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Fresh Summer Desserts

For those of us with a sweet tooth, desserts are the best bit of any meal! The summer leaves us craving light and fresh fruity desserts that compliment a gorgeous sunny day – especially after a BBQ. Try out some of these delicious recipes for family and when friends come over; you will not be disappointed. Method – Pre-heat oven to 150C/130FAN/GAS2. Using a pencil, draw round the rim of a dinner plate on baking parchment – Whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then whisk in... Read More

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Perfect Picnic Spots

What better way to celebrate summer than with a picnic with your friends and family surrounded by gorgeous scenery! With miles of coastline and acres of countryside to choose from, we have put together a selection of the best places in the UK for eating outside. Pack up your hamper with fabulous food and your plastic cups and get outside! The ladies here at Shoetique HQ have picked out a few scenic spots for a picnic this summer….. Emmetts Garden, Kent Here, the meadow offers plenty of space for all... Read More

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Cooling Cocktails

There is nothing more idyllic on a long summers evening than a warm breeze accompanied by a cooling cocktail. loves the following recipes for summer cocktails and we think they would be perfect mixed up in larger quantities and shared with friends alongside olives and a selection of fresh tapas. Watermelon Martini INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 5 cups watermelon, seeds removed 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 1/4 cups vodka 2 ounces melon liqueur, optional 8 lemon twists, for decoration DIRECTIONS Bring the sugar and water to... Read More

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Brilliant BBQ Food

BBQ weather is upon us, which is exciting everyone here in the Shoetique office. To me it just means we can eat outside without blankets and hats. I come from the kind of family who aspire to be more Australian and even without the weather will dine alfresco most months. We don’t have the best of weather in the UK which can lead to the Great British BBQ unpredictability. Glorious sun one moment… very quickly leading to fleeing into the house protecting the burger buns from rain the next. Unfortunately,... Read More

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Deliciously Ella

For those of you who haven’t heard of ‘Deliciously Ella’ here is a little bit of background about the woman who turned to a vegetarian, dairy free, refined sugar free and wheat free diet. After trying conventional medicines which seemed to have little effect on the symptoms of her rare illness known as ‘Postural Tachycardia Syndrome’ which attacks the nervous system and can result in chest pain, fatigue, blackouts, digestive issues and food intolerances, Ella turned to researching natural healing approaches. Overnight, she changed her diet of sugary cereals, pasta... Read More