Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Vanilla Glaze

Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Vanilla Glaze

September has not paved the way into the autumn months the way I thought it would, leaves curled on the ground, trees russet and crimson and a coolness in the air. The autumn we’re sold each year, written in thick liner on a Starbucks cup and wrapped in a tartan scarf has not yet arrived…. 

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A Magical Family Holiday in the Algarve (and a video!)

A Magical Family Holiday in the Algarve (and a video!)

Some people don’t understand why I enjoy going on holiday with my parents. Perhaps they find the idea strange, this 27-year-old excitedly packing for a week in the sunshine. Maybe it is a bit odd that I look forward to 11am beers by the pool with my Dad, enjoying piri-piri chicken overlooking the sea with… 

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Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Sandwiches

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream Sandwiches

When my sister and I were little, our uncles brought us to Princes Street gardens and bought us an ice cream each. Like every cartoon of an ice cream, it was a tall Mr Whippy with a crumbly flake poking out of the side. Yet the game changer was the raspberry sauce, pooling into the… 

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Milk Chocolate Chip Vanilla Scones

Milk Chocolate Chip Vanilla Scones

On Sunday afternoon, the sun streaming through the drapes and the flat eerily quiet, I started to bake. The new oven, quick to heat and quiet itself, was turned on and a bag of flour folded over with sellotape was prised open. I had elbow room to bake, nobody needing past to reach the kettle… 

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Fluffy Funfetti Pancake Stack

Fluffy Funfetti Pancake Stack

When I was a child, pancake day was all about the sprinkles. My mam would usually make them for pudding, a plate of gently steaming pancakes, a tub of vanilla ice cream, Treat! strawberry syrup and whatever sprinkles the baking cupboard yielded set in the middle of the table. My sister would usually choose Nutella to… 

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Sometimes you just want avocado toast

Sometimes you just want avocado toast

Routine is an unexpected comfort in life. The way the downstairs neighbour’s dog barks as soon as the postman rounds the corner. How the kettle rumbles in a low baritone just seconds before the boil and that two teaspoons of sugar go in one cup and two teaspoons of coffee go in both to transform bleary… 

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Smartie Cookies

Smartie Cookies

As a child, I had the inside scoop on the newest and most exciting additions to the school dinner menu. I knew which days ice-burned blocks of ice cream would be forced into square sugar cones as a treat. If you were last in line on burger day, you knew you’d be forced to carry… 

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