Back in 2007 I was living in New York City feeling the pain of distance from loved ones as health issues beset them. My Dad’s best friend (who was like a second dad to me) had already survived multiple forms of cancer and was living through round after round of chemo. He was really sick, and for the…

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Landgarten Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds

We recently added a new product to our growing vegan shop of inspirations – Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Seeds, and it got me thinking about pumpkin seeds in general. Before going vegan, I would just about tolerate pumpkin seeds if they turned up in the occasional Pret A Manager sandwich or posh salad. But I certainly…

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Vegan Options at Mama Ghanoushe

We’ve ventured far afield to hunt down good vegan and vegetarian food…but this time it was sitting right under our noses. The vegan options at Mama Ghanoushe vegetarian café were such an amazing local find for us. Something tells me this will soon become our regular spot! On a chilly autumn day we stumbled upon Mama Ghanoushe’s details…

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Vegan high-tea delights at La Suite West

I’ve never had a vegan high-tea before…and then hey presto, in the space of a month I’m lucky enough to try the vegan high-tea delights at La Suite West. My second vegan high-tea in a month! My wonderful sister had been planning this outing for over a year, but due to baby and work commitments we’d never got round…

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Harvest for Rhubarb and Rose Water Pie

It’s the most satisfying feeling watching something grow in your own little patch of dirt to bear fruit or vegetables for you. We had a batch of rhubarb emerge already this year, but unfortunately combined with the antics of a young puppy, we’ve not managed to salvage anything yet suitable to eat. But he’s getting…

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