Banoffee Cake


Sometimes I forget that making vegan food is a skill which non-vegan chefs don’t tend to have! We have just returned from a weeks holiday and although the team of chefs (and it was a BIG team of at least twenty chefs at any one meal) tried to be helpful, you could see that this really was something they were…

Hot Cross Bun Loaf


Here’s an early Easter present to yourself! Make this delicious hot cross bun loaf and have a slice or two for breakfast or afternoon tea (or elevenses if that’s still a thing?)! So, the school holidays are already drawing to a close but we’re making the most of it! As you’re reading this, hopefully I am sitting by a pool…

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You’ll want to eat this veg! Your perfect centrepiece!


Have you seen whole cauliflowers turning up everywhere recently! Well, I didn’t think I could manage a whole one to myself, so I chopped one in half and made this delicious feast! πŸ™‚ Okay, so you might think this is not really a recipe… but if you’ve only ever had boiled cauliflower, or stretched to cauliflower cheese, you really should…

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Where are you now? In the past, future, present?


We all have memories. Some good, some bad. We all have had experiences. Some good, some bad. We all have coping methods. Some better than others. Look at something you’ve been thinking about. Is it from the past, is it in the future, or is it something now in the present? What are your thoughts about it? Are the thoughts…

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Crumbly topped sticky date slice


Yay! Today is the last day of term before Easter! πŸ™‚ I must be one of those that are in the minority (nothing new there!) as I love it when the children are off school! πŸ˜€ Okay, so as they grow up and become teenagers they really don’t want so much parent time, but it’s still nice to have them…

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Make Mother’s Day with this sweet nutty baklava


If you’re in the UK (or your mother is!) you should know that this Sunday (31st March) is Mothering Sunday. When I was growing up, my little sister and I would always pick Mum a bunch of flowers from the garden, and put it in a glass on the kitchen table. I’m sure we used to buy cards too (or…

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You are amazing! I know! Believe in yourself!


Sometimes we put ourselves down. We think we are not good enough. We think we don’t achieve enough. We think everyone else is doing better than us. Where did this come from? Who told you that? Are you making it all up in your head?! Everyone has their own strengths and they are never comparable to anyone else – not…

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Need Vegan Umami? Wow with this easy Stew


No, it’s not meat! πŸ˜› I almost didn’t post it as it looked too meaty, but it was so easy and tasted so good that I couldn’t not share it with you! You know sometimes you can’t be bothered to cook and wish you could just throw it all in a pot and hey presto, a delicious meal comes out?…

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Do Something Unexpected – Make Their Day!


Just a reminder today, that no matter what life throws at you, as well as making time for yourself, you should always make time for others. Just a smile, a hello, a kind word could make all the difference to someone’s day. πŸ€— It doesn’t have to be someone you know, a simple gesture to acknowledge the work of the…

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