Pretty Much Plants – Courgette and Lemon Loaf Cake

Ah yes, dear reader, the courgette glut continues and no matter how many courgettes I thrust on unsuspecting friends, I keep finding more hiding under the large leaves and am coming up with all sorts of ways of using them up. The latest, and another popular one with my family, is a courgette and lemon … More Pretty Much Plants – Courgette and Lemon Loaf Cake

Pretty Much Plants – Vegan Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters

If you’re like me and have been using some of your time during lockdown to have a go at growing your own vegetables then you may be in a similar position to me – i.e. having a massive glut of courgettes. Even after handing courgettes to everyone I possibly can, I’m still left with plenty … More Pretty Much Plants – Vegan Courgette & Sweetcorn Fritters

The Lockdown Larder – Easy and Delicious Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

As a child, lemons were my nemesis. I couldn’t stand the taste of lemon squash or lemon mousse and so politely avoided most lemon flavoured things (including cakes, and I don’t know how I had the willpower to do that!) until one day the whole world of fresh, naturally flavoured lemon cooking was opened up … More The Lockdown Larder – Easy and Delicious Lemon and Blueberry Loaf Cake

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 – 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

Menu: Cannoli Cups

This is my little easy spin on a classic Sicilian cannoli. It’s a complete cheat but works quite nicely as a dessert and with a little added cinnamon you get a lovely festive flavour. This recipe does about 8 cannoli style cups which seem to be roughly the right size for a sweet and light … More Menu: Cannoli Cups