I’ve read that around 40% of Brits name lemon drizzle cake as one of their most-loved treats. A quick lemon drizzle cake often comes to mind as the first choice for Saturday baking, as I almost always have lemons and limes in the fridge. I regularly buy citrus fruit for juice, cooking and cocktail making. From […]Read more "Lemon drizzle cake"
The draft chapter of findings will soon be complete. I’ve been revising the presentation and narrative explanations of my findings, and over the next few days, I will add some translations. The target next week is to finalise the chapter, along with participating in a five-day seminar in London. There seems to be a great deal […]Read more "Weeks 141 and 142: Findings chapter"
Homemade cinnamon rolls are truly the best! Today I’ve baked American-style cinnamon rolls with chestnut filling. They’re very moist, fluffy and flavourful and have creamy frosting on top. I adapted a recipe, The Best American-Style Cinnamon Rolls, by adding chestnut purée (about 100 g) and a little bit of cocoa powder to the cinnamon filling. For […]Read more "Cinnamon and chestnut rolls with mascarpone frosting"
During my PhD programme, I’ve gradually become less sociable – and it’s getting worse towards the final year. I know a couple of PhDs who worked in a lab for fixed hours, were very punctual, stopped work at 5:00 p.m. and went out to socialise. I am quite the opposite. I work from home, shut myself […]Read more "Week 140: The upside of a limited social life"
I’ve recently read What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami and found his story fascinating. His tone of writing is brisk and has transparent honesty, which I’m inspired by. Also, I recently flicked through the book Stepping Stones to Achieving Your Doctorate and am getting addicted to reading about preparing […]Read more "Never too early to prepare for the viva"
On Friday, I submitted my working drafts of Chapters 5 and 6. Writing for 30 consecutive days was a fairly long challenge, and the last five days were very intense. I crossed out the date on the calendar before going to bed every night, which filled the whole of August. What a sight! Between January and […]Read more "Weeks 138 and 139: One month’s work"