hey, hummus

Writing for the Oxford Student is such fun: I get to spend my weekends experimenting with recipes, tasting, taking photos and then of course, consuming. Check out the weekly copy, available in college lodges! This is some homemade red pepper hummus ( a bit on the garlicky side the first time around, but I’m a firm believer in experimentation…)

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autumn, you’re looking swell.

there’s been a lot of talk about ‘the coldest winter in 67 years’ which I’m kind of really hoping doesn’t materialise, so in the meantime I’m really enjoying autumn. My walk home from college is kind of long but it crosses the river, and even though it’s nearly November, people are still punting! I might give it a bash: without all those leafy trees it must be completely different! And slightly less treacherous… Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

yum it’s autumn

It’s not like I really need one, but this recipe column sure is a good excuse to take every opportunity to be in the kitchen. Autumn can be kind of gloomy, but after a somewhat empty and lonely summer I was definitely ready to jump straight back into all the things I love about this season. Warm and hearty, homemade soups are just one! This leek and potato soup will feature in the Oxford Student, next week. IMG_0795

‘Rosie’s Recipes!’

IMG_0729Seriously excited about my first-ever recipe column, ‘Rosie’s Recipes’ for the paper ‘The Oxford Student’! My debut was this chocolate and ginger fridge cake, perfect for making Freshers’ week friends, especially if you are unfortunate enough to have neither a proper kitchen nor an oven… (me, last year.) It was such fun experimenting!

harvest feasting

IMG_0749We had an unexpectedly sunny Autumn outing yesterday en famille, which included some excellent cheese scones for lunch – inspiring me to try baking some myself. They were a roaring success and even Dad, whom I consider my harshest culinary critic, had six in one go. Happy autumnal baking days!