An Autumnal Bucket List

Autumnal Bucket List // VSPP

Last week I experienced the perfect autumn morning on my way to work. The sky was a streak of bright blue without a cloud in sight, the trees near the office yellowing and orange leaves littering the cobble stones. I could see my breath in the cool, crisp air and I had a scarf tightly… 

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Ricotta Hotcakes

Ricotta Hotcakes

At around 9am, bleary eyed dragging a suitcase behind me into Kings Cross station, there was only one thing on my mind. Ricotta hotcakes with a pat of honeycomb butter sliding down the stack. I am a victim of Instagram, that’s for sure, but when I was researching brunch spots for our trip to London… 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie // Victoria Sponge Pease Pudding

If I could rename the combination of sweet strawberry and rhubarb wrapped in pie crust, I would pick sunshine pie. Sunshine doesn’t need to be oranges and mangos, tropical drinks and coconut water drunk from the shell – it can also be about more down to earth fruits picked from plants trailing the ground and dug up from… 

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Cherry Dutch Baby With Orange Sugar

I know what you’re thinking. What is that Victoria? Is a pancake? An omelette?  Another baking disaster? It is none of the above my friends. Witness the birth of the new breakfast/brunch/afternoon tea crossover – the Dutch Baby, baby. A Dutch Baby is in essence, a big ol’ Yorkshire pud that can be thrown together… 

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Sometimes we need a little bit of health in our lives. Ok, so I know we’re nearing the end of January already, and many of you are almost at the end of your detoxes (seriously, well done, I raise a glass of red to you) but there’s no need to slow down on the healthy… 

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The Modern Burns Supper

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftan o’ the puddin-race…” I’d like to say I know more, but that was the extent of the address my haggis got this Burns Night. I could have recited Scots Wae Hae, which I won a prize for reciting in primary school, or the first line of To… 

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Tiramisu with Clementine Scented Mascarpone

I’ve had tiramisu in all shapes and sizes (steady now). I’ve had delicate little slices, trays of gargantuan proportions, and most recently from Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Glasgow, an affair with so many sponge layers and creamy filling, I thought it should have been served as a main. Having searched the highs and lows of… 

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