspired art
  4. Do an original flavour pairing
  5. Reveal your first #Nutella experience
  6. Give or send #Nutella to people you love
  7. Introduce someone to #Nutella for the 1st time
  8. Make a party or a video-party in or of #Nutella
  9. Write a song or a poem about #Nutella
  10. Have a breakfast in bed with #Nutella

Travel back in time to uncover the creation of our signature recipe, discover how they carefully select and process their ingredients and learn how they are continuously reinforcing their sustainability journey. Their mission is to bring the delicious taste of Nutella®, The Original Hazelnut Spread®, to your breakfast table and beyond, to enable you to start every day with a smile.

Source : Nutella, World Nutella Day

USE YOUR LOAF AND BUY HEALTHY BREADS…

Did you know that bread contributes 17-21% of dietary fiber, and 15-17% of the population’s dietary intake of iron across all age groups ! Who doesn’t love bread, especially home made bread but do you know which ones are the healthiest?

According to an article in Woman and Home there are four top wellness loaves, which include Sourdough at 100 calories per slice and made from the naturally occurring yeast and bacteria in flour. Sourdough is naturally leavened bread, which means it doesn’t use commercial yeast to rise. Instead, it uses a ‘starter’ – a fermented flour and water mixture that contains wild yeast and good bacteria – to rise. This also produces the tangy flavour and slightly chewy texture you’ll find in sourdough. Wild yeast has more flavour than commercial yeast, and is natural in the sense that it doesn’t contain any additives.

Rye is another good one at only 85 calories per slice and comes as a light or dark variety. I love the darker version and get a very tasty one from Sainsbury’s. Rye flour contains enough gluten to make a yeasted loaf on its own, and tends to produce dense, dark, richly flavoured bread. It contains all the essential amino acids that make up proteins for building and repairing muscles, curbing hunger and regulating hormones. It is also rich in fibre and magnesium and helps keep our digestive systems working smoothly and regulate muscle and nerve function so Rye bread has to be an all rounder.

Soda Bread is another good one and only 86 calories per slice and is a traditional Irish loaf which contains no yeast but uses baking soda as the leavening agent. Soda bread is typically made with wholemeal flour which gives it a fantastically dense and doughy texture, but you could easily use a mixture of white and wholemeal flour if you’re after a lighter texture. It’s delicious simply served with lashings of butter and/or honey for breakfast, or with cheese and preserves for an easy lunchtime meal. It also contains energy-boosting B vitamins, iron and magnesium, so another good one for your health.

Finally, Flaxseed Bread which is 90 calories per slice. Flaxseed bread (linseed bread) is dense, soft, and moist. It’s free or any grains and pseudo-grains. In fact, the only ingredient in this flaxseed bread are ground flaxseeds (linseed). So, it’s a great low-carb alternative to your regular bread. It contains a source of plant based omega-3 in the form of alpha-linolenic acid which is especially important for vegans.

Source Woman & Home

LOVE IS IN THE AIR WITH WHITTARD’S CHOICE OF VALENTINE GIFTS..

With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s nice to think of something different to give to the one you love. Well, how about some unique Valentine gifts from Whittard’s –

Limited Edition Chocolate Cherry Brownie Flavour Hot Chocolate – Imagine warm, melt-in-the-middle brownies fresh out of the oven, magicked into a heavenly hot chocolate. This is it. With flavours of ultra-chocolatey brownie and fruity cherry layered on a classic Luxury base, our deliciously decadent Chocolate Cherry Brownie is love at first sip. Tuck in…@£9

The Recipe for Romance Gift Box – A special edition Valentine’s medium roast coffee, Let Love Brew, our Dark Chocolate Loose Tea, and our latest limited edition hot chocolate, Chocolate Cherry Brownie, at £29.00

Limited Edition Let Love Brew Ground Coffee Caddy – Presented in a special edition Valentine’s tin, Let Love Brew is a marriage of milk chocolate and fruity cherry notes, medium roasted for depth of flavour. A roast with romance, this irresistible Brazilian cup is best shared with a fellow coffee lover, at £12

Be My Valentine Gift Box – Love can be found in the simplest of places – like a soothing cup of tea. This set combines two favourites: our Dark Chocolate Loose Tea, a blend of black tea from India and Indonesia with a (very) generous helping of cocoa nibs, and our sleek Glass Pao Infuser Mug, ideal for keeping tea toasty, at £26.00

BAKING TIPS MONDAY – REMOVING YOUR CAKE SAFELY…

On Baking Tips Monday this week I am writing about how to remove your cake without any problems.

To easily remove your cake from a loose-bottomed tin, place on a tin can or jar and press the side of the tin downwards.

To remove a cake from a solid tin, run a knife around the outside of the cake then place a plate over the tin and invert it.

If your cake is particularly rounded or uneven, then level it off with a sharp knife before decorating.

To prevent your cake from sticking to a plate or board, dust the surface with icing sugar.

When the cake is loose, turn the pan upside down and gently ease the cake out and onto the cooling rack or plate. The best type of knife to use is a non-serrated or palette knife. Or use a thin nylon spatula.

If the cake still won’t come out then when the cake is cool, preheat the oven again to about 250. Put the cake back into the oven for about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the pan over to rest on a cooling rack. The cake should slide nicely out of the pan.

THREE GREAT ECO PRODUCTS TO CHANGE TO THIS MONTH…

Agile Home has a selection of eco-conscious products for your home and kitchen. From coconut scrubbers, bamboo toothbrushes, eco straws, to bamboo kitchen cloths and more.

One to buy is their eco dish scrubbing brush. It comes in a box with3 replacement heads, which means when the bristles do finally wear out, you need only replace the brush head, not the whole thing!

Also, every brush ships with two different sisal fibre grades, soft and hard. You’ll have the brush fibre toughness for any scenario. When you go to the website and click on the link it immediately runs a video to show you how to change the heads! £11.99 from Agile Home

Beeswax wraps have become popular in recent months as we are all so much more aware of plastic waste but instead of buying them why not make them yourself with these DIY Beeswax wrap kit from a number of companies at various prices.

Urban Outfitters on offer for £10 at the moment. Perfect for wrapping up your packed lunch or leftovers a sustainable way. Comes with everything you need to make three DIY wraps.

The Beeswax Wrap Company from £30 to £18.99 a seconds pack. Including the same clever components as our usual kits, this seconds packs includes a tea towel with a few print imperfections, three 30 x 30cm fabric squares in a surprise assortment of patterns, and our wax blocks in different shapes. It also still includes the greaseproof paper so all you need is an iron and you’re ready to go! 

Or the ANGMLN Beeswax Food Wrap & Bags Set of 6 Including Wraps 3 Pack & Bags 3 Pack Reusable Sustainable Durable Eco-Friendly Organic Food Wrap, Plastic Wrap Alternative for Food Storage on Amazon for £16.05 made of organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil. Beeswax Wrap fabric and printing are certified by the GOTS and CPST certification ensure you can use our beeswax wrap&bag without any concern. It can provide a seal for your food, allowing it to stay fresh for longer.

Clean the natural way with eco friendly products from Friendly Turtle. Buy their Ocean Saver Bottle for Life at only £2.50 then add any of the full range of Ocean Saver cleaning drops to help you reduce plastic waste around the home.

When thinking about cleaning the bathroom they realised there are two important factors; cleanliness and hygiene. This product addresses both issues, leaving a sparkling finish on your bathroom suite and containing a powerful antibacterial agent to kill a wide range of germs. Antibacterial Multisurface Cleaner (Bathroom) – Single Refill Sachet £3.50

For even better value, shop our bestselling 5 pack boxed set and pick up 5 of your favourite cleaners for just £10.