All posts tagged: orange

Happy International Picnic Day

June 18th is International Picnic Day! Shake the grass from your blankets and dust off your hampers, it’s time to eat alfresco. If you’re stumped as to where you should take your portable nibbles, check out the National Trust’s perfect picnic spots to find an idyllic patch of land to eat on near you. For some of you, a Wednesday isn’t the best day to try and organise a picnic situation, if that’s you – keep reading! To celebrate International Picnic Day I’ll be spreading out the picnic rug in the back garden and enjoying a nice home made juice, you’ll find the recipe below. If you’re not office bound, my Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche would go down well on a windswept meadow, or box up my Carrot and Cheddar Muffins before heading down to the beach. Carrot and Orange Zinger 4 small/medium carrots 2 oranges thumb sized piece of ginger As with my previous juice recipes, throw all the ingredients into your juicer after chopping roughly. I recommend pouring it in to a pretty jar …

Carrot and Orange Cleanse Cocktail

It’s a beautiful day here in Brighton, I’d forgotten what colour the sky was! Having had an alcohol free evening last night I was thankfully lacking a hangover this morning, although it being a bank holiday weekend I know some of you may not be so lucky. And so, whether you’re in desperate need of some hair of the dog or you’ve waited til Saturday to indulge in some alcohol, this is the perfect cocktail for you. I bought some carrot juice at the supermarket last week, I tried it and I have to be honest, I did not love it. But there’s no bigger crime than waste and so I had to think of how to finish it up, which thankfully led me to the discovery that it tastes amazing with a few additions.. namely gin. In addition to its taste when prepared correctly, the amount of vitamin A in carrot juice is enough to cure your skin of 50 nights of binge drinking (340% of your recommended daily dose!) check out this page for …