Sunday, July 22, 2018

Prince Harry's favourite roast chicken

When Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle the couple was sitting down to a nice roast chicken dinner. It's been reported that it was a special meal that he had prepared for her, setting the scene for him to pop the question.
Carolyn Robb knows all about Prince Harry's love for chicken — she was hired as the royal chef in 1989 and for the next decade, prepared meals for a young Prince William and even younger Prince Harry.
Robb tells the Daily Mail that the boys loved treacle tarts and Eton Mess for dessert and Prince Harry loved his chicken: "Roast chicken was a favorite on the nursery menu, so I’m not surprised that Harry is said to have proposed to Meghan while enjoying a roast chicken dinner."
It's a simple and flavorful way to prepare chicken and if Prince Harry loves it then it's worth a try!
Serves 2
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 60g butter
  • 2 small sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 4 fresh mini corn
  • 2 mini courgettes
  • 1 large carrot
  • Gravy
  • 2 parsley leaves, to garnish
  • Method
  • Preheat the oven to 160°C. 
  • Remove the skin from the chicken. Wrap 2 rashers of bacon neatly around each breast, positioning it so the ends of the rashers are on the underside. 
  • Spread a little butter onto each piece of chicken and place each one on top of a sprig of thyme on a baking tray. 
  • Peel and dice the potatoes, then boil them until they are still slightly firm, and drain well. Mix with half of the butter and place in the baking tray with the chicken. Roast for 25-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slice the vegetables and cook lightly in boiling, salted water. 
  • Drain, season and mix with a little butter.
  • Pierce the chicken with a skewer to test if it is cooked. If the juices run clear, then it is ready. 
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes before carving. 
  • Slice the chicken thinly and fan it out on a warmed plate alongside the potatoes and vegetables. 
  • Serve with gravy and garnish with parsley.
  • Saturday, July 21, 2018

    Hold your beauty with home-made products

    Beauty freaks often do face a problem. While their hearts say buy all of those alluring beauty products, their minds pain to shell out a bomb. Most of these products drill holes in your purse. If you are smart, you can deal with it. Save a lot by just making your favorite products at home. Most of the ingredients are pocket-friendly. All you need to do is spend your leisure trying them out. Self-make and glow. Here is a list of beauty products that you can do it yourself.

    Coconut oil honey hair mask: Coconut oil and honey make the best comfort combo for your hair. Your hair will feel amazing, thanks to the richness of coconut oil and the antibacterial property that honey has. It will soften your hair, smoothen and give it the perfect glow.
    Tea Tree and lemon scrub: Don’t spend on buying chemical scrubs. Instead, make your own using tea tree oil and lemon. It will give your skin a pinch of refreshing relief, all credits to the essence of lemon along with the pine like the smell of tea tree oil. While tea tree oil can deal with acne and redness, lemon will serve as the best natural astringent for your skin.
    Thyme cream: Why go for chemicals to treat your pimples when you have nature’s way? Use Thyme essential oils and its natural healing properties will help you let go of the blotches and jojoba oil will soothe your skin.
    Make your own summer lotion: A mix of calendula and chamomile, specially made for winters, this home-made lotion can help you keep your skin soft even in summers.
    Custom nail polish: It is wow to make custom nail polish. It saves you from paying the retail prices and allows you to maintain the color of your choice that you can never obtain from pre-made polishes. Just mix your clear polish along with eyeshadow to get the color you want to flaunt on your nails.
    Not a salon for hot oil hair treatment: Why spend a bomb on salons when can get your own hot oil hair treatment done at home. Just stock the oils you need, warm them up, squeeze a lemon and apply to your hair for soft and smooth hair.
    Coffee mud mask: A blend of coffee with bentonite clay is the perfect food for your skin as it pulls out the toxins and makes it glow. Making the mask with apple cider vinegar instead of water just makes the mask more effective.