Category Archives: Food & Drink

Annelie’s Raw Food Power: Recipe extracts from a jungle diary

How do you make the life-changing career move from being a stunt girl for the likes of Cameron Diaz and Nicole Kidman, to a qualified naturopath living in a commune in Costa Rica? Annelie Whitfield did just that, when, two years ago, she made […]


Valentine’s Competition: go wild with flowers or bake some cupcakes from the heart

A traditional bunch of roses? Boring! A heart shaped box of chocolates? Unimaginative! This year we’re making it easy for you to come up with unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas by giving away two of our best-selling titles, Seedbombs by Josie Jeffery and Love […]


Love, love, love, love……cupcakes!

Great to see Love Bakery given pride of place in the window of cookware specialist, Steamer Trading!  And what better excuse than Valentine’s Day to indulge in a delicious Red Velvet Cupcake or two? We’re all heart here, so we’re sharing this gorgeous Love Bakery […]


Emma Forbes serves up a Halloween cupcake treat

PUMPKIN CUPCAKES (makes 16) INGREDIENTS 115g/4oz butter, softened 130g/43?4oz golden caster sugar 130g/43?4oz light brown muscovado sugar 2 medium eggs 260g/91?4oz pumpkin purée 160ml/51?2fl oz milk 1 tbsp brandy (optional) 280g/10oz plain white flour 3 tsp baking powder 1?2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1?4 […]


Eye-popping zombie cupcake recipe…

We’ve got some kitchen tricks and treats up our sleeve for this Halloween. How about making this eye-popping cupcake as a ghoulish goodie..? Almond Cupcakes (makes 12) You will need: For the cupcakes 2 large eggs 125 ml/4 fl oz soured cream 1 tsp […]


Life & Soul launches!

A launch hosted by our Queen of Party-planning, Emma Forbes, was never going to be anything less than fabulous – and Emma certainly didn’t disappoint!   Despite an exceptionally busy few days in the lead up to the event, with appearances on both Saturday […]


Emma Forbes on Loose Women!

Life & Soul author Emma Forbes will be joining the Loose Women panel on ITV1 this coming Monday, 17th Oct. Don’t miss it! If you’ve any questions you’d like to ask Emma, you can email them via ITV1′s website:  ‘Quiz a celebrity guest’


(Raw) chocolate week

As it’s Chocolate Week, we thought we’d share with you a healthy treat from Jessica’s Raw Chocolate Recipes. Raw Chocolate-coated Brazils To make one 450-g/1-lb loaf tin of chocolate-coated Brazil nut pieces, you will need: Equipment • bain-marie or dehydrator • power blender • 450-g/1-lb […]


Life & Soul of the party!

Emma Forbes’ fantastic new entertaining and cookery book, Life & Soul, is published by Ivy Press this month, just in time for party season! Seeing a new title published is always exciting for the Ivy Press team – a culmination of months of hard […]

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