Category Archives: Cooking

Crunchy cheese muffins

I made these these crunchy cheese muffins again this evening. The recipe is available here; I used an extra 280ml of milk and another 50g of melted butter in place of the buttermilk (I didn’t have any) and wholemeal self-raising … Continue reading

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Train cake

When we were little, my mother used to make us train cakes for our birthdays. When one of my friends decided to celebrate her birthday recently, I decided to make her a train cake. I made two cakes in 1lb … Continue reading

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Looking forwards, looking back

2010 was a busy year. I was offered a new job and finished my PhD, and have moved away from a city where I’ve spent 7 very happy years. While I was finishing writing up I set myself a rule … Continue reading

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Peppermint Slice

Several years ago, there was a cafe near my department which used to sell peppermint slice, which was a great favourite of a good friend of mine. Sadly, the cafe closed and the peppermint slice disappeared. My friend has given … Continue reading

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Being thankful

My housemates, who are an international bunch, decided we should have a Thanksgiving dinner last night. After a cold day walking around town, I headed home. The others had already started cooking. I’d never had pumpkin pie or cornbread before.  … Continue reading

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Cinnamon apple fairy cakes

I found the recipe for these in a newspaper article on the train home from Bristol at the weekend. I made them last night and my housemates demolished them in short order, declaring them delicious. I used my own standard … Continue reading

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Courgette lasagne

I was given a huge yellow courgette to take home. I wasn’t really sure what to do with it, and for some reason I decided to make a sort of lasagne with it. I’m not entirely happy with the results, … Continue reading

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