Renna's Discoveries: June 2015

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bliss World Products - Lemon and Sage

Bliss Spa in New York has proved to be a huge success. It opened in 1996 and now they have 20 Bliss Spas and salons spread across the world including 1 in London UK. They concentrate on making you look and feel beautiful. This includes buffing, waxing, facials and full body massages. The Spa in London has eight treatment room, manicure and pedicure stations, alongside the shop filled with their amazing products. By looking at their websites pictures, it looks amazing and very relaxing. They even have a lounge area where you can relax in your room before and after your treatment. The colour scheme match their products, with a very relaxed earthy feel. These are happy colours, bright blue skies with a few clouds, whilst sitting relaxing in the park.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Alice in Wonderland in Waterloo Vaults

In the depths of Waterloo Vaults, by the Southbank in London, Les Enfants Terribles have staged the most awesome Alice in Wonderful interactive adventure.
I am used to be seated whilst watching a theatrical show, apart from one time in the London Dungeons show. This show has got to be the most weirdest, greatest, fun, I've ever had. Well worth the visit.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Adam Handlings Pistachio Cake

Being half Greek, I love pistachio nuts. I grew up with them everywhere, every family gathering there were always bowls scattered around and I would quite happily eat bowls of them. I just loved opening them so it made me eat more of them. Plus they are tasty!
I am a huge fan of Masterchef the Professionals, and followed Adams journey to be becoming a finalist of the TV competition. He deserved it from the start, and is incredibly talented. Adam is Head Chef of The Caxton Grill at St Ermin's Hotel in London - see previous blog post here.

Whilst looking through Adam Handlings new recipe book, I noticed how beautiful every dish looked, and I thought I'm going to have to try one of his recipes, so of course, I thought I'd start off with a slightly easy one. A cake!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Honey and Banana Flapjacks Recipe

Flapjacks are one of my favourite snacks. When I was pregnant I had serious Flapjack cravings, so I was cooking a new batch every other day. I had to give so many away as I would have eaten the lot !!!
I'm not very good at sticking to any recipe, so this time, I combined a few ideas that I found in my recipe books and online.
Flapjacks are not known for their huge health benefits, especially with all that sugar and butter, so I like to add healthy snacks to make them into Energy Bars. 

My flapjack recipe this time is :
175g or 6oz Brown Demerara Sugar 
175g or 6oz Butter
2 tbsp Honey
1 tbsp Peanut Butter
2 ripe Mashed Bananas
Handful of Almonds (Chopped)
300g or 10oz Oats 

To start, preheat your oven to 160 degrees and gather all of your ingredients.