BREAKING NEWS: all your summer prayers have been answered; Magnums now come in a tub. And if summer is anything like last weekend, we’re in for a very ice cream heavy season. Hoorah. Everyone knows the best thing about eating a Magnum is breaking through that crackable chocolate, so I’m pleased to report that there is a fantastic chocolatey layer surrounding the ice cream on every … Continue reading Magnum – now in tubs!
Cold brew coffee has been growing in popularity over the last few years. Not to be confused with ice coffee, cold brew is made by steeping coffee with room temperature water over 24 hours. This long brewing time produces coffee with a more nuanced, sweeter flavour. Cold brew coffee is dead easy to make and is ideal to have tucked away in the fridge as … Continue reading Review: Minor Figures cold brew coffee
These cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies are absolutely heavenly morsels that you can fool yourself into thinking are healthy (thanks, oaty goodness). I made them recently for my colleague Cat’s birthday (hence the candles) and they went down a treat! These are ideal sweet treats when you need a boost to get you through an afternoon at work :) You need 120g unsalted butter (soft) … Continue reading Cranberry and white chocolate oatmeal cookies
I came across this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chilli on Facebook, where it was being demonstrated in one of those brilliant, quick cooking videos. I tracked it down to a website called Skinny Taste and gave it a whirl. After all, with all those delicious ingredients, it had to be pretty tasty! And as it’s literally one of those chuck-everything-in-the-slow-cooker jobs, the easiness … Continue reading Pulled chicken chilli
Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts
So last week I made cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies and they were so yummy that I made another batch three days later. It was the night before I was due to visit my dad, and, knowing how much he likes raisins, I had an idea for another cookie recipe using Pip & Nut’s honey and cinnamon cashew butter. Again, let me promise you I’m not being paid … Continue reading Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies
I have a real thing for homemade cookies – you know, the chewy, slightly crisp, deliciously moreish kind that you just can’t get in shops. Nothing comes close to a warm cookie straight from the oven, where the chocolate is still a bit melty. And my favourite thing about cookies is that they’s SO easy and SO quick to make. No faffing about with cake … Continue reading Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip cookies
Last week I visited the Magnum Pleasure Store for its grand opening and it was such a delicious evening. I was so disappointed to miss the pop up in Selfridges last year so I was very excited to hear they were opening a summer store just off Oxford St! It’s hard to miss the amazing photos of personalised Magnums if you follow enough people on … Continue reading Magnum Pleasure Store
Hummingbird cake is one of my all time favourite cakes. It’s a deliciously moist cake, made with banana and pineapple, giving a texture a bit like carrot cake. The sweetness is beautifully set off by fluffy cream cheese frosting. I originally made it using the Hummingbird Bakery‘s recipe, but since then I’ve made some tweaks and I prefer my version now! This recipe makes a three layered … Continue reading Hummingbird cake
Last month, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Elly Curshen‘s new 5:2 cookbook, Fast Days and Feast Days. Elly, who runs the Pear Cafe in Bristol, is an advocate of 5:2 eating – where you eat normally for 5 days and ‘fast’ for 2 days each week. On the fast days, you get to eat 500 calories if you’re a woman, and … Continue reading Fast days and feast days
If you’re lucky enough to have an ice cream maker, the chances are that you already know the sheer joy of proper homemade ice cream. It’s so much better than regular supermarket stuff – the creamy texture is far better and you don’t have any of the questionable preservatives involved with factory made stuff. It’s just good, honest ice cream. Unfortunately ice cream makers often … Continue reading Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream
My husband and I have just come back from a long weekend in Iceland, which was absolutely brilliant! We wrote up some tips for a friend who’s going along later in the year, so I thought they might be worth sharing with you all in case you’re planning to go! Hit me up if you have any additional recommendations. :) General tips We stayed in Hotel … Continue reading A long weekend in Iceland – some tips!