Who doesn’t love an autumnal Sunday? I’ve spent mine pottering in the kitchen, cooking up a feast for some of my favourite people, which was topped off with this gorgeous pear galette. I generally steer away from pastry (too much of a faff, and I lack the patience!), especially if I’m also juggling lots of
This is one of my absolute favourite cakes. I’ve made it so many times – including for a Women’s Institute’s cake stall at a street festival, for various afternoon teas, and more recently for the cake table at my lovely friend Jennie’s wedding – when it actually won a prize! I’d never won a prize
Hello there, and apologies for the lack of posts recently! This summer has been busy with lots of lovely distractions – weddings in abundance, hen weekends, and trips away – which has all been huge fun, although left little time for cooking and blogging. I’m back at home for a bit now, and reflecting on a wonderful
Ah, lime and coconut. It’s one of those flavour combinations made in heaven. I’ve wanted to attempt a cake like this one ever since I tried a deliciously damp and sticky slice at a tea room in Lincoln, and was determined to recreate it. The rich coconut works perfectly with the fresh sharpness of the lime.
Welcome to another bank holiday weekend! Long weekends are made for baking. Why not try this carrot and orange loaf cake? It’s incredibly easy to make, and has quite an unusual, complex flavour – not too sweet, zingy thanks to the citrus, and with an earthy note from the carrots. Perfect with a cup of tea!
Welcome to a new area of The Secret Spatula: travel! If you’re anything like me, your holidays will revolve around seeking out the best local food offerings. A recent trip to the beautiful city of Copenhagen was no exception. My partner, James, and I spent the early May bank holiday weekend walking for miles around Copenhagen,
Forgive me for posting another kefir smoothie recipe, but this is too delicious not to share! I love the simplicity of the flavours here – and what a great purple colour. I like to drink this as a post-parkrun refuel. Gif made using gifmaker.me If you don’t have any kefir, try using a combination of plain yogurt and
Here it is: the final part in my trilogy of fabulous, fresh vegetable dishes. Kale has gained a reputation in recent years for being a bit ‘worthy’ – but there’s nothing of the #eatclean movement about this recipe. It’s a crunchy, salty, garlicky pile of joy which evokes those foil tubs of crispy ‘seaweed’ you
Recipe number two in my series making veg the star of the show! This dish takes broccoli to another level with the help of crunchy, fragrant almonds and hot chillies. Not a chilli lover? Try a grating of lemon zest instead to add a similar pop of flavour.The result: greens with a twist! Why not try
Welcome to the first in a series of three recipes, each based around one star ingredient: a vegetable! I love vegetables, and occasionally order a veg box to keep in tune with seasonal produce. It’s also a fun incentive to think up creative ways with gorgeous fresh veg. This week, I’m going to share three