It all started with a bushel of good intentions.
Run daily. Only one piece of cake per day. Do your work. Sleep well. Hydrate.
And then New Year’s Eve tumbled into a sad and sorry New Year’s Day tumbled into a three (!) week long cold (starting on Boxing Day, for those who think my mathematical skills are somewhat lacking) tumbled into watching all of the Mad Men and David Attenborough and tennis that a body can handle before stumbling off to get more Thai takeaway.
…continue reading speedy sushi & quick pickled carrots
“Ra. Ri. Ru. Ro.”
We repeated the sounds dutifully after our teacher, trying to read along with the Hiragana characters written on the blackboard.
“Ra.” Curled up like a rabbit looking over its shoulder. Ears flapping in the wind.
“Ri.” Two reeds sitting in a river.
“Ru.” A hand holding a precious ruby.
“Ro.” A hand without the ruby – stolen by a robber.
…continue reading almost agedashi tofu
There we were. Six rumbling tummies and a $500 voucher in our hot little hands. (Well, in my dad’s front jacket pocket to be precise, but who’s asking).
Dresses and makeup on for a night on the town.
A birthday (the Bean’s), a farewell (for Koji & I before our BIG-TRIP) and a curiosity.
“I wonder if this Nobu trained guy is all that”, wondered my Papa, as he negotiated the dark entryway.
“I guess we’ll see”, said I.
“Can you all stop looking at the door and go in?” said the Bean. “I’m hungry”.
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It all started with an email.
“I miss your posts! Its been since what, June? I know you’re probably crazy busy. But post something. Even if its a hello, chocolate is tasty, the weather is hot.”
A gentle poke to remind me of where I left off. And an enquiry about soba noodles.
It’s not often I write dedicate posts, but this one’s for you. For the silent readers that have tolerated my periodic disappearances. For the kindly worded emails. For coming back after my short (or long) hiatuses. For asking questions about dumplings. And soba. And cake. Always cake.
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MORE GREEN THINGS!
It’s bordering on ridiculous, I know, that a girl who spends as much time as I do eating cake for breakfast would post not one, but two entirely vegetable based recipes on her blog in a row. But here it is and tell you what, I’m not even the slightest bit sorry for it.
Any why this sudden unrepentant urge to eat photosynthesised, cellulose based foods (ie: green vegetables) over those high in simple carbohydrates (ie: sugary treats)? Well it’s certainly not due to my sudden, somewhat inexplicable, urge to be fit (!) and exercise (!!) and even run places for no reason other than to get myself a medal. Not entirely anyway.
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