Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe

My famous butternut squash risotto recipe, with spinach, pancetta and pine nuts. Beautiful colours; strong, autumnal flavours. Don’t be put off by the lengthy method – this recipe is all about putting one thing aside, whilst you move onto another. Very therapeutic. Interestingly, I have never used wine when making this particular risotto. I am prepared to pay for my sins. Butternut Squash Risotto (Serves 4) Ingredients 50 ml olive oil plus some for drizzling 1 large butternut squash Salt and pepper for seasoning 1 large white onion 200g arborio risotto rice 1 litre vegetable stock, give or take 100g grated parmesan 200g […]

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Kids in Heat – Hannah Lou Clark – Lyrics

I was swimming in your eyes, at the heart of the storm, until the earth washed me up in the belly of a beast. I was dancing in your eyes, at the brow of your mind, until the earth drew me back through the turnstile. We’re just kids in heat, bodies in a reckless beat. We’re just kids in heat, waiting ’til we find our feet. Let me wipe away your tears, lick the salt from your skin, until we can’t tell where you end and I begin. I’ve been dreaming of your eyes, in the blue of the storm, instant replays in […]

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McQueen ‘Dante’ Show – Live Blog

I am writing this as I watch McQueen’s show ‘Dante’ – my mother is passive-aggressively banging things around the living room. The lights at the show have come up – the drums have started so I have just paused the video so I can go and get my headphones. I think this will make the experience more intense… The headphones are on. First look is out on the runway. Second and third, looking around as if stumbled upon this throng of old people, poorly-dressed people. Arrows pointing up and down the body and sheers revealing the very finale of the […]

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If you can’t find a friend, make one!

About to watch ‘May’ on Netflix again. I last watched it on a strange, sunny morning at home, and had to pause it for lunch. It is so peculiar and addictive. The perfect horror movie. I am painfully hungover and wanting something to get lost in and inspire me. Currently listening to Coheed & Cambria for this reason. Also have watched every Grimes interview I could find on YouTube. It all seems to be working.

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Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ Album Review

Whilst ‘Ultraviolence’, Lana’s last album, rode a theme of desperation, loneliness and unrequited, abusive love, ‘Honeymoon’ is about a love laced with quivering hope, freedom and vengeance – so only more tormenting. Lyrically, Lana has somewhat brought back the sass of her debut album ‘Born To Die’. Melodically, she has not returned to pop, and sings longing, legato notes in her high, Marilyn-esque pitch. For tracks such as ‘High By The Beach’ however, we do hear the lower end of her range, pining over distorted, hip-hop beats. Throughout the album, the epic, natural string section that Lana is so well known for […]

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