29.01.2020 – Exhaustion

Exhaustion. Something that definitely goes hand in hand with this job. It’s a different kind of exhaustion that I’ve ever experienced before. My body hit the pillow after a 12 hour non stop day and asked to never get back up again. My brain resembles play dough after a continuum of multi tasking, communicating, quick…

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…

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…

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…

Raw Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is the family favourite – and my big sisters were home this weekend, so what did I do? Make carrot cake! When my sisters found out it wasn’t going to be your conventional heart attack version, they were a bit disheartened but when they tasted my version, they didn’t look disappointed to say…

Energy Balls – two ways

If any of you follow me on my Instagram, you may have gathered from my often long winded captions, that I’ve given up all refined sugar and a lot of any kind of sugar too. I decided to make this change, as this was really the only part of my diet that I was letting…