Looking back at 2019

Victoria Pease 2019

This is the year that I turn 30. As the countdown to the New Year and new decade began in the pub Chris and I packed ourselves into at 11.30pm on December 31, I didn’t feel sad or upset at the number. I felt excited, like this coming year will begin a new chapter in… 

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Vegan Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Vegan Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake

Before we had even stepped off the plane at JFK last year, I knew exactly where I wanted to have my first ice cream in New York. Weeks before, Netflix released the Christina Tosi episode of Chef’s Table, documenting her compost cookie making, crack pie baking rise to fame and in the process, becoming one… 

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Pretzel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pretzel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wandering around the supermarkets in Florida was like entering into a completely different world. There aren’t just a few different types of water or a couple of varieties of bread or even a handful of kombucha flavours. There is every type of every thing you could ever think of lining those walls. My uncle warned… 

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Spiced Gin Gingerbread Stars and Snowflakes

Spiced Gin Gingerbread Stars and Snowflakes

Making gingerbread in the days leading towards Christmas was never a tradition in my family. We didn’t build houses dripping with sweets or stamp out the imprints of men and press sultana buttons into their chests. I more closely associate festive baking with trays upon trays of mince pies, many of which would make their… 

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Vegan Coconut and Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Coconut and Cinnamon Rolls

As it happens, some of my friends aren’t big fans of birthday cake. While I’m sure the sentiment of a dark chocolate fudge cake would be appreciated, for some there is another sweet treat they prefer to be laden with candles on their big day. For Chris’ birthday I baked these fudgy smoked salt Nutella brownies which… 

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Spiced Apple Lattice Pie

Spiced Apple Lattice Pie

On Saturday morning I awoke in a tangle of bedsheets with frost clinging to the window frame. The flat was silent, my toes creeping along the wooden floors the only noise as I found some cosy slippers and flicked the kettle on to boil. Hands cradling a decaf coffee, I buried myself back under the covers… 

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How I went from coffee addict to caffeine free in six months

How I went from coffee addict to caffeine free in six months

The first time I drank coffee was high in the mountains of Italy on a skiing trip with my family as a teenager. Each morning before our lessons, we would bundle downstairs to breakfast in bulky salopettes and thermals for eggs, pastries and hot chocolates. My Dad would order deux espressi per favore and tipping… 

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