Royal Wedding Dinner Party

For those of you who will be busy studying for exams and completing end of year assignments but want to join in on the Royal Wedding Celebration, this menu is for you! This straightforward but classy meal plan is inspired by the Royal event and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Sweet Study Treats

These fun cookie recipes are the perfect study snack for revision! Feel free to add your own toppings to personalize the cookies! 

French Onion Soup Recipe

Autumn is all about change. It is the change in the weather from warm summer days, to fall – which can be warm, windy, rainy and misty, and then sunny again. We see that our emotions change. We may begin to romanticize about autumn- the melancholic beauty of seeing the leaves fall. But then we quickly become melancholic ourselves. If this happens there is only one cure, a good bowl of warm soup. This never changes. Soup is always delicious.

Foods inspired by Uni Subjects [Philosophy – Ancient Greece]

If you ever wanted to eat like an Ancient Greek, here is the recipe of what can be said to be the world’s first energy bar. And when you eat this, just remember that you are eating the same thing that Socrates, Plato, Sophocles, and even Alexander the Great probably ate. Great for fueling that Ancient Philosophy essay (or any essay really)!

Christmas Special: Bolo Rei

Bolo Rei, which means Kings Cake, is a traditional cake eaten in Portuguese homes around Christmas time. Traditionally it is made and eaten on King’s Day (6th of January), as an offering, in respect to the Three Wise Men. Inside, two things are hidden: – a small gift wrapped in parchment paper (normally a little metal saint or a coin) and a dry broad bean. Whoever finds the gift keeps it, and who finds the dry broad been will have to pay for next year’s cake. It is made from a a soft, brioche-like dough with a hole in the middle, mixed with raisins, dried nuts and candied fruit. It requires a bit of work, but it is the perfect cake to make the last days at uni a bit more Christmas-y!

Indonesian Satay

When I am asked whether or not my parents are good cooks, they generally seem unsurprised with my enthusiastic answer, because of my love for food, that they’re are amazing cooks.

Cocktail of the week: Blood Orange Mojitos

In her daily perusing of blogs and tumblrs, my flatmate stumbled across this delightful recipe. As avid lovers of blood oranges and mojitos, this is our new go-to cocktail. It is sweet, citrusy and has a beautiful colour.

Cocktail of the Week: Aperol Spritz

This week's cocktail is one of my all time favourites: Aperol Spritz. My host family in Verona introduced me to this delicious concoction, and I found that my language skills improved exponentially with just one. It is light and refreshing, and has the perfect hint of bitterness.