Sugar-free Blackcurrant Flapjacks

The humble oaty flapjack is a quintessentially British thing as far as I am aware – not quite a cake, but very often just as full of sugar and syrups. The definition of a flapjack in the Oxford dictionary is  “A sweet dense cake made from oats, golden syrup, and melted butter, served in rectangles.” Dense indeed, and […]

Reduced Sugar Apricot Jam

The last many years the summer and autumn has been a time for me to experiment and stock up my cupboards with preserves, both of the sweet and pickly kind. I used to live in an intentional community where I one summer made around 60 jars of jam and 80 jars of sweet jelly…. all […]

The year HYGGE died.

2016 seems to have been a year full of turmoil and tragedy, both on lots of micro-levels as well as nationally and internationally. A referendum and an election left Britain/Europe and The US/the world in a state of deep uncertainty and fear for the future, and countless artists and entertainers died leaving many feeling bereft […]