When I was little, my favourite past time was reading and the Queen of my world was Enid Blyton. I devoured all her books like the rest of the kids did with candy and I bounced off my walls from the high her fantastical stories sent me to. My youthful and ripe imagination was thrilled… Read More Get Your Hygge [Hoo Ga] On
I don’t know how blackening spice entered our lives. Maybe it was the old memory of the blackened fish that we used to eat at a place I won’t go back to. Perhaps we wanted to prove that we didn’t have to go back there to have it again and that we could make it… Read More Blackening Spice
My Ama, my grandma, turned 90 last May. If you find that even the slightest bit astonishing, wait until you hear about her. Her life, what she’s been through, who she is, what she’s like. For now, let’s start with the physical, she is strong. Strong enough to carry groceries, cook comforting and nourishing Chinese… Read More Best Gift For Your 90 Year Old Grandma
Oh, hello 2017. I really did drag my feet, didn’t I? It’s been almost a year. A year since my last post. A year of me hemming and hawing and biting my fingernails over what my next entry would be. A year of me saving memories in my head to write about, mental notes of… Read More Hello, 2017
When I was at college and living in the dorms, my diet consisted mainly of instant noodles. It’s a rite of passage for any college student, coming to terms with a heavy workload and limited cash. Oh yeah, and all that laundry and cleaning, the things we were used to having done for us growing… Read More Grown Up Instant Noodles
I finished my Chinese New Year Checklist just in the nick of time! I spent all of Saturday purging and cleaning and boy did it feel good. I sorted, cleaned, and tossed, all the while enjoying a tin of Fortnum and Mason’s pistachio and clotted cream biscuits and sipping on peppermint tea. I realize that… Read More Monkey Business
When I was at Whole Foods the other day I tried a shrimp salad that they were handing out for people to try. I didn’t expect it to be as delicious as it tasted! So when the man handing it out asked me how I liked it, with a big smile on my face (because it was… Read More You Little Shrimp!