Ingredients:

  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 90ml boiling water
  • 200g full fat cream cheese
  • 4 tsp good quality marmalade
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • Zest of 1 clementine

Chocolate Orange Truffles

In my humble opinion chocolate and orange is one of the best flavour combinations you can get. These citrusy chocolate morsels are a treat at any time of year but particularly good at Christmas time.

Wrap up in a cellophane bag with a big sparkly bow. So easy to make, these chocolate orange truffles make such a lovely gift.

Ingredients:

  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 90ml boiling water
  • 200g full fat cream cheese
  • 4 tsp good quality marmalade
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • Zest of 1 clementine

Method:

  1. Melt the dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of water and then stir in the boiling water until you have a thick glossy mixture.
  2. Add in the cream cheese, marmalade, ground cloves and the zest of the clementine.
  3. Combine all the ingredients together, making sure that the cream cheese is fully folded in.
  4. Cover and pop into the fridge for a few hours.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop out small amounts of the mixture and roll in your hands to make truffle sized balls.
  6. Finish by rolling the balls in cocoa powder and leave to set in the fridge over night.
  7. Place them in a cellophane bag or gift box and tie them up with a big sparkly bow.

 

Signing off for a while...
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Day 5 of the new year and we’re in another lockdown. Not where any of us want to be (especially in the depths of winter in Scotland) and certainly the 5 of us are all feeling topsy turvy again. The prospect of virtual school and missing family, friends and ‘normal’ life dreadfully is hitting us all hard. 
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While these little squares have the ability to provide a whole heap of support and a link to the outside world, my relationship with my phone and social media has got a little bit out of whack over the last wee while. These little people need the best version of me to help them through the next few weeks so I’m going ‘cold turkey’ and stepping away for a wee while!
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So, stay safe and good luck. Above all, be kind to yourselves. The light is most definitely at the end of the tunnel, we just need to keep going. Sending love, Lx
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#signingoff #socialmediaswitchoff #timeout #familyfirst #socialmediadetox #creativecontent #stayhome #newnormal #lockdown #quarantinelife #ournewnormal #wellgethroughthis #togetherathome #farmlife #familyfarm #gratitude #gratefulheart #homeschoollife #onlygoodvibes #wellbeing #eastlothian #scotland #scotsspirit
Fizz by the firepit. 2021 - so far, so good.

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Looking forward, not back, this Hogmanay, with a grateful heart and thanks to all who have support our family this year.
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Hoping 2021 is kinder to us all but particularly those for whom 2020 has been unbearably hard. 
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See you on the other side. 
With love, Lucy x

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Merry Christmas you lovely lot!

There couldn’t have been a better day for this @modocreative parcel to arrive. I have wanted one of these for so long and finally bit the bullet this year.  Not expecting it to arrive before Christmas as they have been super busy with orders this year, it arrived just in time and was a lovely surprise.

This year, more than ever, it’s so important to believe. Whether it’s in fairies, that The Big Guy is winging his way on his sleigh tonight or simply that everything will work out ok in the end. Just hold on tight and believe. And this is going to be hung in the kitchen as a daily reminder to all my lot to believe in themselves. 

Sending lots of love and strength from our family to yours this Christmas ✨ 

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