Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

The day after Halloween, I went for a wander into town armed with vouchers and without any thought of the next impending holiday. But as I searched the stores, with most clothes suddenly transformed into swathes of sequins and glitter, I could hear a familiar hum on the speakers. Interspersed with the usual songs were… 

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Gingerbread Pumpkins

Pumpkin Gingerbread

It’s 1.37am and with a flick of my wrist, the last tiny face has been iced onto an array of gingerbread pumpkins. I sigh happily, inviting Chris over to look at my handiwork. I begin to wish I had red food colouring powder to give these creatures rosy cheeks or perhaps to add a golden… 

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Six ways to help you kick the caffeine habit

How to give up caffeine for good

It’s been 18 months since my last sip of coffee and almost exactly one year to the day since my last post about my new caffeine-free life. It’s been a big adjustment – when you stop and think about it, most social occasions that take place in the daytime revolve around a cup of tea… 

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Baking disasters and how to…tolerate them

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to let my imagination run away with me and get creative in the kitchen. Armed with only a stand mixer and my imagination, I soon created what I thought would be a masterpiece – individual pear drop meringue tarts. As I photographed my handiwork, confident that I had… 

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(Fairly) Fast and (Better For You) Food

So after a brilliant Halloween that had me and my friends traipsing all over Stirling, attempting to find somewhere that possessed decent tunes and a licensed bar that wouldn’t have us queuing for an hour to get into, the next day I was in possession of an ever so slightly delicate head. Normally this is remedied… 

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How to do Sunday Brunch with Warm Spice Pancakes and Crispy Streaky Bacon

  Sunday brunches are not fast food. They are long, languid affairs and in my eyes, must be served with plenty black coffee and the Sunday papers (tabloid and broadsheet for balance, natülich). My last day in Berlin reinvigorated my love for the slowed down start to the day, and so the classic combination of… 

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White Peach Scones with Rosemary Sugar

I am slightly obsessed with scones at the moment. It‘s perhaps not the first baked good that would spring to mind when trying to be creative, others may pick the en vogue cupcake, or a sandwich cake to showcase their artistic flair. But scones are a great starter for those who are just starting to… 

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