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Recipe: Tarka Dahl

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Thick, spicy and full of warmth, Tarka Dahl has been my order of choice from the Indian takeaway for a long time, but it never occurred to me to make at home. I think I imagined it would be faffy, as many Indian dishes are – requiring complex curry pastes and ingredients we didn’t already own. So I was pretty excited to read this recipe and learn that it is, in fact, a simple pantry…

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the instaretreat

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{beautiful iPad keyboard and case by Oree. #omg!} “you have to charge for this – seriously!” It feels oddly scary to be sharing my Instagram secrets. I have this fear that if I equip everyone to do what I do, there won’t be enough success to go round, and it’ll all grind to a halt. But I’m sharing anyway – partly because I just love chatting about this stuff, and also partly because deep down,…

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the insta-retreat

7 days to a better instagram Have you ever felt like your Instagram potential is going untapped? Perhaps you look at others and wonder why their accounts are so much more popular? Or you pour over images by your favourite iPhone photographers and wonder how on earth they do it? These are the questions I get asked the most: can you give me any tips? And my answer is always, YES, but we’d need a…

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Slow living: a beginner’s guide

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Julia passed a topic my way a few weeks ago: What does slow living mean to me? It was a question posed by Emma, and pretty timely: slow living is my aim for 2015, and seems to be pretty du jour across the internet. It’s a tricky concept to pin down, I’ve found. The phrase itself really resonated with me, but during endless reading in the autumn of 2014, I found myself getting increasingly confused. The Slow…

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live with less: kitchenware

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Decluttering your kitchen makes a big difference, because it’s one of the most task-orientated spaces in our homes. I enjoy cooking, but wasting time digging around for a missing lasagne dish in a cupboard of overflowing bakeware is most definitely not a part of that. Tidy cupboards, with lots of empty space, make it all quicker and easier, and somehow more pleasurable. Compared to 2 years ago we probably have around half of kitchenware we…

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first aid

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  There was a day when Orla was teeny, and I’d been sent some lovely cappuccino cups for my first ever Instagram giveaway. We opened the parcel together behind the front door – she was in her ‘wow’ stage and wanted to see and touch everything. I lifted the lid, & before I even realised one was broken, she cut her finger on a razor-like shard of porcelain. She bled and bled and bled. My…

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stuff that works: toddlers

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Parenting a toddler is awesome. She is adventurous, hilarious – ‘bubble poo’, ‘no please!’ & ‘cold toast’ (bread!) – and endlessly affectionate. During my recent coughing fits, she drops whatever she is doing to come and tenderly pat my back. I find little plastic pigs in my shoes in the morning. She collects things in her day and says, Daddy will like that!, & saves them to show him. But she is also, of course,…

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Features & Press

If you’re a press representative or would like to receive an up-to-date media pack, please get in touch. January 2017 – The Girl Gang Conversations Podcast – Navigating Authenticity vs Curation online January 2017 – Mother and Baby Magazine (print, UK)    December 2016 – Buzzfeed –  32 Instagrams That Will Make You Feel Less Shitty About Everything December 2016 – Mollie Makes – Creative Digital Strategy for 2017 December 2016 – Teachable – Changemaker…

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all wrapped up

A little ode to babywearing – one of the few parenting tips I offer to any new/expectant parents I meet. Not that I know all the answers, but because the stretchy sling I bought before Orla was born was possibly the best parenting decision I have made. The other mamas I know using slings & wraps all say the same thing, too: this is a life hack – a parenting hack – that makes those…

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Sunday food: Rosewater & pistachio cake

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  This cake has been in gradual evolution in my kitchen for years. It’s based on those middle eastern cakes that are drenched with sticky-sweet sugar syrup right after baking, while everything is still warm.  I serve it with rosewater & yoghurt crΓ¨me, which contrasts the sweetness nicely & smells almost as good as it tastes!  Ingredients: 150g unsalted pistachios, shelled & ground to a soft green powder  100g ground almonds 1 tbsp rosewater 200g…

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