strawberry cake

Three-layered strawberry cake with lime and elderflower frosting

Today’s my birthday! And of course that means cake. Since my birthday’s in mid spring and in the midst of strawberry season, I’m celebrating with the most cheerful, spring-like birthday cake: this three-layered, lime and elderflower frosted strawberry cake. I started test baking it last week and I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned […]

spring rolls

Spring rolls with mango, fresh herbs and crunchy rainbow veg

Spring seems to have burst into summer in the blink of an eye, with temperatures reaching 30 degrees, no less! Weather like this has me whipping up bowlsful of nicecream and craving crisp and fresh food for refreshing afternoon snacking. Days like these make spring rolls the best invention ever. Loads of fresh herbs, rainbow-coloured […]


Three quick dipping sauces for Asian snacks

I originally intended to share the recipe for just one sauce here, that one dip that would perfectly match the spring rolls I made the other day. Test tasting with my family though, I ended up with at least three delicious dipping sauces which matched the spring rolls equally well. A slightly sweet and zesty […]

tofu scramble

Tofu scramble with caramelised onions and spiced pecans

Tofu scramble is one of those perfect breakfast, brunch and lunch inventions. It’s creamy, protein-rich, full-flavoured and ready in minutes. What more do you want in a breakfast or lunch treat? When you say tofu scramble and full-flavoured and come over for brunch in one sentence to people who haven’t cooked it before, chances are […]

caramelised onions

Caramelised onions to top almost anything

Does something which only requires three very basic ingredients and a bit of patience count as a recipe and deserve its own blog post? I wouldn’t always say yes to this question, but when it comes to caramelised onions I do. Because this particular combination of simple basics turns something nice into something truly amazing. […]

egg substitutes

Effective egg substitutes for vegan baking

Whether you’re vegan, cutting down on dairy for dietary reasons, or you just discovered you forgot to buy eggs while in the midst of baking, there may be occasions where you find yourself looking for egg substitutes to use in your baked goods. The good news is, you can achieve fluffy pancakes, moist brownies, beautifully […]

baked oats

Baked oats with berries and vanilla

Today marks the first day of spring – and it’s freezing! Bright blue skies and the spring flowers in my garden tell me softer weather’s really on its way, but right now I can still use a friendly nudge before I go out and hop on the bike in the morning. Fortunately I’ve got just […]

wild garlic focaccia

Wild garlic focaccia with bay and rosemary

Wild garlic season’s here again! With snow and ice melting away, you can see the first wild garlic leaves emerging in forests and hedgerows. After months of cooking with winter veg and frozen fruits, to me this marks the start of fresh spring cooking and I couldn’t be happier. The young leaves with their distinct […]

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