Love, memory, making

Today, I was absolutely stunned by a blog post on "Kitchen Vignettes" which combined memories of a much-missed mother with her signature summer recipe, together with a video of the daughter picking the fruit and making the dessert.  There is a beautiful response on the blog post which says: "The video stunning (because you weave …


Salads & life

How making a salad teaches me about making more interesting creations - and life.

Loiterer’s Soup

autumn, soup, homemade, easy

I call this Loiterers' Soup, because I make it from vegetables loitering in the fridge/vegetable rack - before they turn to malingerers... With a little chop chop and flinging into a saucepan of vegetable stock, they become gradually transformed into a rich, Autumn soup. If left unused for another few days, their quality would deteriorate …

Baking Calm

Seattle-based Oh Honey Bakes made this enticing recipe to celebrate St Valentine's Day this year, on her visually sumptuous blog. At the same time, the blog post (link below) speaks to the deeper movement in society at that time, the unsettledness of international relations.  And also to the baker's personal anxieties, with her beautiful remedy …