I’ve been meaning to make some variation on “savory oatmeal” for months, ever since I came across this recipe (I can’t remember how…probably redirected from Buzzfeed or something). I took that recipe, added more vegetables and some pork (I needed a break from chicken), and substituted in whole oat groats for the oatmeal, since that’s what I […]Read more "Recipe: Cuban-style oats (+ plantains!)"
This is catch-up in the sense that I haven’t been fulfilling my self-imposed blogging obligations very well recently. I have too much other writing to do. That’s right, I’ve started writing my thesis! I actually finished a draft of one chapter and have made decent progress on two more. Unfortunately, I’m having a lot of trouble […]Read more "Catch-up"
There’s a charity “cake sale,” which is the same as a bake sale, but English, at the Cavendish tomorrow, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a huge batch of cookies without any obligation to eat them (quite the opposite, in fact). This may sound weird, but since I no longer live with […]Read more "Recipe: Whole spelt chocolate chip cookies"
I feel like it’s practically a crime to have been living in Cambridge for so long and never cooked this British-Indian classic, so here I go! I only had about half a pound of chicken breasts left in the freezer, so I opted to add an eggplant (roasted for extra flavor) to bulk it up […]Read more "Recipe: Yogurt chicken tikka masala"
A quick life update: I finished up a few (hopefully) last experiments after the conference in Leeds, and now I’m working on writing stuff up! So far, this has mostly taken the shape of reading other people’s papers and theses, as well as a fair bit of so-far-unsuccessful wrestling with LaTeX on my work computer. […]Read more "Just a couple of things…"
First of all, if anyone reading this has a better name, let me know! The current title is accurate, of of course, but doesn’t reflect any of the character of the dish! I was inspired by a post on the Kitchn for a Mediterranean-ish tomato, broccoli, and mozzarella pasta casserole. It sounded like a […]Read more "Recipe: Chicken and broccoli pasta bake"
I had grand visions of making a wonderful and exciting cake for our Friday group seminar (whoever gives the previous seminar brings cake the next time), but (a) life happened and (b) I was a bit worried nobody would like it. Plus, (c) I was curious to try a cake recipe that was actually written […]Read more "Recipe: Moist spelt chocolate cake"