Summer Cake with Kombucha Soaked Strawberries & Coconut Frosting

This is my version of a summer celebration in cake-form. The Summer Solstice just passed and it was warm yet grey and very rainy. This is my attempt at trying to coax the sunshine to linger around a bit longer.

This is a simple vanilla sponge but with a special twist. The strawberries and coconut bring the flavours of summer, I mean you really can’t beat Scottish strawberries in the summertime. They are just the best.

Kombucha is my drink of choice when I fancy something special. Maybe

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Sun Dried Tomato Flatbreads with Macadamia Nut & Dill Cheese

Now that the summer weather has finally arrived my fresh herbs are thriving! I love my baby herb garden and I love that I can open the window, pick a few leaves or fronds and totally amp up the good vibes in whatever I’ve got going on in the kitchen. The collection we are growing so far is; coriander, mint, dill, rosemary, thyme and oregano. When the sun is shining, the window is open and I take a deep breath it’s all herbal and so invigorating. I’m also waiting for my nasturtium

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Relaxing Golden Milk

This recipe is the ultimate way to wind down after your long day. I like to make this drink and sip it in the evening once everything is done and dusted and I can just have some me-time to settle down. With each sip I can feel myself relaxing and the tension easing out of my tired little body. The earthiness of the spices creates a warm, soothing sensation that is difficult to top.

Naturally sweetened, silky smooth and spiked with warming spices it soothes your system. There are few things

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Super Cookies & The ‘Shame Game’

In this post I want to share two things with you; some thoughts on mental health and these super cookies that have been saving me a lot recently. This site is a place for ‘thoughtful living’ and I truly feel that discussing mental health is something that can aid in living consciously and bring about a better experience for anyone affected.

In the UK the statistic is that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems. I don’t like talking in statistics but looking

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DIY Coconut Milk

This morning I was craving something comforting, nourishing and a little indulgent. I did not sleep very well at all last night and felt super groggy upon waking. June Gloom has definitely set in with almost constant heavy rain and a very damp, moody atmosphere. No beautiful sunshine pouring through my bedroom windows to wake me up.

I have this unbearable feeling of being in limbo right now with the state our country is in. The way things will unfold and play out don’t look certain and

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