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Pecan and Pumpkin Brownies

I make pumpkin brownies every year as soon as those beautiful squashes ripen and hit the shelves! This year I’ve adapted my old recipe to make the best vegan pumpkin brownies in the whole wide world! Deeply chocolatey, moist, fluffy and fudgy, they have been a massive hit in my house.

Pumpkin brownies are delicious served slightly warm with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream or just on their own with a nice cup of tea. This makes an excellent and easy tray bake for Christmas Fairs and Harvest Festivals and a plate of vegan brownies (maybe topped with a sparkler or two) is sure to go down well as the party season gets under way!

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Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sweet Pepper Salsa

A simple roasted cauliflower salad with a jolly sweet pepper salsa makes a lovely Christmas side dish, just look at all these lovely festive colours! Roasting cauliflower is one of those culinary tricks I wish I'd known donkey's years ago - it transforms this...

Vegan Mushroom Pâté with Walnuts, Sherry and Thyme

I developed this vegan mushroom pâté because Mr TS and I have been missing the vegetarian version of it which I have been making for Christmas for a very, very long time! It is made with earthy chestnut mushrooms, richly flavoured dried porcini, toasted walnuts, thyme...

Pecan and Pumpkin Brownies

I make pumpkin brownies every year as soon as those beautiful squashes ripen and hit the shelves! This year I've adapted my old recipe to make the best vegan pumpkin brownies in the whole wide world! Deeply chocolatey, moist, fluffy and fudgy, they have been a massive...

Vegan Sticky Gingerbread – Easy and Delicious!

I love traditional gingerbread so this vegan sticky gingerbread really makes my heart sing! It ticks all the sticky gingerbread boxes; it is full of black treacle, ginger and spice and it is fluffy and light yet full of depth and rich sticky flavour. Best of all it is...

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Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup with Chilli and Coconut

It's been an incredibly blustery September week down here in the West of England which means only one thing - soup season! I kicked things off with this Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup with Chilli, Ginger and Coconut to warm us up from the inside out. I get so...

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Autumn Leaf Wreath

The leaves down here in the West Country are just beginning to turn and it won’t be long before the trees are bedecked in all their  autumnal finery. When they throw them to the ground with a flamboyant flourish gather them up, press them flat and make this gorgeous autumn wreath!

You could also have a go at this simple but effective leaf bowl!

how to make a leaf bowl - fall leaf craft/crafting with autumn leaves

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We spend a lot of time on Chesil Beach and it is a brilliant place for driftwood and pebble collectors like us. The driftwood we find is bleached and smooth and comes in all shapes and sizes. We wonder where it came from and how far it has travelled to reach us and we...

Autumn Leaf Wreath – Easy Fall Leaf Crafts

Today I bring you a simple and beautiful homemade autumn leaf wreath, if you collected autumn leaves as I suggested in my previous post and pressed them, you're all ready to go! If you didn't, you'd better pop on your wellies and get out there right now! This week we...

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Cruising on Island Princess – Sea Days and Surprises

When I told people that Mr TS and I were going on a cruise they raised their eyebrows while looking me up and down and doing that thing people do with their mouths which says ‘You?! Are you sure?!’ without any words actually coming out. So – did we enjoy it? Yes, we did and this is why!

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