It was a sort of busy week. I am now working my standard hours at the job but I did some extra tutoring lessons this week and am attempting to get back to more regular blogging, exercise and set aside time for working on my dissertation, Italian and creative projects. On the last three nothing has happened of late (oops). On the exercise I did a Jillian Michaels video on Wednesday and walked like an old lady for the rest of the week. Remind me not to not do Jillian Michaels for a few months again!
I feel it takes a couple of weeks to work into a routine anyway and it is just about testing and changing. Do you have any tips for settling your routine quickly?
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This made me giggle.
I could move into Darwin’s House.
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On Friday we had one of Tim’s tutees around for dinner. Man is it nerve wracking cooking for an Italian! So of course it was probably the worst meal I have made in ages! A dry main and a baking disaster.
The baking disaster was an attempt at what I dubbed ‘a deconstructed autumnal Victoria sponge with an Italian twist’. Perhaps this is where I went wrong. I basically wanted to make sponge cupcakes with a plum sauce and marscapone (because you can’t buy double cream in Italy, or at least that I have found). I used a combination of this recipe and this one but swapped the flours for spelt and buckwheat. I don’t know if it was the ingredient combination or the fact that baking in a gas oven is really hard but the ‘sponge’ was more crispy in texture and broke when I took it out the pan. It still tasted quite good and there were enough ‘good pieces’ to give to our guest without being totally mortified.
I had the leftovers for breakfast!