The perfect ‘un-hen do’ hen party

The perfect ‘un-hen do’ hen party

This weekend my sister Tess, my solo bridesmaid, organised me the perfect hen (bachelorette) party – no fuss or frills, tacky sashes or strippers, just relaxed fun in the sunshine shared with my favourite people. It started with the only… View Post

Tips for a more plastic-free July

Tips for a more plastic-free July

The hashtag is trending but going all-out, cold turkey #PlasticFreeJuly is a difficult challenge for many. There are small conscious changes that we can all make that will make a difference and if we embrace these and be mindful about… View Post

Isn’t all wine vegan?

Isn’t all wine vegan?

After a fabulous evening being introduced to Edinburgh’s newest wine company Vegan Tipples, I got a few questions about why all wine isn’t vegan – surely it’s just grapes right? It’s not quite that simple. Many wines are made using… View Post

Vegan birthday cake and brunch in Keswick

Vegan birthday cake and brunch in Keswick

Over the weekend we celebrated Nige’s birthday in the Lake District, waking up in our AirBnB on Sunday morning and enjoying cake in the garden. On Friday afternoon I’d baked the chocolat-iest of chocolate cakes (using this recipe from Minimalist… View Post

Steph’s sauerkraut recipe

Steph’s sauerkraut recipe

Fermented foods are hip and much older than hipsters. Long before we knew what kimchi was and before they started selling kefir for £3.50 in Waitrose my Great Auntie Gertraud would give me sauerkraut. Fermented, sliced cabbage is a stalwart… View Post