Goodbye 2018 Hello 2019

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By now, most people will have either given up on those hastily-made resolutions or doubled down on gymming, dieting and giving alcohol the boot after an indulgent festive period. I am neither – I’ve only written down two goals for the coming year which are hardly breakable at this point but I’ve yet to pull… 

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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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Super Fast Fresh Noodles For One

Sometimes it feels like such a sin when fast food becomes synonymous with deep fried chicken, fries and a LOT of cheese. Of course, now and then we all like to indulge and there’s nothing wrong with that – I had to stop myself from hopping on a bus for a McDonalds earlier. Sometimes, you… 

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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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