Sunday, 9 January 2011

A Ramble into Territories Blogging


My name is Faye, as you may have gathered from my blog's unimaginative title. As a university student, I have a lot of free time, and what use of this time could be better than starting a blog!

Before I came to uni, back in the dark days of 2008, I was literally part of the cliched masses of teenagers who can't boil an egg.  I had all my meals provided by my Mum, an amazing cook yet somewhat possessive over her kitchen, to the extent that she believed that letting me make anything more ambitious than a sandwich would result in something getting blown up.  It is true that many of my culinary attempts have gone horribly wrong (the cheesecake I refridgerated for two hours instead of the suggested 24); fallen on the floor (resulting in my signature dish known as 'Floor Chicken Surprise'); or been somewhat experimental (the cookies that were grilled on the barbeque when our oven broke).  However, despite all of these setbacks, I think that now, three years on, I am a pretty competent cook.

In this blog I hope to give advice on simple cooking, whether you're a student or whether you just want to be able to cook quick and easy meals on a budget.  I'd like to think that my meals are achievable - I don't use fancy ingredients that can only be found in specialist shops, I don't expect anyone to have the time to spend 3 hours in the kitchen to create one meal, and I don't think that using food from a tin or a jar is necessarily 'cheating.'  I hope you enjoy reading, and feel free to comment if you have any questions!

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