The most relaxing activity after a whirlwind week in the city for me is baking, especially in the winter. You can keep yourself warm by the oven and fill the kitchen with the sweet smell of a treat baking away. After the delicious cookies Rebecca (from Florence Finds) brought to the Dream. Find. Do. masterclass, I had to get my Hummingbird Bakery book out and see what I could whip up. I fancied a bit…

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After a little break I’m very happy to welcome back Danielle with more of her simple fresh recipes! They’re perfect for anyone in the city who likes to cook delicious meals from scratch but doesn’t quite have the time and energy to slave over the hob, or a bank account that allows for eating out every night. Over to you Danielle! This sweet chicken curry is a simple recipe that you can throw together and place in the oven with…

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Sundays should always be full of your favourite activities to help fend off any chance of the pre-Monday blues creeping in. I had a lovely weekend back in Birmingham, catching up with family and enjoying a beautiful wedding of a good friend. I got back to the city Sunday afternoon not quite willing to accept the weekend was almost over. I had a few ingredients left over from last weekend’s chocolate sponge so I decided…

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After all the buzz about the Great British Bake Off, I got completely in the mood for a bit of baking on Saturday, I even felt like experimenting. Unfortunately what I hoped might look a bit like a chocolate version of these cake squares, after foolishly making up my own version turned out like this. On the upside, not only did this little square of sweetness get some admiration on Facebook, it also tasted pretty good and I discovered that…

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It’s been a while since any baking has been done in my kitchen and I can’t even take credit for this! Enjoying baking is one of the many things me and one of my good uni friends Lucinda have in common, (fair skin, dark hair and a dangerous love of shopping to name a few more).  Luc has quite a collection of kitchen goodies that I like to claim means she tends to bake more than me, but the best…

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