I had some ripe bananas, apples and pears that are a week past their expiry date. If it was before the coronavirus outbreak, I might have thrown away them and gone to a supermarket to buy new ones… But, it’s during the outbreak and we cannot waste food, especially fruit that, normally, it seems fine to eat […]Read more "Apple and Pear Compote in White Wine [recipe]"
This week, I’ve had some bad news and some good news. I’ll start with the bad news first. A month ago, I applied for a postdoc research position at a UK university. The position genuinely excited me, and I enjoyed writing my application for it. I haven’t heard anything about my application over the last […]Read more "Week 169: Focus on quality rather than rushing ahead"
I cannot believe how quickly the global situation has been changing over the past two weeks. Luca and I now work from home. I deliver my teaching online. The crisis in the financial markets is going to be immense. I’ve attended online seminars held by economic experts about how a post-coronavirus world could be and […]Read more "Weeks 167 and 168: Teaching online and finalising Chapter 2"
This is one of the ways in which I enjoy matcha when I buy a packet of matcha green tea powder. I always buy a small quantity at one time, and once it’s opened, I keep it in the fridge and try to use it all within a month. Mostly, I enjoy drinking matcha in […]Read more "Matcha Cupcakes [recipe]"
It would be healthy to have some emotional ups and downs in everyday life, but this week I’ve been struggling a bit to handle the emotional surge. I’ve been making further revisions to Chapters 4 and 5 of my thesis. These two largest chapters of my thesis have hindered me from moving on to editing […]Read more "Week 166: Need to rest"