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Frozen Blueberry & Banana Smoothie Bowl

Frozen Blueberry & Banana Smoothie Bowl

I don’t often eat smoothie bowls. But when I do, it’s partly because I feel like something sweet and ice-cold with minimal chewing requirements (often somewhat hungover when this craving strikes) but also because [...]

Gooseberry Crumble

Gooseberry Crumble

If there’s one thing the English are good at, it’s puddings. The list of well-known desserts of English origin is remarkably long: Angel Delight and Arctic Roll, Bakewell tarts and Battenburg cake, Chelsea buns and Coconut Ice… And then there’s the peculiar names, too: Knickerbocker Glory and Spotted Dick come to mind. There’s a wonderful quote from Jane Grigson’s Fruit Book on the homeliness of English puddings:

“[Crumble] is always a great success with our French and Italian friends, who ask for an English pudding but whose pioneering spirit would fail if faced with Spotted Dick or Dead Man’s Leg.”

Pomegranate Molasses & Tahini Breakfast Bowl

Pomegranate Molasses & Tahini Breakfast Bowl

A long time ago a friend made me a simple bowl of yogurt and apricots for breakfast, all topped with a mysterious-looking syrup. It was rust brown in colour, fairly viscous and tasted of so many different things I had to know what it was. The answer: a combination of tahini and pomegranate molasses, inspired by her recent trip to Morocco.

Pomegranate molasses are similar to sugar cane molasses (aka treacle) in that [...]