Shrove Tuesday is upon us! And what a great day it is. Whether you have a sweet tooth or a savoury craving, check out the easy peasy pancake recipe below and then try adding some of these unusual Pancake Day toppings…
I first tried this one in the French ski resort, La Planche. I absolutely love goat’s cheese so this was a winner for me straight away!
Try crumbling some tangy goat’s cheese onto your pancake with a drizzle of honey and a few walnuts. Don’t forget to top it off with a sprinkle of rosemary too. The duo of strong goat’s cheese with the sweet honey is a mouth-watering combination! Trust me!
A Classic! The spinach and ricotta pancake. Definitely a favourite for me and it’s so much better when you make it yourself instead of buying the pre-made ones.
Add plenty of spinach, ricotta and a pinch of nutmeg to a bowl and mix well. Then fill your pancake with the mixture and roll it up. Do this a few times so that you have a few pancakes, then place in an oven-proof dish. Now for the tomato sauce, fry an onion and a few cloves of garlic until soft. Then add a tin of chopped tomatoes, a pinch of sugar and salt and a sprinkle of black pepper. Then, cover the pancakes with the tomato sauce, grate some cheddar cheese on top and stick them in the oven until bubbly and oozing with deliciousness. The scoff them all in one go because they are so great.
A sweet one… peanut butter, chocolate spread and banana. Oh and maybe a dash of cream if you’re feeling naughty – you may as well by this point!
Simply add all of the above ingredients to your pancake. Easy and oh so delicious!
Easy peasy pancake recipe:
100g plain flour
2 large eggs
1 tbsp of sunflower/vegetable oil (save a little for frying)
A pinch of salt
Mix all the ingredients above in a large mixing bowl until you get a smooth batter. Then heat some of the oil in a large frying pan and when hot, add a ladle of the mixture to the frying pan. Cook your pancakes for 1 minute on either side (with a pancake toss in between of course) until the pancakes look lovely and golden.
Flatulence Filtering Underwear. Yes, you heard correctly.
You may be wondering what is going on in the above… Behold the Shreddies Fart Filtering Underwear! Let us explain…
So this leads us to talk about the unspoken topic of F*RTS. However we’re not going to poke fun at this topic (okay, maybe a little), we’re going to do this tastefully as it’s actually quite a serious subject. Did you know, for example, that the average human being passes wind about 15 times a day? And yes, that includes boys AND girls. As we eat our breakfast, lunch and dinner and sip our tea, we also ingest pockets of air which build up inside our digestive system. Not only this, gases can also build up as our bodies digest the food as well. So it really doesn’t matter how much of a lady we deem our self to be, or how hygienic we think we are – we all need to pass wind every now and again to keep our bodies healthy. That’s where the Shreddies come in to keep everyone happy with their beautiful gift of odour-less, guilt-free gas!
Shreddies are perfect if you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or any other problem that causes excessive flatulence, including: constipation, coeliac disease and a lactose intolerance, these fart filtering pants are here to put your mind at rest when the inevitable bad bout of gas arrives.
How they work…
The Shreddies contain a carbon filter pocket which is located at the rear (excuse the pun). This filter traps, absorbs and neutralises any smelly gas, due to the filter’s highly porous nature. Tadaar! It’s really quite magical.
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Have you heard of the Clug? A teeny tiny bike stand? Ring any bells?
You maybe haven’t, it is the world’s smallest bike stand to be fair… The Clug is a space-saving miracle when it comes to giving your bike a home in your pad. Clug can transform any space into a handy bike storage spot and with tons of room to spare. No longer will your bike be blocking your doorway or left loitering in the hallway, because let’s face it, where ever you put your bike, it will no doubt be in the way to everyone and everything until you give it a space of its own. The Clug is perfect for this as the Clug itself takes up no room at all. It’s extremely versatile too, you bike can stand both vertically and horizontally depending on what kind of space you have to work with.
Our favourite feature… Clug makes your bike look like a piece of decoration rather than an annoying safety hazard! You can stand your bike upright or you can place your bike onto one wheel so that it looks like it’s riding up the wall!
It’s so simple to install, so don’t worry, you won’t need a handy man to get your Clug up and running, just follow the instructions (included) with an easy peasy 6-step guide.
Check out the video:
“It seems we have found the answer to our bicycle storage conundrum!” – Cool Hunting.