Spiced butternut squash whoopie pies with maple cream cheese filling
Baking / Free from / Fruit & veg / vegetarian

Spiced butternut squash whoopie pies with maple cream cheese filling

Hip hip hooray, it’s whoopie pies today! If you’re mad enough to ask WHY…because: – it’s autumn and there are squash and pumpkins EVERYWHERE; – an American friend just had a baby and I wanted to bring her something (not another babygrow) that reminded her of home; and – my friend Anouk asked me to … Continue reading

Chocolate beetroot brownies – the original red velvet?
Baking / dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / vegetarian

Chocolate beetroot brownies – the original red velvet?

Happy Bank Holiday weekend! I’m in Cornwall for the weekend and the weather is a tad chilly to say the least. That said, I have already spotted quite a few people sporting low-cut thigh-grazing pneumonia-inducing summer frocks, complete with sandals and goosebumps. I’m in a leather jacket, a large scarf and my winter boots so … Continue reading

Sausage rolls
Baking / Meat

Sausage rolls

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday Monday in the sunshine. I spent the late afternoon on Highbury Fields, catching the last of the spring rays, sipping champagne and munching on fresh-from-the-oven sausage rolls – not too shabby (despite my horrible and unseasonal cold)! Since giving my boyfriend the Ginger Pig Meat Book for Christmas, I … Continue reading

Coffee cupcakes with coffee & white chocolate buttercream
Baking / Free from / vegetarian

Coffee cupcakes with coffee & white chocolate buttercream

1. Coffee is very tasty. Fact. 2. 1 in 10 of the world’s population do not have access to safe drinking water. Fact. 3. This week is UK Coffee Week: You can celebrate your favourite drink and help raise money to provide clean water in African coffee-growing countries. That’s right, another fact. Get involved. You know … Continue reading