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The New Kitchen

Last Tuesday I said a somewhat emotional farewell to the kitchen I’ve been cooking in for years, rammed all my worldly possessions into a removals van and moved 10 minutes down the road into a one bed flat with Tom. I could spend hours now talking about the moments I spent in that kitchen. It was, after all, where Cate in the Kitchen was born. It’s the kitchen in which every exciting idea I’ve ever had about food has come to fruition. It’s the kitchen I once spilled a pint of beet juice on the carpet of – I know, who in their right mind carpets a kitchen – and spent hours desperately dabbing at with stain remover. It’s the kitchen I had to stand hunched by the back door of if I had any chance of getting a decent, naturally lit shot for Instagram. It’s the kitchen I first cooked for Tom in. It’s the kitchen I got so drunk in before going out one New Year’s Eve that I ended up back on …

Carina on Choosing Gluten Free

I Grilled My Gluten Avoiding Friend About The Whole GF Thing

This post is in collaboration with MOMA A recent survey of 400 Brits by OnePoll for MOMA has uncovered a big old trend ofย dissatisfaction with the availability of gluten free products. I was pretty interested – considering the huge rise in the popularity of omitting gluten – to find out that over 70% of respondents felt there wasn’t enough variety in gluten free ranges, and 20% just aren’t into what’s available at all. A good friend of mine has been avoiding gluten for a couple of years now, so I thought I’d tempt her over with the promise of delicious delicious food and talk to her about her ownย experiences. Internet, meet Carina: Carina eliminated gluten from her diet after toying with different ways of eating to find the way of eating that suited her best, one of the most sensible things you can do for yourself.ย Since cutting it out, she’s got more energy, is consistently in a better mood, feels lighter (even though that’s a horrific diet-y turn of phrase, I know), she’s sleeping better, …

Noodle Stir Fry Using New Tracklements Plum Sauce

What I learned from blogging without a “proper” camera

Well, we did it, we went the entirety of March without once leaning on my fancy camera for blog snaps. I guess we should probably talk about how that went. If you feel like this intro is lacklustre, you should know that I’m writing it pretty hungover and I’m probably not going to go back and edit it because this whole month is about quick, one take, low maintenance blogging and I really like it that way. I have to say straight up, just so that you know which direction this post is heading in, I have loved not using my camera this month. It’s been a real game changer for me in a lot of ways, let us have a look at said ways. Stuff that got better Speed The visual aspect of blog posts have been so much quicker to sort out this month, it’s a dream. I just take a quick snap whilst I’m doing stuff, then another quick snap at the end. Sometimes I’ll edit straight away, sometimes I’ll do it …