Lemon drizzle cake is a quick and easy teatime classic, and I’ve read that around 40% of Brits name lemon drizzle cake as one of their most-loved treats. I have baked Mary Berry’s lemon drizzle cake many times. I loved her all-in-one method and would often use baking spread experimentally – with consistently good results. […]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 […]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. […]Read more "Cinnamon and chestnut rolls with mascarpone frosting"
Recently, I’ve seen articles and videos on the power of personal narrative – how it contributes to your psychological well-being to look at your past memories and tell a story of your life to others. In a health research context, personal storytelling has been widely used for patients with life-threatening diseases. But I’m talking about […]Read more "What journaling means to me"
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 or watch sport. I am quite the opposite. I work […]Read more "Week 140: The upside of a limited social life"