How To Make Your Own Christmas Day Stock FOR FREE

If you are in the habit of having a roast every Sunday like we are, then it would be SO easy to make your own stock to use on Christmas day. Not only would it cut down your waste and cost you nothing but a little longer on the hob, but it’ll be tastier by miles – How To Make Your Own Christmas Day Stock.

If you are on a low-fat diet plan (or Slimming World like me) you should remember this has more fat in it than making gravy from hot water and stock cubes. Read more

10 Things You NEED TO KNOW About Southport Flower Show

It’s been a week and a half since we moved into our new home and with all of the sunshine we have been treated with recently we are using our new garden (we had a little yard before) like another room of our house.

10 Things You NEED TO KNOW About Southport Flower Show written by katie haydock for life on vista street

I’ve always wanted to try to live semi-sustainably and now that I have land I have already been planning ahead. I have all of my ideas so now I just need to see if they were feasible and how much they are going to set me back. Read more

Paint, Glitter and Quality Time: My Captured Moment #toddlerapprovedTuesday

WARNING –  **Daddy – This post contains spoilers**

We’ve had a really busy couple of weeks. We’ve been to Geronimo, on holiday, had a car breakdown and bought a new car (new to us, not new new) and numerous play dates.

This week I got to have an extra day off work with my Little Miss, so I decided that we should stay home and have some quality time together… We decided to make some Father’s Day cards. One for Daddy, and one for each of her Granddads (she has three – lucky girl!) Read more

How To Make: Passion Fruit Cupcakes / Slimming World Friendly

How To Make: Passion Fruit Cupcakes / Slimming World Friendly by katie haydock for life on vista street

This past week I’ve shared with you a few websites that I have been using to find recipes to use up the food stuffs that I already had in the house pre-pay day. Here and here!

But pay day has been and gone and our kitchen is well stocked once more.

I very rarely buy cake these days (unless it is a very special occasion and I’m super rushed for time), because not only do I not want temptation in my way a lot of the time the goodies we buy are just not worth the syns!

We buy lots and lots and of fruit… but that doesn’t mean to say that the fruit doesn’t end up on a cake… especially if I can make that cake for less than my daily syns allowance. Passion Fruit Cupcakes don’t last long for three reasons: The recipe contains no refined sugar to preserve it, it has a fresh cream (or quark) topping and filling… and they’re just too damn tasty to leave alone.

This could be the perfect home-made treat for Mother’s Day or a delicious no junk treat for Easter. You could amend the recipe to make it as naughty or nice as you like!

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How To Make PERFECT Chocolate Truffles

I’m pretty sure it won’t come as a shock to you when I tell you I’m a bit of a chocoholic on the sly.

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