Sorry I've been incommunicado for a while! The blog definitely fell by the wayside while I was on prac, but now that I'm happily out the other side, I can start getting creative again. 😉 For Mother's Day this year, my mum requested banana pancakes - I've never made them before, but recipes abound online so … Continue reading Make you banana pancakes, pretend like it’s the weekend now
Tomorrow, I start a dietetics placement. The thought of taking all of your theoretical knowledge and putting it into practice out in the real world (and being assessed on it!) can be pretty daunting for even the most self-assured person. For me there is an extra layer - I failed this same placement six months … Continue reading Turning failure into success (& delicious pizza!)
A couple of weeks ago I was walking around my local shopping centre complex thing, and happened upon the seconds stand at the fruit shop, AKA that thing that I often walk past but rarely think about. On it are fruits and vegetables which are considered too ugly for the shops, but which are perfectly … Continue reading In defense of daggy fruit
Australia is officially in a heatwave. 😬😓 Whilst I tend to drink heaps of water out of habit, I work as a bakery shopgirl, where I'm constantly sandwiched between hot ovens and a hot Earth every shift, with zero air-con. As such, it tends to be several degrees hotter than the 30°C+ outside, and I … Continue reading What’s making me a bit salty right now?
Hello friends! As it were, I have had quite an eventful January. I was fortunate to travel to Germany for a few weeks to study introductory German language, culture and society courses. It was so much fun - I learnt heaps, met loads of lovely people and ate a lot of food. 😀 😉 The … Continue reading Adventures in Jetlag \\ Spicy Popcorn
Muffins are the bomb. Here are my reasons for believing this: They have built-in portion control, and you can make them in different sizes to fully take advantage of this. They are versatile - they can be sweet or savoury, and generally turn out well regardless of ingredients (although maybe I'm lucky). They are easy … Continue reading For the love of muffins
Happy New Year! As a lover of tradition, I've made at least one resolution for 2017: to post fortnightly on the blog. With any luck you will be hearing from me every second Sunday (AEST, so depending where you are it could still be Saturday - hello international friends!). For many people out in the … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions & Sneaky Vegetables
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two chocolate slices and some fibre in a pear treat (or something). 😉 As some people might be aware, I originally started this blog as a uni assignment, and the first nine of my posts were for that. Apparently I can't follow a … Continue reading Christmas, Christmas everywhere \\ Chocolate slice
When I brought some jam drops into class to test for my last post, I felt a little guilty because one of my classmates has coeliac disease, so couldn't have any because they contained gluten. I hate to exclude people! I made a promise then that next time I would make something gluten-free (which I'd … Continue reading GF vs non-GF? Pancake vs pikelet? So many questions!
I ended up with a lot of flax seeds as a result of my bread-making attempts; being me, I decided to look into how I could use these in creative ways. According to the Canadian Flax Council, milled flax seeds can be substituted for oil or shortening in a recipe due to their high oil … Continue reading Seedy Jam Drops