Six of the best spots in Rome for pizza, pasta and gelato

Six of the best spots in Rome for pizza, pasta and gelato

  On our second day in Rome, Chris and I left our Airbnb, walked 30 seconds down the street and sank into a wine red leather sofa to eat suppli for breakfast. Suppli, similar to its Sicilian sister arancini, was its star dish, a menu folding out with a list of flavours to choose from –… 

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How to survive sightseeing in Rome during the summer holidays

How to survive Rome during the summer holidays

As soon as we booked our holiday to Rome, we faced tourist regret almost immediately after the inevitable onslaught of ‘helpful’ advice was thrown our way. It was mostly centered around us getting pickpocketed, then ripped off and finally burning to a crisp in the July heat. The former two, having spent last year ambling around… 

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Gluten Free Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes (and a video!)

Gluten Free Cherry Bakewell Cupcakes

If my hands, stained reddish purple from pitting cherries and streaked with Swiss meringue buttercream appear shaky, it is because I don’t own a tripod. As I picked up each one of these almond rice flour cupcakes and smeared vanilla cherry buttercream on top, I kept an ever watchful eye on my camera, perched precariously… 

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Rhubarb Cherry Ginger Crumble Pie

Rhubarb Cherry Ginger Crumble Pie

Baby don’t you cry Gonna make a pie Gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle Baby don’t be blue Gonna make for you Gonna make a pie with a heart in the middle. Gonna be a pie from heaven above Gonna be filled with strawberry love Baby don’t you cry Gonna make… 

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A SPANISH ADVENTURE IN FRIGILIANA, NERJA AND MALAGA

A Spanish Adventure in Frigiliana, Nerja and Malaga (and a video!)

There was this moment, sitting taller than I had ever felt on the back of my horse Nina that could only be described as complete happiness. We had gently trekked on dusty, stone covered roads with a sheer drop on one side for around an hour, horses testing my heart rate as they nibbled on… 

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A Macaron Afternoon Tea, Cocktails and Why I Love My Mam

A Macaron Afternoon Tea, Cocktails and Why I Love My Mam

  Around 12 hours after my Mam and I enjoyed this afternoon tea, we awoke to sunlight peering below the bottom of my bedroom blind and a tinny alarm on an iPhone ringing out 5am. We got dressed, I made a flask of tea and poured myself a tiny amount of coffee then we set… 

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Blueberry Lavender Lemon Naked Layer Cake

Blueberry Lavender Lemon Naked Layer Cake

I’ve neglected my cake pans for too long. Curled up circles of baking parchment haven’t sat waiting to be smoothed onto the bottom of a tin with a smear of butter in some time. I haven’t scraped the sides of my metal mixing bowl clean with one wipe of my spatula, or dropped cake batter… 

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