Spiced Gin Gingerbread Stars and Snowflakes

Spiced Gin Gingerbread Stars and Snowflakes

Making gingerbread in the days leading towards Christmas was never a tradition in my family. We didn’t build houses dripping with sweets or stamp out the imprints of men and press sultana buttons into their chests. I more closely associate festive baking with trays upon trays of mince pies, many of which would make their… 

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Vegan Coconut and Cinnamon Rolls

Vegan Coconut and Cinnamon Rolls

As it happens, some of my friends aren’t big fans of birthday cake. While I’m sure the sentiment of a dark chocolate fudge cake would be appreciated, for some there is another sweet treat they prefer to be laden with candles on their big day. For Chris’ birthday I baked these fudgy smoked salt Nutella brownies which… 

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Spiced Apple Lattice Pie

Spiced Apple Lattice Pie

On Saturday morning I awoke in a tangle of bedsheets with frost clinging to the window frame. The flat was silent, my toes creeping along the wooden floors the only noise as I found some cosy slippers and flicked the kettle on to boil. Hands cradling a decaf coffee, I buried myself back under the covers… 

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Six Amazing Places You Should Absolutely Visit in Shoreditch

Six Amazing Places You Should Absolutely Visit in Shoreditch

While some people start planning their holiday around famous landmarks, must-see shows and art galleries, the first place my mind wandered to having booked a short trip to London was food. I wanted pillowy doughnuts and coffee, I needed hearty breakfasts, I craved quirky lunches and feast-like dinners. And so, aside from booking tickets for… 

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Why Aberdeen needs to dust itself off and start cooking again

How to solve a problem like Aberdeen’s dining scene and brunch at Rye & Soda

On a chilly November afternoon, a group of bloggers with slivers of magenta-hued salmon, scoops of spiced haddock risotto and deep fried baubles of mac and cheese bites on their plates began to discuss Aberdeen’s dining scene. Every so often wine expert Elias would pepper the conversation with tasting notes for the wines we drank… 

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S'mores Brownies

S’mores Brownies

When I was younger, the highlight of Guide camp for me would be the evening of the bin fire. It wasn’t quite a campfire, in that the flames served a dual purpose for licking at marshmallows to toast them to a crisp but to also heat the vast metal bin that held the water for… 

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Gruesome Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

Gruesome Bloodshot Eyeball Cupcakes

At what age are you supposed to be nonchalant about Halloween? At 26 it seems like I should be over it, perhaps carving a pumpkin or maybe wearing a plum lipstick on the 31st or loading up the woeful selection of horror films on Netflix. But I can’t shake my love of Halloween. It looks… 

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