Tag Archives: messy kitchen

Midnight train to the kitchen

It is past midnight on Friday night. I could be and should be sound asleep, but instead I just finished baking up a storm. Why would any sane person be baking  close to midnight ? Maybe I should have not … Continue reading

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No rest for the guilty

The scent of orange and cardamom waft through my apartment as the cake bakes in the oven. Meanwhile, I continue the cleaning and dusting, wondering why I feel guilty if I sit around for too long enjoying some quiet time … Continue reading

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The Art Of Patience

The last few days I have sat staring at my blank screen wanting to write but just not being able to get my mind into it. I started posts about Charlie Hedbo, debating whether I am Charlie or whether I … Continue reading

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It is the little things on Christmas Day

Its way past midnight, the guests are gone, the last plate, glass and dishes are  washed and put away,  and it is safe to say that Christmas is over. My Christmas morning started off well, I jumped out of bed … Continue reading

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It’s that aha moment I have been waiting for

It is just four three two more days for Christmas and compared to previous years, I am not digging myself a hole to hide in. The last few years, or every single year since I moved here, dealing with the holidays have … Continue reading

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The Story of the lines across my face

“All of these lines across my face, tell you the story of who I am, so many stories of where I have been and how I got to where I am. But these stories, don’t mean anything, when you got … Continue reading

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For the love of baking

The farmers market has come to an end for me, it is the last Friday evening that I will be spending with the oven  and last Saturday for a few months where I will not have to wake up at … Continue reading

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I am thankful for the little things

I love the rare long weekends we get here, not waking up to a jarring alarm, just doing whatever I want to when I want to is a rare luxury for me or probably for most people. This long weekend … Continue reading

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Baking a storm

It’s Friday night and I am sitting down to write while the brownies and apple tart continues to bake.  The music plays in the background and I am in my baking world, which is always my favorite part of a … Continue reading

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The past is not always the past

Sometimes I wish I had a bigger and more modern kitchen. I live in a small, but charming old apartment which means I have a charming, but old kitchen. So tiny, in fact that the refrigerator lives in the laundry … Continue reading

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