Soft and chewy pecan raisin cookies

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 Read More…

Cashew butter and honey chocolate chip 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 Read More…

Fast days and feast days

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 Read More…

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

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 Read More…

A long weekend in Iceland – some tips!

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 Read More…

13 things I learned while planning a wedding

Let me begin with the disclaimer that I am by no means a wedding expert. The only thing that qualifies me to write this (ridiculously long) post is that I got married a few months ago and I learned a few things along the way. A wedding is an intensely personal experience – and in Read More…

Tenderstem cheese

I ate a lot of cauliflower cheese when I was a kid – it was a real family favourite! It’s ideal comfort food – sort of healthy as it’s veggies, sort of not-very-healthy since it’s creamy and cheesy. Either way, I’m a great believer in moderation so it’s a delicious side dish (or a main Read More…

Stocking fillers for 2015

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the land, there were people whose gifting was all but unplanned… I’ve finally got round to writing my Christmas gift guide and this year I’ve chosen just a small handful of stocking fillers. There’s still time to find some lovely gifts for your friends, family, and colleagues! Read More…

Review: Encona’s new chilli sauces

What: Peruvian Amarillo Chilli Sauce and Mexican Smokey Jalapeno Sauce Who: Encona Where: all good supermarkets How much: Encona Peruvian Amarillo Chilli Sauce (142 ml) – £1.39 Encona Mexican Smokey Jalapeno Sauce (285 ml) – £1.99 The lovely people who make that sweet chilli sauce you all like have come out with some brand new chilli sauces Read More…