The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

Does the urge to bake ever just take you by surprise and you barely have any of the necessary ingredients in the house but you strive on with it nevertheless?     This keeps happening to me throughout lockdown and I’m loathed to fight the urge because it’s an excellent way to keep me occupied. … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

This one is no secret, it’s nothing difficult and I can almost guarantee that if you’re reading this you’ve made one of these yourself anyway but in honour of logging some of my favourite culinary achievements during this horrible time, here’s my individual apple crumble experience. It is definitely more of an experience than a … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Spicy Stir Fry Veg Wraps

The Lockdown Larder as I’m seeing so many people call it, is a fun way to come up with some new and tasty food from what you’ve got in stock, that is hopefully still fairly nutritious. With half a bag of stir fry veg left in the fridge and no noodles anywhere to be found, … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Spicy Stir Fry Veg Wraps

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Empanadas & Elote

Whilst in Madrid last year with some friends, I became a huge fan of the empanada. Every lunchtime we would scour around for our nearest food market or small store and pick up a few different varieties of empanada and enjoy them in the sunshine. It was delicious and is only really beaten for me … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Empanadas & Elote

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Baked Apple Pies

We had a lovely roast dinner on Sunday, and I really fancied an apple pie for dessert. With a handful of apples in the house and a frozen sheet of puff pastry (the lazy girl’s method, I know!) I decided to have a go at my slightly clumsy attempt at baked apple pies! Ingredients: Three … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Baked Apple Pies

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Miniature Coffee Cake

Without roommates or co-workers to thrust my hitherto distinclty average baking attempts upon, and with supplies in the house a little limited, I’m doing a Matt Damon and downsizing everything that I make. A few years ago I picked up a kids baking set in Hema, as I just knew that I would have a … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Miniature Coffee Cake

The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Carrot Cupcakes

Like many people, with this time inside I have explored new culinary techqniues and skills with baking being one of them. With flour and eggs a little harder to come by than normal, I have been leaning toward recipes that create small-ish batches of treats using as little as possible by way of ingredients. I … More The New Normal – Baking As A Coping Mechanism – Carrot Cupcakes

What To Get Up To? | The Potion Room Afternoon Tea at Cutter and Squidge – London

Somewhere under the depths of Soho is a tiny glimpse into the magical realm, complete with sweet treats, bubbling potions and your very own potion master. Cutter and Squidge (arguably one if the cutest names for a bakery ever, even typing it is making me want to go all Mary Berry and start testing sponges … More What To Get Up To? | The Potion Room Afternoon Tea at Cutter and Squidge – London