Easter break!

After the long winter nights are finally over, the Easter break was so greatly anticipated! (AND – we actually had some really nice weather) It felt like a little glimpse of Summer in Plymouth.

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I spent time with friends outside, walking with my friend and her dog ‘Bug’ – and we even went for a mini break away for a few days of walking, eating and relaxing in the sun.


Plymouth has plenty to do all year round, but even more so in the sun. We spent days walking on the Moors, and visiting places like Buckland Abbey which is a short drive from Plymouth. There are also free tennis courts in the city that I have made use of on the sunny evenings.


If you’re anything like me, you may see the first sight of sun for the year and think of one thing… BBQ food! However, this can be pricey and not always easy on a student budget. So, I make my own burgers that cost pence per ‘patty’.  



Save money and make your own for less!


    Homemade burgers

    All you need is:

    • mince 250g - makes about 6 patties (beef or turkey mince works fine)
    • onions (I used red but any will do)
    • seasoning – salt, pepper, mixed herbs, chillies (again – it’s up to you!)
    • an egg yolk

    Yup, that’s it! They’re fool proof and you can put whatever you like on them. Simply blend the mince with the onion and seasoning by hand, and add the egg yolk which will bind together the mix. It’s a bit messy, but totally worth it. Form into patties about 3 ½ inches wide and under 2 inches thick. It totally depends but the thicker they are they will take longer to cook through. Put them on a medium heat for around 20 minutes – make sure there is no pink in the middle.

    Simple. Add whatever you like.. I personally like mine with avocado and bacon! For a few extra pence why not chop up some potatoes, add olive oil, salt and pepper and bake them off whilst the burgers are cooking!