Recipe: Cornmeal pancakes with lemon curd and blueberry compote

I’ve wanted to try making cornmeal pancakes since being introduced to them as part of a really delicious brunch at Cookshop in New York a few years ago. After a morning walking the nearby High Line, I enjoyed a stack of drop scone-style pancakes, flecked with red chilli and sandwiched together with zingy lemon curd. When I recreated this dish, I wasn’t quite brave enough to include the chilli, but kept the lemon curd and added blueberry compote.
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Recipe: Easy shakshuka with DIY toppings {spring brunch}

The first properly warm and sunny weekend of 2016, coupled with a friend’s birthday, called for a celebratory brunch. When it comes to brunch with this particular group of friends, we usually go for the classic: Scotch pancakes (aka drop scones), piled high with crispy bacon and maple syrup. Delicious, but not ideal for the cook, who spends the majority of the meal sweating over a hot stove, churning out a production line of pancakes and ending up with the bits of bacon no-one else wanted – no fun! This has led me to conclude that one-pot brunches are the answer – when you’re hosting a crowd, you need a quick, easy and delicious dish that you can serve up straight away. Enter: shakshuka.
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Recipe: Choc banana kefir-shake

Fermentation is so hot right now! Kefir is a fermented milk drink, originating from Caucasus region of Eurasia. After reading about kefir’s many health benefits, particularly for the digestive system – and even as an anxiety-buster – I wanted to try creating an easy and tasty shake.
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Recipe: The perfect bircher muesli

For those of us who eat breakfast at work, it can be tricky to strike the balance between healthy and filling; easy and cheap; tasty and transportable. Daily purchases from chain shops can add up to hundreds of pounds each year; but equally, you want to be able to grab your breakfast and go in the mornings. I’ve been experimenting with different breakfasts for literally years – and with this bircher muesli I think I’ve found the answer.
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Recipe: Easy spiced apple compote

In my previous post, I briefly mentioned ways of using up fruit and veg that have seen better days. Here is another really quick and easy way of using up apples languishing in the fruit bowl – a little too wrinkled to eat on their own as a snack, but still good for cooking up in a pan with some warming spices.
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