Tuesday, 19 June 2018

NIGERIAN RICE AND BEANS RECIPE




Alot of people enjoy this dish but don't really know how to make it; it's definately not rocket science, its super easy. Click the link below for the recipe.




Friday, 15 June 2018

National Beer Day UK- June 15th 2018


If you're from the UK or have been to the UK; then you'll surely know that beer is one of our staple drinks.

If you ever walk into the alcohol section in a supermarket or corner shop; there's every possibility that you'll wanna grab yourself a beer.

Beer in England has been brewed for hundreds of years. As a beer brewing country, England is known for its top fermented cask beer (also called real ale) which finishes maturing in the cellar of the pub rather than at the brewery and is served with only natural carbonation.


English beer styles include bitter, mild, brown ale and old ale. Stout, porter and India Pale Ale were also originally brewed in London. Lager style beer has increased considerably in popularity since the mid 20th century. Other modern developments include consolidation of large brewers into multinational corporations; growth of beer consumerism; expansion of microbreweries and increased interest in bottle conditioned beers.

National Beer Day was chosen because 15 June is also the date that Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 and ale is mentioned in clause 35 of Magna Carta, which states that "Let there be throughout our kingdom a single measure for wine and a single measure for ale and a single measure for corn, namely 'the London quarter."- wiki.com


Beer Day Britain was instigated by beer sommelier, writer and drinks educator Jane Peyton. It took place for the first time in 2015. The main focus of the day is the National Cheers To Beer that takes place at 7 pm when people also sing the Cheers To Beer anthem co-written by Jane Peyton.

So tell me why we wouldn't make this a trend :-)

Wherever you are, make sure you pop a can or two and celebrate this historical day with us.. You can also tag us on social media below.


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Friday, 1 June 2018

National Fish and Chip Day- June 1st 2018



Happy new month; Today June 1st is also National Fish and Chips Day;

History of Fish and Chip Day
To talk of the history of this holiday is, as in the case of so many others, to speak of the origins of that which it celebrates. Fish and Chip seem an odd thing to have become the foundation for an entire cultures working class, but much comes into focus when you understand the economy and industry of the time it took hold. In the late 1800’s, trawl fishing became a major part of the industry in the North Sea, resulting in a growing availability of fresh fish in areas further inland, especially within the cities. Anyone who understands economics knows that ‘easily available’ means ‘cheaper to get your hands on’.

Cheap, filling, and high caloric food created an excellent foundation for a working class that held incredibly physically demanding jobs. Thus it was that “Chippers” started cropping up all over major population centers, the vendors that served fish and chips to the people on the street. From there, the meal spread all over the world and is now popular all over Canada (being sold from ‘Chip Wagons’) and throughout the USA. In the America’s it can be found in everything from corner burger shops as part of their fry menu, to some of the most upscale restaurants which provide them with only the best cod and sides. It really is a meal that crosses all the boundaries of culture, class, and status.



How to Celebrate Fish and Chip Day

Well, it starts off simple enough, doesn’t it? Pop on over to your favorite Chipper and get yourself a paper-full of this delicious and filling meal. Try it, however, you like it, with a little tartar sauce in the US, a bit of mayonnaise in Canada, Ketchup in the UK or whatever strikes you as your favorite thing to flavor your dish with. Malt vinegar is a very popular addition, and with the delicious tang, it will make your Fish and Chip Day flavorful and authentic! source-daysoftheyear.com


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World Milk Day- June 1st 2018


Happy World Milk Day, today 1st June 2018 is a day celebrated around the world; the tradition of celebrating World Milk Day on June 1st came from the fact that many countries were already celebrating World Milk Day on or around this date. A date in late May was originally proposed, but some countries felt that they already had too many holidays around this time. As a result, June 1st became the special day dedicated to milk.

World Milk Day puts a lot of attention on milk and does a great job in publicising activities connected with the milk industry. The fact that many countries around the globe all choose this specific day for World Milk Day shows that milk is a food that is cherished worldwide.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

National Biscuit Day- May 29th 2018


Hey Foodies, today May 29th is National Biscuit day, yayyyyy. Yes a whole day dedicated to biscuit lovers like myself. Oh how I miss eating biscuits :-)

This day tells you that you can eat as much biscuits as you like, you can over induldge without counting calories andnot feel bad because at the end of the day, its #NationalBiscuitDay.

I  have a video of some cookies I made some time ago; please check them out below-


According to Foodimentary, here are five fun facts about Biscuits:-
  • In the United Kingdom, the word “biscuit” is used to refer to what the United States would call a “cookie”.
  • White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolized into sugar.  Biscuits will quickly spike your blood-sugar level.
  • In the United Kingdom, the word “biscuit” is used to refer to what we in the United States would call a “cookie”.
  • White flour, commonly used to bake biscuits, is almost instantly metabolized into sugar.  Biscuits will quickly spike your blood-sugar level.- source-foodimentary.com




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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

National Barbeque (BBQ) Day- May 16th 2018


Hello and welcome to my blog on this glorious Wednesday; I love this segment on my blog where I announce what "National Food Day" it is.

Here is a video of some bbq chicken for inspiration for you..



Today May 16th is a day celebrated as National BBQ or Barbeque Day and according to Foodimentary.com, here are food facts about National BBQ day:-

  • Grilling is no longer considered a male dominated activity. While 51 percent of males cha-cha with the charcoal, 49 percent of women flamenco with the flames.
  • 263,000 moist towelettes will wipe up BBQ sauce covering fingers and faces.  
  • The original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and pepper.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs. source-foodimentary.com

And just incase you don't know what a Barbeque is, it is a cooking method, a style of food, and a name for a meal or gathering at which this style of food is cooked and served. Barbecuing is done slowly over low, indirect heat and the food is flavored by the smoking process, while grilling, a related process, is generally done quickly over moderate-to-high direct heat that produces little smoke.

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Friday, 11 May 2018

National Eat What You Want Day- May 11th 2018


National Eat what you want day was Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of wellcat.com, Eat What You Want Day is just a way to enjoy life with friends and family.  Many nutritionists even agree that “taking a short break” from your diet regimen is actually good for you. :-)




National Eat What You Want Day is a day Observed annually on May 11, National Eat What You Want Day is about having one day a year of eating with no regrets. Whether you love donuts or fast food, today is your day to indulge without feeling guilty.




I absolutely love days like this just because I know I can over indulge and nit give a care in the world lol; after all if anyone asks, I'll tell them its National Eat what you want day lol...




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Monday, 30 April 2018

WHEN TWO BECOME ONE...SAINSBURY'S AND ASDA MERGE.....



Good Monday morning readers, just a bit of some breaking news for you in our Lifestyle segment.
Your favourite supermarket chains agree to join forces. Now if you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I'm an Asda girl; I do about 95% of my grocery shopping in Asda with the remaining 5% in Lidl & Tesco. I never really step foot in Sainsbury's, (as their prices are extortionate) I only ever go there if I'm driving by and I desperately need a drink or pop to their Petrol station so I'm not sure how to react to this. However, they have promised a 10% decrease in prices of their groceries so this might be interesting. Asda is currently owned by Walmart (very huge in the states)

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Here's some background information as to how/why it happened....
The supermarkets said that grocery prices would fall in both chains as a result of the merger.
Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe said the deal would lead to no store closures and no job losses in stores.
The combination of the UK's second and third largest supermarkets would create a giant, representing nearly £1 in every £3 spent on groceries.
The combined group comprises:
  • 2,800 stores
  • 330,000 employees
  • 47 million customer transactions per week
  • combined revenues of £51bn
"There will be be no store closures," Mr Coupe told the BBC's Today programme.
"There's been a bit of commentary over the weekend where people have been alluding to the fact that the only way of making this happen is by closing stores - that is not true.

"The stores will continue to trade and of course that's where the vast majority of people employed by both companies actually work."
Shares in Sainsbury's jumped 16% in response to the merger news. Mr Coupe - who will lead the new combined group - said he believed the two supermarkets were "the best possible fit".
"It will enable us to bring prices down, to improve quality, to improve ranges and to bring the power of Walmart in the form of buying of general merchandise and in the form of their systems and investments to the UK," he said. Walmart will retain a 42% stake in the newly-merged company following the deal. Sainsbury's and Asda said they would have a close relationship with Walmart as a strategic partner.
The supermarkets said they expected to be able to lower prices "by around 10% on many of the products customers buy regularly".

'Local monopolies'

Given the size of the two chains, the deal is expected to need approval from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
At the weekend, Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable said the CMA should force the companies to sell off stores if the merger meant the new giant was dominant in a particular area. He said the move risked creating "even more concentrated local monopolies".
Labour's shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey told the BBC she was concerned at the impact of the proposed tie-up on suppliers.
The combined group "will have immense purchasing power, giving them an opportunity to bargain very hard with suppliers," she warned.
Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Tesco has a 27.6% grocery market share, while Sainsbury's has 15.8% and Asda has 15.6%.
Mr Coupe told the BBC he expected the deal to be completed by the autumn of 2019. source bbc.co.uk

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

National Pigs in a Blanket Day- April 24th 2018

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Hey guys, so its another segment of "National Food Day" & today we are celebrating the iconic day of pigs in a blanket. The day is observed every 24th April across the world, the term often refers to a variety of different dishes. In the United States, Pigs-in-a-Blanket are often hot dogs or sausages wrapped in biscuit or croissant dough and baked. Pigs-in-a-Blanket are generally served as an appetizer or as breakfast. However, it can be served any mealtime especially on Christmas day for me, its definately got to be a staple on Christmas morning, they are my all time favourite...



SO HOW DO YOU OBSERVE
You simply share your version of Pigs-In-A-Blanket using #NationalPigBlanketDay on social media and don't forget to tag us @saiprojects on Instagram, twitter, snapchat.
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I also have a recipe available on my youtube page below which basically gives you a very detailed step by step instruction to follow... don't forget to check it out

Monday, 23 April 2018

ITS A BOY- DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE GIVES BIRTH TO A BOY- April 23rd 2018

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Yessssss if you know me well, you'll know how much I love the Royal family; and obviously its only proper for me to congratulate The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their newest addition.

The baby was born today 23rd April 2018 at 11.01am GMT, he will also be fifth in line to the throne pushing Prince Harry back one

It is also St George's Day today which is double celebration for the whole nation.. Lets see some pics below which will be updated every so often :-)

The announcement made earlier by the Kensington Palace twitter page





The Duchess gave birth here earlier today. The Lindo Wing in London's St Mary's Hospital



This is the highlight of my day; I so much adore this chap.. His job must not be easy, bless him #towncrier



The gorgeous family currently; this is about to change as they are now a family of 5 :-)



The press notice from Kensington Palace


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