Category Dessert

Last Minute Mince Pies

This year is our fourth Christmas in the states. Our fourth Christmas without Mince Pies which, as any British person will know, are an essential part of the general festive overeating. (You can buy them some places, but they are even worse than those cheap supermarket own brand ones, everyone knows homemade are best!) I […]

The Posh Lemon Top

Phew! Phlebotomy rotation done! It was actually not too bad in the end, I managed to successfully draw blood from a long list of patients, including some totally successful draws from hand veins! Wooo! I am quite happy however that I won’t really have to do it again… pretty much ever, as while I can […]

Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches

This week has been a busy one. I started my clinical placement for my course, and the first rotation? Phlebotomy. “Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!” Why? Well: a) the reason I became a laboratory scientist is so that I didn’t have to deal with patients; and b) I am scared of hurting people. However it is essential in order to […]

Cherries and Cherry and Almond Pie

Each time we drive to Tahoe, we go past all these fruit stands by the side of the road. The benefits of living in Northern California I guess! GIVE ME TASTY FRUIT! Anyhow, this time around on the way back we actually stopped off and bought some stuff from the Dixon Fruit Market. Oh. My. […]

Coconut, Ginger, and Banana Pancakes.

Happy Pancake Day! …or Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or whatever you call it. This day last year, we had everyone round to our house and whipped up a whole load of pancakes for everyone, in our annual Pancake Day Pancakeathon. This year is slightly different, as we don’t have oodles of people to […]

Apricot and Almond Tarts.

……..or, how I just had to make pastry in order to try out my new toy! When my Mum visited in January, they had brought with them their paper from the plane. Inside the paper was one of those Lakeland catalogue leaflets that you get inside magazines…… *DANGER!* I find it very difficult to resist […]

Chocolate and Cherry Frozen Yogurt.

Mr Marsh’s favourite flavour of Ben and Jerry’s is Cherry Garcia. The Fro-Yo even more so. And as he was so kind as to get me an icecream maker for Christmas, I thought I would indulge him and give making some a go. Trying to score me some wife points. Today we have been busy […]