It’s back. Pancake Day returns tomorrow, and even though I dislike pancakes, I can’t help but look forward to it. My Mum on the other hand loves pancakes. So we decided to make a few this weekend. The first were these savoury crepe pancakes for brunch. We flipped them like pros and topped them with… Read More Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes
In my world, there’s no such thing as a calm November. It’s the stormy month, and it’s the birthday month, and I absolutely love it. Myself and two of my best friends had our birthdays one weekend after the other, so we celebrated with a joint party at Laura’s parents’ house back home in Falkirk.… Read More There’s nothing like November
This whole week has been full on Halloween, from planning fun social media content at work to hosting a costume-party at my flat this weekend. I’m honestly all spooked out. But I always love Halloween, and this time it was no exception. Always remember to iron your ghost. Halloween isn’t all trickery though, I had to get… Read More Cheers Witches!
I’ll be amazed if this post makes it online tonight…we’re having severe internet issues this evening. I can try… This weekend I collected a big bag of dried hibiscus petals so I could make my favourite Jamaica Juice (which, it turns out I think I might now be allergic to…), and since they were there… Read More Apple, cinnamon hibiscus cupcakes
Our flat smells like cinnamon and warm cookie right now, it’s a big improvement on the garlic overload I infused the kitchen with a few weeks ago! I made these super easy apple oatmeal cookies, and it took all of half an hour. The recipe comes from Hummingbird Bakery’s ‘Cake Days’, but like all my… Read More Apple Oatmeal Cookies
This weekend was total bliss. It was the first weekend in ages where I had a day to do absolutely nothing. But of course, I didn’t actually do nothing… Things achieved on Sunday: Cooked bolognaise for the week ahead Baked a beast of a chocolate cake Posted an anniversary card Worked out Went for dinner… Read More Sea Salted Chocolate Cake
And the city is looking so, so pretty.
Every weekend is different, and this Friday I left work to head for Mosque Kitchen up in old town. I used to go to Mosque Kitchen every Monday for lunch, so I broke routine by starting my weekend there instead. I always order the dahl curry and then sit outside beneath the gazebo. This Friday… Read More Friday night sangria cupcakes
After eighteen years of education, just as my first nephew is about to start his, I am finishing mine. It’s an odd feeling to be approaching the end of summer and not be gearing up for new classes. I was the teacher’s pet in primary school, the ultimate quiet girl and the slightly chubby one.… Read More On not being a student anymore.
A little while ago I mentioned that I would be starting my masters dissertation project and that it would involve cupcakes. I’m happy to say that I am well underway with this project now! My masters is called MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement, and I decided to incorporate my passion into my thesis to… Read More Baked: The State of Our Planet