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When to give Chocolates as a Gift

September 12, 2019

Chocolate is a worldwide favorite. You can count in one hand the number of people that say they don’t like chocolate, but in the end, they will eat any treat with chocolate. That Aztec legacy, brought by the Spanish to Europe, to start the drinking delicacy, the Hot chocolate, is nowadays in any shape: powder, buttons, beans, almond, white, dark, drinkable, bar, mixed with a lot of things and the wackiest ways at shops. Now getting a gift to someone,…

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July Goodies from Degustabox

August 26, 2019

Sorry for the delay guys, and for missing out the June box, but a lot has been happening at the Alejandra’s HQ. This box of July is dedicated to all the picnics and Afternoon teas of the good weather that is coming up. After a couple of weeks with rain, Sun is now scorching and the UK is not very fond of air conditioning. With good weather, gardens are being setting up, conservatories revamped and with a more summer feeling…

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Easy and Quick Waffle Recipe (Video)

August 4, 2019

The basic Belgium Waffle recipe. You can use what you have at home, is quick to prepare and gives you a generous batch of waffles from 12 to 16 waffles, depending on how your waffle maker takes and how much you pour.   Ingredients: 2 Cups of self-raising Flour 1 Tbsp of Baking Powder 1/2 Tsp of salt 3 Tbsp of sugar (or any other substitute such as stevia, just make sure you calculate how much of stevia is comparing…

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Having a Family Fiesta at Fiesta del Asado Birmingham

July 18, 2019

We had a nice evening meal, in a very South American way at the Fiesta del Asado in Birmingham, most specific in Solihull.   If you had read our previous “tasting’ of Lasan In Birmingham, Fiesta del Asado is from the same owner, so I had some questions answered and here is what I gathered (huge thank you to Andrew who invited us and answered my questions): The initial inspiration for Fiesta came after Lasan had won Gordon Ramsay’s The…

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Street Food in Posh Style at Fazenda Birmingham

July 9, 2019

Hold your thoughts! Street Food in a Posh style isn’t it dining normally? No, not at all. I went to one of my favourite family places, Fazenda in Birmingham to try out their Bar Food Menu, and I just had the most throwback of being in South America, in the middle of the “mercadito” with my family. Fazenda created a menu called Bar Food with a kind of Tapas, great to have a bite either for lunch or evening while…

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May Goodies from Degustabox

May 30, 2019

Box of May is dedicated to all the brunches and Afternoon teas of the good weather that is coming up. With good weather, gardens are being setting up, conservatories revamped and with a more summer feeling comes all visits and rendezvous with friends and family.     For those that don’t know about Degustabox: Degustabox is a mystery food Monthly subscription box, full of novelties and goodies. Each month you will try from sweet to savoury, new products in the…

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Indian Family Meal at Lasan, Birmingham

May 3, 2019

After an excellent weekend in Kingston Upon Thames (read here), we went straight to Birmingham to have a lovely meal at Lasan’s, and end the weekend in perfection. Lasan is an Indian restaurant true to India’s flavours, colours and culture. Lasan is part of the Lasan Group from the well succeeded Business entrepreneur Jabbar Khan and was Winner of Gordon Ramsay’s Best Local Restaurant in the UK and BBC’s ‘The Great British Menu’. So this meal promised. Situated in St…

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Eating out at Hawkers Bar & Brasserie, Kingston Upon Thames

May 2, 2019

While Staying at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, in Kingston Upon Thames, we had a lovely meal at Hawkers Bar & Brasserie which is just inside the hotel we were. For full review on Double Tree by Hilton Kingston Upon Thames, please check here on the blog!       Hawker’s has several menus for several occasions, like Afternoon Tea, Cocktail in their excellent bar and a very nice Children menu. Before starting, it was time for some cocktails…

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Healthy Tea Time

May 2, 2019

I do love a good cup of tea, either hot or cold, but it needs to be a good quality tea. And even though this article contains affiliate links (you might have some discount or not, but while it won’t cost you more, here at Alejandra’s we get a percentage of your shopping and help us with our job), I decided to become affiliate of Twinnings exactly because I do buy a lot of teas from Twinings! #Winning Twining launched…

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