A Very Foodie Christmas – Edible Tree Decorations

Once we had the Christmas tree home from the park, up the stairs, and wedged into its bucket with bricks, we wanted to do what we’ve done for the past few years – make sure (almost) every decoration was edible. I’m not sure how this started, or why we like it so much, but there’s…

Christmas on a Cargo Bike

For much longer than I’ve had the claim to an ‘Unemployment Diary’ my boyfriend Lawrence has had a much better claim. Whilst I spent around 30 days in the unemployment wilderness drinking gin and thinking about doing some exercise, Lawrence quit his job, learned to weld, where to buy metal tubes and how to bend…

Pumpkin Birthday Bundt Cake

After the unexpected success of the Halloween Pumpkin Cake Lawrence, my boyfriend, very strongly suggested that it might be a good idea to make him a pumpkin cake for his birthday. Of course, it was totally up to me, but if I wanted to make a pumpkin cake, well that would be a really nice idea….

Pumpkin Cake

Like everyone else in the world, after organising the office pumpkin carving competition, making a soup and a pie, I still found myself with an predicable, but somehow surprising, amount of pumpkin to deal with at the beginning of November. I didn’t want to throw it away, but I also kind of didn’t want to…

Roast Candied Beetroot Quinoa with Basil Pesto

On a recent Sunday trip to our greengrocer I spotted golden and candied beetroot. Until that moment anything other than red beetroots were like snow leopards to me – I’d seen them on TV but had never tracked them down in real life. I know that whatever I made I wanted to make sure they could be…