Recipe: Maple & Pecan Muffins with Candied Bacon

I am a feeder. Not of Colin, sadly, for his palate is about as unadventurous as they come. Luckily, I have a bevy of hungry colleagues who are more than happy to sample and offer their verdicts on my latest kitchen creations. Testimonials for these maple and pecan muffins with candied bacon included “friggin’ amazing” (complete with spraying crumbs from a mouthful of said muffin), …

Recipe: Boozy Brownies

I’m not typically a huge wine fan. Give me spirits any day, but I’ll politely decline a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, thank you. I am, however, a chocoholic, so my interest was certainly piqued when I was sent a bottle of Rosso Nobile al Cioccolata*. It’s actually really bloody good. Don’t ask me to give you a full expert wine-tasting review, because I’m clueless. What I can tell …

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy

You should know that, in my book, a new range from The Body Shop is cause for excitement and an excuse to cram more stuff into my already overflowing bathroom cabinets. Their latest offering has not disappointed – a sexy, sultry selection for Valentine’s Day (yes, I’m a bit late, shh). For those yet to be acquainted with The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Range, let …

8 ways blogging has changed from 2009 to 2015

When Do Not Refreeze was born in March 2009, it was very much early days for beauty blogging. I’ve mentioned it before in various posts over the last couple of years, but it’s just insane how different the entire industry is now. Even the fact that you can call it an industry is nothing short of astounding when you consider its infancy. This post I …

Recipe: Silky Chocolate Pots

These little pots of joy are something that my dad used to make years ago, back in the days before he was diagnosed diabetic. Sadly, long gone are the days of chocolatey feasting back home, but I have been passed the metaphorical baton of dad’s secret recipe. And now I’m passing it on to you! The guys at Wayfair.co.uk asked me to share a suitably …