Vegan Butterbeer

This is an easy, boozy, vegan recipe with a very short list of ingredients. What Harry Potter celebration could possibly be complete without a jug of this warming, caramel-y goodness? I mean, Butterbeer’s probably caramel-y — this version is, anyway. I’ve been on the studio tour but I didn’t bother with the Butterbeer, presumably because…

Cakes What I Have Made

This is not a post about how to make cakes good, like what I do*. This is a post about cakes gone by, whose fluffy centres and creamy outsides have long since forged a path through the digestive tracts of my friends and family. Which, when I read it back, sounds kind of gross –…

Gettin’ Hitched

Hello all! Unless we are alien to one another on any and all social media platforms, you will know that I got super married recently — it was kind of a big deal. Rings were exchanged; a fancy picnic was consumed; one of my relatives inevitably caused themselves an injury on the bouncy castle*. What a…

When will I cook again?

Perhaps never! Who knows? Actually, I know; it’s not never, but it might not be until later this week. I’ve been a little busy… BUYING A FREAKING HOUSE. The dream is a reality, friends! As you can imagine, I’ve been dining mainly on takeaway and things I can grab from the local Co-Op — not…

Sometimes… things don’t go as planned

Last week I took it upon myself to try and make Butternut Mac & Cheese, in a vain and ultimately disastrous attempt to make the classically grease-laden dish healthy. Why? Because I wanted pasta and cheese sauce something fierce, but unfortunately my wedding dress doesn’t quite zip all the way up yet — and also because my…

Smoked Tofu Pad Thai

I GOT SICK AGAIN. Or rather, I thought I was better and foolishly decided to try and eat normal food; naturally, my body was having none of that, and I therefore had one of the most uncomfortable Easter weekends in living memory. I hope with every ounce of my exhausted body that yours was better than…

I fear the spring may take me…

Here is a comprehensive list of things I have eaten in the last 36 hours: 1.5 bananas 1 piece of toast with spread 3 pieces of toast (crusts cut off) with a scraping of Philadelphia light 11 Tuc biscuits a handful of Maltesers red grapes 1/3 portion of oven fries (only the really crispy bits)…

Vanilla Iced Coffee

Nothing like an unseasonably cold spring to make you yearn for iced coffee, sunglasses and denim shorts. (Note: please do not try and consume sunglasses or denim shorts) Vanilla iced coffee is ridiculously easy to make and can be jazzed up any way you fancy; Bailey’s or Thornton’s liqueur adds a kick for a more…

The Easiest Tomato Soup You Will Ever Make

I’m not counting tinned soup here, so don’t get saucy with me, ladies and gentlefolk. I’ll know if you’re getting saucy with me, mark my words. I have saucy senses. Just a quick one today, folks – I’m off for a walk with my better half in the jiffiest of jiffies, but I find myself wanting…