Friday, June 26, 2009

Celebrate Summer Vacation Giveaway

It's time for a brand new giveaway to celebrate the start of summer vacation!!

This time around it's for a mystery selection of jewels crystal barley hard candy valued at over $10.

Entry is easy, just visit my Sweet Lollipop Shop Etsy shop via the link below and then come back here and post telling me which flavor or sweet treat you like the best.

To Enter: You must visit Sweet Lollipop Shop and come back here to tell me your favorite item!

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-Post this giveaway on Twitter/Facebook.
-Follow me on TWITTER
-Blog about this giveaway and leave a post that you did and where.(2 EXTRA ENTRIES!!)
-Add my button to your blog
-Subscribe to and/or follow my blog (Make sure you activate your subscription!)

Each of these can give you another entry! Please leave a separate comment for each one and what it is for!
Rules: In order to win, you must provide a valid email. I will be notifying the winner by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me with their name and address. If this information is not received within 48 hours new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is opened to everyone, everywhere.

The winner will recieve a package containing over $10 worth of crystal jewels candies

Want to win more?

Then guess the new flavor being introduced into the store this week and win that flavor of jewel crystal candies also!
Giveaway Ends: Friday 3rd July 2009 @ 12pm EST

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Starting this week I'll be featuring a new weekly foodie post, featuring a delicious recipe idea or other great food recommedation. This week I decided to share my quick and easy leftovers recipe for "chicken curry".

Being British I absolutely LOVE curry and rice, unfortunately here in New England you just can't find a good take-out curry so I learned quickly it was much easier to make my own. I have various recipes, this is my fast and easy version using leftover cooked chicken breast and any style rice you have available. It's a favorite of my kids and doesn't last long in our house!


Leftover cooked chicken breast (diced or roughly chopped)
Third of a jar of Pataks Mild Curry Paste(available in grocery stores & online)
Reg Size Can Tomato Sauce (approx 16oz)
White Rice
Corn Starch (optional)


Spray a little pam in a deep non stick saute pan and add chicken breast warming slowly. Add curry paste and stir to coat chicken and continue warming on low/medium heat. Add can tomato sauce and continue to heat, using empty tomato sauce can fill to about half way with cold water and add to pan, continuing to stir and heat. Bring to boil and simmer for 20 minutes on a low heat setting stirring occasionally.

You can add more water for a thinner curry sauce. If you need to thicken your sauce, mix a little corn starch in some cold water and then add to hot curry sauce stirring in immediately.

Whilst sauce is cooking, make up your rice according to package instructions and serve sauce over cooked rice.

Serve and enjoy!

Makes about 4-6 portions.

Monday, June 1, 2009

And The Winner Is ...

Thank you to everyone that entered the Ready For Summer giveaway!

The winner is:

Post #51 which is Donna!!!


New Giveaway coming soon, so keep checking back for more chances to win!