I have been horribly busy at work lately. Hence the inactivity. I really don't like it when I have to stay until 10 or 11pm and I get home and have to go straight to bed so I can be up at 7am to go in again. But that's the dark side of having a job… Continue reading Banana Berry Oat Bars
Last weekend it was beautiful out and we had the first barbecue of the year. It was freak weather for England, to be honest, but we're not complaining. I escaped without sunburn, too, even though it was about 28 degrees in the sun, which is more than enough to burn my pasty self. There were… Continue reading Spring Treats
I'm sure everyone is going to think I have nothing up my sleeve but mashed up vegetables. I'm quite a messy baker, so that is entirely possible, to be fair. So here it is, yet another veg-based bake. It's a weird one. It involves a squash. That is, one of these guys... The variety… Continue reading Orange Is The New… Cake?
I find on these food blogs people don't really talk about their baking mishaps, so I'm going to buck the trend and confess: I baked a flop this afternoon. It was doubly disappointing because they looked gorgeous as they emerged from the oven, all dark and glorious and wrapped in beautiful paper muffin cases. And then I… Continue reading Bake Fails
Fortunately, I'm not the one splitting up. It's my babies, actually. Tomatoes, that is. I haphazardly threw a bunch of seeds in small pots to see what would happen a month ago, and surprise! Pretty much everything grew. This means I've ended up with about eight little tomato plants, but not all in separate pots.… Continue reading Splitting Up
This is a super easy lunch that tastes amazing. Salty, smooth and a bit creamy, and it's so quick to make. It's really satisfying on a nice chunk of rustic bread. You can do it with as few as two ingredients, and just blend until smooth. What could be simpler? For a dairy-free alternative, you… Continue reading Smoked Mackerel Pâté
Since I've started work, I've been getting up early naturally on weekends which is something I never used to do. This is good, though, because I feel I need to make the most of every precious moment of my Saturdays and Sundays. It's the only time I can make more extravagant breakfasts, so I tend… Continue reading Matcha Pear Pancakes
This year I decided it was time to get growing. I was given some seeds by a friend who had lots left over from last year and I, knowing very little about all things horticultural, decided to just blithely put them in pots and hope for the best. Surprisingly, they have actually worked out quite… Continue reading City Growing
I've recently started a new job in the busy heart of London where things can get extremely tense extremely fast. I've since found that it's a sanity saver to have something therapeutic and fun to pour yourself into when you're finally out of the office...