Lavender & Ginger Biscuits (gf, df, sf, vegan)

I love using lavender in cooking! The flowers are such a gorgeous purple colour and the smell is just heavenly. Many people report that the scent of lavender makes them feel more relaxed and less stressed, which can only be a good thing and I personally think a biscuit always cheers me up! These biscuits … Continue reading Lavender & Ginger Biscuits (gf, df, sf, vegan)

Vegan Lemon Balm Pesto Recipe

I noticed the other day that my lemon balm plant had practically exploded with new growth and realised that I should probably do something with it! Now, it is a plant most well known for making delicious tea that is good for soothing anxiety (If you want to have it as a tea you can … Continue reading Vegan Lemon Balm Pesto Recipe

Gluten Free Raspberry Brownies (gf, sf, df, vegan)

We're lucky that our garden came with raspberry canes and we always get a bumper crop from them. If there was one plant I'd recommend everyone to grow (provided you have space of course!) it would be raspberries, they are just SO easy to look after. It doesn't matter if it rains all spring, it … Continue reading Gluten Free Raspberry Brownies (gf, sf, df, vegan)

Dairy Free Forest Fruit Ice Creams (df, sf, gf, vegan)

It's no secret that I love anything with Black-Forest-Gateau vibes, so I just had to make an ice cream/lolly that combined those flavours! It's raspberry and cherry season here right now so it's a great time to use those fresh seasonal ingredients in your recipes. I'm lucky enough to have quite a few raspberry canes … Continue reading Dairy Free Forest Fruit Ice Creams (df, sf, gf, vegan)

Elderflower Drizzle Cake (sf, df, gf, vegan)

To me elderflowers herald the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer and their sweet and fragrant blooms are perfect for making cordial. If you get a bit bored of drinking your cordial though, you could try baking with it instead! (Elderflower Ice Pops are also a winner in this house and these lolly … Continue reading Elderflower Drizzle Cake (sf, df, gf, vegan)

Flowering Currant Frozen Dessert (df, gf, sf, vegan)

This delicately floral, pink dessert is not quite sorbet, not quite ice cream, so I've gone with 'frozen dessert' as the best way of describing it! It is dairy free, vegan, refined sugar free and gluten free and is the perfect way to celebrate the ever so slightly warmer days and the promise of Spring! … Continue reading Flowering Currant Frozen Dessert (df, gf, sf, vegan)

Chestnut & Parsnip Soup Recipe (vegan, df, gf)

In case you hadn't noticed, I just love chestnuts in everything! I put them in my pasta, in stuffing, in pies, even in truffles, and today I'm putting them in my soup! I've paired the hearty chestnuts with parsnips, which are my favourite root vegetable, for a comforting combination that is perfect for warming you … Continue reading Chestnut & Parsnip Soup Recipe (vegan, df, gf)