Author: Heddwen Bethan Creaney

Secretary 2015/16

Unless melted and poured over the sweetest, juiciest strawberries, I am not a fan of chocolate. I have simply never been able to enjoy this most exquisite culinary delicacy regardless of how hard I tried. So I am rather unsure why I had walked into a shop which focuses on chocolates and alcohol. I don’t drink either. At 307-309 High Street is the new Belgian speciality store owned by, as its name suggests: two guys from Brussels. They offer a selection of chocolates, sweets, sauces, beer and all things that are quintessentially Belgian. As I walked in, I was welcomed…

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When ‘the hungry student vegetarian cookbook’ arrived in the mail I was so excited. I have a hundred and one vegetarian cookbooks, I have a dozen student ones, but now they had come seamlessly together. I flicked through the brightly coloured pages and was delighted to see a mix of more simple food and some really adventurous stuff. The first thing I tried my hand at was the cheddar burgers with cucumber salsa. They were delicious. I made a bunch for dinner with friends and everyone loved them, even people who didn’t like cucumber were chowing down on the salsa.…

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350g pasta 3 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 packets of ready salted crisps 300ml white wine 150ml double cream 50g Parmesan 1 large onion 1 piquante pepper (or a sweet, red pepper), chopped Sliced cucumber, to serve ground black pepper Fry the onions in butter with a pinch of salt in a deep saucepan for 5 minutes. Add the diced chicken and fry for 7 minutes, until white all over. Pour in half of the wine and add a large helping of ground pepper. Cook for 10 minutes and add the double cream, turning down the temperature. Add…

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I hate sweetened coffee. It makes me feel ill. All I can taste is sweet and bitter at the same time, so the main empty coffee-shaped hole in my life has been the pre-made sachets. They just taste bad to me. And as the days get shorter and a lot colder, I’ve been desperately searching for an instant coffee sachet that will get me through the Autumn months. Last Christmas, my mom was bought a Tassimo coffee maker by my Grandfather who shamelessly suggested she could leave it at his house for it to be “looked after”. The family tried…

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Today the Liberal Democrats announced their new leader: Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron (45). He gained the position with 56.5% of the votes, defeating his opposition, Norman Lamb. 56% of members took part in the vote, with Farron winning 19,137 of 33,987 votes. The Lib Dems had a disastrous outcome from the 2015 General Election, with only eight MPs left in office. Farron’s role as leader is now to regain the ground the party has lost. The new leader has already ordered his staff to liaise with charities in their constituencies and moved Liberal Democrat HQ out of parliament…

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