Eat positive: happy hormones and a fig focaccia recipe

Fig focaccia bread recipe by Ink SugarSpice

A look into how the four 'happy hormones" can be positively affected by what and how you eat - and a gorgeous fig focaccia recipe using many of these great foods #realbread #mentalhealth #healthyfoods

A week in the life of a loaf

pane bianco - copyright image Lynn Clark - inksugarspice

A week in the life of a loaf -how to make the most of your bread day by day (whether you've made or bought it) plus some additional ideas

Flavoured salts – part two

Salt mixes recipes on Ink Sugar Spice

Four incredible salt mixes: Italian with dried tomato puree, French, Umami with dried @marmite (yes really!) and a pretty and unusual English Summer Sweet - all vegetarian. Part 2 of my salt mixes posts

Flavoured salts – part one

Asian style salt mix on Ink Sugar Spice

[updated] It's all the food fashion at the moment it seems to have a pot of two of flavoured sea salt, with salt companies clambering over each other to bring them out. Take a look past the hype and you'll see that salt mixes are exceptionally useful in the kitchen and can even be used… Continue reading Flavoured salts – part one

Homemade ricotta – and ways to enrich, flavour or infuse it

Simple homemade ricotta recipe, plus tips on how to infuse or add flavours to it or enrich it

Chemical leaveners / raising agents

My findings on chemical leaveners and what's going on inside my cake (or other bake) to make it rise. Is there anything we can do to get the best results using raising agents? Plus make your own baking powder and self raising flour!

Nasturtium pickles

nasturtium capers recipe ink sugar spice blog

Make your own nasturtium capers - a recipe for a useful pickle that's almost entirely free!