I recently invested in a refurbished iPad (Stingy to the bitter end by refusing to buy brand new … story of my life), and have subsequently been able to join Instagram! (and download all my course material, so I can finally revise on the go! Very helpful given the amount of trains I get to and from london)
So you can expect a lot more bad photos in pretty filters in the future. Here is the chocolate brownie cake that my flatmate and I made yesterday. Washed down with a lovely mug of tea in my favourite mug!
Also, that’s my face. I wanted to show you how eating ridiculous amounts of chocolate cake is basically brilliant for the skin … that right there, that is chocolate skin. AAAAND I found my red lipstick under a pile of course notes. I love red lipstick.
Makes 15- 20
So as many of you may or may not know, my boyfriend is a recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetic. He’s been getting more and more prone to going “Hypo” (his blood sugar goes too low causing his vision to blur and dizzy spells to occur), so I have devised this recipe to help combat that! Since he can’t eat an excessive amount of sugary snacks, I made these so that when he goes hypo at my place, he can have something yummy and delicious to make him feel better (instead of simple, boring ol glucose tablets). They are a huge hit with him and my non-diabetic flatmates. Give them a go if you want a little indulgent snack. They’re brilliant for tea dunking too!
liltedlullaby asked: Oh my goodness sweetheart, your boyfriend is SO SWEET :D that picnic makes me believe in love! You are also, ahem, astonishingly beautiful. This is da troof. Also, I do not understand why not everyone on tumblr ever follows you. Your blog is fab quality and your theme is amazing! Gahhh I just love you ok? :) xxxxxxxxxxxx
This is why I love Emma, for she is sweet and lovely and says things that make me smile <3 I JUST LOVE YOU TOO OK? :)
Le boyf and I have been together for a year a half. It’s been a mix of ups and downs, mostly ups, and the downs have all been things beyond our control which have thankfully made us closer. I lean on him, he leans on me. We work together as a couple, and have a bloody great time. I know that a year and a half isn’t that long, but it’s my longest relationship and also the best one I’ve ever had. Being in love with someone who respects you is heavenly.
We went for dinner to celebrate (Not that we ever need a reason to go and have nice food, it’s our vice. Hey, it’s better than being a chronic smoker). There is a wine bar where we live during term time, which does amazing food and mojito’s. Their wine is also incredible, but we can’t really afford it … one day. I had mushroom and garlic soup with fresh handmade bread, to start, followed by goats cheese and slow roast pepper “spring” style filo rolls with salad and sweet red pepper coulis (drool) and then Eaton Mess for dessert. All washed down with lovely music, lovely waiters, happy faces and lots of giggles and merriment.
Here’s to another year and a half, and then many more after. It’s good to have a heart full of love and a belly full of food.
bigscarytiger asked: I am SO glad your blog came up on my dashboard because all your recipes look amazing and easy to make plus the posts about your personal life are interesting to read and you seem like such a lovely person; and you manage to do all of this without sounding pretentious in the slightest so my hat goes off to you! However you've given me London envy and I can't wait to go back again at the end of July! Thank you for this wonderful blog ^_^ xx
Ah this has made my day! I’m so happy to hear you like my blog so much!! I’m also very glad to hear that I don’t come off as pretentious, because I can definitely see how I might … my interests and hobbies are a bit ott and arty farty :P Thank you for the wonderful message! You are lovely <3
Oh graze, sometimes I think you can read my mind and then create treats accordingly! I signed up to their Breakfast club and finally finally got an invite code sitting in my email inbox! Free porridge in the post? Oh yes, always yes, forever yes!
I made myself some Blueberry and Cranberry Porridge with a teaspoon of honey and almond milk instead of cows (It has significantly less calories than even Skimmed milk, and dairy free!) , washed down with gunpowder tea.
Now I am ready to tackle the day; a day stuffed to the brim with revision and learning about the drama and corruption in Renaissance Florence. The Medici dynasty never fail to keep me on my toes!
Anyone want free Porridge?
Go to Graze UK, and type in this code: FHMRRH3
Anonymous asked: I only just discovered your blog and I can't wait to try out your recipes for myself, being a vegetarian student in London! :) Just wanted to say thank you :) x
Aww, you’re very welcome lovely Anon! I hope you have fun with the recipes :) London is one big culinary adventure!
pritpalkaurr asked: Not so much of a question, just wanted to say that i love your blog :)
Eeep, thank you so much!! <3
My lovely boyfriend surprised me after work on saturday, with a picnic in sunny Hyde Park! He brought Mushroom pate, Fresh bread, Focaccia, Comté cheese, a gorgeous spiced sweet potato salad, Strawberries, Raspberries, Chocolate Brownie, Lemon and Almond cake and some Pret carbonated drinks.
I love him. He is without a single doubt, hands down, the best boyfriend in the whole world! Such a perfect afternoon in the London sunshine.
Makes 10 Burgers
I so enjoyed the bean burger I had last week, that my flatmate and I decided to attempt to recreate it in our little student kitchen! It worked so unbelievably well, and I have to say that I have eaten a few too many of these cold from the fridge. They are just delicious! Enjoy with a summery salad, pita bread, low fat Tzatziki, and budget Pimms from Aldi. The sun is out, and this delicious mixed bean burger is the perfect celebration of that!
Revision treat! I had salad and carrot sticks for lunch, so I figured this would be ok. Giant Macaroon with creme patissiere and fresh raspberries. There was no way of saying no to this.
Anonymous asked: I'm sorry to ask and avert from your amazingly helpful and wonderful blog, but I was curious as to what uni you go to?
Not at all! I go to the University of Warwick, and split my degree between England and Venice (moving there at the end of September to study Northern Italian art between 1100 and 1600). Hard work, but very good fun! :)
So, I started work at the V&A last weekend! Getting paid to Geek out in the Medieval and Renaissance gallery is, without a shadow of doubt, the best Job I’ve ever had! I had a turkish Meze box and red velvet cupcake for lunch, enjoyed in the sunny courtyard. The bloody Bowie exhibition has been making my life difficult however. Apparently no one quite understands that I am not there to wrangle them a ticket, rather I’m there to talk about the Santa Chiara chapel and fan girl over Donatello relief sculpture. I love Bowie, but he’s too popular for his own good!
(do excuse my strange face … )
Now this is my kind of free sample! I bought some strawberries. I’m really into blending together strawberries, apple juice and iced green tea at the moment. I can never say no to affordable organic!
veganforspirituality asked: May I ask, in a politeness, your reasons for not going vegan?
Being a Vegan is something I have toyed with on and off for about a year now, but It’s never really stuck. I think that since I am a University student with little money, it’s much cheaper for me to buy dairy than dairy substitutes (Soy milk, for example, is far more expensive than skim). Plus I’d need to get a lot of supplements to start with while I figure out how to properly balance my diet … which again, are another added cost. I’d like to be vegan, but I can’t really afford to do it properly, and with exams around the corner it’s not the right time to try it :/