Easter weekend..

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The long bank holiday weekend is almost here, and I hope it brings the Sun with it! Although I’ll be enjoying the Sun abroad in any case. 🙂 🌞

I’m not sure about everyone else but I never realised Easter Gift Guide would ever be a thing. But since last year, I’ve seen alot of new Easter traditions, Easter trees, hampers, decorations even Easter crackers. Whatever your family tradition, I’m sure you’d love some inspiration for your gift baskets, why not include some of these;

Little Brian Paint Sticks

Looking for something new to do with the children where you can have all the fun with less of the mess? Well, look no further thanks to Little Brian and their range of Paint Sticks which launched to rave reviews from both the parents as well as kids of all ages! Definitely not a product to be missed, read more about it here.

Personalised Apron

Personalise this Kids White Plate children’s apron with their name up to 15 characters. A great way to encourage your little ones to get into baking or cooking, they will be master chefs in no time! The apron is made in the UK from polyester canvas material. See the full range over on the website.

Nimble babies sticky stopper..

Nimble, the UK’s first and only range of child-friendly household cleaning products powered by plant-based ingredients.  Perfect for all that mess after Easter. It will be featured in the Royal baby book published in April and in an episode of the BBC’s ‘The consumer is always right’ (also aired in April).

Get yourself a few from here.

And finally, use some recipes from White’s Oats to complete your weekend.

Carrot Topped Granola Fool

A great ‘on the hop’ healthy breakfast, or as a quick-fix last minute dessert. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves 4

INGREDIENTS

For the granola

300g (10oz) White’s Organic Jumbo oats

75g (3oz) pumpkin seeds

25g (1oz) chia seeds

75g (3oz) flaked almonds

50g (2oz) flaked coconut

75g (3oz) dried cranberries

2 tbsp. rapeseed oil

100ml (31/2fl oz.) agave nectar

1 orange – finely grated zest

2 tbsp. orange blossom honey

 

Method

1 Preheat the oven to 160*C/fan oven 140*C/Gas mark 3. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. In a large bowl mix together the oats, seeds, flaked almonds, coconut flakes and cranberries.

2 Gently heat the rapeseed oil, maple syrup, orange zest and honey in a large saucepan. Remove from the heat and tip into the oat mixture and stir well to combine. Spread out onto the baking tray and bake for 30 minutes stirring once during cooking until golden brown.

3 Leave to cool completely before transferring to an airtight jar. Use within 2 weeks. Serve with your favourite fruit or yoghurt for breakfast.

Cook’s tip

If you like your granola to cluster more and have more crunch you need to add a tablespoon or two more honey. If you like a chewier granola then try whisking an egg white and folding through the ingredients before baking.

For the fool

225ml (8fl oz) Greek-Style natural yoghurt with honey

Cantaloupe Melon

Kiwi Fruit

Method

Reserve 4 tablespoons of the granola.  Mix together the remaining granola and yoghurt and spoon over the top of the fruit. Top with the reserved fruit cut into carrot shapes and sprinkle over the reserved granola. Serve immediately.

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