Plastic Swaps: A few favourites 

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Plastic Swaps: A few favourites 

It is Plastic Free July this month, so we thought we would share a few of our favourite plastic swaps. It is important not to stress with plastic swaps. Find things that fit into life, and enjoy making the positive changes. Here are a few we love.  Read more

Chocolate biscuits

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Moorish Chocolate Biscuits

Easy to make and easy to eat. (Far too easy to eat!). These chocolate biscuits are great with a cup of tea or hot chocolate. And easy enough to make with children. We made them with dark chocolate powder, but if you want them a little lighter, you can use different, milk chocolate powder or dip them in white or milk chocolate.  Read more

Apricot Brioche Buns 

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Apricot brioche buns

A beautiful sweet bread that tastes delicious eaten as a sweet treat or wrapped around a savoury burger (meat of vegan depending on your preference) This is a basic brioche recipe which can be adjusted on how you want to use it.

Once the dough has been proved and re-kneaded, this is when you can ‘customise’ it. 

Decide on the shape you want it. You can make it into bread bun shapes or put it in a tin (or do what we have done and pop them in cake tins or case like we have (we used silicon muffin cases).  

Decide if you want them plain or with added ingredients. We added chopped apricots, but you can add chocolate chips or anything else as long as you don’t add to much and the pieces aren’t too bad.  Read more

Chocolate Brioche Twist – Bake

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Chocolate Brioche Twist 

Our take on Babka bread. It is great comfort food, but not the easiest recipe we have shared. Good luck and find us on Instagram if you want help.  Read more

Baking up a Treat

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Things to Bake:

The nights are drawing in and Christmas is coming. A lovely time to bake and make treats. So here are a few ideas that make great snacks for when people visit. Or great gifts for people for Christmas. Read more

A few of our favourite gins…

We have recently found some wonderful new gins, so we thought we would share a few of our favourites. So here are a few of our favourite gins… And how we like to enjoy them.

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Bake | How To Make a Beautiful But Simple Real Flower Cake

We have all seen the stunning cakes with real flowers on this summer, including at the royal wedding. Here is a really simple cake: Read more

Coastal Rooms | Interior Blog


Inspiration

Inspiration for a coastal interior can come from a variety of places and resources. Magazines such as Coast Magazine , a trip to the coast, or something you have seen on social media. We have come up with a few ways to add a coastal feel to your home: Read more

Things To Do With Marshmallow | Food Blog

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Classical Vanilla Marshmallow

Summer holidays are here! And it is a great time to start baking and making and camp fires (please choose a safe and suitable area). With this in mind, we thought we would give you a few ideas on what to do with marshmallows rather than just eat them.

And we decided to ask an expert, so we asked  The Mallow Maid

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Fair Trade Fortnight – Interview with Aura Que & Kaffe Fassett

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Fair Trade Fortnight

Fair trade fortnight was started to spread the joy and knowledge of fair trade, and why it is important. And you can’t find anything much more joyful than the homeware and accessories produced by the collaboration of Aura Que and Kaffe Fassett. And made fair trade in Vietnam. We were lucky enough to be able to ask them a few questions about their collaboration, and why fair trade is important to them. Read more