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Recipes

Get in the festival spirit – Strawberry vodka and raspberry gin

This is the first in a series of festival-y posts leading up to the best festival in the world – Glastonbury. The beginning of May is about the time my excitement about our annual jaunt to Pilton, Somerset reaches ridiculous heights. Itching to do something ‘festival-y’, Chris and I usually end up in Asda with a trolley full of vodka and gin. It’s time to make some flavoured spirits!

Flavoured spirits are great for festivals for a few reasons:

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Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I don’t know about you, but there’s something really comforting about Autumn weather. Yes I know it’s cold and a bit drizzly, but impending thoughts of German Christmas Markets and woolly jumpers makes me fuzzy inside.

Unfortunately, one thing which also turns with the weather are my eating habits. Tuna salads just don’t do it for me in October and, before I can say ‘Deck the halls’, I’ve fallen head first into a packet of mince pies and I’m drowning in brandy cream.

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Pumpkin Pancakes

First time making pumpkin pancakes and they turned out quite well. I’d probably use less coconut oil next time but I’ll definitely make them again!

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