Monthly Archives: August 2015

Smoky Spicy Cheddar and Asparagus Risotto

This week has been a busy one…. but an exciting one as it was finally time for Orientation, ready for me to start school again! The past few days have been full of meeting new people and filling out forms, learning new procedures……. I can’t wait to get started! Dinner wanted to be something fairly […]

Back to School

It’s true. I did not quit my job to be a unemployed slacker, there was a reason, and the reason is my return to school so I can re-qualify as a laboratory scientist in California! Yeah! I am very excited, but that is of course partly because I am a super nerd who loves school, […]

The Summer Quest: Streptococci

Ok, so it’s not quite in line with the aforementioned quest as it is not embroidered, but I figured any crafted organism counts! These little guys are more in line with my cute little crochet Campylobacter, but instead of a twirly rod with flagella, Streptococci are made up of chains of cocci (spherical cells). Streptococci form chains […]

R2-D(ress)2 and My Wildly Inappropriate Everyday Dress

It was soooo… freaking hot this weekend. Last summer I mainly spent at work in an air-conditioned building, so didn’t require all that much of a summer wardrobe. This year… I quit, so have found myself feeling somewhat warm when I go out in the daytime. Short shorts and vest tops have been embraced, but […]

Crunchy Curried Egg Salad

The time has come where I need to start making my own food again, as I am no longer being fed for free three times a day, and needing some nice quick tasty lunches! I decided to try out a new book, which I had received from my brother for my birthday, written by the authors […]

Quick bags for Organisation.

Last weekend we went camping up at Union Valley Reservoir: Yup. It is kind of empty! Anyhow, camping of course involved the purchase of a proper grown-up tent (our previous tent we left behind in the UK as it was fit for nothing but muddy music festivals….. and only barely – it had a rip […]

Seedy Wholewheat Rolls

So yesterday was #GBBO day, and again my friend Brian came round to join us in watching it. Last week we ate Velveeta (not good, just really not good) and cake (delicious), and this week he decided that we should make Sloppy Joes. I did a quick search online and found some totally delicious sounding […]