21 October 2014

Dinner in Disguise with Miele

A couple of Sunday's ago we all went off to London and whilst the boys had fun at the Cinema Molly-May and me meet up with the lovely Ruth and Kip and their kids to have a "Dinner in Disguise" morning at the Miele Gallery in the heart of London.

In all honesty!  I am not a good cook! No that's a lie, i am a RUBBISH cook! 
I really would like to improve my cooking skills (any cookery classes going send them my way!) 
so my boys and MM can have something else then my short list of Mummy Dishes like Spag Bol, Lasagne, Spaghetti Carbonara and slow cooker chicken!!
But all is not lost!  
I am pretty decent Baker not to GBBO standard of course, but i can do a mean Marble cake!!
Coming from Germany i was already familiar of the Miele brand and there are quite a few Miele appliances in my parents house! but it was interesting to check out their brand new Miele Steam Oven Range and sample some healthy food!
Whilst we waited for the food we started off with decoration some cupcakes with a twist (they where coloured with beetroot!)

As a starter the Miele Chefs dished us up Brussels Sprout Croquettes with green pesto fresh out of the steam oven cooked in 20 minutes and they tasted very delicious so much so that i eat them before taking a picture to show you!
For our main we decorated our very own little pizza with a choice of cauliflower or beetroot base, i have to admit i was very sceptical with the beetroot base because i normally don't eat beetroot but i was more then pleasantly surprise that it was my favourite out of both! We also tried some meatballs with courgette and carrot spaghetti.
My finished mini pizzas before they headed into the Miele Steam Oven:
And because there is always room for desert we where all in agreement that the Avocado Chocolate Mouse was divine! Avocado & Chocolate  i hear you say?
Believe me it does work! This is the 2. time i tried it my cousin did make it a few month back for our Cousin Brunch when i went to Germany and don't ask me how but you can hardly taste the avocado and its such a healthy treat! 
I thought i share the receipt with you so you can try it out yourself:
At the end of the Event the Miele Team gave us a fabulous Goodies Bag full of receipts of all the dishes we have been served today as well as a cute Miele Toy hoover for Molly-May to help me keep my house clean. She is a little bit too small for it now so i put it away for her to enjoy next year!
And as a little treat for Mummy we received a box with a Surprise Lemon Drizzle Cake! 
I shared mine with the family when i got home and let them all have a guess what the secret ingredient was and non of them knew that the cake was actually baked with mashed potato!! 
But we where all in agreement that it was rather tasty and i have been asked to make it for the next family gathering!
And now i let you in on a little secret! The Miele Gallery in London has got some fabulous Creative Living Courses going on you can find some more details on their website
I personally would love to go on the Steam School Course to learn more about cooking with steam!
(Something for my Christmas Wish List Mr. C.??)
I know for a fact that once we finally moved from our flat into our own house that a Miele Steam oven is high on my must have list for my new kitchen!!!
Disclaimer: I have been invited to the Miele Gallery in London for the event but i have not been asked to write about it and all opinions and thoughts are my own.

20 October 2014

Week 42 - Project 365

Week 42 - 12. - 18. October

Day 285
Smiles all around in our new purchase i treated myself to another keppeke this time a ring sling in coral cube i love the colour!



Day 286
Today i made my first ever pie i even decorated it lovingly lets just say the after picture doesn't look as pretty i will try again:



Day 287
Look who i spotted in Finns room today a little train loving intruder little miss loves standing up and checking out her big brothers train track:



Day 288
Its a selfie day, do you think she looks like me? Loads of people do tell me so:



Day 289
Ohhh look mummy new spoons from Tommee Tippee lets do the chewing test first:



Day 290
There is a little cupcake thieve in the house! We went to A3 Baby Barn Baby Shop to check out the new Combi range i will post about it soon:



Day 291
Went to Lidls and found my favourite Lebkuchen or Gingerbread Rounds as they are called in the UK, Christmas is coming oh yeah:
  

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Week 41 - Project 365

Week 41 - 5. - 11. October

It is International Baby wearing week so this weeks pictures are all about the buckles, wrap and baby wearing love! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Day 278
MM loves a snooze in our colourful Beco Solei:



Day 279
There seems to be loads of sleepy dust in my new keppeke cube wrap:



Day 280
Here is my stash shot, not quite finished yet (shh don't tell Mr.C.)



Day 281
Who needs a highchair? breakfast in our Beco Gemini excuse the crazy mummy face!



Day 282
sleep? who needs sleep?


Day 283
Today we are doing a back carry so i can get on with cleaning done around the house:

  
Day 284
First successful wrap transfer from mummy to cot! and she stayed asleep yippee:



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16 October 2014

An Afternoon with Dr. Ranj & Braun

Last Month we have been invited to attend the Launch of the new Thermometer Range from Braun with a Demo and Talk of no other then the Presenter of "Get Well Soon!" 
from CBeebies Dr. Ranj himself!

Arriving at the venue we where greeted by a lovely Team of hosts and whilst we waited for the presentation to begin we indulged in the most amazing Kids Buffet I have ever come across:


Unfortunately I couldn't bring Finn along because he was at school but the lovely Dr. Ranj recorded a message to him and his best Mate Joe which both boys loved!

In his talk Dr. Ranj gave us advice about how to deal with fever and answered all of our question regarding fever. If you want to get more advice about fever check out this page over here

But enough about the food and the nice Doctor let me tell you about the two new high precision thermometers which Braun added to their range:

The new Braun ThermoScan 7 Thermometer (IRT6520) comes with the brilliant Age Precision function which lets you select your child’s age, take their temperature and the colour coded display will help you understand the temperature reading, based on the age of the child, and act accordingly. Clinical research shows that the definition of fever changes with a child’s age. What is a normal temperature in a four year old, can be a fever in a newborn. Age is the determining factor. The tip on the ThermoScan is warmed before use, to ensure professional accuracy! Just like the older version of the Thermometer it can store readings (up to 9 readings with this new model) and the front panel has a build in night light. The ThermoScan 7 is available from Boots for 49.99£.

The new Braun No touch + forehead thermometer (NTF3000) is the first thermometer with no touch and touch functions to be as gentle as can be for a sleeping baby. With its revolutionary dual technology and ultra-sensitive sensor, now you can get fast and precise temperature readings either in touch mode, by placing the thermometer on the forehead, or by holding it in front of the forehead up to 5 cm away in the no-touch mode. It also has a silent mode to not disturb your sleeping patient!

The no touch + forehead thermometer is available in Boots, Asda and any good baby specialist retailer for 52.99£.


It was lovely catching up with Kelly (More Then Just A Mummy) Laura (Mummy's Zone) and Lauren (Mummy is a Gadget Geek) and their kids as well as meeting new Bloggers: Elfa (Californian Mum In London) and a fellow Home Country Girl Nadine (German Girl In London).
Thank you Dr. Ranj and the Girls from the Lenny Agency for a very enjoyable and informative afternoon!

Watch out for a full review on the Braun no touch & forehead thermometer coming soon!
Disclaimer: We have been invited to the Braun Launch and received a goodie bag and a sample of the new Braun no touch & forehead thermometer for reviewing purposes but I haven't been asked to write about the event and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

15 October 2014

Win a iPhone 6 with Cow&Gate #5StepWeaning

Have you seen my post earlier on about the fantastic new 5 Step Weaning Plan from Cow&Gate? 
If not check it out here.
Cow&Gate are running a brilliant Competition throughout October to win a iPhone 6 all you have to do is upload a video of your little ones first taste either via Instagram with the hashtag #5StepWeaning, via Facebook or directly on the C&G website.


And here is our offering Molly-May's first taste of hummus on her carrot stick caught on Video:


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