Stitch and Kitchen

Raspberry and Basil Gin Cocktail

A simple, sweet and sumptuous cocktail for a hot summer day.

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Lazy Cheesecake

We've all been there. A craving for dessert but no energy/time/proper ingredients to make one. Enter my no bake, no refrigerate 'Lazy Cheesecakes'. These babies are the laziest dessert in the world (aside from yoghurt, but who are we kidding, a... Continue Reading →

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Rosemary and Sea Salt Popcorn

My new love! salty popcorn. My spouse prefers sweet, and this is a major point of contention in our relationship. Fortunately, I've invested in the raw kernels and now I can pop as much as I like, and we make our... Continue Reading →

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Meh Maid Cross Stitch

I've been channeling my very apathetic mood with some snarky cross stitch, and trying to cheer myself up in the process. Last weekend I made a meh-maid. 'A meh-maid is a legendary aquatic, apathetic creature. She is perpetually sighing and uninterested.' The... Continue Reading →

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Goat’s Cheese and Spinach Filo Parcels

Tasty stuffed filo parcels, perfect as a starter or a cheeky snack.

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Cheeky Microwave Meals

When you need something quick and don't have time to 'cook', the microwave is your friend.

I need your knitting! Knit a Neuron is BACK

I’m re-posting my plea for knitters from my ‘science’ blog. Please share and help me knit some neurons!




emma claire comments

I’m bringing back the event that kick-started my love of the knit and purl; Knit a Neuron!!!

I work at the University of Oxford, and part of my role is to run ‘engagement events’. The University as a whole is hosting a Curiosity Carnival on September 16th and 29th to teach the public about our research. I’m a neuroscientist by background, and in my eagerness to take part in the event I suggested they have a ‘Knit a Neuron’ installation. The aim is help kids make neurons, and teach them about brain and health research. Not only was this idea met with enthusiasm, I was asked to organise the whole thing.

This is where you, crafting community, come in.

Lots of scientists want to help on the day, but not all of them can knit! If you can knit or crochet a ‘cell body’ (the round part of the cell)…

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Knit a Neuron

My return to science communication and crafting!

Lamb and Apricot Burger

A spicy summer twist on a British BBQ classic.

Springtime Stews

I know stews aren't your typical springtime dish, but I've never been one to go with the flow! We wanted to make something different, had loads of meat in the fridge...and hubs accidentally bought stewing steak instead of mince  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯... Continue Reading →

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