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How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

I don’t actually drink coffee but others in my family do so I am lucky enough that I still have access to some coffee grounds.  I have been adding coffee grounds to the compost for a while now but I have always wondered if there were other ways that they could be used in the garden. So I decided to do some reading and see if I could learn a bit more about how to use coffee grounds in the garden. I initially wondered if there would be any problems with just sprinkling them around the garden. I didn’t know if that would be okay for the plants and the soil. But it seems as if coffee grounds … [Read More...]

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Delicious Mock Champagne Recipe

I love a glass or two of bubbly of the alcoholic variety but sometimes you need a special occasion drink that is non-alcoholic. It’s my birthday this weekend and I will be catching up with family which includes my niece and nephew. Since they are not old enough for alcohol but are starting to get interested in adult drinks I thought that it would be the perfect time to break out my favourite mock Champagne recipe. I love this drink because when I was growing up it was a wonderful treat that was only served on special occasions like birthdays and Christmas. We didn’t have soft drink very … [Read More...]

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Cute Printable Labels for Preserves

We have just recently harvested the last of the beetroot that we planted towards the end of summer and we have managed to preserve a few jars! It is wonderful to know that we can continue enjoying it over the winter. Now that we have tried home grown beetroot we definitely prefer it over the bought canned variety. After putting so much effort into growing and then preserving the beetroot I wanted to make the jars look nice with some fancy printable labels! I had a look online but I could not find any that were specific for beetroot but I did find a link for some labels that included … [Read More...]

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Amazingly Easy Nutella Brownies

Okay today I am sharing one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. I can’t believe that there is such an easy way to make brownies! I have seen recipes for Nutella Brownies that are made using only 3 ingredients, but until now I have been quite sceptical as to whether they would really […]

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What is the Liebster Award you ask? Well, I asked myself that question too when I was nominated for the award by the lovely Amanda at Crafty Cooking Mama.  But after having a look around online I now know that the Liebster Award is an online prize that is awarded to bloggers by other bloggers!  […]

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Great special occasion drink for kids - Mock Champagne! thelinkssite.com

Delicious Mock Champagne Recipe

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I love a glass or two of bubbly of the alcoholic variety but sometimes you need a special occasion drink that is non-alcoholic. It’s my birthday this weekend and I will be catching up with family which includes my niece and nephew. Since they are not old enough for alcohol but are starting to get […]

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Amazingly Easy Nutella Brownies

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Okay today I am sharing one of the easiest recipes I have ever made. I can’t believe that there is such an easy way to make brownies! I have seen recipes for Nutella Brownies that are made using only 3 ingredients, but until now I have been quite sceptical as to whether they would really […]

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Quick and Easy Scone Recipe (Only 3 Ingredients!)

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I don’t know why but I often get a craving for scones when I have been working around the house, either doing housework or out in the garden. But as much as I love scones sometimes I get a bit lazy and can’t be bothered because it just seems like too much trouble. When you’re […]

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Creamy Pasta Salad Recipe

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The weather is starting to cool off and autumn is slowly taking hold but I am going to fight the cooler weather by talking about summer type recipes today! For years I have enjoyed a yummy helping of the classic creamy pasta salad with my summer salads. Adding a spoonful or two of pasta salad […]

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Virgin Mojito Recipe

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When you have been outside in the garden working or if the weather is super-hot there is nothing more thirst quenching than a big glass of chilled water! I try and drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, and most days I don’t have any trouble meeting that quota! I think I love […]

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There are lots of ways that you can use coffee grounds in the garden - thelinkssite.com

How to Use Coffee Grounds in the Garden

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I don’t actually drink coffee but others in my family do so I am lucky enough that I still have access to some coffee grounds.  I have been adding coffee grounds to the compost for a while now but I have always wondered if there were other ways that they could be used in the […]

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DIY Gardeners Mobile Phone Holder

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When I am outside in the garden and there is no one else at home I like to have my mobile phone with me just in case someone tries to contact me. If I am wearing jeans then it is not too difficult to keep my mobile with me because it fits easily into my […]

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Recording Vegetable Garden Crop Placement

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Our vegetable garden is a bit unusual in that we don’t have formal beds. The vegetable garden itself is around ten metres by five metres and each season we just set up plots within that space as we need them.  We have a few main paths around the vegetable garden but other than that we […]

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Easy Plastic Plant Markers

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I have enjoyed growing my own vegetables immensely over the last couple of years.  It is so much fun planning what you want to grow and then planting and tending to the seeds and plants. I have even contemplated planting vegetables that I don’t even like that much just so I can see if I […]

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Bonsai Fertilizer: When and How to Use it

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I have been caring for three bonsai plants over the last couple years and I have really enjoyed watching them slowly grow and take shape. I have a trident maple, a ficus, and also a serissa foetida. I love the red/orange colour of the maple in the autumn and the serissa has tiny white flowers […]

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