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The Best of Compliments: Lemon Meringue Bars and Bites

This is a favourite bake of mine and one of my top three go-to recipes if I’m baking without the time to experiment. They have a light and fluffy meringue topping with a sticky sweet lemon filling, and a buttery shortbread base with a little bit of bite – and just a hint of ginger. […]

Chocolate Cherry Scones

Since the scone challenge for Daring Bakers a couple of weeks ago, scones have become a bit of a go-to bake for me. When I’m feeling like playing with flavours, rather than wondering how they’d go in a cake or cookie, I’ve started thinking about how to make them work in a scone. I wanted […]

Homemade London Fog Recipe

  One of my favourite tea shops in Edinburgh, Tea Tree Tea, has recently closed. I’m quite sad about this because the two guys who ran it made a real effort to get to know customers and make it a friendly place, as well as serving great tea and delicious food. I also wrote most […]

Butternut Squash, Sage and Ricotta Cannelloni

The first time I made this cannelloni was for a family gathering back in the autumn, specifically for a veggie family member. Although veggie and omnivorous family alike raved about it, it didn’t quite hit the spot for me. So I decided to play a little bit with the combinations: leeks rather than onions; sage […]

Baked Stuffed Tomatoes with Sweet Potato and Kale

I work from home a lot, which is generally considered an enviable thing, and it’s true, I do tend to be more relaxed, focused and productive because I can still be in my jammies at midday. I’ve noticed however, that I tend to be pretty bad at self-care on the days that I work from […]

Better Late Than Never: Mincemeat Power Bars

Ahhh, the best laid plans. I had, before Christmas, been a busy making up plenty of homemade mincemeat to dish out to friends, and kept some back to do my own baking. I was then very full of the ‘flu and spent most of Christmas asleep or so drugged up on Beechams that I’d be […]

Leftovers pie: Turkey, cranberry and stuffing pies

This may come a bit too late to be really all that useful as a leftovers plan for your Christmas dinner. If that is the case, I’d say it’s worth going out and buying more just to make these pies. I first made them back in the summer, as they are really billed as a […]