Mise À Jour: Summer Job Struggles, lots of cooking and independent study

The last month and a half has gone a little slow.  Probably because of university and my negative anticipation for the next academic year. Academics| I have been spending a lot of my time immersing myself into Japanese language and culture through some books I have bought and the media.  I’m also still pacing myself through […]

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Country Cooking Month #5: Shallow Fried Chicken Burger

I had another craving for fried chicken but this time on a burger and some fries.  Since I have been making a lot of bread recently I decided to make the buns myself. For the bread buns, you will need: Fried Chicken 2-4 chicken breasts (depending on how many people you’re making this for) Milk […]

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9 Reasons I Hate University

I love education but I HATE school.  I’m getting to the end of my second year of university now and I cannot say that I have full enjoyed my first 2 years at university.  Here are 9 reasons why, because I couldn’t think of 10. ‘Everyone is in the same boat!’ They Said.  This was […]

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Country Cooking Month #4: Fresh Linguine

Yesterday I made linguine and it it was not as hard as I thought it was going to be.  Fresh pasta has to be my favourite thing I have made so far and it really does taste better than dry, ready made pasta.  After making this, I don’t think I will buy pasta again.   […]

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Happy World Gin Day: Iced Ginger, Lemon and Tropical Fruit Gimlet

To be honest, I had no idea it was World Gin Day but it was still early enough for me to participate and create something. Luckily, I had all of the ingredients I needed.  I based this cocktail on a gimlet which is one part sweet lime juice and 4 parts gin. I had the […]

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Café Diaries #7: Grindsmith

It wasn’t until the last couple of days that I really thought about ‘What makes an independent café, independent?’ It sounds like an easy question to answer but I beg to differ.  At first what made an independent coffee shop independent to me was the idea that it does not exist anywhere else unlike Starbucks and Costa. […]

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Country Cooking Month #1: Homemade Pizza

June is Country Cooking Month so this month,  I am going to try to cook as many dishes I have not done before or have not cooked in a long time. Country cooking month means something different to everyone.  For example, for some people it means cooking food from your home country, to others cooking […]

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National Sun Safety Week: 6 ways to Stay Protected

This week is national sun safety week so here are 6 things you can do to stay safe when the sun is shining on you this summer. (and because I couldn’t find anymore) Sunscreen.  Obvious, I know but it is important.  Anything SPF 30 or above is better and it should be reapplied every 2 […]

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Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask: Review

It has been over a week since I bought this Himalayan Charcoal mask from the Body Shop and it’s very impressive.  This face mask is 100% vegan and contains, organic tea tree oil, bamboo charcoal and green tea leaves.  It contains no mineral oils or parabens and leaves your face smooth with a natural glow […]

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10 Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Fathers day is just over two weeks away and although our fathers will always love us unconditionally,  presents or no presents, it is nice to put thought into it and get him something special.  So here are some fathers day gift ideas. Screen Magnifier.  Everyone has a phone these days and everyday more and more […]

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Swadesh: My Go-To Indian Restaurant

Last Monday I was in the city centre and craving Indian food and the first place I thought to go was Swadesh.  There used to be one in my neighbourhood but it shut down.  Luckily, the main restaurant is still doing well in the city centre. Swadesh is right in the centre of Manchester on […]

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