Moving Home

University is the first major chance most young people get to move out of their parents’ house and get a taste of the “independent, adult life”. It can make or break you; preparing your own meals, cleaning your own house, washing your own clothes. Well, I’m sure not everyone succeeds at these tasks as much as others do. But let’s be honest, student life is not “real, adult life”. Continue reading “Moving Home”

The Perfect Pesto

Pesto pasta, pesto chicken, pesto and salad, pesto risotto… it can be teamed with any great meal! After having not eaten the Italian delight for years I decided to make my own fresh sauce. I made a little change to mine that may not make it a traditional pesto. I’m not a huge lover of cheese, especially parmesan, which is often included in pesto. Therefore I chose not to add it to my recipe, but if you’re a fan go ahead and add it!


30g basil

2 cloves of garlic

Juice of 1 lemon

40g pine nuts

5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil



Give the basil a quick wash.

Slice the lemon and juice it into whatever you will be making the pesto in (I used a blender).

Crush the garlic cloves.

Place all ingredients into a blender and blitz until green.

I enjoyed my pesto on top of chicken and courgetti! Try my idea or on a pasta dish.



Katie x