VEGAN SPICED BUNS (with orange zest & nuts)… + a little announcement

Before I get to the recipe for these yummy buns, I will share both a sneak preview of the buns themselves and my news… simultaneously (two birds, and all of that!). I hope this goes some way to simply explain the reason why I have not been so active in the blogosphere recently. Thankfully the pregnancy […]

A VEGAN, SUGAR-FREE TAKE ON SWEDISH CARAMEL COOKIES

A while back I wrote a very short, sharp update about my adventures in pastry school. Unfortunately, time ran away from me and I have yet to go into further detail about my classes and what I learned during my diploma course. One thing that was covered quickly was the traditional Swedish kolasnitt (or caramel cookie), […]

CRISP(IER) SWEET POTATO FRIES (seasoned with Rosemary-Infused Sea Salt & Fresh Parsley)

On my final Sunday of the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program (program review coming soon!), prompted by Sarah Wilson‘s plea for participants to keep experimenting and avoid wastage by using up leftovers, I made these yummy sweet potato fries. Now, I think it’s important to state from the outset that I am pretty sure deep-frying is the […]

MISS MARZIPAN IN PASTRY SCHOOL (“Whaaa…?”, I hear you think)

Hello lovely people! I have so much to share, very little time left before bed, and I don’t really know where to start, so this is just a short and sweet* sneak preview of my recent pastry school adventures. Still on maternity leave and trying to complete personal graphic design projects, spend as much quality time with the children as […]

SUGAR-FREE EASTER TREATS & BEETROOT RED VELVET CUPCAKES (for an IQS-inspired celebration)

It seems as though I am always in the midst of some kind of health-kick around the approach of Easter! Maybe it’s the masochist in me, but I’d prefer to think it’s simply a matter of loving the challenge of creative problem solving. Baking is a joy to me, especially on festive occasions. So, not to be deterred […]

VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER CUPCAKES (with vegan chocolate ganache)

And just when I thought I wasn’t going to buy any more cookbooks until I’d cooked my way through those I already owned, I found myself browsing through amazon‘s collection… and I decided that two more couldn’t hurt my bookshelf ;). So I placed an order for Paul Hollywood’s How to Bake  and Vegan Cupcakes Take […]

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES LITTLE HANDS CAN HELP WITH (even those belonging to small toddlers)

As Christmas drew near, I was determined to find activities that my 21 month-old L could join in with (he was already filled with the Christmas spirit and had been singing “Bingle Bells” for weeks prior to Christmas!). This is a post about a small selection of activities that we found highly enjoyable and little hands-friendly […]

BLUEBERRY DANISH (AKA Do try this at home)

Another of my Project Pinterest must-do’s for my husband’s birthday brunch, modified from a recipe that seemed (and proved to be) simple in execution and fun to make! The main modification I make is a steep reduction in the amount of almond extract (which, in the amounts specified in the original recipe, can make for cloyingly sweet, overly […]