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Milkshakes

August 5, 2022

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There are blackberries in every hedge and draped over every wall around here at the moment, so it seems like a good time to share this Blackberry Milkshake. In fact whilst we are at it how about this Cookies and Cream Shake. Or this PB&J version. When me and my brother were kids and Mum […]

Ice Lollies

July 9, 2022

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The sun is properly out, out. But we are stuck inside with a blend of Covid 3.0 and an added layer of hay fever. Seems like a good time to share these lollipops/popsicles/ice lollies. Good for cooling down sore throats and hot people. They are mostly made with all the healthy things: yoghurt, coconut water, […]

Pretzels with Mars bar sauce

April 9, 2022

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My favourite pretzel will always be brushed with butter and dipped in cinnamon sugar, but here I offer up a ridiculous chocolate caramel sauce made from melted Mars Bars.My favourite pretzel will always be brushed with butter and dipped in cinnamon sugar, but here I offer up a ridiculous chocolate caramel sauce made from melted Mars Bars.

Rhubarb Cakes and Cocktails

February 5, 2022

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Rhubarb and custard cakes, with a bonus rhubarb-tini cocktail.

Toffee Apples

November 5, 2021

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Toffee apples instantly make me think of bonfire night. The fun fair usually comes to town around November the 5th and it’s traditional for us to have a crunchy toffee apple after a turn on the dodgems. The last time I went to the fair though was pre-pandemic and the apples beneath the toffee were […]

Spiced French Toast & Maple Nectarines

October 24, 2021

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Here’s a little ‘Pumpkin Spiced’ Autumn recipe that I made a while back. I used golden pumpkin (from a can!) to enrich the creamy batter, then flavoured it with sweet Autumn spices. Thick slices of brioche make the best French Toast, add hot syrupy nectarines, or any other fruit you have to take this from […]

Gin & Tonic Ice Cream

June 12, 2021

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Easy Gin & Tonic Ice Cream This is not a proper fancy recipe involving ice cream makers, eggs or lots of stirring and re-freezing: It’s 5 ingredients, a quick whisk, a few hours freezing and you’re done. I use a Seville orange flavoured gin and the pretty aromatic Fever Tree tonic but you can use […]

Cold Brew & Lollipops

June 6, 2021

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I love an iced coffee, and I am here to tell you that I think it tastes better made with cold-brew. When I was little, my brother thought it was amusing to convince me that coffee was the best flavour chocolate in the box, purely because they were the only ones he didn’t like. It […]

Fluffy Pancakes & Coconut Cream

February 16, 2021

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Occasionally I can’t resist the look of something I’ve spotted on Insta and have to try and re-create it myself. These impossibly deep and fluffy pancakes are a case in point, so I made them for a Shrove Tuesday feature for CenterParcs. I decided to share them today ‘cos they so pretty! The batter is […]

Jammy Dodgers

February 4, 2021

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I’m not posting these because it’s February and just a few days from Valentine’s Day. Nope. Absolutely not. I just thought you might like a biscuit recipe that you can make whilst you’re stuck at home with reduced access to gifts and tacky cards. The fact that you can cut little hearts in the top […]

Christmas Tree Brownies

December 2, 2020

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2020 is the year to put up your fairy lights obscenely early and cook yourself whatever you bloody well fancy. I fancy Chocolate Brownies.

Caramel Apple Pies

November 16, 2020

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We have a small, wonky apple tree in the garden with three different apple varieties grafted into one, so it’s a Bramley-Cox-Russet tree. Except it’s minus its Bramley bit because that branch snapped off during heavy snow one Winter, so I have to get our Bramley supplies from Grandad’s tree. This year, as if desperately […]

Quick Green Curry

November 11, 2020

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Viewers, please do not adjust your sets. Not only is this a post from me, it’s also vegan. Both of these things may come as a shock. I was asked to create a recipe for Vegan Month last year, and as November has amazingly come around again I thought I’d share it here because it’s […]

Christmas Cookie Tree

December 18, 2019

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I thought I had better Christmas up my blog by sharing a festive post that I created for Center Parcs. These are the gorgeous festive cookies I made last year. They fill the house with an amazing Christmassy scent, especially if you make a batch of them into a Christmas tree like this: I used […]

Coconut Pudding with Mango Salsa

April 14, 2019

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Watching Jamie Oliver cook a coconut and mango rice pudding TV this week made me really fancy a creamy, coconutty rice pudding. Then I remembered I had my own recipe developed for a magazine article way back in 2015. My document and photo hoarding has finally paid off, as here it is in its four-year-old […]

A Sign for FirstLightWorks

February 18, 2019

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An introduction to our new laser cutting business: FirstLightWorks. This is the one where we make a shop sign and tell you about our bespoke sign giveaway.

Peach and Blueberry Hand Pies

January 28, 2019

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'Hand Pies' because you can eat them with your hands. They could also could be named down-in-one pies.

Clementine and Polenta Cakes

January 20, 2019

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Always happy to help with your monthly cake intake :)

Chocolate Orange Pudding

December 22, 2018

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A chocolate Orange alternative to Christmas Pudding that cooks in 6 minutes not 6 hours!