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The Ultimate Iced Matcha Latte Recipe for summer - Click through for full recipe
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The Ultimate Iced Matcha Latte Recipe

What’s your go-to drink when the weather’s warm? I’m partial to a strong iced coffee in the day, or a chilled beer when the sun drops. But recently, I thought I’d try whipping up an iced matcha latte for a change. And you know what? It might well be my new summer favourite! This iced matcha latte recipe only needs 4 ingredients. It’s super quick to make (it’s quicker and easier than an iced coffee). Plus, it’s got the great…

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Pi Cookies Recipe for Pi Day, loaded with delicious brain food like blueberries and coconut. Click through for the recipe.
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Blueberry Cookies Recipe for Pi Day (loaded with Brain Food!)

Have you ever heard of Pi Day? It’s the celebration of the mathematical number referred to as “Pi” (after the greek letter “π”). The first digits of the number are 3.14, so Pi Day falls on the 14th of March each year. Yep, it’s a bit geeky. But who doesn’t love a bit of geeky fun! To get into the mathematical spirit this Pi Day, I made some Pi-shaped cookies! And the best bit – they’re loaded with brain foods,…

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The best peanut butter brownies recipe, with freshly made miso peanut butter and delicious chocolate
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Miso peanut butter brownies recipe

Ahh, brownies. Soft, squidgy and insanely delicious. It’s no wonder why everyone loves ’em! To celebrate the launch of the new Ottar Chocolate peanut butter spreads, I decided to make a batch of peanut butter brownies. This is a really quick and easy recipe, perfect for getting that chocolate fix. However, the addition of Ottar’s miso and black sesame peanut butter elevates these brownies from good, to AMAZING. Miso peanut butter brownies recipe Adapted from this recipe Ingredients 185g unsalted…

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Candy Cane Christmas breadsticks recipe - Christmas party food
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Candy Cane Christmas breadsticks recipe

The other day, the awesome Holly Of All Trades invited a bunch of bloggers round for a lil’ Christmas soirée. ‘Tis the season, after all! We each brought a dish of some sort; from canapés and cheeseboards, to cookies and caramels. I knew I wanted to bring something with a little festive twist, so I whipped up a batch of candy cane Christmas breadsticks. They’re a little imperfect (shall we say rustic?), so I was in two minds about blogging them. But I…

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Rosemary, fennel and sea salt macaron recipes with Ottar chocolate
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Try these caramel macarons (with fennel, rosemary and sea salt flavours!)

A perfectly baked macaron is like a little bite of pure perfection. Crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, with a generous layer of gooey filling… give anyone a plate of macarons and you’ll be on to a winner! For me, one of the best things about macarons is their variety. There’s simply no end to the number of ways you can tweak the basic recipe to add in new flavours, colours, textures, shapes and finishes. A…

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DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils
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DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils

  Sometimes, I spend weeks (even months!) planning a blog post or craft project. They can take hours of planning, and even longer to make/refine/photograph/edit/write up. However, there are some projects that simply pop into my head, fully formed and ready to go. These DIY personalised coffee stencils are one such example. I was wandering around Ikea the other day, when I came across these ready-made coffee stencils. I immediately knew I wanted to make my own! DIY Personalised Coffee Stencils…

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Swedish Apple Cake recipe - Scandi baking - The Crafty Gentleman
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Swedish apple cake recipe

   I absolutely flippin’ love all things Nordic. In the past few years, I visited Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland, and have been really inspired by their baking traditions. Amazingly delicious, freshly baked treats seemed to be everywhere on my travels! This is hardly surprising though, given the prominence of fika (the Swedish ritual of pausing to enjoy a coffee and cake with friends) in Sweden and hygge (coming together with friends and family to enjoy life’s pleasures including baked…

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Carrot and courgette veggie fritters
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Carrot and courgette veggie fritters recipe

Back at the beginning of April, project garden began. We got the shed delivered, patio laid and then turned our hand to filling our garden with plants. Once we got the first raised bed finished and planted up, I couldn’t wait to turn over even more of our garden to veggies so we got to work expanding our raised bed plot. One of the first things we planted in phase two was a solitary courgette plant. Reading the label it…

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