Category Food

Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread

Ahhh Thanksgiving. A big excuse to eat. All day. This year we went round to some friends’ house and ate Nut Roast Pie. We provided dessert, and I made pumpkin pie, and lemon meringue pie, and chocolate and banana cake, macarons and this deliciously moreish Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread: Black Pepper and Cardamom Shortbread […]

Cheaty McCheaterson’s Chocolate Fudge

I feel like my time is being squeezed on all sides at the moment. I am back in school, so feeling that dreadful “I should really be studying guilt”, I no longer work out before work as my placement starts at 6:30 AM – a bit too early to fit any sort of workout in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]