Bitter Sweet

Lemons are one of those enigmas of the fruity world that send our taste buds into sensory polar extremes. They are renowned for their sour powers, inciting bitter and sharp tastes that make even a new born purse their lips. They ooze zesty and refreshing fragrances that make us think of homemade lemonade on a…

The DeChox Challenge

Ever heard of the DeChox Challenge? If you haven’t then you are probably in safe territory and will never have to come across it! If you have, then you probably know where today’s post is going… The DeChox challenge is the painstaking process of agreeing to give up chocolate for the whole month of March…

Go Bananas!

So today’s post takes me back to my Australian East Coast travels and more specifically to Coff’s Harbour, aka the Big Banana. Heading to this part of the coast only really means one thing – surf camp. I had only been surfing once before this – in Devon on New Years day. Let’s just say it…

Baking from the heart…

So as the weeks go by the blogging is getting sparser and sparser 🙁 Early mornings and late nights have left me with very little time to type away. But for those keeping up to date with my Instagram posts and stories (@hopscoff) you will have noticed that my weeks have still been filled with…

No plan survives contact with the enemy…

Nothing ever really goes to plan, right? Well, thats what German military strategist Helmuth von Moltke also thought when he quite bluntly put it that no battle plan survives contact with the enemy. Translated into simpler terms for us lesser beings, everything we try hard to plan quite generally always goes to pot! This is something I…

Summer Lovin’

‘Summer Lovin’ had me a blast, Summer Lovin’ happened so faaaassst…’ Well yes, summer does seem to have been and gone already. Torrential rain and freak hail storms are not exactly what I had in mind for post-exam summer fun, but then again a lot of unexpected and unfortunate occurrences have taken place recently! Amongst…

Birthday Eve Baking!

For those who don’t know (which would be a very small minority since I never shut up about it) tomorrow is the celebration of the day I was born – its ma birthddayyyy!!!! And I am going to be twenty-twwooooo! (Yes, I’m going to have the Taylor Swift song on repeat all day). Yesterday I…

The Sweet Taste of Freedom!

Passionfruit and White Chocolate Cake   The challenge of surviving a Cambridge exam term is one that I am very glad I won’t ever have to repeat again. Being one of the first to finish has an array of perks. Not only do you get to stop revising first!!!! but you also get the most wonderful…