Time for an update, I think…

It has been an unacceptably long time since I’ve posted here but I’ve been trying to resurface after the start of an already very busy uni semester. Every waking moment seems to be consumed with thinking about – and finding – potential news stories. Not that I’m complaining, I’m finding it incredibly fun and I can’t describe the excitement I feel when I sniff out a good story idea.

Anyway, I’ve just put some chicken legs in the oven. They’ve been marinated overnight with dark soy sauce and some salt and I added thyme and pepper just before popping them into the oven. It’s incredibly simple and of course you can make it a bit more exciting with honey, ginger, garlic and some chilli sauce. It probably doesn’t make much sense (or does it??) to put thyme on chicken that’s clearly been marinated Asian-style but my poor wee thyme plant was in need of a trim and some of it has already begun to wilt…

In other news, I had a deflating experience with flour less, butterless cookies last week:

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See the recipe here: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Deep-Dark-Chocolate-Cookies-242468.

I only used 1 cup of sugar and no cocoa powder. I melted about half a cup of milk chocolate to fold into the cookie “dough” and used dark chocolate as the chips. I did slightly burn the second batch I made but apart from that, I’m not sure I did everything right because they flattened right out like pancakes. They also weren’t chewy or even crispy – they were just soft. I’m positive that if so many others got great results then I must have done something wrong.

Andrew and I went to a Korean restaurant last night called Faro and, well, let the picture speak for itself:

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Needless to say, we left exceptionally full. It was quite pricey, though…

If all goes well, I’ll have some time tomorrow to bake some more cookies. Why all the cookie-baking lately? Well, apart from still trying to achieve a nice chewy cookie, I tend to take my baking with me to uni to nibble on. Yum 🙂

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