Monthly Archives: May 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies and The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

I blame Challenge Sophie.  I’m a big fan of the classes at Sweaty Betty and I attended her 5k run and lecture.  One of her major themes was the importance of showing up and working hard, even if you’re the sweaty person at the back of the run or the class feeling totally overwhelmed trying […]

Eton Mess Brownies

I don’t think I really understood before I started my PhD the toll that it can take on your life.  I’ve been in school since I was 3 years old and university in Ireland, with its long periods of self study before an exam, is fair preparation for the intensely internal focus of a PhD.  […]

Miami Beach Food

Not being a particular partying person, Miami has never been particularly high on my list of places that I wanted to visit.  But what I didn’t know was the amount of interesting culture in Miami Beach: both the amazingly lovely Art Deco architecture and the food culture, as well as the lifestyle.  Miami has long […]

Byron Cookbook and Courgette Fries

When I first moved to London, I definitely missed American hamburgers.  Having grown up on Jake’s Burgers, there was nothing more frustrating than when I would describe how much I missed American burgers – “but there’s loads of McDonalds around?” a baffled Irish person would tell me.  No, not the same thing, at all.  So […]

Cinnamon Rolls Topped with Cinnamon Roll Oreos

I love cinnamon rolls.  I have had to limit how often I make them since they are a definite weakness – and can probably eat an entire pan in about two hours!  One cinnamon roll is allowable, the entire pan leads to an unbelievable sugar high.  So if I’m going to make cinnamon rolls, they […]