Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

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By now, most people will have either given up on those hastily-made resolutions or doubled down on gymming, dieting and giving alcohol the boot after an indulgent festive period. I am neither – I’ve only written down two goals for the coming year which are hardly breakable at this point but I’ve yet to pull… 

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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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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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Gluten Free Rhubarb and Almond Cake

Gluten Free Rhubarb and Almond Cake

There is a fruit and vegetable shop around ten minutes away from our flat in Glasgow. What first drew me in were the turmeric-coloured petals on bunches of sunflowers, arranged in buckets outside the front door. Next it was the unusual fruits piled high in boxes and soon we explored inside to find delicious pork… 

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Vegan Empire Biscuit

Vegan Empire Biscuits

Empire biscuits are one of those special bakes that stay with you from the moment you take your first bite. How the biscuit crumbles, the jam oozes out the sides and sticks to your fingers and the icing thickly coated across the top leaves your teethmarks in its sugary shell. Of course, the best part… 

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Vegan Blueberry and Cinnamon Pancakes

Vegan Blueberry and Cinnamon Pancakes

So far in 2018, the hardest challenge I’ve come up against is not diving into the large box of Tunnock’s Teacakes sat on top of our microwave. It’s not necessarily because they are my favourite treat in the world (although they do rank highly in my top biscuits of all time) but more the fact… 

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