20150321_Cupcakes

Clearly, you’d be hard pushed to find a recipe on this site that doesn’t contain sugar. You’d also have to be living under a rock not to have read any number of blog posts or newspaper articles about the evils of sugar. The World Health Organisation has recently halved its recommended intake for adults to 25g a day. That’s really not a lot. I put my favourite cookies through a basic nutrition calculator and they apparently have 9g of sugar per cookie. Which is fine if you eat just one or two.

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20150315_Eclairs

Although it’s been a while (a month!) since I last posted a recipe here, there’s been no shortage of cooking and baking recently.  It seems like every week brings with it a new cookbook release. Often on a Friday night, I can be found with a glass of wine in hand, pouring over the contents of my latest Amazon delivery and trying to decide what to make first.

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20150308_Garden-8

I was going to start this post by saying that I’m not a very good gardener.  But, really, I have no idea about what kind of gardener that I am because I’ve never had a garden of my own before.  For all I know, I might be an excellent gardener – we have, after all, kept a couple of house plants alive for the last two years – although my sneaking suspicion is that I will never be anything more than enthusiastically average.

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buckwheat crepes | london bakes

I think my favourite thing about pancake day, apart from the excuse to eat more pancakes, is that it means you are clearly out of that slightly bleak post-Christmas period and the countdown to Easter (and therefore Spring!) has started. So whilst I’m not generally one for scheduling posts around whatever holiday the food world has decided to co-opt, I had to make an exception for today.

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