I've been somewhat MIA since Mofo finished. Things have been rather busy. I had a birthday and there were several celebrations around that and I had a wonderful birthday weekend away staying at the iconic art deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe. We had a fab time and the staff really looked after my vegan dietary needs providing soya milk and margarine and printing off our own vegan menu when we had an evening meal providing 3 choices for each course. We also managed to fit in a visit to the Whaletail Cafe in Lanchester on the way home so that's another tick off the the Top 10 Vegan Breakfasts list!

Matt also released his third Quiet Loner album last week to great reviews. Check out this 10 out of 10 review on Americana UK. I'm so proud of him. It's a great album from the music right down to the handprinted letterpress sleeve created by artists Kev Craig and David Armes. Have a listen, there's a link to some tracks on the right hand side of the homepage of his website.

We've been making some yummy meals too but I've been a bit lax about taking photos. Highlights include an amazing seitan tikka masala from the Vegan Indian Cooking and the Smokey Butternut Mac and Cheese from the Manifest Vegan blog which was a recipe I bookmarked during Mofo.

I got Babycakes Covers The Classics for my birthday. The first thing I made from it was the Irish Soda Bread which was amazing. I've got this Friday off to do loads of baking for the People's Kitchen Cake Stall this Saturday at the Anarchists Bookfair and for the Cake Liberation Front's 2nd Birthday Meet Up on Sunday so I'm looking forward to trying out lots more recipes from it.


  1. Excellent you're back - thought you might have been a victim of MoFo burn out!

    I just checked out the breakfast list, and I've only had one of them! Clearly, I need to eat breakfast out more! How was the Whaletail - did it deserve its place on the list?

    And happy birthday!

  2. I must admit we didn't have the full fry up. However the TLT (tofu bacon, lettuce and tomato) with potato skins was excellent. Really nice place and there's a fantastic healthfood shop downstairs from it. We've managed 3 on the list so we've still got a long way to go!


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