Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentines Day- February 14th 2018


Good morning all and here's is wishing you all a happy happy Valentines day.

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. Originating as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early saints named Valentinus, Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.- source-wikipedia.com




Remember you do not only celebrate your loved ones on Valentines day; you celebrate them EVERYDAY.. So whatever you get up to today, make sure you enjoy yourself and spread love.. 

If you are like me and you're not going to dine out today, then make this 2 course dinner for your loved one here-

Remember to also tag us in all your social media Valentines day celebration below:-

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Happy Pancake Day 2018- Shrove Tuesday


Morninggggggggggggg, pancakes are almost everyone's favourite and it's only proper to have a day dedicated to celebrating this huge day :-)

Lets get into the background of this day..

Shrove Tuesday (also known in Commonwealth countries and Ireland as Pancake Tuesday or Pancake day) is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes. In others, especially those where it is called Mardi Gras or some translation thereof, this is a carnival day, and also the last day of "fat eating" or "gorging" before the fasting period of Lent.

I have a step by step video on how to make the best pancakes in 3 different ways; check it out here-

OK lets get tossing and make sure you tag us in your pictures on all social media below

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Friday, 9 February 2018

National Pizza Day- February 9th 2018


Good morning foodies and happy Friyayyyyyy... What a way to celebrate the start of the weekend than to indulge in some gracious great Pizza as Its National Pizza Day today... And for all you PIZZA lovers, it means  you can indulge in your favourite mouth-watering slices to celebrate and giving you the perfect excuse to order as many pizza slices as you please :-)


If the cheesy delights are your passion, here is everything you need to know about this important day that should be the highlight of your year.

Whether you crave flavoursome deep pan or delicious thin Italian crusts, there is a pizza to suit all fans.
Many of the top pizza restaurants are offering deals for National Pizza Day so people can take advantage of the special occasioni.
Or why not get cosy and stay inside with a takeaway deal, as many are offering discounts that last beyond Friday.

Enjoy your pizzas and make sure to tag us on social media if you managed to grab yourself some pizzas either homemade or takeaway :-)
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Thursday, 8 February 2018

International Scotch Day- February 8th 2018

Today February 8th is marked as International Scotch Day; today is billed as a global fiesta for Scotch whisky fans, 8 February marks a collective dram-raising through events, bar activities, and good old-fashioned catching up with friends over a drop of the good stuff.



Enjoy your scotch's today, forget that today is a working day; after all its Friday tomorrow :-) Be sure to tag me on all social media if you do bag yourself some scotch for today's celebration..

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Monday, 5 February 2018

World Nutella Day- February 5th 2018

Morning Foodies, hope you all had a good weekend and wishing you a great start to another cold and frosty week :-)

World Nutella day was first celebrated on 5th Feb 2007 by an American blogger known as Sara Rosso. She loved the chocolate spread so much she decided that it deserved its own holiday.

And Nutella fans loved it! They came together from all over the world to celebrate their passion for Nutella on social media through photos, recipes and messages.



"World Nutella® Day has become a global phenomenon with people sharing and spreading the wonder of Nutella® at home, work, and school; in their off- and on-line communities, with family, friends and fellow fans everywhere.

In 2015, Sara transferred World Nutella® Day to Ferrero (the makers of Nutella®) to help it live on and grow for years to come.

From then on, every year we search for someone with Sara’s delicious devotion to lead the fan celebration on World Nutella® Day."- source-nutelladay.com

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Sunday, 4 February 2018

World Cancer Day- February 4th 2018


Happy Sunday readers, today 4th February is World Cancer Day

What is World Cancer day?

On 4 February, World Cancer Day is a day to unite in the fight against cancer. Every Unity Band worn, every pound
 donated and every gesture of support will play an important part of beating cancer sooner.
The funds raised from people will support thousands of scientists, doctors and nurses to accelerate progress in the fight against over 200 cancer types.- source-cancerresearchuk.org

Prostate Cancer- According to the BBC, the death toll for prostate cancer has now overtaken that of breast cancer. The number of mean dying from prostate cancer has surpassed the number of women dying from breast cancer.

"Prostate Cancer UK says advances in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are paying off, and increased funding could benefit prostate cancer.
The biggest cancer killers in the UK remain lung and bowel cancer, with prostate now in third place.
The latest figures from 2015 show there were 11,819 deaths from prostate cancer compared with 11,442 from breast cancer"- source-bbc.co.uk



To make a donation to find cure and beat cancer, please visit the cancer research UK website at www.cancerresearchuk.org


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

National Croissant Day- January 30th 2018


Today 30th January 2018 is National Croissant day.

In the United States, National Croissant Day is observed each year on January 30th.  Croissants are a buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  
The key to a perfect croissant is laminating the dough. Laminating the dough is a process by which butter is folded into the mixture creating multiple thin layers of butter and dough. The result is a mouth-watering flaky crust and airy body.

Legend surrounds this pastry, as is often the case with a popular, worldly treat. What is known, is that crescent-shaped breads have been found around the world for ages. One of these was the Kipferl which originated in Austria as far back as the 13th century. This non laminated bread is more like a roll.
Credit for the croissant we know today is given to an Austrian military officer, August Zang. In 1939 he opened a Viennese bakery in Paris introducing France to Viennese baking techniques.- source-nationaldaycalendar.com
How to Observe-

Stop by the bakery for a fresh, warm croissant or try making your own and also use #NationalCroissantDay to post on social media and tag me below:-

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

National Pie Day- January 23rd 2018


National Pie Day, is an annual celebration of pies that started in the mid-1970s by Boulder, Colorado nuclear engineer, brewer and teacher Charlie Papazian after he declared his own birthday, January 23, to be National Pie Day. Since 1986, National Pie Day is sponsored by the American Pie Council.


In 2014, the American Pie Council partnered with Paramount Pictures in promoting the romantic thriller film Labor Day in conjunction with National Pie Day. (A pie-making scene features prominently in the film, and the film's general release was within a few days of National Pie Day.)




According to foodimentary.com, here are five food facts about pies.

  • In 1986 National Pie Day was first celebrated by the American Pie Council to commemorate Crisco’s 75th anniversary of “serving foods to families everywhere.”
  • The first pies appeared around 9500 BC.
  • Meat pies with fillings such as steak, cheese, steak and kidney, minced beef, or chicken and mushroom are popular in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Pot pies with a flaky crust and bottom are also a popular American dish, typically with a filling of meat (particularly beef, chicken or turkey), gravy, and mixed vegetables (potatoes, carrots and peas).
  • Fruit pies may be served with a scoop of ice cream, a style known in North America as pie à la mode.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

H&M stores in South Africa destroyed over Racist Hoodie!!!


Whilst I try to keep all my social platforms as unbiased as possible, there has been a number of breaking news regarding the whole "H&M racial saga" with an innocent young boy of colour.

Now it breaks my heart to see justice been served through violent means.

It has been reported that all H&M stores have been shut down due to protesters trashing stores in South Africa.

According to the BBC, South African police have used rubber bullets to disperse a mob trashing H&M stores in and around Johannesburg (South Africa's biggest city) after the brand used a controversial picture of a black male child wearing a green hoodie with the term "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle" written on it as shown below, with a picture of another male caucasian model wearing a similar hoodie with the term "Mangrove Jungle, Survival Expert"



Now we all know the issue with caucasians or people not of colour using the term "Monkey" around a person of colour; this has now become a very big issue with people taking matters to another level.

H&M has since apologised several days ago for the image, which ran on its website.


The retailer withdrew both the product and the image after it sparked outrage and allegations of racism on social media.

"We're deeply sorry that the picture was taken, and we also regret the actual print," it said in a statement.

Celebrities such as "The Weekend & G-Eazy" have both withdrawn partnership with the bran over this issue.

Video footage showed activists trashing displays, kicking over clothes rails and shoving mannequins.

South African Police (SAPS) also tweeted about the vandalism, writing: "Several incidents of protests at H&M stores around the province have been reported.
"At the East Rand Mall the protesters managed to enter the shop & stole several items. #SAPS members had to intervene and dispersed the group of protesters by firing rubber bullets."
EFF leader Julius Malema defended the rampage, saying: "We make no apology about what the fighters did today." 
"We are not going to allow anyone to use the colour of our skin to humiliate us, to exclude us," he added.- (source- bbc.co.uk)

The below images were taken from the bbc website.

While consumers in several countries had called for a boycott of H&M as the picture went viral, the mother of the child model has said that she did not find it offensive.
She said the hoodie was "one of hundreds of outfits my son has modelled", and urged people to "stop crying wolf all the time".
Addressing the EFF store takeovers, she tweeted that "apartheid and racism [have] corrupted some so much that this is thought to be reasonable in response to a hoodie with the word "monkey" on it".
More than one celebrity has cut their ties with H&M over the hoodie row.
Singer The Weeknd, who had collaborated with the company, said the advert made him feel "shocked and embarrassed".
He was joined by rapper G-Eazy, who had been due to bring out a clothing line with H&M in March.
"I can't allow for my name and brand to be associated with a company that could let this happen," the musician said.
"I hope that this situation will serve as the wake up call that H&M and other companies need to get on track and become racially and culturally aware, as well as more diverse at every level." bbc.co.uk

What's your take on the above, comment below lets here it, but please note that any racial/prejudice comments will be deleted automatically, this blog does not condone such activity. Thanks for understanding.
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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

National Apricot Day- 9th January 2018

Hey guys, so today is National Apricot day and you know what that means??? You can eat as many as you please. Not only are Apricots good for you, they are also a great source of Vitamin A which is also known as retinol


Celebrate National Apricot Day! Did you know that the word "apricot" means "precious" in Latin? Apricots ripen earlier than most summer fruits, making them a precious commodity every spring.
The apricot tree emerged in China more than 4,000 years ago and eventually made its way across Asia to the Mediterranean. Centuries later, Spanish explorers introduced the apricot to the New World and planted the trees all over the west coast. Today, farmers in California’s San Joaquin Valley produce 95% of the apricots grown in the United States.
Whether you prefer them fresh, broiled, grilled, or poached, enjoy an apricot today in honor of the occasion! Happy National Apricot Day! source-www.punchbowl.com

And here's why 'an apricot a day, can also keep the doctor away':
  • Good Source of Vitamin A: Apricots are packed with Vitamin A, which is also known as retinol. ...
  • Rich in Fiber: ...
  • Good for Your Heart. ...
  • Treasure Chest of Antioxidants: ...
  • Good for Your Blood: ...
  • Good for the Skin: ...
  • It's Diet Friendly: ...
  • It Strengthens Your Bones: source-food.ndtv.com



Happy Apricotting :-)