Three hundred and sixty-nine days ago I walked out of my office job for the last time, head high and ready to take on a month-long holiday and a planned foray into the world of becoming a self-employed, self-contained, wholly independent businesswoman.
Two months and eight days ago, I spent the first half-hour of my newly opened business peering not-so-surreptitiously out the window, hoping for my first students to please-please-please arrive, whilst Kuni from Head Office looked on, trying not to laugh.
…continue reading kale, lamb & peach salad
Now that the weather is (finally) taking a turn for the cooler and we’ve no more got the excuse of “but it was just Christmas!” to explain away our kitchen lethargy, it seems there is nothing to do but get back into the swing of things.
Home cooked meals. Preferably at least 50% vegetable matter. No-dessert-days.
Hey you! (Yes, you.) Put down that extra slice of cake.
…continue reading roasted mushrooms & ricotta on toast
I decided, sometime during the final hours of 2011, that 2012 would be a year of change. BIG. EXCITING. CHANGE.
And it was. Not in the way I expected, but when does one ever really expect the changes that befall them.
(I should have known better than to pick that as a theme.)
…continue reading tropical knock-you-out trifle
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
Yet another Christmas party with a fancy festive theme.
“The third one in three weeks!” exclaimed Koji, half bemused and half annoyed (Grinch that he is).
“Yes, but you know everyone at this one, or just about know them, and we only have to make one thing each” replied I, contemplating the theme. “Also, we agreed to go way back in October. Or November. Or something.”
“Well in that case, I’m making jelly.”
…continue reading candy-cane striped red velvet cake