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October Goodies from Degustabox

November 6, 2019

Have you had fun on this Halloween? A lot of goodies? Let me show you the October’s Box goodies with the theme: Home Comforts to enjoy with the 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 market that probably you wouldn’t buy, so you can have a try of them.   Discount…

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10 Thanksgiving Recipes to Have on Hand This November

November 6, 2019

By Dylan Bartlett Thanksgiving only happens once a year, and you want to get it right. But how can you decide on a menu with so many options? It’s common to feel overwhelmed with the overabundance of choice. There are recipes on recipes that would go perfect with this, or excellent with that. It’s can be tough. So to simplify things, here are some suggested dishes to have on hand when Thanksgiving rolls around.       1. Oven-Roasted Turkey…

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September Goodies from Degustabox

October 17, 2019

Ah October! Have a said previously how I love October (Halloween, parties, almost Christmas, Halloween, Christmas, parties… have I said Halloween and Christmas??). Love the Autumn time!! Staying at home in the cold with a warm cuppa and a buttery toast… But…let’s start by September’s Box. This box of September is dedicated to all the family meals and sharing at home. The beginning of schooltime and back to office full time. Those dinners feel so good around family, don’t they?…

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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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