My exams are over now, thank the lord, but before one of my final, and most difficult, ones I made this beauty of a dinner to give me strength for it. It. Was. DELICIOUS! If I do say so myself!
So much so that I am being kind enough to share it with you, so you too can experience its amazing-ness!
I kind of made it up as I went along, but due to the main ingredients, I imaginatively name it…
LEMON AND LIME CHICKEN
2 large chicken breasts (or however much chicken you want to use/eat, but change the quantities of the rest of the ingredients accordingly if you want to keep the same strength of taste)
1 whole lemon
2 generous tablespoons of lime pickle (I used Patak’s)
4 large garlic cloves
1 medium-large onion
25g fresh corriander
green olives (pitted, preferably) - as many as you like really, but I used a fair few
[It is really simple]
Cover the bottom of an oven-proof dish with olive oil.
Chop the onion into segments (about 6-8 should come from a medium onion), put them into the dish
Cut the cicken breasts in half and put them in the dish, then grate the zest of the lemon over the chicken. Cut the lemon into quarters and squeeze the juice around the chicken, then place the left-over peel evenly around the dish.
Peel and crush the garlic cloves slightly and place them evenly around the dish. Put the lemon pickle and olives into the dish too. Chop the corriander and sprickle it over the chicken.
Mix it up a bit and put in the oven at 180 degrees celsius (fan oven) and cook for about 40 minutes, or until chicken is done. Give everything a bit of a turn every 10-15 minutes to make sure the chicken stays juicy and the flavour is even.
I served it with savoury rice, but you could serve it with potatoes, or anything you like really!
I also made a really nice sandwich out of the leftovers the next day using an olive ciabata roll. I just left the chicken cold, but it was equally delicious!
Monday’s Blast From The Past - 19/05/14
This song pretty much sums up my feelings today - I had my last Japanese exam of the year today. It was a hell of a difficult exam, but I conquered it, and now I only have one exam left!
So yes, things can only get better from now on :D
Oh really? That sounds good, I’ll have to check it out! Thanks for letting me know!
I followed Anastacia for a little while after her first album. I know she got cancer, but then beat it (am I right?), but after that I kind of lost track of what she was doing musically. I think they stopped playing her so regularly on the main radio stations, then I stopped listening to regular radio stations, so that probably added to not keeping up with her releases.
La Perla’s SoHo window display featured a mannequin with sharply protruding ribs dressed in a bikini and holding a beach towel. After an image of the window made its way to the internet, though, the brand was quick to issue an apology for its poor decision.
My thoughts, via the TLA Facebook page:
So this photo from La Perla has been circulating the internet all day, and while I probably won’t write a blog post on it, I did want to comment on it as a lingerie blogger (especially since La Perla, after all, is a lingerie brand).
There's nothing inherently offensive about a ribcage. Some women have visible rib cages. This doesn't mean they have an eating disorder or that they're starving to death or that they're in any way unhealthy. It just means you can see the outline of their ribs (which could be caused by a naturally large ribcage and/or low body fat).
There’s a very wide range of “healthy” and “normal” for women’s bodies. Some women are on the thin side. Some women are on the thick side. And what you may or may not personally find attractive or “sexy” is a completely separate conversation from health. The two should not be confused.
I wish that, instead of removing the mannequins entirely, La Perla saw this as an opportunity to diversify the sizes of the mannequins they use in their stores. There’s nothing wrong with having a thin mannequin. But there is a problem when ALL the mannequins are thin. Turning this conversation into a war on ribcages completely misses the point.
Monday’s Blast rom The Past! - 12/5/14
Anastacia was great back in the day, anyone know what she’s doing these days?
Feel like listeing to her first album again now…
(I just typed “album” as “exam” and had to correct it, shows what my mind is occupied with right now - THOUGH I am now half way through my exams! :D)
You see that? The motherfucking QUEEN OF ENGLAND is taking a selfie. NONE OF Y’ALL BITCHES HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON AGAINST SELFIES ANYMORE OKAY
Her cellphone case has corgis booping noses. That’s frickin adorable.
Why do I find this picture so funny?
WILLIAM STOP MAKING BUNNY EARS ON GRANDMA THIS INSTANT …
Everyone knows this isn’t actually them, right? It’s a team of impersonators.
Yeah, come on guys, like the Queen would ever sit that close to Camilla.
I have to reblog this because my mum is in this picture, and then I see it on my dash! The fact that people were mistaking my Mum for actual royalty on tumblr is kind of hilarious/surreal
(probably the closest I’ll get to tumblr fame too…)
[First can I point out that I am not a militant tumblr feminist, as some people will undoubtedly jump to that conclusion. Not that this article even comes across in a militant-tumblr-feminist-y way, not even close]
I have to share this article, if you haven’t already seen it, because it’s the most true thing I’ve read on the internet in a long while.
This article exactly sums up how I feel on the whole guy-girl interaction in clubs thing. This is how I would like to act, although I must admit 99% of the time I will ultimately use the “I have a boyfriend” line, because nothing else works! (and even that isn’t guaranteed to work) Which proves how much of an issue there is with the mindset of some people today, who frequent clubs and bars.
I’ve tried explaining this view point to people before, and most (males) don’t understand what I mean. Read this for a more eloquent explanation of what I mean, if you’ve ever had this conversation with me. Or even if you haven’t!
I actually wrote a similar-ish post a while back, about the actions of males in clubs relating to the whole “Do you have a boyfriend?” scenario. (Shameless plug) So if you haven’t already and you agre with this, maybe check that out too.
How To Properly Pet Animals Part (1/2)
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I saw this earlier and I genuinely read “pet” as “eat”.
Only seeing it for the second time on my dash did I realise it said pet…
At first I genuinely thought cats’ stomachs were poisonous to humans…
Monday’s Blast From The Past - 5/5/14
I almost didn’t even realise it’s a Monday today! It’s a bank holiday, plus my last day at uni was last Friday so my life has no schedule atm, only a seemingly endless tunnel of revision. My exams start this week, one of the reasons I haven’t done this in a couple of weeks…
But hopeully this old gem will make up for it!
What ever happened to Good Charlotte?