Cornmeal & Loganberry Muffins {Vegan}

Loganberry & Cornmeal Muffins-9

When I started baking years ago I remember being perplexed by certain recipes. Cakes and brownies would always turn out well but a) chocolate chip cookies and b) muffins never worked for me. I have to say that I blame this on me using recipes from ‘older’ English cookbooks – the ones with the types of recipes we’d be taught for basic cooking skills in Food Technology lessons at school. Let me tell you something, those cookbooks are great if you want to make hot cross buns and Victoria sponges but terrible for quickbreads, muffins and cookies.

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Malted Milk & Stracciatella Gelato Pops

Malted Milk & Stracciatella Gelato Pops-9

Having just sent off two rolls of film which I’ve been using since Autumn-ish last year, I’ve had film vs. digital on my mind. A digital camera is great for most things because you can take so many photos so easily (the only caveat being that you’ll probably need a few 1 TB external harddrives 😉 ). That said, I still can’t help but feel excited by the possibilities that a new reel of film, loaded into my mum’s old Olympus, brings. There’s something a bit more magical about the potential that each of those 36 exposures contains.

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Broad Bean, Mint & Ricotta Salad

Broad Bean, Mint & Ricotta Salad

Every. Single. Year. My dad brings bagfuls of broad beans back from the allotment. When they’re young and fresh, they’re a dream. So tender and sweet, they’re perfect when boiled and eaten straight up with a scattering of salt.

As the weeks go on though, I always become a bit disenchanted by them. The little pod wrapped around each bean isn’t as buttery-soft and they err on the bitter side. This is the stage when they need flavour friends!

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