Archive for August, 2011

Glamorgan Campus Guide Blog

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Want to know a bit more about what you watched in the Campus Guide film? Here’s a bit more info about transport, deals at Stilts, the voucher book and all catering outlets at Glamorgan!

Transport between campuses
Travelling between campuses is simple – both facilities are just minutes from a train station, with direct rail services every fifteen minutes so you don’t need to worry about missing out on things at the other campuses!

Deals at Stilts
You might not know this but Stilts have their own catering Facebook page! It’s worth ‘liking’ it as you’ll find out more info about the latest deals on it – don’t miss out on a bargain so check it out!

Voucher book
Who wouldn’t want a book full of deals and vouchers?! Well, check out this link to get your hands on one so you can enjoy a bit of penny-saving indulgence!

Catering
Find out everything you need to know about catering on campus at Glamorgan at this website – you’ll never be stuck for places to go to eat!

Swansea – Chilli Con Carne!

Friday, August 19th, 2011

As you saw in the Swansea Two Point Four Students video Katie, Bethan and Devon cooked up a tasty, student-friendly Chilli Con Carne perfect for you and your housemates (or friends)! It’s easy, delicious and doesn’t cost a lot to make. Here’s the recipe so you can make it yourself and treat your mates – this recipe feeds 4 but can easily be doubled or halved!

CHILLI CON CARNE

Ingredients:
• Ground/minced beef 500g
• 1 Large onion, chopped
• 1 Large pepper, chopped
• 2-3 Cloves of Garlic, crushed
• 2 Tins of chopped tomatoes (2 x 400g)
• Squeeze of tomato puree
• 1 teaspoon of chilli powder or chopped fresh chilli (or to taste)
• 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon of paprika
• 1 tin of drained kidney beans (400g)
• 1 small piece of DARK chocolate or sprinkle of cacao power (secret)
• 1 Glass Red Wine
• Rice to serve!

Method:
Use a large pan (probably the largest you have) with a nice lid!

1. Fry the onion in a hot pan with oil until nearly brown then add chopped garlic. Add all dried spices and seasoning and stir for a few minutes covering everything.
2. Add all the vegetables and stir for a few minutes then add the mince and stir until brown – drain any excess fat if desired.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes and reduce heat. Stir well and add tomato puree to thicken if needed, and the wine, then leave to simmer for about twenty minutes.
4. Add the tin of drained kidney beans and cook for a further 10 mins.

Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Here’s the recipe from the Haggle Challenge video – it sounded pretty good! Becky and Steph managed to the the ingredients for a right bargain – see if you can do as good as them when you go shopping! Oh, and here’s a tip: for extra punch, spread some chutney over the steaks before adding the cheese – adds extra sauciness!

BLUE CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH

Serves: 1
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins

Ingredients:
• 2 thin fillet steaks
• Big fat bread roll/baguette/ciabatta
• 50g blue cheese
• Oil
• 1 onion, thinly sliced
• Lettuce, tomato and any other salad ingredients

Method:
1. Preheat the grill to high. Brush the steaks with a little oil, season and put on a baking tray. Grill for 4 mins, turning once, until cooked to your liking.
2. Heat some oil in a frying pan and gently fry the onion slices for a good 5-7 mins or until softened.
3. Divide the blue cheese between the steaks. Grill for 30 seconds until the cheese is bubbling and golden. Set steaks aside to rest for 2 mins.
4. Meanwhile, prepare a nice side salad to go with your sandwich. You might want to also toast your bread of choice…then serve your steak inside to make a sandwich and enjoy with your healthy salad!