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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soup-ingridents

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-side

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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mushrooms

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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