Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Recipe Wednesday

hello everyone

this weeks recipe comes from Love Foodies My family background is British so i love fish and chips especially the British style although i do love going to the fish and chip places (i only wish they still wrapped them in newspaper *sigh*) they can be quite costly if you miss the lunch special so why not make it at home



The Fish
Cod, haddock, pollock, whiting,catfish. Any ‘meaty’ thick filleted white fish is good. For this recipe I have used frozen cod as fresh fish is extremely expensive!
1 cup flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
Vegetable Oil for deep frying. (calculate amount according to the size of your pan)
Allow approximately 150 g (5 oz) fish per person.Try and get fish fillets about 2 cm or more in thickness
The Batter
100g or 1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons baking powder
7 Tablespoons Milk
1/2 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Tablespoon water
Pinch of salt
6 Tablespoons of fizzy lager or beer. (A light beer works best). You can use fizzy water instead of beer.

The Chips
Calculate roughly 2 medium sized potatoes per person, peeled and cut into finger thickness (about 2 cm thick) chips
King Edwards, Desiree,Maris Piper all good potatoes for chips

Other ingredients
Salt and Malt Brown Vinegar for serving.

Stuff You will need
A saucepan large enough to fill 1/3 deep with oil, or a deep fryer.
Kitchen paper
Baking tray
Newspaper and grease proof paper cut into halves. Allow double layer of newspaper per portion.


1. If you are using frozen fish, defrost it. Turn oven on to 150C, 300F, Gas 2
2. Heat up the oil in your fryer / pan until it reaches 180C / 350F.
3. Check over your fish for any bones. If you have a thick part and thin part of the fish, cut the thin part off as we will cook this separately to avoid over cooking. (see shapes of fish in photo). Pat dry with kitchen paper.
4. Mix your flour and salt and pepper well in a shallow dish and cover the fish with the flour and shaking off any loose flour.
5. Make up the batter. Add all the ingredients EXCEPT the beer / fizzy water, and give it a light whisk. Don’t worry if there are lumps in the batter. This is good!
6. Peel and cut the potatoes into chip shapes, then rinse and pat dry with a clean tea towel.
The potatoes need to be as dry as possible before frying to get them crispy.
7. Carefully place the chips into the fryer / pan, and allow to cook gently for approximately 8 minutes. They should turn soft and still have a pale colour. You can check if the chips are cooked by using a sharp knife and feeling if it’s soft inside.
Take them out of the pan and place on your baking tray for now. We will refry them after the fish to give them a super crisp.
TIP: If you don’t have a thermometer, drop a bit of batter or end of a chip in and
and see if it sizzles to the surface.
8. Add the fizzy beer or fizzy water to your batter and gently mix it. It should have the consistency of a pouring cream or yoghurt. If it is too thick, add a little of your fizzy liquid.
9. Increase your oil heat to 180C / 350F ready for the fish. Place a few sheets of kitchen paper in your baking tray. We will use this to place the fish once it’s cooked.
10. We will cook 1 or 2 pieces of fish at a time, depends on the size of your pan / fryer. Taking the end of a piece of fish, place it in the batter and coat it well. Take it out of the batter and leave the excess to drip off, say for about 5 seconds. Then gently place it in the hot oil, and cook for 7 – 8 minutes until it becomes crispy and golden brown just like in the photos below. If the batter starts going brown too quickly, turn the temperature down a little.
11. Place on the kitchen paper then keep warm in the oven, whilst you cook the other pieces of fish the same way and add to the oven.
12. When you’ve finished cooking the fish, scoop out any bits of batter floating in the pan / fryer. In Britain, these bits are known as ‘scraps’ and you can often get them for free from the chippy to eat with chips. Not very healthy though!
13. Return the chips back to the fryer and cook for 3 minutes until they are brown and crispy. When done, drain off the excess oil (I use kitchen paper), and arrange, together with the fish on your newspaper & grease proof paper like in the photos below.
Serve whilst still hot and crispy. Sprinkle some salt and shake some vinegar on your fish and chips and eat out of the paper with your fingers and ENJOY!

until next time everyone

Monday, May 22, 2017

freebie monday

hello everyone 

hope your all having a good victoria day. here is your freebies for freebie monday.

Free PetSmart & Purina Product Pack
For a limited time only, you can enjoy up to $95 in savings with an exclusive rewards kit from PetSmart & Purina!
Limit 1 per household Not valid in Quebec.

John Frieda Frizz Ease Sample Packs
John Frieda is introducing the NEW Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Collection and you can try it for FREE!
Sign up and request FREE SAMPLES of Frizz Ease Shampoo and/or Conditioner and/or Treatment.
Choose up to 2 different samples from:
Frizz Ease Dream Curls
Frizz Ease Forever Smooth
Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery
Limit 1 per person

FREE Story Telling Flashlight!
Purchase any 3 Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Products (156g-1.36kg) in a single transaction and submit your receipt to claim a FREE Story Telling Flashlight!
Purchases must be made April 15 – July 31, 2017
Limit 3 requests per household
Ends July 31, 2017 or while supplies last.
Allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery

free London Drugs Baby Welcome Package
London Drugs is offering new parents a Free Baby Welcome Package!
Package includes: London Drugs Coupons, Aveeno Baby Sample, Cottonelle Sample, Kleenex Sample, Huggies Sample & More!

free Sampler Sample Packs
Sampler is introducing a new and improved way to match you with free product samples from brands you’ll love.
It’s easy! Simply fill out a short profile and if there are samples that match, create your sample box right away!
If not, no worries, they’ll be hard at work finding the perfect products just for you. 

Free Samples of Vichy Idéalia routine and Vichy Teint Ideal
Simply sign up to their newsletter and you’ll receive your Idéalia routine free samples by mail – you just need to complete the form with your full mailing address.
The giveaway is consisting of a Idealia sample duo (Total quantity available for the giveaway: 17.5k units – 1 duo sachet per entry.)
Available to Canadian residents only.

FREE SAMPLE of Breathe Right Nasal Strips
Hurry and request a FREE SAMPLE of Breathe Right Nasal Strips now!!

FREE Sample Of Poligrip 
get your FREE Sample Of Poligrip Denture Adhesive!!
Follow the link over to the sample web page.

FREE Bioderma Product 
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FREE Sample Of Wowbutter!!
Wowbutter is 100% peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, dairy free and egg free peanut butter substitute.
To get your free sample you are asked to call the automated line at 1-866-296-6081 to obtain a promotional code.
There is a daily sample limit that when reached, you will be requested to pay a portion of the shipping costs of the sample.

FREE Emergen-C
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Hurry up to request  the amazing Emergen-c for free!

FREE Nestle Baby Starter Pack
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The perks may include:

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until next time everyone happy freebie hunting

Friday, May 5, 2017

sometimes life gets.......hectic


hello everyone 

I know its been ever so long since i have even posted on here life got in the way of my blogging since Christmas i was so bust wrapping gifts and making homemade items and in the new year i promised myself as my goals for the new year i would blog more. That never did happen and i realized were almost in may and i still have not done it (what a procrastinator i am ) i got to get on the ball i also have been trying to reorganize and cleaning my small apartment (ok i am a hoarder i said it ) ok not like on tv but i do collect / keep junk things that are useless and have no where in my apartment to put it i'm ashamed of it my life goal of having kids is put on hold because of my illness I don't want my future children to live in mess so i made a pact to myself to clean my shit up. So i joined the 40 bags in 40 days decultering challange the goal is to clean one area a day and have 1 bag or more out weather it be garbage/ recycle or giveaway/donate  it can also be virtual junk like email or deleting files off your computer or apps off your phone. I also have a lady come in once a week to go through things so i am dealing with one of my many mental illnesses still got sooooooo many emails 60,000 to be percise in my state of mind i think i need to go through them all oh what a mess i have put myself into. so i promise now even though its been like three years i will be blogging once a week at least maybe even i will blog on my progress of cleaning and purging but depression and mental illness is a battle you just got to fight the inner demons and tell yourself its ok to have depression etc just got to try and move on.

until next time everyone


Thursday, September 1, 2016

sorry i know its been awhile....

Depression quote: I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel.

hello everyone
i know i have not posted in almost a year but i have had some major issues to deal with one being my depression i have not had the get up and go to do this blog been depressed about everything including myself and the way i live i also neglected my emails and even my facebook and twitter pages depression can throw you into states of not caring about anything i am getting better everyday but i will be back as soon as i get everything together again do not worry my friends now off to check email only 44,000 to go

lots of love


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

review : pure leaf iced tea

Hello everyone

Today I'm reviewing the newest flavours of pure leaf tea I am a big fan of pure leaf iced tea so a while ago when pure leaf tea's facebook page had a post letting there fans know two new flavours were coming to Canada peach and green tea and honey. The fans were asked which we were most excited to try so I commented and they said for me to message them after I did they said they wanted to send me some tea and asked for my address so I thought cool they are sending me some coupons maybe even free product coupons.Today I received a package by UPS well I wondered who is sending me a package I never signed up for anything that I remember until I seen pure leaf on the box when I opened it there was two bottles of both flavours and a free product coupon for any bottle of pure leaf tea. I was ecstatic since I was only expecting coupons. so even though I was not told to do a review I thought I would do one so I can tell you about these great flavours.

The first one I tried was the pure leaf peach flavour I love peaches especially anything that is peach flavoured so i was very excited to try this flavour the most. The flavour of tea and peach is so perfect the peach tastes so real you could swear they just picked the peaches its very refreshing and a great iced tea .

The second flavour is the green tea and honey i do like green tea and was unsure of the honey in a iced tea but it was quite good i myself am not a big fan of it. I thought there seamed to be too much honey then green tea but it is still very refreshing and the flavours do taste good hubby really did like it so I gave him the bottle.

My favourite out of both has to be the peach hey what can I say I love peach flavours both the peach and green tea and honey will be available in 547ml and 1.75L sizes both iced teas have no preservatives and no added colour and is real brewed which is what I love about pure leaf .the retail value is $2.49 for the 547ml & $3.99 for the 1.75 L but prices store to store may vary. 

It wont be in stores for sometime but it is a must try its very delicious 
hope you all enjoyed my review until next time everyone.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

recipe Wednesday : pizza rolls

Homemade Pizza Rolls

hello everyone

this weeks recipe comes from Tracy's culinary adventures  I love pizza snacks but they can be quite costly to buy i have always wanted to make my own and these just look so yummy. 

Homemade Pizza Rolls


2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons tomato paste
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained well (juice reserved) and chopped fine
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups (8 oz) shredded 6-cheese Italian blend
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
5-6 dozen wonton wraps
vegetable oil for frying


Add the oil to a 12-inch nonstick skillet and set over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the tomato paste. Cook, stirring continuously, for about 3 minutes, or until the mixture is a deep rust color. Add the garlic, oregano, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Cook for about 30 seconds, or just until fragrant. Mix in the chopped tomatoes and the reserved juice. Allow the mixture to come to a simmer, then continue cooking until it has thickened and reduced to a thick paste. This will take about 10 minutes, and when it’s done, you should have about 1 cup. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days.

Meanwhile, line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a fine mesh sieve, dust about half of the cornstarch onto the parchment.

Add the cheese and the basil to the chilled tomato mixture and stir to combine. Season the mixture to taste with salt and pepper. To assemble: Place the wonton wraps on a plate and cover with a damp towel (this will prevent them from drying out). Fill a small bowl with water and set on your work surface. Working with a few wrappers at a time, lay them on your work surface. Add 1 teaspoon of filling to the center of each wrapper. Dip your finger in the water, and moisten the edges of one of the wrappers. Fold the bottom of the wrapper up and over the filling, then continue to roll toward the opposite edge. When you finish, the seam should be on the bottom. Gently press your fingers on either side of the filling to work out any air, then press the edges to seal completely. This is optional but the sides will be a bit long, so feel free to trim them down (I did). Transfer to the prepared baking sheet (seam side down). Repeat the sealing process with the other wrappers then continue to fill and seal using the remaining filling and wrappers. (Note: place additional sheets of parchment dusted with the remaining cornstarch between layers of pizza rolls on the baking sheet.)

Once you’ve assembled all of the rolls, cover the baking sheet with plastic wrap and transfer to the freezer for at least 30-60 minutes (until they are firm) or up to 1 month.

Meanwhile, set a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Top the rack with a layer of paper towels. Add enough vegetable oil to a pot to measure about 1 1/2 inches deep – you can do this in a large Dutch oven or a smaller pot but just be aware that you should fry fewer rolls at a time in the smaller pot so as not to overcrowd and drop the oil temperature too much. Set the pot over medium to medium-high heat and heat the oil until it measures 375 F on a candy thermometer. Add the pizza rolls (how many depends on how big a pot you used) and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring and flipping them over a few times so both sides brown evenly. Try to maintain the oil temperature between 350 and 375 F – adjust the heat under the pot as necessary. Use a spider strainer to transfer the pizza to the wire rack you prepared earlier to allow any excess oil to drain. Return the oil to 375 F before frying the next batch of rolls. Continue until they’ve all been fried.

The rolls will be very hot when they come out of the oil so let them cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve as is or with marinara sauce for dipping.

Makes 5-6 dozen

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

pinterest saturday

hello everyone 

I hope your weekend is going good here are my favorite pins for this week.

Chocolate chunk peppermint pudding cookies -so soft and tastes AMAZING!

I love holiday baking and these chocolate chunk peppermint cookies look so yummy.

Buckets I put together for our girl/guy $20 gift exchange.    Each bucket was $20.00:    Walmart:     DVD, popcorn and bucket, plastic coke cups, skittles, popcorn seasoning, glass coke bottles and a bag of caramel popcorn as well.

here is a great idea for a homemade christmas gift these movie night gifts are great for that movie lover on your list

Mitten Christmas Sugar Cookies ~  A cute idea for writing names of family or coworkers on cookies.

I love these personalized mitten sugar cookies perfect for classroom gifts or gifts for the workplace

Life's little treasures: Kids craft - Origami Christmas tree | Origami Pine tree | Step by step tutorial

I love these cute little origami christmas trees great crafts to do with the kids

Christmas nail decoration, Christmas tree and snow. Christmas nail art ideas. #nailart #christmas #12daysnailchallenge

i'm just loving these christmas nails something i think i could totally do on mine

Slow cooker beef stew recipes.

for the cold winter night how about some of this crock pot beef stew did i ever mention i love my crock pot ???? can put it on in the morning and when you get home its ready 

Santa Slime Recipe! This could be amazing for the tiny human!

how about making some Santa slime for the kids to play with glitter anyone  ???

Gingerbread Fudge - tastes like cookie dough! |

and lets make some gingerbread fudge for that holiday party or you could have a party of one like want to .

that's all until next week happy pining