January. The month after the most fun month of the year. Many of us are feeling like perhaps we overdid it a little during the festive season, and I’m not just talking about food (and alcohol). Money seems to weirdly disappear into some crazy Christmas vortex between 24th December and 1st January, and we end up wondering where it all went. In my case Christmas sales are often to blame, for Mr H his patronage of many a London pub sees to it that we are both equally broke come the beginning of January. Continue reading
I love a good old green juice in the mornings, but sometimes I need a little indulgence in my life (usually on a Friday, but Monday to Thursday work well too). And what could be more indulgent than a banoffee ‘milk’shake! Continue reading
If you didn’t know it by now, I am quite the matcha maniac. And for good reason – matcha (which is powdered green tea leaves) contains heaps of antioxidants which protect your body from harmful free radicals, as well as caffeine and and amino acid called L-theanine, which work together to improve alertness and concentration. It’s worth mentioning here that the caffeine found in matcha is different to that found in coffee as whilst it gives you a lovely little buzz, it does so without the jitters and comedown you might get with your morning espresso. Continue reading
Summertime in the UK means berry time, and there’s just nothing like the taste of fresh, seasonal, locally sourced fruit that has gone from farm to fork (or in this case blender) in just a matter of days. You can really taste the freshness and the flavour, which is why (along with the environmental reasons of course) we are so for buying seasonal produce.
Berries (and blueberries in particular) are high in antioxidants, as well as being low GI, so they’re great if you’re trying to cut down on sugar, and they won’t cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Continue reading
Chocolate milk is just the ultimate indulgence isn’t it? For me, it also comes with a hint of happy nostalgia – it takes me right back to being little and finding it hilarious to blow bubbles in it with my straw. I still find it pretty funny (and I’m sure my mum would still tell me off if she caught me doing it!).
When Mr H and I set off on a magical tour of India two years ago, we had no idea how much of an assault on the senses (in a good way!) it would be. Everywhere we went we were wowed by the noise, the colours and the smells, but above all, the tastes.
Here at Mrs Hollingsworth’s, we like all the days of the week, but if we had to choose a least favourite day, it would have to be Tuesday. And it turns out we aren’t alone – I mean people don’t say ‘see you next Tuesday’ for nothing now do they?