Cinnamon Spiced Pecan Pie – From my weekend baking session.

I have to say that I think this is my first time trying pecans. I don’t recall ever having them before, but they taste scrummy. I mentioned in my last post that Martin returned home with a big bag of pecans straight from the tree of our friend’s garden, which prompted the instruction for Pecan Pie, so yesterday before going to watch the mighty Toon take on Norwich (Football for the uninitiated and it was a draw 0 – 0) I locked myself in the kitchen, popped on my favourite playlist and set to work. First word to describe the […]

Continue Reading

Individual Chickpea, Spinach & Avocado En Croute served with Rosemary Sweet Potato Mash & Broccoli

My Christmas present (a watch I’ve had my eye on) finally arrived yesterday woo hoo! Better late than never. It arrived along with my Christmas card from my mum who posted it on 10 December, thanks mum. Only thing is, I still can’t wear the watch as I need to get a few links taken out, it’s massive, but so pretty! I’ve been looking at tiny houses and house boats again, some of the designs you see are just amazing, the use of space is excellent and looks practical and oh so cosy. I quite like the house boat idea […]

Continue Reading

Vegan Bakewell Tart (and what you can do with leftover mixture!)

Along with Fondant Fancies and Belgian Buns, my nan and grandad always had some Iced Bakewell tarts on their sweet tray when my sister and I were round for tea and if there is one thing I love, it’s almond/marzipan, anything that tastes remotely marzipany is like catnip to me. So this weekend I just took a little nostalgic notion to make a bakewell tart and see how I got on and I think I did pretty well (if I do say so myself) not only did I make a Tart, but I also made 4 mini Iced Bakewell tarts. […]

Continue Reading

Raw Vegan Chocolate Orange Truffles a healthy treat that’s great for the festive season.

It’s absolutely chucking it down outside and I can only stare in disappointment at my sopping wet bath towels hanging on the washing line… really should have brought them in last night! But bad weather is remedied quite easily with a little stint in the kitchen making some fabulous treats, it is the festive season after all and if we can’t indulge a little at this time of year then I say Boooooo! When it comes to sweet stuff there’s a load of combination flavours that I just adore and chocolate & orange is just one of them, so I […]

Continue Reading