Posts Tagged ‘fun’

Use up those oats for Baking Week!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Say hello to Lisa, owner of the fabulous Curiositea Shop – she makes amazing cupcakes and cakes for a living! Since it’s Baking Week, we asked her for a tasty student-friendly baking recipe just for you! Here’s what she cooked up…

This recipe is from the New Students’ Veggie Cookbook which was given to me, ironically, after I graduated in 2002! Here’s a link to it on Amazon.

And here’s the recipe!


• 75g Soft Margarine
• 100g Light Brown Sugar
• 1 tbsp Golden Syrup or Honey
• 1 Large Ripe Banana, mashed
• 50g Sultanas or raisins
• 275g Porridge oats

1. Put the margarine, sugar, and syrup in a bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and fluffy.
2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and press into a greased 7″ x 11″ baking tin.
3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180*C/Gas Mark 4 for about 30 minutes or until golden brown
4. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then mark into fingers with the back of a knife. Leave until completely cold before cutting up. Store in an airtight tin.

Quick tip:
This is quite a forgiving recipe, and I often swap the sultanas for dried cranberries or currents, and you can make up the 275g porridge oats by supplementing some of the weight with other ingredients for example; a handful of sunflower seeds, the ends of packets of other cereals, crumbled Weetabix.

Enjoy! Freshers Tour ’11!

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

September: the end of a long, hot summer (well, supposedly, in England) and the start of another school/college/university year – back to some hard work!

But it’s not all depressing, especially for uni students – a new term = FRESHERS! So, since we work with uni’s around the country, and as we’ve done for a few years now, we joined in!

6 of the crew – the boys: Rob, Luke and Joe, the girls: Sarah, Pam and Nicola – split into two groups and spent 2 weeks road-tripping around the UK to be part of the Freshers’ fun, spreading the love of!

Here are a few anecdotes and snippets from the Tour…

An innocent approach to life

Monday, August 29th, 2011

‘Stay Healthy. Be Lazy’

Want to know an honest, easy, and amusing way to stay healthy but still have a life?

This little book is like a mini healthy living Bible – but a lot less intense.

It gives you some simple tips and ideas of what you can do to eat better and move more (including tasty recipes and easy exercises) in a 7-day plan – with lots of cartoon pictures!

Great for you students starting – or returning! – to uni who want to look after themselves (while still having time to have fun)!

Check out the fabulous innocent website for more amusing foodie goodness!

Canned food, can do!

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Canned food can get a bad name: Processed. Full of additives. Dog food…

Basically, not that appealing or healthy.

However, the brilliant Canned Food UK website fights to show just how good, fast, and even fun using and cooking with canned food can be!

As well as loads of great recipes you can download, you can also get the FREE ‘u.can Cook!’ iPhone app – a great way to try out some of the dishes in the kitchen yourself.

So if you want to eat well but fast and on a budget, check out the Canned Food UK website now!

Alex and Liam do Walmart

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

We came across this YouTube video and thought it was amusing enough to share with you.

Alex and Liam, as you will see, are astounded at the American superstore that is Walmart – and are amazed that you can buy everything under one roof (not like our Tesco and Asda then, eh?).

Have a watch of it yourselves for some food/supermarket-related entertainment!

Microwaves are happy things!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Look – it’s a happy microwave!

We spotted this. It made us smile.

So clearly microwaves, used for cooking and heating up a number of food-related things, are your friend in the kitchen :)

Have YOU got a happy microwave? Give it a go.

(Note: cannot be held responsible for broken microwaves or any accidents involved in turning it on its side. It’s just a bit of random fun.)