It’s Apple Day on Thursday 21st October, 2021.

Each year, people in various parts of the world gather for a celebration of the most delicious harvest of the year and come together to share the joy and fun of apples. Events range in size from minor to full-blown fairs in villages all over the country, where enthusiasts come together to share recipes for juice and cider, advice on how to properly grow their apples, and information on all the apple varieties available.

First made an official event in 1990 in Covent Garden, the events for Apple Day have been celebrated every year since, and it has grown from a local event to one celebrated all over in different parts of the globe. It has grown from a simple celebration of the apple to a recognition of cultural and genetic diversity in food that should not be allowed to pass from…

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When I am trying to lose weight I do not have any chocolate in the fridge as I cannot resist it but if I get absolutely desperate then I have to admit I make my favourite 5 minute chocolate mug cake recipe.

I will put my slight adaptions which make it less calories in brackets. Using the adaptions I made your chocolate mug cake is around 177 – 190 calories Enjoy…


2 tbsp. self-raising flour
2 tbsp caster sugar ( 1 heaped tbsp Canderel or alternative sweetener)
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 egg
2 tbsp. milk (skimmed)
1 tbsp sunflower oil ( one cal spray 1 tsp)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug


  1. Put the 2 tablespoons of sugar into a medium sized mug, then add the 2 tablespoons of self-raising flour
  2. Add the cocoa powder, then the egg and mix well.
  3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
  4. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 2.5 mins. Take it out of the microwave when you see the cake rising over the cup. Enjoy