Just Grapes?!!

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Yup…Just grapes, “seriously I’m not kidding you!” As my 3 year old has been saying to me recently! As it gets hotter here in the UK, these frozen grapes are perfect to snack on, ideal to cool down drinks (especially in a glass of white wine). For all ages, an instant ice creamy treat with all natural goodness!

I just love them!

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You’ll need two things to make this happen…well three..some grapes, a bowl and a freezer!

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Wash the grapes, place in a bowl and place in the freezer for a few hours or over night and “Ta~da!” Hey presto…yummy, cold, frozen little ovals of delight!

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☆ Put some grapes in the freezer now…and let me know how you like them…
Can’t wait to hear from you all. Have a refreshing day, chat soon. Much love, D x

A Roasted Sweet Chilli & Plum Chutney

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I had a punnet of plums sitting there looking very lonely in my fridge and next to it, a vibrant red sweet chillI pepper, just calling out to me… saying I will say save these plums! Ok, so now I have fruit and veg talking to me lol! But boy did this pepper do good.

It teamed up with the plums so nicely and roasting them also added to their flavour. It’s the first time I’ve worked with a sweet chilli pepper and it truly is something!
Tangy and sour notes from the plums and a little heat from the pepper. The texture together is so velvety, perfect as a dipping sauce or as a chutney. I’ll definitely be making this again! Hope you enjoy it!

Have a wonderful week, much love D x

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INGREDIENTS

1 large red sweet chilli pepper
6 red plums
1/2 tbsp salt or to taste
1/2 tbsp granulated sugar or to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 clove garlic peeled

METHOD

Preheat oven to 200°c

Place the sweet chilli pepper and plums on a lined baking tray, bake for 20 to 30 minutes until soft and the aroma of the chilli and plums is sweet. Set aside to cool

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De seed and de skin the chilli and plums. Remove the stones from the plum

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Add the roasted prep into a food processor with the rest of the ingredients and blitz to a smooth chutney/sauce

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Ready to serve

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Popular Food Tips!

I tend to share lots of tips that I find online on my Facebook page and thought I would share the most popular ones with my WordPress family! Hope you like them… Off to create a hearty potato soup! See you very soon xxx

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How simple! Can’t wait till strawberries come into season!

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Interesting! And so useful!

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The most popular post on my Facebook page that people saw! It really helps me!

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So very efficient, saves a lot of time!

Soothing Fresh Raspberry Tea

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The Four A’s! Antioxidant, Anti cancerous, Anti inflammatory and Anthocyanin content!!!!

The raspberry is all four of these things and now considered to be a super healthy fruit. I love raspberries, I am attracted by colour, feel, taste! you name it! And I was ecstatic to see that Deliciously Elegant had put up a stunning fresh Raspberry tea that I just had to try! And share with you all x

It’s wonderful and so delicious. Extremely refreshing and really raised my spirits. I am still sipping on it as I write to you all and am loving the soft plumped up raspberries and seeds that I am now getting a hit of towards the bottom of the cup!

A must try and very sooooon! Hope you enjoy it as much as I have 🙂

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INGREDIENTS

5-6 raspberries
a few drops of fresh lemon juice
sweetener of your choice

METHOD

• Pop the raspberries into a teacup and pour over hot boiling water

• Let the tea brew for a while 5 minutes or so, then squish them a little and stir in the lemon juice and sweetener

Put your feet up, sit back and enjoy!

Thank you sooo much for the inspiration and recipe Deliciously Elegant

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Minty melon with lemon

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Just a little touch of Summer in the Autumn ~”Minty melon with lemon” try saying that a few times really fast lol!!! An effortless quick fruit dressing that really adds zing to these chunks of sweet watermelon. Something that will quench your thirst and act as a fascinating palette cleanser after a flavourful meal!

I found that the trio combination left my mouth tantalized and fresh. My tongue was buzzing even after the melon had been eaten. Mother nature has done a wonderful job with these 3 stunning ingredients! I only thought of putting them together.

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INGREDIENTS

Watermelon
Lemon juice
Fresh mint

METHOD

Slice up the watermelon into chunks, squeeze over some fresh lemon juice and sprinkle with finely chopped fresh mint! Yes that’s it!

If the watermelon was in the fridge let it come down to room temperature with the dressing. You will be surprised how the melon takes on both the lemon and mint flavour and aroma!

Enjoy and let me know if you liked it as much as I did. Much love D x