7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie

NB: Review of The Ivy Norwich Brasserie. This post is a collaboration between Roots and Toots and The Ivy: The Ivy Norwich Brasserie provided dinner in exchange for an honest review. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie 1917 to 2018: The century of exceptional food and hospitality that turned a […]

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

As many of you may have noticed, this year, my love of foraging has evolved into a passion for herbalism and hedgerow medicine, after an inspiring workshop I attended back in spring. I’ve been busy harvesting various herbs and flowers over the last few months, including poppies, daisies, elder, hawthorn, cleavers and meadowsweet, to name […]

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Banana Pop Lolly

I spotted this simple yet show-stopping recipe in The Guardian ‘Feast’ magazine a few weeks ago and have had heaps of fun with our three-year old making these. They’re effectively frozen bananas, which has we know taste a bit like ice cream when they’ve bee out of the freezer for a few moments. I’ve adapted the […]

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Strawberry & Star Anise Jam

Strawberry & Star Anise Jam It’s the end of the strawberry season, and time to jar up some summer sun for the winter.     I’m a lover of homemade jam with a twist. The combination of strawberries and star anise is delightful. Delicious simply spread on toast and scones or add a dollop to […]

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Female First article: Foraging for Herbs

This week I’ve written an article for Female First: 10 Hedgerow Herbs that will Brighten Up Your Summer Cooking. In addition to this article, which you can access via the above link, I’ve also added some extra information below about the wonderful herb foraging workshop I took part in recently. Forgotten Herbs and How to Use […]

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Vegan Raspberry & Chocolate (Sugar-Free) Ice Lolly

Raspberry & Chocolate Ice Lolly (refined sugar free and vegan) Ingredients 1 small punnet of raspberries 2 tsp coconut sugar (if raspberries aren’t naturally sweet) 1 tbsp cacao powder Around 300ml Rude Health almond milk 1 small banana (Forgive the vague quantities, but it depends on the size of your moulds!) Method Place the raspberries […]

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Organic Carrot Salad with Crispy Spiced Chickpeas & Kefir Dressing

I just discovered today that the British organic carrot has been named as the millennial’s must-have! It’s largely to do with the fact that the organic market is booming. Organic sales topped £2.2bn in its sixth consecutive year of growth, according to Soil Association’s recently launched 2018 Organic Market Report. Choosing organic means choosing food […]

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Eastern Daily Press: Healthy Eating in Norfolk & Suffolk

Healthy Eating Week 11th – 15th June This Healthy Eating Week, discover some of the healthiest restaurants and cafes in our region along with some fast-food options with surprisingly wholesome twists. Since I started my 12-week fitness and healthy eating programme with Paradox Living, I’ve been making some considered changes to the way I approach […]

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Samphire Special: How to forage for, prepare and cook with Samphire

With over 90 miles of ridiculously beautiful beaches here in Norfolk, as you’d expect, there are some rather delicious things that come from these waters.  Including a rather exquisite sea vegetable called samphire, which locals pronounce as sam-phur (not sam-fire). It’s almost the season for talking about samphire. I wrote about it a couple of years ago […]

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