Strawberry Almond and Lime Cupcakes

Strawberry Almond and Lime Cupcakes

It’s a sure-fire sign that autumn has arrived when the supermarket fruit aisles, packed with rows and rows of strawberry punnets casually change their place of origin from Great Britain to Spain. We wave goodbye to home grown strawberries, soaked in summer rain and bathed in short bursts of sunshine for fruits produced thousands of… 

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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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Mushroom and Toasted Walnut Pesto Linguine

Jars of pesto are boring. Sure they are convenient, but you’ll open one jar, use a spoonful and then it will linger in the back of the fridge alongside some black pitted olives, slowly sprouting some nice looking mould to scare you when you open it again a month later. To avoid this little green… 

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Cookies

  It’s January 2012, the month of detoxes, painful gym membership fees and sighing longingly in the mirror at your Christmas food baby. And here I am, asking you to make cookies. What sort of blog post is that? I should probably post you a fabulous salad recipe, or invest in a juicer to make… 

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Blackberry and Bramley Apple Crumble

What has happened to the snow? I’m sure that less than a week ago, we were all promised thick blankets of the white fluffy stuff, a threat of major traffic chaos and a polite shove towards the welly section in Primark. Although the traffic chaos has stayed (hello Hurricane Bawbag), the weather seems to have… 

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A Very Christmassy Breakfast (Or How to Use Up Christmas Leftovers)

Ok, so I know that Christmas has barely even started and most of you probably haven’t even seen the Christmas Coca-Cola advert yet (the true indication of the holidays), but trust me, you will fall head over heels for these spiral rolls that capitalise Christmas with a very cranberry capital C. After recipe testing for… 

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