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Cow-free cream tea

Cow-free cream tea

When I was younger, I used to be a fan of cream cakes – especially chocolate eclairs and those cream-filled meringues. As I got older I moved onto cream teas, preferably with clotted cream. When my body decided it no longer wanted to digest cow’s milk, I kissed all of those things goodbye. In recent […]

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  12th January 2017   2 comments
Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Superfruit cinnamon loaf

Just over a year ago I took the Tree Aid Tree food challenge, and created a recipe using several ingredients harvested from trees – Superfood, superfruit, supertasty flapjacks. That’s not hyperbole, they really are good! They involve mango, cashew nuts, honey and baobab, and they disappeared pretty quickly after they were made 🙂 A little […]

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  22nd December 2016   No comments
Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin porridge and brownies

Pumpkin Day has been and gone, and Halloween is just around the corner, which is why my inbox has been filling up with pumpkin recipes. I’m a big fan of eating the insides of your pumpkin, if you’re going to all the trouble of carving one into a lantern, and avoiding food waste. I have […]

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  28th October 2016   No comments
Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Jim Jams chocolate chip cupcakes

Over the summer I was sent two jars of Jim Jams chocolate spread to try – one jar of Milk Chocolate spread, and one of Hazelnut Chocolate spread. Their selling point is that they contain 83% less sugar than other chocolate spread brands, and yet still taste yummy. We can certainly vouch for their yumminess, […]

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  25th October 2016   No comments
Could you design a prize-winning cake?

Could you design a prize-winning cake?

A waterfall at Blenheim Palace There seems to be an intrinsic link, in Britain at least, between garden/gardeners and cake! This year is the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown, the man behind well-known landscapes such as Blenheim Palace, Chatsworth and Highclere Castle (the fictional home of Downton Abbey). In celebration of his […]

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  30th July 2016   2 comments

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