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Sticky oaty jammy tarty thing
In season / Store cupboard / Store cupboard | Baking and puddings

Sticky oaty jammy tarty thing

You remember cornflake tart from school dinners, right? I’ve been musing on it for a few months now. The crisp pastry case, oozing sticky jam, and that chewy golden cornflake topping. With custard, obvs. Now – and stick with me here – imagine that…veganised. Shock horror. I am not 100% vegan and, for now, I’m … Continue reading

A chocolate cake & some thoughts on veganism
Food thoughts / In season / Store cupboard / Store cupboard | Baking and puddings

A chocolate cake & some thoughts on veganism

I’ve been dabbling with veganism for a while. Mostly for environmental reasons. Various sources have opened my eyes further to the very real damage that our reliance on meat and animal-derived products is doing to the world – Cowspiracy and The Field Guides podcast excellent episode on veganism to name a couple. Some telling stats: A Chatham … Continue reading

Warm squash and fig salad
Autumn / Autumn | Meals / In season / Winter / Winter | Meals

Warm squash and fig salad

IT’S SQUASH TIME. Eating seasonally is a fairly simple and brilliantly tasty way of maintaining some connection with the natural world when reluctantly living in the city and hopping from the central heating of home to the oppressive heat of public transport to the air con of the artificially lit office. Happy days. No but … Continue reading

Blackberry and pistachio kefir cake
Autumn / Autumn | Baking and puddings / In season / Summer / Summer | Baking and puddings

Blackberry and pistachio kefir cake

This recipe was developed with samples from Little Bird Kefir. Following my fermentation fail back in February, I’ve been pretty reluctant to have another go. No-one wants to experience that foul smell twice. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want to eat fermented foods done properly by somebody else. Lots of literature suggests that eating … Continue reading

#WakeUpToOrganic campaign ft. free breakfast!
Food thoughts / Store cupboard | Breakfast

#WakeUpToOrganic campaign ft. free breakfast!

Buying organic produce and products is one of the most straightforward ways to support a better, more sustainable food system. Organic means fewer chemicals, happier soil, fewer antibiotics, higher welfare, more buzzy flying things. As I’ve discussed before (for example, here) all of this is good for our planet and good for us and warrants … Continue reading

A simple fool
Spring / Spring | Baking and puddings / Summer / Summer | Baking and puddings

A simple fool

A late May long weekend filled with sunshine, cups of tea outside, forget-me-not spotting, pig-scratching and the cricket on the radio. Just the tonic. As you may have gleaned from my verging-on-complainey Twitter and Instagram feeds, my day job situation has been incredibly busy and a little unfun recently. This weekend however – work free … Continue reading