Raspberry Muffin Recipe – bake with mum





Raspberry muffins




Mother’s Day is a great opportunity for us to say a big Thank You to all our mums and what better way to show our appreciation than getting mum out of the kitchen and cooking something special for her instead? Yummy raspberry muffins are a real treat and easy to make using Loseley Summer Meadow Butter. Loseley Summer Meadow Butter is spreadable straight from the fridge and yet has all the creamy taste of traditional butter making it incredibly versatile. You can use it in baking and as a spread so once you’ve made the muffins










Self –raising flour 200g (7oz)


Baking powder 1 tsp


Caster sugar 75g (3oz)


Egg 1, beaten


Milk 175ml (6fl oz)


Loseley Summer Meadow Butter 125g (4 1/2oz, melted and cooled)


Fresh raspberries 175g (6oz)








1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Line a muffins tin with 9 muffin cases. Sift the self-raising flour, baking powder and caster sugar into a mixing bowl.

2. Whisk the beaten egg with the milk and cooled Loseley Summer Meadow Butter and stir into the dry ingredients, until just mixed (don’t over mix). Then add the raspberries.

3. Divide the mixture between the muffin cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and lightly golden. Enjoy one while still warm! Then leave the rest to cool on a wire rack.




15 minutes preparation time


20-25minutes cooking time


216 Kcal per portion


13g fat per muffin of which


7.6g is saturated


Makes 9 muffins


Suitable for vegetarians + freezing




Cooks Tip




If you have raspberries left over from your punnet, stir them into Loseley Yoghourt and top with runny honey for a quick and tasty pud.


Loseley Summer Meadow Butter is packed in a 250grm tub and costs £1.29p.




Loseley Chilled Foods are available from the chilled cabinet of local independent grocers, Morrisons, Waitrose and now Iceland. Visit http://www.loseley.com for more information.


How to never forget Mother’s Day flowers again


We’ve all been there when you walk through the door only to be greeted by cards reminding you of the birthday you missed or worse, the silent treatment because you forgot your anniversary. Help is at hand as Taylors Flowers has created the Forget-Me-Not package allowing you to order flowers for all the key occasions in one click.




Taking the worry out of trying to remember birthdays, Mother’s Day and anniversaries is the three-bouquet package available from just £99.99. But what if it isn’t a birthday or anniversary and you just want to say hello or cheer someone up? Well with the four-bouquet package you can ensure birthdays, anniversaries and others day are sorted and still have a spare arrangement for just such moments. Available from £129.99 from http://www.taylorsflowers.co.uk or by calling 0845 0099 304, the team at Taylors Flowers are on hand to help advise on the best arrangements available.




So if the love of your life adores tulips you can pre-order a bunch for their birthday, or for your mum who prefers pink and yellow roses, all these requests can be made when ordering. What’s more a personally written message can be added to all arrangements to add that finishing touch.




Founder, Kelly Taylor, has created an award winning boutique flower delivery service that offers a personal touch to each and every customer, wherever they are in the country. This one-to-one service combined with the use of only the best quality flowers, presented in an attractive and protective packaging, ensures every detail is covered to guarantee the lucky recipient will receive a striking bouquet, that will be as special as if you had hand-delivered it yourself.




So this year earn some brownie points for being more organised by letting someone else take care of the details. Find our more about the arrangements from Taylors Flowers by visiting the website http://www.taylorsflowers.co.uk or calling the team on 0845 0099 304.



Cafe Nueva – the first triple certified instant coffee

Cafe Nueva is the first triple certified instant coffee – it’s Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic and it has just hit the supermarket shelves

Mum’s Arcade has tried Cafe Nueva and finds that its ethical base certainly does not compromise on the taste quality experience.

Cafe Nueva has a velvety, intense and strong taste that gives a wonderful coffee-drinking experience.

Why wouldn’t you drink a lovely coffee that also ensures that farmers and producers are rewarded fairly for their craft and skill?

Cafe Nueva – ethical, tasty and highly recommended.


Radish Butter on Rye Toast with Soft-Boiled Eggs

Radish Butter on Rye Toast with Soft-boiled Eggs

Serves 2


Preparation time: 10 minutes



You’ll need:


50g butter, softened

6 French breakfast radishes

4 slices rye bread

4 medium eggs (at room temperature)




What to do:


Grate the radishes on a fine grater and place in a bowl lined with kitchen roll (this will absorb any liquid that comes out of the radishes). Beat the butter with a fork until its very soft then add the radishes and combine well with a good twist of black pepper and a generous pinch of sea salt.


Bring a pan of water to a simmer, add the eggs and simmer for 3 mins then put the lid on and turn off the heat, leave to stand for 2 mins.


In the meantime toast the bread and whilst still warm spread generously with the radish butter. Cut the slices into soldiers and serve with the soft-boiled egg.



Makes a delicious lunch, supper or breakfast.

If you make the butter in advance keep it in the fridge then bring back to room temperature and beat again before spreading.



Please take a look at http://www.loveradish.co.uk























• A real treat for a special occasion although using a butter substitute such as reduced or low fat spread will help to cut back on the calories, fat and saturated fat
























Cath Kidston Cherry Blossom Range

Cath Kidston Cherry Blossom Range


Cheery and charming, this new eco-friendly range of Cherry Blossom goodies designed by Cath Kidston has been cherry picked to please with good enough to eat homecare and toiletry gifts. The fragrance is a green fruity floral with cherry blossom, honeysuckle and amber wood. This new range is bound to cheer up and freshen up the heart of any home.


Mum’s Arcade knows that keeping house is important but it can often also be dull and boring. It is easier to get motivated if the tools you are using are bright and attractive, funky or stylish.


Mum’s Arcade tested the scrubbing brush in the range which was pretty but also strong and effective.


Mum’s Arcade also loved the kitchen candle great at making a busy family area smell wonderful.


The Cath Kidston Cherry Blossom range provides the perfect vintage treat with a twist of cherry!



Boots help Mums on Mother’s Day and beyond

Enjoy Mother’s Day with your little one with some help from Boots


Mothers Day can be a very special and magical day for any mum whatever age your children are. If you have a little one in your family, you may want to make it an even more memorable one. Whether you will be celebrating your first Mother’s Day on Sunday 3rd April, or second or third, Boots want to help you treasure the day with your child, whilst still allowing for a little pampering time for yourself.


The great news is, Boots has a 3 for 2 offer across thousands of baby items from 4th April until 3rd May, leaving you with some extra cash to splash out on a few treats for yourself whilst keeping your baby happy and healthy. *


If you’re considering a day out with your baby to celebrate the occasion, Boots Wrist Reins (£5.10) are great for when your child has outgrown a harness, but still needs close supervision. Don’t forget to take a camera with you so you can capture your baby’s precious moments, the Boots Single Use Disposable Camera with flash, is £6.12.


If you are staying at home, you may want to spend some time playing with your baby. Boots Play and Splash Mats (£6.12), help keep mess to a minimum so there’s less tidying up for you to do. They are disposable and ideal for both meal and play time.



Whether you will be having a special family meal out this Mother’s Day or enjoying a meal at home, Boots has a wide range of delicious and nutritious baby food to help keep your baby satisfied.


If your baby has been weaned onto solids, consider Boots Baby Organic Creamy Rice Breakfast, 190g jar (0.69, stage 1), to start the day. It is organically made, gluten free and suitable for vegetarians.




For dinnertime, consider Boots Baby Organic Creamy Vegetables with Pasta, 125g jar (60p, stage 1) which is organically made with no added salt.


To help keep your little one clean for your special Mother’s Day photos, consider Boots Baby Burb Cloth & Bibs (£5.10). They will help to protect your baby’s clothes from any accidental spills that can occur during and after feeding.


Bathtime can be also be a magical part of the day and a real chance for you and your baby to bond. Gentle sponge baths are perfect for the first few weeks of a newborn’s life. Consider Boots Ramer Ultra Soft Baby Sponges (£2.04 for two), which are ultra soft and caring on your baby’s skin. To help make bathtime fun, consider Boots Fun Animal Sponges (£2.00 each). They have been made from a special material which makes them much softer than normal man-made sponges.


After the first few weeks of sponge baths, it is time to try a real bath. Consider Boots Essentials Baby Bath (£7.99), which is an ergonomically designed specifically manufactured baby bath with safety in mind.


When bathing your baby, you may like to try Boots Baby and Toddler Bath Mat (£10.21), which creates a non-slip surface to help keep your baby safe. Its new longer length is ideal for bathing two children at the same time.


After a busy day with your baby, you may want to treat yourself to some me-time, especially on Mother’s Day. To help you get your baby ready for sleep, consider Boots Dreamtime Calming Bath (£2.03). It is pH balanced to gently cleanse delicate skin without drying, leaving your baby’s skin soft and clean. With a warm, calming aroma of Lavender and Chamomile, known for their soothing properties, Boots Dreamtime Calming Bath will relax and calm your baby as part of their snuggle and bedtime routine.


After your baby’s bath, consider massaging Boots Baby Sensitive Oil (300ml £2.03) into your baby’s delicate skin. It seals in moisture to leave skin soft and smooth. After this, your baby will be ready to tuck into bed leaving you with some time to relax and enjoy the rest of the evening.


Once your baby is sound asleep, why not take a moment to put your feet up and settle down on the sofa and create a photo album to treasure your special memories? Boots Memo ABC Baby Slip-In Photo Album, 180 photos 7×5 (£14.30) is a stylish way to keep your treasured photographs in one place.


After enjoying time with your baby don’t forget to pamper yourself.

If you are after a luxurious pampering experience, try No7 Sumptuous Bath Soak, £9.00, which is a silky bath milk that cleanses and cares for your skin whilst you lie back, relax and enjoy.


After your bath, treat your skin to No7 Protect & Perfect Intensively Moisturising Body Serum, 200ml, £27.00, makes your skin softer and brighter instantly.


With some great offers on indulgent bathing products at Boots from 23rd March – 19th April, why not snap up some extra treats for yourself? These bathing products feel and smell so good that you will be whisked off to a pampered paradise from the comfort of your own home.


* • Natural Collection Vanilla Treat Time, £6.79.

* • Botanics box of Treats (£10.27)

* • Sanctuary Mande Lular Sensuous Treatment set (£13.02)

* • Ted Baker Ltd Ed Body Souffle (200ml, £4.28)

* • Soap & Glory Soaper Heroes (£12.77)




About Boots Parenting Club

From bump to baby and up until your child’s second birthday, we know mums will enjoy being a member of Boots Parenting Club, as they benefit from exclusive advice, information and offers online that you and your little one will love.

The Boots Parenting Club is open to all UK residents who are pregnant and/or have a child or children up to, but not including, their 2nd birthday. In order to be a member of the Club, you must have an Advantage Card. If you don’t already have one, you’ll be signed up for the Advantage Card scheme as part of joining the Parenting Club. For more information, visit http://www.bootsparentingclub.com.

Members of Boots Parenting Club can now receive 10 Advantage Card Points for every £1 spent on baby products in Boots*. So for every £10 you spend on baby products, you’ll receive £1 back in Advantage Card points to buy whatever you like from Boots for you and your family.




The Recipe for Brainy Kids

The Top 100 Recipes for Brainy Kids


Christine Bailey


We all want our children to realise their full potential at school, and beyond. Nutritional research has proved that diet plays a key role in supporting a child’s mental and emotional well-being. But how do you ensure you give your kids the right foods to keep them alert, focused and happy, while steering them away from foods that can impair their concentration and cause mood-swings and disruptive behaviour?


Expert help is now at hand from Christine Bailey – a leading nutritionist and a mother of young children. She offers a wealth of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes, rich in brain-boosting ingredients, which will appeal to even the pickiest eaters.


Mum’s Arcade loved this cookbook.  It is a compact size with a bright and attractive cover that tempts you in to investigate further.  Contents are divided in a colour-coded way into simple headings as follows ….



Teas and Snacks



There is clear information on the stuff mums need to know such as …

How many the recipe will feed

Preparation and Cooking Time

Storage guidelines

Serving suggestions

Health benefits

There is a great introduction offering advice on healthy eating for children.

The book will also meet the needs of families where children need a specific diet such as dairy-free, nut free or gluten free.

Mum’s Arcade highly recommends this recipe book.  There is  real diversity of recipe ideas which will inspire any mum.



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