Easter weekend

Ah, sleeping in. Technically it is the mid-semester break – so I’ve had all the craziness that comes pre-vacation. However, since I’m conducting research and not just taking classes, I don’t get the rest. Plants stop for no-one! I am loving five days of relaxing. Chilling at home, visiting the beach for short bursts at…

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Blueberry & Banana muffins

Delicious and airy; such a summery combination – I’ve modified this recipe from the Edmond’s cookbook banana muffins: enjoy! 2 cups of flour 3 cups of mashed banana (roughly 5 banana’s – use up those frozen ones maybe?) 4tbsp warm milk 1tsp baking soda 1tsp baking powder 3/4 cup of sugar 1 punnet of blueberries…

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5 Tips to Ace a Tricky Recipe the First Time

Read the recipe before getting started. This gives you a lay of the land. You can anticipate steps that are approaching and organise in advance. You also know how long it will take to prepare and cook/bake – I have been caught out too many times by unexpectedly long bake times when I had planned…

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Using flowers in food.

Rose So beautiful to look at, and delicious… to eat? Ha! Roses offer a delicate flavour, which is complimented well by other light flavours such as vanilla or almond. Rose can muddy very easily, so it is best to infuse the petals in a syrup or sugar instead of adding them to cooking directly. For…

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Cheaters caramel chocolate bars.

  Maybe you don’t have time to make a fancy caramel because you would rather be doing something else! That’s totally fine. Maybe you have run out of christmas gift ideas for people you vaguely know. With that in mind I have the perfect treat. Chocolate caramel bars. Yum.     Now here is the…

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Making peppermint marshmallows

I love baking, but I’ve always held off from making serious deserts. If it requires a special mold, liquid nitrogen or a thermometer – then I’m out ( I think a lot of us feel this way? And in truth baking is normally more about eating delicious food than cooking it for me).   Recently…

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