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MTT: Iced Tea With Newby

June 12, 2017
Iced Tea with Newby

This weekend was International Iced Tea Day (way more virtuous than World Gin Day which also fell on the Saturday just gone ;) and luxury tea maker Newby challenged me to enjoy a refreshing iced tea in its honour.…

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MTT: Elderflower Madelines

June 7, 2017
Elderflower Madelines

I have to say I was dubious of these Elderflower Madelines at first, normally eschewing any kind of flower in my food (wtf is it with sticking overpowering Rose or Lavender in my ice cream? Stop it!). But I was SO surprised with just how subtle and light the taste of Elderflower is in these cakes - delicious!…

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MTT: Sweetcorn Fritters

April 19, 2017
Sweetcorn fritter recipe

Last week, on what was thus far the warmest day of the year, I took myself off to do one of my favourite things: a solo working lunch. It’s the perfect situation… I order up some gorgeous food, sit on my laptop and run through emails, or read my favourite blogs and incept ideas for clients and myself. Only this lunchtime there was a fatal flaw in the plan. The sunshine. Sitting outside (duh, I’m British and it was above…

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Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

March 24, 2017
yorkshire pudding recipe

In my opinion, the best foods are the simplest ones done well. Take my favourite meal of all time: the mighty jacket potato with beans and cheese, perfected over many years to ensure a perfectly crisp outside and a creamy soft interior. Done right there’s absolutely nothing better, and it’s my go-to meal for when I need a warm hug from the inside. Which is why I reckon you can stick your soufflés and your reductions, your fancy oysters and…

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MTT: Breakfast Salad

September 7, 2016
Breakfast Salad

Lunch is my nemesis. That might seem a little dramatic to say, but when you work from home and spend your days ping-ponging between marmite on toast, avocado on toast and last night’s leftover sausages you’ll know what I mean. Have you ever tried re-heating day-old macaroni cheese? Urgh. That’s probably the thing I miss most about working from an office: the choice of a lunch. Whether it’s the delightful pick of sandwiches at Pret, a meal deal at Boots, a naughty Wagamamas…

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Wiggly Worms and Bolognaise with the Morphy Richards Spiralizer

July 29, 2016
Morphy Richards Spiralizer Express

Is this a healthy dinner, mummy? Is a question Elfie asks me on a regular basis. I’m no health nut (OK, I am a bit) but I do like to make sure the family gets the required amount of fruit and veg daily, and this seems to have rubbed off on Elfie (not Hux, unfortunately) who seems to actively enjoy healthy choices over not-so-healthy choices. Parenting job done here, I think! This is all well and good, but unfortunately I’ve…

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MTT: Easy Bread Recipe

May 9, 2016
easy bread recipe

I‘m a bit of a bread purist. Bread purism is a thing, it really is. When I gave up wheat and therefore bread a couple of years ago I felt amazing – really really amazing – but I missed bread. Put it this way, of you asked me which I missed most, bread or my best friend who lives in New York, it’d be a close contest. And that’s because bread is the best. Crunchy, fluffy, stodgy, beautiful bread. Served warm…

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MTT: Apple, Cinnamon and Salted Caramel Hot Cross Bun

March 14, 2016
Apple, cinnamon and salted caramel hot cross buns

I love Easter. Not for the reasons you might think – I’m not religious and I don’t like chocolate (I feel like I’m failing the sisterhood every time I admit that) – but because of the special get-togethers with family. It’s a time when we take a break from work, sit around a table together and eat something magnificent that my dad has cooked. Lamb, if you’re reading this, please dad ;) It’s also the time of year when I think…

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MTT: Strawberry Sponge Mess #ThanksMum

February 26, 2016
Strawberry Sponge Mess recipe

My dad is the number one chef in our family, but it hasn’t always been that way. When I was little and he was working long old hours at his Marketing job (I always wanted to follow in his footsteps because he had a photocopier and coffee machine in his office – so proud) my mum was the main cook in our family. It was the 90s and she had a brilliantly solid repertoire of food that, at the time,…

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MTT: Leftover Veg Hash with Raita and an Egg

January 13, 2016
leftover veg hash

Winter is most definitely the season for leftover vegetables in this house. Summer is salads, winter is Tuppaware containers of cabbage, carrots and sprouts waiting in the fridge to be creatively used. But ‘leftover veg’ and ‘creatively used’ are two concepts that are usually mutually exclusive. I normally give up after vegetable soups and don’t even think about anything more adventurous. And so the veg festers in those Tuppaware containers, meeting a messy mouldy end in the bin. Food waste…

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