Hibiscus, Raspberry & Rose Tonic

It’s been a whole week since I last posted anything here! I have a pretty good reason for the lack of recipes/everyday musings… we adopted a cat! She is the most adorable creature I have ever laid eyes on. We are both completely besotted over here. Her name is Anouk and she is perfect. Being a new cat mama is pretty tiring though. Lots of late nights and early mornings, she’s worth it though.

The weather took a very dull turn the last few days after some gorgeous sunshine read more

Balsamic Tomato Soup with Butter Beans & Kale

I really used to dislike tomato soup. All the way through my childhood/teenage years, right up until I was 21 and my new boyfriend was making dinner for me. He’d cooked dinner for me a couple of times before (he made falafel for me on our first date and it was insanely good) and the first time we met he was working in the kitchen at the cafe my friends and I popped into everyday post class for a cuppa and a chat. So, in short, I know he is good in the kitchen. Real good. But tomato read more

Vanilla & Cardamom Hot Chocolate

Hot drinks are my jam. You can pretty much always find me with a mug of something warm no matter what I’m up to (cue the nickname Multi Beverage McFarlane, because even if I’m sipping on a glass of water/a smoothie/kombucha/whatever else, I’ll still have a mug in the other hand). I’m not a coffee drinker of any form. No latte, espresso or flat white here. I prefer to stick to herbal teas and other warm tonics. Mixing up plant milk with spices, nut butter and other read more

Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie

I felt the need to introduce this dreamy beverage to you today and also share some really great advice I received last night. A friend of mine that I really admire sent me a sweet message with some words I needed to hear at the moment. Maybe you need to hear them too or know someone else who might, in which case please pass it on!

First of all there were the three simple words, ‘Dream and do’, which is a pretty magical mantra. The second piece of advice was, ‘Source read more

Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies with Orange & Ginger

Baking on a Sunday morning is possibly my favourite part of the weekend. It feels lazily productive, indulgent and then there’s the obvious appeal of a something sweet to savour with a hot mug of tea at the end of the process. As I was in between sleep and consciousness this morning I was dozing and thinking about what I would like to create in the kitchen once I was up and out of bed. I didn’t know exactly what type of sweet I wanted to make but I had three ingredients that were read more