StirUp_Sunday

Stir Up Sunday

As a child, Stir Up Sunday was a fixture in our family’s annual calendar. It heralded the start of Christmas preparations, and meant an afternoon sifting through bowls of raisins to remove all the stalks while a heady mix of spices wafted through the kitchen. Stir Up Sunday is an Anglican term referring to the last Sunday before Advent. It has been a tradition since Victorian times for families to get together and stir the Christmas pudding, before it is cooked and then put away ready for Christmas day. For my family, it was my Mum’s famous Christmas cake made…

Beetroot chopping

Beetroot Bourguignon with Puy Lentils

With the onset of autumn and cold nights approaching, this to me only means it is time to comfort eat! But trying to stay healthy doing it is sometimes hard. Fortunately I absolutely love vegetables, but making them the star of every meal is sometimes quite a tricky task even for me and I am a vegetarian! However a couple of years ago I stumbled upon an amazing food blog written by David and Luise called Green Kitchen Stories  Not only do their recipes look mouth wateringly delicious in every picture but they are also super healthy too. The star of this…

Patisserie Makes Perfect!

It’s Patisserie Week on the Great British Bake Off, so what better way to celebrate than with our favourite patisserie baker Angela, of foodie blog Patisserie Makes Perfect. We first came across Angela on social media – she’s a big fan of Thornback & Peel, but also turned out to have a rather gorgeous blog of her own. Patisserie Makes Perfect is one woman’s journey to perfect the art of patisserie, viennoiserie, cakes, biscuits and all the crème pat and buttercream you could eat. Full of delicious images and tempting recipes, we were immediately hooked! Prepare to indulge…. T&P: Hi…