Sweet Vanilla Amaretti latte

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Christmas is just around the corner and, if you’re a coffee-lover like me, that means there’s something in-store now that’s worth getting excited about – Nespresso’s Limited Edition Variations!

After falling in love with their Variations last year I couldn’t wait to find out what new flavours would be hitting the shelves this festive season – and I have to tell you, I think they might just be even more delicious than last year’s.

The latest Nespresso Limited Edition Variations are Vanilla Amaretti, Ciocco Ginger and Vanilla Cardamom. Inspired by a range of beautiful and oh-so-festive flavours – dark chocolate, spicy ginger, soothing vanilla and sweet almond – these Variations are the ultimate in festive indulgence.

While you can simply enjoy the Limited Edition Variations as they are or with a splash of milk, they’re also delicious in decadent coffee creations – like this sweet Vanilla Amaretti latte. The best part? It only takes a minute longer than making your usual morning coffee. Good, huh?

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

When you’re busy with work and general life it can be easy to forget just how much fun it is to spend a night with the girls. I was lucky enough to head along to the hens party for one of my best friends from uni on Saturday and had such a wonderful time – think games, drinks and burlesque dancing!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend too and have something lovely planned for the upcoming long weekend. Here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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Three delish coffees to make at home

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Ever feel like you’re perpetually living life on a bit of a budget? Me too! With work to be done on our first home, a kitten in need of pricey knee surgery and a trip to the US and Europe on the distant horizon, Kevin and I are working hard to keep our spending in check.

One of the first things to go when you tighten your budget is eating out – gone are takeaways on Friday nights and leisurely weekend morning brunches! But just because you can’t eat out as often doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy café-style dining at home – you can still have pancakes with berries for breakfast, you just need to grab the ingredients in your weekly shop. Then just invite a couple of friends over and you’re set…

Well, almost. The hardest part about cutting back on eating out is giving up the café coffees – you just can’t make them that good at home, right? Wrong.

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Chocolate & Espresso Doughnuts

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Despite being an avid tea drinker for the majority of my life, since I entered the working world a few years ago coffee has firmly cemented itself as a ‘must have’ item to get my day off to a good start. It’s not just the caffeine (though that certainly helps!), there’s something about that silky coffee flavour that makes the world seem just that little bit better.

There are two things in the world that go incredibly with coffee – chocolate and doughnuts. Not only does coffee go beautifully with a freshly baked doughnut, but it helps bring out all that beautiful chocolate flavour. So when I dreamed up these rather delicious chocolate and espresso doughnuts this weekend, I was left wondering why I hadn’t thought of the idea sooner. It just makes sense.

I am so unbelievably in love with these doughnuts. As baked doughnuts not only are they a little healthier than their fried counterparts, but they’re much quicker and easier to make – no thermometer or heated oil required! And then there’s the flavour…

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