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These past few months in media
After a splurge of posts in January, I'll admit that I have somewhat neglected this blog. (Not my column for the Varsity  blog, though!) So, here's a little list to let you know what I have been up to. (image source) TV and Drama Gilmore Girls (Netflix) I'm...

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Chocolate and cardamom buns
Cardamom is a spice that I will always associate with my mother - not because of its name, but because I first encountered this distinctive, sweet spice when I baked a polenta cake flavoured with cardamom and rosewater for her birthday almost ten years ago....

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Happy Easter?
Instagram made Easter stickers. Facebook offered me some e-cards. People posted on Twitter wishing me a 'Happy Easter'. But why?  Why do we, in a society which seems so keen to separate itself from religion, continue to celebrate a religious festival? Chris...

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Chocolate and cardamom buns
Cardamom is a spice that I will always associate with my mother - not because of its name, but because I first encountered this distinctive, sweet spice when I baked a polenta cake flavoured with cardamom and rosewater for her birthday almost ten years ago....

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nice little competition!

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Breaking News!
Just a quick post to let you know about some exciting blog-related news: I'm writing a column for the university paper's new online blog platform! Varsity is a well-respected student newspaper here in Cambridge, and when I heard that they were on the hunt f...

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Taking time to rest
2017 is well underway. The Christmas decorations have gone back up to the attic, last year's calendar has been sent to the recycling bin, and everywhere, everyone is taking steps towards becoming a 'healthier, happier version' of themselves. As many celebri...

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This month in media
Slightly late with this post (again), but that's because I took some much-needed time to relax over the Christmas holidays. I spent several weeks working, baking and catching up with old friends, as well as coming up with new blog ideas and an exciting new ...

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Cake for breakfast
With the inevitable healthy-eating, whole food mantras floating around on the Internet this month, I thought it would be the perfect time to share this cake with you.  I baked Sophie's  Morning Glory loaf cake a few weeks ago. I had been going a little bit ...

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Homemade gift ideas
I  told  myself I would never be one of those bloggers who wrote a Christmas gift guide. To me it seemed like the ultimate trap, just another means of encouraging the purchase of useless gifts that will end up in the dustbin, contributing to the masses of l...
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