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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Smoked Salt and Nutella Birthday Brownies

Smoked Salt and Nutella Birthday Brownies

It’s hard to keep a secret like a batch of freshly baked brownies from your boyfriend, especially if they are for his birthday the next day. Our kitchen smelled sweet and the oven still warm, yet I tried to pass it off as a batch of hot chocolate I’d made that drizzly Sunday afternoon. He… 

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S'mores Brownies

S’mores Brownies

When I was younger, the highlight of Guide camp for me would be the evening of the bin fire. It wasn’t quite a campfire, in that the flames served a dual purpose for licking at marshmallows to toast them to a crisp but to also heat the vast metal bin that held the water for… 

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Gruesome Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

Gruesome Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

At what age are you supposed to be nonchalant about Halloween? At 26 it seems like I should be over it, perhaps carving a pumpkin or maybe wearing a plum lipstick on the 31st or loading up the woeful selection of horror films on Netflix. But I can’t shake my love of Halloween. It looks… 

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UNICORN RAINBOW FUNFETTI CAKE

Unicorn Rainbow Funfetti Cake

When we came across L’ Eclair de Génie quite by accident after a day of sightseeing in Paris, it changed everything. The Mona Lisa, surrounded by iPads and clunky cameras had darkened my mood on what should have been a bright, cheerful experience of the Louvre on a Wednesday. I hadn’t cared for the hour… 

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Pistachio and Carrot Cupcakes

Pistachio and Carrot Cupcakes (and a video!)

What colour is autumn? It’s often depicted in burnt orange, leaves tumbling crisp underfoot onto waiting pavements, bursting brambles growing wild in the woods staining fingers and lips a plummy purple. It’s a flickering red brown flame from a candle lit to ward off the ever longer nights, thick with grey clouds, flecks of silvery… 

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