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Kentish Cherry Cake

With the return of Great British Bake Off last night, some kind of baked good was definitely on the agenda. Having ordered Paul Hollywood’s book, British Bakes, last year in a mad frenzy of online book shopping, I was yet to make anything from it. The book is an exploration […]

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Homegrown Produce

Sometimes you find gorgeous things in places you least expect: like this tomato plant, which was hiding amounts all the flat-packery at Ikea. A mere £5, and this beauty has produced the sweetest, reddest little tomatoes for us. Amazing to just harvest a few, cut them in half, toss them […]

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Discovering Kombucha

Kombucha. You’d be forgiven if you thought it was a type of Japanese theatre. It is in fact, a refreshing a delicious fermented tea drink, and now that it’s on my radar, I can confirm it will be staying. After sampling Equinox Kombucha at the industry show Imbibe, a few […]

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Rhubarb Muffins

It’s funny how you can get through life without having actually cooked with a certain ingredient for so long. Sure, I’d eaten it before, but never bought it or used it. How strange. Welcome to my kitchen, gorgeous bunch of rhubarb. What shall I do with you? I don’t make muffins […]

Strawberry Ambrosia

“Can you make that thing with the marshmallows and the yogurt?” “What thing with the marshmallows and the yogurt?” – I have no idea what he’s talking about… “It’s a dessert with marshmallows and yogurt and fruit.” “Hang on, I’ll Google it.” I have some hideous image of yogurt with […]

Mince Pies

My fruit mince pies are the best! They scream Christmas and all have requested a second helping. Serve with a dollop of stiff cream with some Grand Marnier beaten into it. The recipe for the filling is my own, but  I use Edd Kimber’s recipe for sweet pastry as it […]