27.01.2020 – Financier

As I was baking our signature coffee financier today, and the sweet, nutty smell of beurre noisette took over the kitchen, I thought it would be rude not to dedicate today’s post to it. The traditional French Financier: When I first started at Ottolenghi and was asked to bake the financiers, my heart stopped for…

26.01.2020 – Shifts

I’m sat on the District Line on my way to yoga, after what felt like quite a long day, especially on a Sunday. On Sundays we get all the decorating and baking done as quickly as possible so we can spend the afternoon deep cleaning the kitchen. Not the most joyous of Sunday activities but…

25.01.2020 – Morale

There’s nothing more important than high morale in the kitchen. Showing up this morning at 8am, I wasn’t sure if I would actually make it through the 10 hour shift looming over me, having only had 3 hours sleep. It absolutely flew by and I can only thank my dear colleagues for being such great…

24.01.2020 – Introduction

Admittedly I have been a part time, flaky blogger pretty much since blogging became a thing. As I sit here in my favourite coffee chop in Clapham Junction, creating blog number 49589329, I come across many of my old blogs from over the years, and I’ve found myself utterly amazed at how my life has…

Finding your purpose Pt.2

I have a feeling this title is going to turn into a mini series because the more I write on it, the more I realise this is an ongoing and ever changing process. This is why I strongly believe it is so important to continually think about and write down your thoughts, worries, dreams, feelings…

Finding your purpose in life

Ikigai (生き甲斐)  is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being. I’m on a journey to figuring out my purpose in life. In all honesty, it’s beginning to frustrate me. I was once again reminded that I am not yet living my purpose, when my mother admitted she can so confidently answer the question when…

The Truth About Veganism

Is Veganism Healthy?   Veganism is a philosophy that rejects the commodification of animals. It is primarily practiced through eliminating all animal based products from ones diet, such as: meat, fish, dairy, eggs and honey. Although the term ‘vegan’ has been spoken about since the 1940’s, the prevalence of veganism and consequently, vegan products, has…

Very Berry Brownies

Well … I’m back! After a mental period of busy beeing all over the country, I finally got to spend some down time in the kitchen over the last few days and made some gorgeous berry brownies inspired by Charley’s Health. I must also tell you about the absolute showstopper of a cake that I…

Gymshark Leggings Review | Flex vs Fit

I’m sure most of you reading this will agree that buying gym clothes online can be very stressful, especially when it comes to leggings! Questions that might ring a bell: 1. Are they going to be see-through, especially when I squat? 2. Will they be too long and bunch around the ankles? 3. Are they…

Snounty Bars

What on EARTH is a snounty, I hear you ask… sometimes I come up with the most random creations that they’re incredibly hard to name. These bars are a delicious combination of a snickers and a bounty, see where I’m getting at? If you follow this blog, you’d know I made some snickers bars a…