Student Cooking

Since I’ve had a kitchen in my student accommodation, I’ve ‘cooked’ a meal most days, but often this doesn’t stretch far beyond a cheese toastie or frozen pizza.

Now I’ve nothing to do but revise, I thought I may as well cook myself some decent food. To keep me entertained and to somewhat decrease my intake of crap. The lack of utensils/pans/spices/oils makes everything that bit harder than at home, but I guess I’ll have to cope one day.

Some experiments the last couple of nights:

Tomato and Feta Pastry Tart
Serves 2

Tomato and Feta Tart

Time to prepare: 5 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

  • Pre-rolled puff pastry
  • Tomato Pesto
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil
  • After remembering to defrost the pastry (the main downside to this meal), spread the pesto, chop and place some tomatoes and crumble some feta. Cook in oven on a normal heat. Remove and serve with ripped basil on top.

    Really simple, and tastes pretty good.



    Slightly more ambitious this time, I tried a proper recipe as opposed to a pile-stuff-on-pastry method.

    Caponata by Yotam Ottolenghi

    Took the best part of an hour, but turned out reasonably well and proved a nice meal served with warm ciabatta.

    Next time, maybe I’ll see if I can branch away from Italian cooking. I’ll find it difficult, believe me. Any suggestions are welcome.

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