thoughts: gourmet mallows

virtual bonfire night

virtual bonfire night

Bonfire Night has to be my favourite night of the year. I plan Bonfire Night like other people plan birthdays or Christmas. From mittens, lined boots, sparklers, toffee apples, flasks of spiced rum- to the exhilaration of fizzing firework displays. Kids are allowed to stay up late and grown ups can eat hot dogs for dinner.
I couldn’t love it more.
marshmallow brownie recipe

marshmallow brownie recipe

Ho hum..here we are, another weekend indoors. If you're looking for solace this recipe creates the most perfect marshmallow brownies, squidgy, fudgy and a welcome distraction from sorting out your sock drawer. A lockdown recipe to keep and repeat.
why vanilla shouldn't be embarrassing

why vanilla shouldn't be embarrassing

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve done? You know the creeping hot sweat, bum clench embarrassment that make you freeze when walking down the street or shudder quietly in the shower. I often get caught up in a spiral of rumination remembering incidents from primary school assemblies or mistaken identities to every night out ever. Urgh.

recipe-my whole fruit marshmallows

recipe-my whole fruit marshmallows

Here is my signature recipe for light and fluffy raspberry marshmallows. One of the great pleasures of making marshmallows is that their delicate texture allows you to play with flavour combinations in whatever way tickles your fancy. Playing with new tastes and pairing fruits with herbs, spices and even vegetables is how to become a true Marshmallowist. Once you have mastered this basic recipe, you can go on to dream up your own flavours....

Veganuary Decadence

Veganuary Decadence

Happy New Year! Are you back? We are well and truly back. Christmas is just a slightly hazy memory now. But I finally get the January stuff.  This was my first Christmas off in many many years and I now understand why Dry January is a thing and why Veganuary is so popular because I’M DONE. Normally, I’m still lurking around January with a glass of wine, trying to convince friends to stay and finish off the cheese, but this year… I get it. I’m on the sparkling water and the steamed veg and the long walks and the lists of things I want to achieve. 

How To Eat Marshmallows

How To Eat Marshmallows

Sometimes our marshmallows confuse people. They’re marshmallows but they’re not pink and white. They’re the same price as a box of posh chocs but, well, they’re marshmallows. Can you even toast them? But what happens if you do and they fall off the stick…eeks! So what the heck is so special about them and why do we bother making them?