Happy spring, everyone! I’m quite busy at the moment, preparing a talk for the IOP Magnetism 2015 conference in Leeds next week, so I haven’t done much in the way of exciting photo-taking or excursions, but there are a few bits of news/updates: I was actually in a decent part of the world to view a […]Read more "Eclipse and equinox"
I haven’t had Mexican food yet in Cambridge (partly because I suspect it won’t be particularly good/authentic), and I’ve missed it! I couldn’t even find poblano peppers when I was shopping for this recipe. Of course, here I am, making fajitas, a Tex-Mex dish, after complaining about authenticity…but whatever. They’re my go-to order at Tex-Mex and […]Read more "Recipe: Beef fajitas with black beans and lime cabbage slaw"
I don’t have much of an update for the past week, since I don’t feel like I did very much (work, running among the lovely trees that are starting to blossom here, having what feels like a sinus infection, discovering that the PBS NewsHour gets put up on Youtube right after it airs…) out of the […]Read more "Happy St. Patrick’s Day!"
I saw this recipe on The Kitchn ages ago and have been meaning to make it ever since. Since I had an open bag of lentils, I opted to swap in lentils for the canned chickpeas called for in the original recipe, swapped kale for baby spinach because it’s much cheaper here in the UK, […]Read more "Recipe: Coconut-braised kale and lentils with lemon"
In my current living situation, the biggest source of annoyance/conflict/friction for me and my fellow residents (or at least some of the more vocal ones) is the kitchen. Who left unwashed pots out for days? Who clogged the sink with food? Who is taking up more than their fair share of freezer space? (I probably am…) […]Read more "Recipe: Tandoori-spiced cauliflower"
I had a miserable cold for most of this week, so I was kind of a hermit and didn’t go out or do anything particularly exciting. To compensate, I took some pretty photos of spring flowers! I guess I did manage to get some things done, like spring cleaning my room, nearly finishing up my experiments, […]Read more "Posies and podcasts"
I was feeling in a “spring” mood, despite a miserable cold, so I thought my “risotto” should be spring-themed. Asparagus was on sale at Sainsbury’s, and combined with leeks, mushrooms, spinach, and lemon, you get a bit of a different flavor profile from the fall/winter dishes I’ve been cooking for the last few months. This […]Read more "Recipe: Buckwheat and oat “risotto” primavera"