Vegetarian food blog featuring nourishing home cooked recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes – Sugar Free

Blueberry Cupcake

When I borrowed the Primrose Bakery Christmas book out of the library a few weeks ago, I bookmarked several of the recipes. The one for blueberry cupcakes caught my eye, mostly for the fabulously coloured icing. It’s a rare occasion for me to use food dyes, but I do like my food to be colourful. Icing made with natural fruit juice is a win win and even more so with this sugar free version.

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Cauliflower Rice and Jerk Sweet Potatoes in Coconut

Cornish Cauliflower Rice

I’ve been noting the proliferation of cauliflower rice recipes over the last few years with a watchful, if slightly sceptical eye. I love my starch and this low carb, 5:2 diet food sounded a bit too good to be true. As I am co-hosting the Cool Cauliflower Recipe Collection this month, it seemed like the right time to try it out.

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Dairy and Gluten Free Lemon and Almond Coconut Cakes

Lemon Almond Coconut Cakes

Fellow Cornish food blogger, Janie over at The Hedge Combers is off on an epic road trip across Wales in a quest to find the best food and drink on offer – it’s a hard life! In her absence she invited a few blogger friends to guest post for her. I am delighted to be showing off some rather cute and most delicious mini lemon and almond coconut cakes over on her blog. They are easy to make, gluten free and dairy free, so ideal party fare when you’re a bit unsure what dietary requirements your guests might have. Do go take a look and have a nosey around her blog whilst your at it, you’re sure to find something interesting.

Brie and Chive Lunch Scones

Cheese & Chive Scones

Scones | 24th May 2015 | By

I’ve borrowed another inspiring book out of the library recently. The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak. It is so up my street, I want to make pretty much everything in it. I may just have to splash out and buy it. The recipes all look and sound as though you want to dive straight in, but they mostly have a healthy twist of some kind.

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Chocolate Bites – Spring

Doisy & Dam Chocolate

Every so often I like to bring you a taster of some of the chocolate that has passed through Tin and Thyme HQ. You can find plenty of additional chocolate review posts if you fancy seeing a few more unusual and artisan confections.

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Capturing Cornwall: Poppy Pollen

Oriental Poppy
Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy as art – first one open down at the plot #CapturingCornwall

Quick Banana and Rum Soaked Raisin Bundt

Banana Bundt

Bundt | 17th May 2015 | By

We’re just about to set off on a week’s trip to North Wales where we’ll be staying with friends. It’s been a long time since we had a holiday and it’s much needed; I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve not been to this particular part of Wales before, but it’s CT’s old stomping ground, so he’ll have a lot to show me.

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Chocolate and Flowers – Giveaway #59

Serenata Flowers

Giveaway | 15th May 2015 | By

Who doesn’t feel a little weak at the knees when an unexpected bouquet of flowers arrives on the doorstep? I know, on the rare occasions it’s happened to me, I feel decidedly emotional. When those flowers are accompanied by a box of luscious chocolate truffles, my cup runneth over.

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Cornish Cauliflowers are Go! The Cool Cauliflower Recipe Collection.

Cauliflower Link-Up

Uncategorized | 13th May 2015 | By

I’m lucky enough to live in Cornwall, the county of cauliflowers and if you like this rather underrated vegetable as much as I do, this is a very good place to be. Karen over at Lavender and Lovage likes them even more than I do; passionate would not be an overstatement and she has been far more adventurous with ways of preparing them than I ever have.

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Vanilla Biscuits Sandwiched with Vanilla Chocolate Ganache

Vanilla Biscuit

When Karen over at Lavender and Lovage chose vanilla as the ingredient for this month’s We Should Cocoa, I knew immediatley I wanted to make biscuits. Vanilla is such a sweetly fragrant spice and it somehow seems to become more potent when combined with sugar in biscuits. Sandwiching the biscuits with a rich chocolate vanilla filling was no sooner thought of, than executed.

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