Sweet Potato & Marshmallow Cake

A few days ago I shared my review of Grow Your Own Cake, published by Frances Lincoln. Click through to read more and to enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the book. This intriguing cookbook features 46 recipes for savoury and sweet cakes and bakes featuring vegetables and fruits you can grow ... Read more »

Double Chocolate Brownie-Style Belgian Waffles

Pete and I have been waffling-mad the last few weeks! We’ve made regular waffles, Belgian waffles, mashed potato waffles and more, and the list of ideas still to try is at least ten times that long. It’s all down to our new waffle maker, Sage by Heston Blumenthal The Smart Waffle. We’ve already test driven ... Read more »

Kavey’s Hot Multicultural Buns

Yesterday I read a news article mocking the English Defence League for failing to realise that a satirical news story claiming a bakery had decided to remove the ‘offensive’ cross from traditional hot cross buns was indeed a spoof and reacting with their usual rabid froth of outrage. One indignant commenter declared, ‘What next, ”hot crescent bun” ... Read more »

Tokyo Cult Recipes | Matcha & White Chocolate Cake

On the weekend I shared my review of Maori Murota’s Tokyo Cult Recipes, published by Murdoch Books. Click through to read more and to enter my giveaway to win your own copy of the book. This beautiful hard back cookery book features over 100 recipes loved by Tokyoites, covering breakfast, lunch, sweet snacks and dinner, ... Read more »

NOPI’s Courgette & Manouri Fritters

Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookery books are amongst the titles I hear most frequently recommended to others by those who own them, with particular praise for his way with vegetables; although his cooking is not vegetarian, he has a much-lauded knack for making vegetables the star of the show.   His most recently published title, NOPI: The ... Read more »

Maple Cinnamon Glazed Plum & Blackberry Sticky Buns

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or my blog’s Facebook page you’ll have noticed that I visited Canada recently, taking in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and the region around Niagara-on-the-Lake. I’ll be sharing lots (and lots and lots!) from that trip in coming weeks. I totally loved all the destinations I visited and cannot ... Read more »

Carob Molasses & Tahini Chocolate Brownies

I developed this recipe when writing a piece about Carob Molasses. The inspiration for the combination is thanks to the wonderful Beiruti blogger, Joumana Accad, author of  tasteofbeirut.com. The malty caramel flavour of carob molasses and the delicious sesame of the tahini work wonderfully with chocolate and make for a delicious, unusual chocolate brownie. If ... Read more »

Old Fashioned Nut Butter Biscuits | Nutural World

It’s funny what can upset you, isn’t it? Funny odd not funny ha ha. The attachments we form to inanimate – and frankly insignificant – objects can verge on the ridiculous. Like many kids, my sister and I helped mum in the kitchen and developed a love of food and cooking from an early age. ... Read more »