One more day of lectures before my summer holiday begins!

Hi lovely readers,

Glad you all liked my Tropical Crumble!  If you do end up trying it, I’d love for you to take a picture, email it to me, and I will post it up on here.

Anyway, today there’s going to be a lot of linkage love rather than recipes, as you will see.  To start with,

CONGRATULATIONS to the lovely Lauren, from Ginger is the New Pink, as she just found out that she’s expecting a baby girl.  Exciting!

Also, there are a couple of giveaways in the blogsphere- Tasha, from The Voracious Vegan, is giving away a year’s subscription to VegNews as a generous thank you gift to her readers.  Click here to check it out.

And there’s another giveaway by Nelly, from From Nelly… With Love…. It’s a great raw desserts book, and the deadline is Friday, 23rd July.  To enter just go here.

Gosh, I think that’s all for now.

So, onto life in South West England…

In honour of Katie‘s Hug a Fruit month, I would like to say that I am loving nectarines at the mo.  My morning would not be the same without them.  See gormless, no make-up, morning face below:

Sorry for the blurry image; it was first thing in the morning after all and Tom wasn’t around to lend his photography skills.

I have also been enjoying Ani Phyo‘s Cherry Tomato Marinara from her latest recipe book.  It’s so good, and has been a welcome feature of my salad lunches this week.  Honestly, if you haven’t got her latest book, Ani’s Raw Food Essentials yet, then you really need to do something about it…

In this bowl designed for man-size portions you will see it is accompanied by my fave raw crackers of the moment,

Inspired by Nelly and Heathy (from Sweetly Raw) I’ve also been trying to make some raw desserts and, I have to say, I’m not having much luck!  I think I’m tending to overgrind the nuts, and am not getting the dates:nuts ratio right.  Frustrating.  So no pictures I’m afraid.  As soon as I come up with something worth blogging about I most certainly will.

As stated by my post’s title, I have just one more day of lectures tomorrow and then I am officially on holidays for 8 weeks!  Amazing.  I have a load of uni work to do in that time but it’s all good.  I will also be enjoying the gym, helping out at our local cat sanctuary, baking, cooking, un-cooking, blogging (naturally), and finding time to go to Paris and New York.  Did I mention life is hard sometimes?

Hope you’ve had a good week so far.  Only one more day until the weekend (unless you’re Robyn and Tasha in Saudi whose weekends fall at a different time in the week, sorry guys).


12 thoughts on “One more day of lectures before my summer holiday begins!

  1. I tried those crackers recently. They’re pretty good but phenomenally over priced.

    They’re not even cooked; surely they should be cheaper? :p


  2. Yeah, they are ridiculously over-priced! They make me want to go out and buy an expensive dehydrator as it’ll prob work out cheaper in the long run… any excuse 🙂


  3. you’re very lovely without make-up…

    love the salad!!! i would never think to put marinara in a salad…nice one!!!

    grind the nuts until you see that they’ve formed a crumby flour consistency…they don’t have to be finely ground!!! especially almonds and macs…they’re pretty oily!!!

    you’re a superstar…you’ll be mastering desserts in no time…i still have my odd slip up!!! i once made ani’s carob cookies…and my goodness were they oily…so gross…because i over grinded the walnuts, of course!!!

    have a great day my lady!


  4. Ani Phyo‘s Cherry Tomato Marinara = ok i need to make that!

    overgrinding dates/ general this is not possible. if it’s falling apart and not sticking, add a lil agave or maple or more dates, and if it’s too thick, cut back on some of the dates. have no idea what probs you’re having are but that’s my quickie suggestions 🙂


  5. that really does look liek an amazing recipe! i need to post my raw salad i made. it may not be as amazing as this but i know they are both equally delicious tasting!!

    u hug that nectarine girl! i thought i was one of the rare few that LOVES them, thankfully no 🙂

    xoxo ❤


  6. Have fun and enjoy your time off from school! I hope your summer is great!

    I love love LOVE your nectarine picture, the look on your face is priceless and cracked me up. I love nectarines but I haven’t had one in a long time. I’ll be on the lookout next time I’m at the store – you’ve got me craving one now!

    And those crackers look SO good! Crunchy and tasty and just perfect. MMMM!


  7. Well hello fellow UK blogger, i came across your blog today and always love it when i find someone from the UK and even better are you from the South West of England? I am from beautiful Devon!


  8. Those crackers look delish! 🙂 They’re pretty expensive alright. Oh if only dehydrators were cheaper!! You can apparently dehydrate food by putting it in the oven on a v low temp for a few hours…hmmm!
    Aw that sucks about the desserts! I haven’t had any major problems making raw cake or truffles – hope it starts to click with you! Love nectarines, you might like to try the recipe on my blog for the muffins (maybe using apple sauce or even pureed nectarine instead of banana!) xx


  9. I would LOVE a dehydrator! Tom almost agreed to one and then freaked out at the price…
    I’m getting there with the raw desserts now, and loving them! Looking forward to trying out your muffin recipe, thanks for the heads up 🙂


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