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.

So whatever you are up to today, make sure you put some chicken on the barbeque and celebrate this awesomeness :-) and please tag us on all social media below:-

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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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HAPPY ST GEORGE'S DAY- 23rd April 2018



Good Monday Morning and Happy St George's Day to you.. What do you know about this day that always  pops up on your calendar on the 23rd April each year?

St. George's Day takes place on April 23 every year, recognising the patron saint of England apparently made famous for slaying a dragon and saving a distressed maiden.


It's the one day of the year, apart from major football tournaments, when you are guaranteed to see English flags being waved proudly across the country.
April 23 is a national day of celebration about all things English.
But St George's Day isn't honoured as widely as those of other patron saints - St Patrick being a notable example.

St George’s Day is celebrated on April 23 every year.
It is honoured by various Christian churches and by the several nations, kingdoms, countries, and cities of which St George is the patron saint.
St George’s Day was named as early as 1222 – but only one in five people in England actually know what day it’s on.
In 1415 St George's Day became a national feast day and holiday in England. But after the union with Scotland in the 18th century it ceased to become a national holiday.
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Thursday, 19 April 2018

National Garlic Day- April 19th 2018

Hey Foodies, not only is it the warmest day of 2018 so far, it is also National Garlic Day today, which means for all you garlic lovers, you can eat as much as you like without caring if you stink up the place lol. Afterall today is a day for you to celebrate without a care in the world :-)



This stinking rose is a member of the lily family. This family also includes onions, leeks and shallots. While garlic originated in Asia over 7,000 years ago, it is used in a variety of cuisines, but it is also used for medicinal purposes.
It is considered an herbal remedy for colds, and it has been suggested to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol. Modern science has proven garlic’s antibiotic properties.

Myth and superstition reek of garlic. The most familiar one is garlic wards off vampires. This same theory seemed to work on witches, werewolves, demons and other such evils one could come across. Folklore tells us garlic grew from satan’s left footprint when he left the Garden of Eden; Greek midwives kept evils spirits away with it, and courage filled Roman soldiers who consumed the bulb.
source-nationaldaycalendar.com

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

World Malbec Day- April 17th 2018




Guys so I've never actually heard of the word Malbec before but since this popped off on my reminder this morning; I wanted to sort of touch on it and jump on the bandwagon :-)

Basically it's a purple grape variety used in making red wine..


Now here's a brief history of this glorious day I found online..

"Malbec World Day is celebrated on April 17, to commemorate the day when president Domingo Faustino Sarmiento of Argentina officially made it his mission to transform Argentina's wine industry. On that day, back in 1853, he tasked Michel Aimé Pouget, a French soil expert, to bring over new vines. Amongst his selection, was Malbec. Pouget continued experimenting with the adaptation of French varietals to Argentina’s diverse terroirs. A decade later, France underwent a Phylloxera Plague that affected the Rhône region. The name, "Malbec World Day", translates (somewhat incorrectly) from the Spanish "Malbec Mondo" meaning "Malbec throughout the world". Somehow, the name stuck and continues to confuse English speakers to this day, as most just end up calling it "World Malbec Day", or "Malbec Mondo" for those who like the alliteration. In the meantime, Malbec flourished in Argentina creating wines widely superior to those of its country of origin. Many decades later, in 1956, France faced another obstacle: a freeze wiped out the majority of Malbec vineyards."- source:- wiki.com

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Peanut Cookies Recipe


Hey guys so I can across these yummylicious 4 ingredient peanut cookies. I am a huge fan of peanut and peanut butter so this daytime snack is definately a hit for me.
Guys OMG you need to try these out; trust me you'll thank me later :-)

Here is the recipe below..

Only 4 Ingredients:-

  • I used about 50g of 100% natural crunchy Peanut butter (no sugar, no salt, no palm oil)
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of desiccated coconut




Method:-

In a bowl add the peanut butter and the coconut oil & microwave for less than a minute. Now add the vanilla extract and desiccated coconut and mix well.






Make them into desirable shapes and freeze or refrigerate overnight or for at least 4-6 hours and enjoy!




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Monday, 2 April 2018

National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day- April 2nd 2018



Hey guys so today April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day; it is a day 

that celebrates the most popular sandwich in America! It doesn’t matter whether you like grape, strawberry, orange marmalade, blackberry, or any other form of jelly, the best compliment to them is the amazing and delectable peanut butter! Peanut Butter and Jelly has become such a popular taste sensation that it can be found in hundreds of different derivations.


Peanut Butter was first invented by the Aztecs, who ground roasted peanuts into a rich nutritious paste. Peanut paste has been used all over the world in many different derivations ever since, being an absolute foundation of many cuisines. One thing that made this protein and calorie dense food popular is it’s resistance to going off, and the ease with which it could be transported. Combine that with an amazing taste and texture, and it’s no wonder that peanut butter is a world favorite! 

Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches were thought to be invented during the American Civil war, when the men mixed their peanut ration and jelly ration to create a delicious new treat while out on the field. When the men finally returned from the war, bedraggled and tired, they also brought with them news of this wonderful treat that brought them comfort on the field. Peanut butter and jelly sales soared at the wars end, all thanks to this delightful combination of sweet jelly and smooth peanut butter!



source-daysoftheyear.com