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Brownie Coco-Nut Butter Cups

It was Mothers’ Day yesterday, but we celebrated one week early with a delightful homemade afternoon tea.  This combined two of my favourite things:  eating cake, and spending time with my ma, though it seems that she doesn’t believe the … Continue reading

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Salty Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Flapjacks

Wednesday nights seem so dull and empty now that the Great British Bake Off is over.  No more terrible puns and double entendres, no more of Richard’s pencil tucked behind his ear, no more gems from Norman (my personal favourite:  “I’m … Continue reading

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Raspberry Crumble Squares

For her recent birthday, my mother expressed an interest in a celebratory afternoon tea.  There are few things I love more than afternoon tea, so I was determined not to miss out on the occasion:  I swiftly volunteered to provide … Continue reading

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Giant Choc Peanut Cookies

This weekend was one of massive sporting disappointments.  Not only for the likes of Roger Federer, Mark Cavendish and the Colombians, but also for me and my thwarted plans. Manchester is home to an outdoor World Cup fan park which … Continue reading

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Banana Choc Walnut Loaf

This is my first summer in the UK for 4 years, and it has been a bit of a shock to the system.  I was expecting blue skies, warm temperatures, long summer evenings.  Instead, there has been a lot of … Continue reading

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Jaffa Cakes

Having a bad cold is fairly rubbish, but it is at least a good excuse to stay indoors with a book.  And my cold is well-timed, as I’ve got The Goldfinch out of the library and it has to be … Continue reading

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Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

Today it is officially one month since I became vegan, and it hasn’t felt like a chore at all!  I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not the food itself that I miss so much (even cheese, shockingly enough), it’s … Continue reading

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Vegan Pumpkin & Cranberry Scones

Christmas is a time for traditions.  My mother is a keen hoarder of our old decorations, so our household has a fair few familiar faces over the festive season.  Most important are the Santas in cages, which I can’t wait … Continue reading

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Boozy Banana Bread

Yesterday marked my greatest sporting achievement since the Sutton Y6 girls’ corner spry team destroyed the opposition in the 1995 John Batty School sports day.  Yes, I completed the 10k MoRun in Manchester – my first race since taking up … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

There can be no better start to the week than a batch of these freshly baked muffins on a public holiday.  Any kind of lemon cake is just so light and summery, and these muffins really match the weather in … Continue reading

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