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Vegan banana ice cream probably needs no introduction. Although it has long been a vegan-community secret, suddenly, a few years ago, this creamy, dreamy concoction started zinging around the Internet and into the conscience of dessert-lovers everywhere. You may have even made it yourself. At its simplest it is just blitzed up coins of frozen banana scooped straight …

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Nature is most surprising. At a time when nothing much is ready to eat in the spring garden (at least here in the UK), some of the brightest, most nutritious fruits are at their peak. Throughout the bleak winter months, with root crops and cold-stored orchard fruits doing their best to sustain us, citrus is one of …

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This is simply one of the nicest cakes I’ve made – sweet or savory. And it is not just the taste, wonderful though it is. When I was doodling ideas for this Easter recipe in my little black book I had a feeling that it would be a keeper. The deep, herbaceous freshness of just-picked nettles …

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In households up and down the land, children are up to something. Hiding a spilt Ribena stain – perhaps; red pen marks on their homework – most assuredly. But no doubt they are also deciding what they can surprise their mum with for Mother’s Day.* We mums can usually bank on a gorgeous homemade card (schools are good …

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I am astonished at how much I love beetroot. And salmon and horseradish for that matter. My early introductions to all three did not bode well for them featuring in any way, shape or form in my kitchen. By all rights I should still be shunning them, and anything made with them. I shudder to …

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What Does Your Fridge Say About You? As you can see below, my fridge is not much to boast about. It’s quite tidy inside and out, but it doesn’t really scream “food blogger” does it? It’s not heaving with delectable food samples, bottles of classy wine, and jars of homemade bits and bobs. The door isn’t …

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I love breakfast. No, make that I LOVE BREAKFAST. It is without question my favourite meal. As you can tell from this blog I love other meals too. A lot. But breakfast is sine qua non to my daily happiness. Although it is rarely elaborate, and often involving no equipment other than a knife and hot overhead …

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Just a quick – for me – post for you today. A simple, but deeply nourishing and seasonal soup to warm you up on this ‘bonnie, bricht bit awfie cauld’ day. Translation: ‘beautiful, bright but awfully cold’ day. I am slipping into old Scots vernacular for a reason. Tomorrow, the 25th of January, is the birthday celebration …

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I don’t know if you anthropomorphise food, but I think of sweet potatoes as humble sorts of chaps. The chaps who turn up for work and don’t raise a fuss, just quietly get the job done. An essential job done. In terms of American football (bear with me), I see these jolly orange tubers, with their rough skins, as fullbacks or …

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I’m back. Finally on terra firma after being blown across the Atlantic on a the jet torrent (‘stream’ sounds too quaint). But I am not quite myself, having been awake all night variously thinking up plots for two novels (which will of course remain in my head.), noodling around on my Kindle (I know, I …

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