Rejoice: Porridge is cool again

Not long ago, the mention of porridge often conjured up thoughts of pale, flavourless grains that were crying out for lashings of jam or honey. They almost had a stigma for being plain and uninteresting. Now, I don’t know whether it’s down to the power of social media, Instagram in particular (search #oats, and you…

Lemon & chia seed refined-free scones

There’s something about the diversity of scones that makes them so appealing to me. Fluffy and cake like, dense, covered in jam, fruity, savoury, you name it and you can probably create it with a scone. Long gone are the days of the dry and uninspiring packaged type, welcome to the over-sized, crumbly textured variety…

Midweek vegan blueberry muffins

I’m not actually a vegan, despite my first two recipe choices. But there is something about making baked goods without butter and eggs which fascinates me. It seems like the next big challenge for me, making delicious healthy goodies and fooling ardentĀ butter lovers. Now I must admit, I did use white flour (I know, cardinal…

Crispy almond butter chocolate chip cookies

The goal of this project for me is, quite simply, to utilise the library of recipes I have accumulated, but have never made. Like most people who like to dabble in the kitchen, I hoard cookery books, weekend supplements with seasonal favourites, take photos of beautiful dishes that I swear I’ll re-create. But when it…