Caramelised Almond, Apricot and Pistachio Granola

Caramelised Almond, Apricot and Pistachio Granola

First things first, there are two things to note about my radio silence– I didn’t get blogger burnout and I didn’t fall off a cliff. Instead, I’ve spent the last month exploring Barcelona in search of the perfect croquettes, fallen in love all over again for real traditional piri piri in Portugal and danced away the… 

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Strawberries and Cream with a touch of Thyme Celebration Cake

Strawberries and Cream with a touch of Thyme Celebration Cake

It’s a ubiquitous summer combination. Much like barbeques and sudden onsets of drizzle, suncream and sand, and jugs of sangria peppered with canned fruit cocktail, strawberries and cream are the essence of summer. Pools of thick double cream poured over Britain’s finest berries, made all the better with a good balance of sunshine and rain… 

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Strawberry and Thyme Jam

Strawberry and Thyme Jam

There are a few foodie things I know to be true. The first pancake is always the worst, baked macaroni cheese is the ultimate comfort food and Grannies make the best jam. I suppose I should clarify that my Granny especially is excellent at jam making.  Grannies just have that jam-making knowhow – they have… 

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Brown Sugar Bejewelled Pancake Stack with Strawberry Vanilla Sauce

Some may say that there is a certain element of sadness in a single stack of pancakes. Breakfast, or at least the Sunday variety, is often accompanied by endless chatter or in fact none at all – solitude shared with another as you pour over different sections of the paper. Brunch appears to be an exceptionally… 

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The Great Blogger Burnout Issue

There is this silent, yet omnipresent fear within each blogger that threatens our very existence in this online world – the day blogger burnout arrives. It swoops in slowly, the recipes starting to sink like stones, the photographs blurred and flat and soon progresses to words that wont flow from your fingertips. In many ways,… 

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Lemon and Honey Marshmallows

It takes a couple of moments of consideration before you realise that marshmallows, like asparagus and rhubarb, have their own short season. It seems obscure that a sweet should have a time and a place, for every moment is a good moment to enjoy the fluffy sweetness of a marshmallow, even just for a minute…. 

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Iced Strawberry Doughnuts

When I was on study leave during high school, I would have a little lunchtime tradition for spurring me on/consoling my efforts/congratulating me on a good exam (delete as appropriate). I’d walk up to our local shop in the village to purchase a packet of chicken supernoodles (classy) and a pink doughnut from the bakery… 

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