Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

The day after Halloween, I went for a wander into town armed with vouchers and without any thought of the next impending holiday. But as I searched the stores, with most clothes suddenly transformed into swathes of sequins and glitter, I could hear a familiar hum on the speakers. Interspersed with the usual songs were… 

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Gingerbread Pumpkins

Pumpkin Gingerbread

It’s 1.37am and with a flick of my wrist, the last tiny face has been iced onto an array of gingerbread pumpkins. I sigh happily, inviting Chris over to look at my handiwork. I begin to wish I had red food colouring powder to give these creatures rosy cheeks or perhaps to add a golden… 

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Six ways to help you kick the caffeine habit

How to give up caffeine for good

It’s been 18 months since my last sip of coffee and almost exactly one year to the day since my last post about my new caffeine-free life. It’s been a big adjustment – when you stop and think about it, most social occasions that take place in the daytime revolve around a cup of tea… 

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Autumnal Bucket List // VSPP

An Autumnal Bucket List

Last week I experienced the perfect autumn morning on my way to work. The sky was a streak of bright blue without a cloud in sight, the trees near the office yellowing and orange leaves littering the cobble stones. I could see my breath in the cool, crisp air and I had a scarf tightly… 

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Ricotta Hotcakes

Ricotta Hotcakes

At around 9am, bleary eyed dragging a suitcase behind me into Kings Cross station, there was only one thing on my mind. Ricotta hotcakes with a pat of honeycomb butter sliding down the stack. I am a victim of Instagram, that’s for sure, but when I was researching brunch spots for our trip to London… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie // Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding

Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie

If I could rename the combination of sweet strawberry and rhubarb wrapped in pie crust, I would pick sunshine pie. Sunshine doesn’t need to be oranges and mangos, tropical drinks and coconut water drunk from the shell – it can also be about more down to earth fruits picked from plants trailing the ground and dug up from… 

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Raspberry Frosé

Raspberry Frosé

This week I will turn 28 and for the first time, it isn’t bothering me as much as other birthdays. I always liked the number 28, perhaps as it’s my birth date and even numbers are always preferable in my eyes. Two for one pizzas, four friends, six bottles of prosecco, Christmases with 16 people… 

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