One of the first recipes that I published on Linden & Lavender was Lemon Spelt Madeleines with Seasonal Poached Pears and Rose Crème Anglaise. I thought it was a masterpiece, that it would go viral and supportive family members would run out to purchase the obscure madeleine molds. Needless to say, I was shocked when no one commented and there was very little response to the recipe. How little I knew about blogging, marketing and food photography in 2016! I’m pleased to say that I have come a long way since that time (but there is a long way to go). I am still learning and challenging myself weekly. Admittedly, I do get distracted by new things which probably slows down my progress but I know it is not a race in which there is any winner. I’m working against myself but more importantly, for myself. Did I mention I’m that I picked up weaving and that I’m obsessed with gardening?! This is what keeps me working late into the night. The lack of sleep feels worth it if I get the opportunity to create. Is there anything that you’ve been wanting try try or explore outside of your full-time job? I’ve just started diving into these curiosities instead of thinking to myself “one day, when I have more time...” because life is for living now.Read More
A massive welcome to the Linden and Lavender baking blog! This blog was inspired over years of baking and sharing and exploring. The influence of nature and the seasons is always present in baking. From the first bud on the maple tree in spring to the warm colours and flavours that are associated with autumn, it is natural and beneficial to be influenced by the ingredients that are seasonally available. To chose ingredients that spark memories and create traditions.
The linden tree and lavender plant, are both edible. But more than that, they both invoke a sense of beauty in their resilience and fragrance. Their seasonality exposes their fragility making us live in the moment, to experience them before their blooms have ended, before the frost has stopped their growth.Read More