Category Archives: freebies

Cakes, Biscuits and Goodbyes

It has come to this. The IC has been a second home to me since I started uni,  providing me with the funds to just about sustain myself independently of my parents (ish) and occasionally treat myself to a piece … Continue reading

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Shrooming

Stumbling upon a big, beautiful, perfectly shaped and healthy bolete whilst trundling through the woods with a basket and a knife is very high up on the pretty short list of things that have me screaming with joy. Apologies for … Continue reading

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Monster Patties

Expat gourmet et famille have come back from their holiday to find these beasts in mum’s rogue veg patch. Amazing what veg gets up to in just 7 days during the summer – and there are the gigantic courgettes that … Continue reading

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White Chocolate Cheesecake of Love

I am still in denial about my relationship with cake. I will still claim that I do not rate sweet stuff, even though this blog serves as living proof that I most probably do. You see, I love baking. I … Continue reading

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Elderflower Cordial

‘Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!’ If you get this you’re a dork. And now for another food tale. This year I almost blew it. I meant to make my cordial before my trip to … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Hello summer, long time no see! Cherries are arguably the best thing about summer. Sweet and juicy and preferably freshly picked in your garden. I appreciate that not everybody has access to a cherry tree but it is far superior … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Chutney

Rhubarb and I go way back. As a child I never used to love it, and since there was always rhubarb cake on the table during the summer months I had to learn to live with it. I think I … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic

Free is as cheap as it gets. Lots of things come free if you know where to find them. Ramson, or wild garlic as it is better known is the one of the best freebies out there. Spring and early … Continue reading

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