Autumn Poached “Caramelised” Pears Recipe

As the weather gets colder every day – or so it seems right now – I’m getting really into Autumn and embracing the seasonal changes. Batch cooking stews and soups, and making warming, comforting desserts. It’s all about the desserts! This month, I’ve gone for a tasty twist on a beautiful classic – poached pears….

Make a Brew with Totem Tea

As many of you know by now, I am a total tea addict. With an entire wall of tea stacked shelves, my husband wonders will there ever be a gap appear, or will I just keep stuffing one more bag or one more box in, until in a jenga-like fashion, it all collapses and one…

Santa’s Brandy Cake Brownies Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

It’s the time of year for baking tasty treats – and scoffing them all in front of the fire! So, how about trying out my super simple recipe for tea infused, chocolate rich brownies. They are totally vegan and gluten free, and wonderfully indulgent. You’ll be in for a real treat, and it doesn’t make…

Pumpkins Go Bananas Halloween Freak Shake Recipe

I’ve got another delicious tea infused recipe for you, and this one’s a little spooky. A delicious vegan freak shake, complete with tasty pumpkin – a little reminder to use that pumpkin flesh instead of throwing it away. Unlike our American friends across the pond, only a third of people who buy pumpkins in the…

A Warm Rice Pudding Hug – Tea Infused Recipe

As Autumn creeps up on us, it’s the season for hot chocolates, turmeric lattes and comforting puddings. Rice pudding is a classic favourite in our household, which stems from warm childhood memories of our mother’s creating the dessert. A simple yet warming dish. Traditionally, spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are used, and I’ve added…

Mindful Tea Drinking

Are you always in a rush? Running around, from one task to the next, resentful of your daily routines and chores. Doing things on auto-pilot. We’re all guilty of it. We don’t even take the time to enjoy preparing the things that give us pleasure. We even hurry over making that cup of tea. That…

Zero Waste Week & Food Packaging

Zero Waste Week is here again and I’m still not 100% zero waste. In this modern world, where plastic packaging is everywhere, I’m not sure it’s just so easy to be completely zero waste. But we can all do our bit. I’ve written several articles on different zero waste items I use, and these can…

Orange Sunburst Ice Pops

The weather has been most delightful, and it’s the perfect excuse for a refreshing ice pop. I love homemade ones, as you can really control exactly what goes into them, especially in terms of sugar content. And I’ve put together a lovely blend of fruit juices and herbal tea, with a lovely health kick of…

Plastic Free July

Wow. We’re in July already, there’s a wonderful heatwave across the UK and I’m trying my very best to reduce my plastic consumption even further. This month, I’m trying to go as plastic free as possible. Not always easy when many manufacturers seem intent on giving you as much plastic as physically possible! So, I’ve…

Tea Recipe… Hemingway Mojito Mocktail

Welcome to my monthly tea recipe feature! As the sun’s been shining brightly on us all, I’ve been feeling the cold brew bug, and this delicious recipe with one of Leaves of the World’s brand new summer teas, is the perfect way to relax on a hot sunny day. With the Bank Holiday weekend almost…