Grapefruit + Blood Oranges with Honey + Coriander Seed Toasted Oats

Fruit salad isn't normally my thing. It's probably a hangover from those tins of fruit salad from the 70's that were served up at school in a pool of evaporated milk. 

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1265 Degrees North

I have a thing for stoneware in simple shapes and colours. It is always my to-go tableware when I want to photograph food, as it lets the food sit comfortably, adding a gentle un-fussy soothing ambience to the scene.

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Butternut Squash + Sun-dried Tomato Spaghetti

Today I am sharing a family favourite as my final recipe for the Abel & Cole X Balance Blogger ChallengeThis pasta sauce always goes down well with my children, and for me it's a real comfort food dish that is so perfect for this time of year. 

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Carrot, Chickpea + Coriander Pancake with Roasted Veg, Feta, Avocado + Pesto

Today I am sharing this veg packed recipe as part of the Abel & Cole X Balance Blogger ChallengeIt's worth making a batch of these pancakes as once cold, they can be stacked between sheets of baking paper, wrapped in foil and frozen for another time.

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Apple, Pear + Cardamom Compote

This week I am taking part in the Abel & Cole X Balance Blogger Challenge to inspire people to get their recommended 10 portions of fruit and veg a day. Organic fruit and veg specialists Abel & Cole and wellbeing magazine Balance have invited five food bloggers, of which I am one, to each share 3 recipes created from an Abel & Cole seasonal fruit and veg box.

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Chocolate + {Golden} Beetroot Cake

I've got out of the habit of posting here on my blog, preferring the easier more instant Instagram as a way to share my thoughts and images. So here by way of a big tick on my 'should do list' is a recipe for Chocolate {Golden} Beetroot cake. 

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Gluten-free Almond Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting + Salted Caramel

Twelve Days ago we celebrated Lily's 12th birthday and this is the cake I made her. Each year I try to make a cake different from the last - she remembers them all!

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New Speckled Stoneware from Minor Goods

The ethos of Minor Goods' founder Zoe Hannam is to source and develop beautifully designed products made in the traditional way that will enrich every-day living. The kitchenware and accessories have an understated design aesthetic giving them a timeless quality. 

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Elliot Ceramics

I always considered myself a ‘white ceramics’ person. The piles of crockery on my kitchen shelves back that up. That was until I first clapped my eyes on these beautiful pieces by South London-based potter Elliot Denny.  

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Rhubarb Crumble Flapjack Slices

A couple of weeks ago, when the new season rhubarb first appeared in the shops, I bought a bright pink bunch without much of a plan as to what I was going to do with it. 

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Spring/Summer 2017 Tableware from Marimekko

For me cooking a nice plate of food is just half the story. What you serve that food upon and the utensils and tools used to create the meal can make the whole experience all the more richer.

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Fried Risotto with Red Cabbage Salad

This post is really a 'part two' to the previous one; Spinach Risotto with Parmesan Cheese & Nutmeg. These fried risotto cakes, made with the previous evenings leftovers, made a quick lunch the following day with a simple red cabbage salad. 

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Spinach Risotto with Parmesen Cheese & Nutmeg

Last summer we took our family holiday in Denmark and on our first trip into Copenhagen we discovered Grød; the world's first 'porridge restaurant'. 

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