WEIGHT LOSS TIP – DRIED CINNAMON AND CINNAMON TEA…

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Cinnamon is a great addition to your diet as it lowers blood sugar levels. They suggest you only have one teaspoon to help lower you blood sugar level.

Cinnamon is a popular spice, especially for baked goods and desserts. Aside from its distinctive aroma, cinnamon is believed to help lower the blood sugar level, making it suitable for obese patients who are at higher risk of diabetes. However, consumption should be limited to one teaspoon per day, as excessive amounts can result in liver problems.

The website Livestrong say whether or not you take your coffee with cream and sugar, milk and honey or with nothing at all, cinnamon tea is a simple, healthful beverage that many enjoy. Cinnamon tea has a sweet, spicy flavor as well as significant health benefits. To prepare this tea, boil a 3-inch piece of cinnamon stick in 1 1/4 cups of water for 15 to 25 minutes, and then let it steep and rest for another 15 minutes. Or, mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder with hot water and stir. One gram of cinnamon equals 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder or 1/2 cinnamon stick.

Failing that there are a number of Cinnamon Teas you can buy like Pukka Teas Organic Three Cinnamon Tea Bags, Holland and Barrett Yogi Organic Cinnamon Spiced Tea or Rooibos Ahmad Cinnamon Tea.

BAKEWELL BAKING FESTIVAL 12th-13th AUGUST…

BAKING, VINTAGE, MUSIC AND FAMILY FUN…

The World’s Baking Festival is back for it’s 4th year with it’s new bigger Baking Theatres and a World Baking Theme.

Live Music, Tea Dances, Baking and Food Village, Vintage Games, Camping, Custard Pie Fight, World Alternative Games, Masterclasses, Vintage Car Display, Competitions, Circus Skills, Great Food and Drink, Birds of Prey, Comedy Night and more…

Tickets available online . Take a look at last years video here .

Bakewell has been voted the second best town in Britain by the Times, and is the quintessential English market town in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, deriving its name from ‘Beadeca’s Well’.

It is the only town included in the Peak District National Park, and is well known for the local confection Bakewell Pudding (often mistaken for the Bakewell Tart).

It is located on the River Wye, about thirteen miles (21 km) southwest of Sheffield, 31 miles (50 km) southeast of Manchester, and 30 miles (48 km) north of the county town of Derby; nearby towns include Chesterfield to the east and Buxton to the west northwest.

Not the biggest town in the UK according to the 2001 Census the civil parish of Bakewell had a population of 3,979.
The town is close to the tourist attractions of Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall

NATIONAL BBQ WEEK – 29th MAY – 4th JUNE…

National BBQ Week returns for a 20th time and will once again be looking to encourage even more Grill Thrills and Gastro Grilling, by ensuring that everyone; friends & families, retailers, pubs & clubs, streets & hotels fully embrace BBQ culture and really go for the grill!

Consisting of a hi-profile media and social-media campaign with supporting mobile apps, promotions and in-store activity, the 21st National BBQ Week, one of the UK’s leading awareness weeks, will kick-start summer and the prime BBQ season and offers brands a brilliant Barbie opportunity to get involved in what has been the outstanding engine for growth in the BBQ market, having increased the market from 9 million BBQ occasions in 1997 to over 120 million Barbi’s in 2015 worth in the region of £1.3 billion.*PR Week

Check out the National BBQ Week’s page for all the up to date info on BBQ’s popping up in your area.

NATIONAL TEA DAY 21ST APRIL…

National Tea Day on 21st April is celebrated with many but especially with the National Tea Day organizers.

They hold events all over the Country to enjoy this event including a National Tea Day Festival which takes place at Kensington Roof Gardens in West London where guests can enjoy the feeling of an afternoon garden party in the heart of the Capital.

Some featured Afternoon Tea Day events were held at Hoar Cross Hall, Derbyshire. The Midland Hotel, Manchester, brewbabu in Peterborough, The Chase Hotel, Coventry and many more exciting places. After looking through the National Tea Day list of locations I am sure you will find many you have never tried before.

They even have a number of charities which benefit from National Tea Day. They believe that tea is all about bringing people together, whether it be families, friends or communities. National Tea Day is working with charitable organisation’s in order to raise awareness of good causes.

# GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF #TudorWeek…

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So we are fast approaching the end of the brilliant ‘Great British Bake Off 2016′,  boo hoo… I will be so sad when it comes to an end not just because it’s the end of this particular series but because it’s the end to the ‘Great British Bake Off’, as we know it.

A massive 3.5k of other peoples recipes have been added to their site so far. Tuesday nights will never be the same again. Tomorrow’s theme is #TudorWeek! in what looks like a very empty marquee. The question now is who is in the running to win this year’s Bake Off. Every week I seem to get a different idea of who I think will win and that person has sometimes been the one to be eliminated so I’m not holding my breath that I will get it right on the night.

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I guess it’s a bit like chocolate in that all good things have to come to an end.

THE CHOCOLATE SHOW 14th-16th OCTOBER, OLYMPIA, LONDON…

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Doors to The Chocolate Show at Olympia’s National Hall will be opening in a week’s time and they have got so much in store for you, including a small plates bar with chocolatey dishes from the former chef at Pachamama, Adam Rawson, and new products from exhibitors from around the world!

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If you are  in the mood for Chocolate Week this weekend? ( I’m always in the mood) then Delicious Magazine have their Chocolate Hub up and running online with a wealth of chocolate recipes ready for you to get baking and creating. With video demonstrations on the Delicious website, you could learn how to make impressive chocolate decorations to wow your friends and family in less than five minutes!

Lots more to come on the Chocolate Show… watch this space…