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Toasted Apple and Smashed Blackberry Porridge

September 18, 2013

So, last week I went foraging… I decided it would be an amazing idea to sneakily rope my friends into coming with too, more hands and all that. I ended up with a huge bag of apples and a rather ample tub of blackberries (one of my favourite berries) at my disposal. So I thought […]


Honey, Honey…

September 8, 2013

…doo doo doo doo doo doo. Ah sugar, sugar. Honey is a wonderful thing, truly. All the way down to it’s molecular level it is blooming marvellous. So much so that I think it is worth a whole mini-post, dedicated to it’s honour. I was reading yesterday about how sealed jars of honey had been […]

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The Ghost of Birthday Carrot Cake

August 23, 2013

Since I was a little girl, having a birthday in the Summer was always a blessing. Best chance of good weather and not having school being two of those impeccable bonuses. By far the pinnacle, though, is the fact that I was never in the country. I was always off camping somewhere with my family, […]

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How To Make: A Super-Mega Chocolate Birthday Cake

July 3, 2013

Today, I pay homage to a simple pleasure; a sinful, delicious simple pleasure. Chocolate fudge cake. I know it’s been done to death, it really has. It’s on every food website, each with their own tweak, all self proclaiming their recipe as the single best chocolate fudge cake in the kingdom. Now, I’d like to […]


Chocolate: A Seriously Brief Overview

June 10, 2013

Chocolate is an infinitely huge industry. I’m not even going to attempt to pretend to know all of the ins and outs. It is, however, useful to know a few of the basic principles and processes that are associated with it. It means that you can make a more educated and informed decision when you […]


The Damson Tree: A New Hope

April 10, 2013

So a few months ago I decided I would have a bit of a break from my old blog. At the time I thought it was because I was too busy to write – I was working three jobs and barely having time to write up or photograph the meals I was cooking. Retrospectively, I […]

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