2011

When I first started this site, it was on blogger, in 2009, in a very different world from today and a very different blog away. I had some comments here, and since I’ve moved and updated and mucked about I’m afraid they’ve been lost to me. I also had a very different about page then – I talked about work, about how I cook, about what happened in 2011. But 2011 is coming to a close, and when I looked at this page I wasn’t sure I wanted to read those same things.

I always get stuck when people ask me about me, I’m never sure which are the freaky parts to leave out till when people get to know you better. I’m loud, I laugh a lot, I get excited, I get really moody, and pensive, and I very often put my foot in my mouth. I crack a lot of jokes, mostly crude, sometimes funny.

Now that we’ve got that sorted, let’s move on to other things. I drink a lot of cappuccinos and green tea, and when I need a little treat, a mocha frappe or hazelnut bubble tea. I don’t like eating chocolate bars and I don’t like marshmallows, but I have a weakness for rocky road chocolate. I almost never eat candy, but I like gummy bears.

Since I met my partner, we’ve travelled extensively. I have him to thank for making those dreams come true, amongst many others. I wouldn’t know what else to say here, I’d like our story to continue unfolding.

I read a lot of fiction as a child, these days I appreciate non-fiction just as much. I haven’t had as much patience to finish a good book now as an adult, it’s a habit worth getting back into. I have a firm believe that a good chair and a reading spot is all I need to make this happen. Freedom by Jonathan Franzen was the last fiction book I read and thoroughly enjoyed. Since then, I’ve kept my nose firmly in non-fiction like How We Decide or The Immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, both I highly recommend. I would also say to read anything by Malcolm Gladwell, and Haruki Murakami.

Finally, as an eater, well. My partner would say I am greedy to a fault. I eat everything, and anything. Everything’s my favourite food, and he’s sort of right. But home cooked meals are everything to me, I could easily pass up fine dining for rustic or home cooked any day. It’s also what I bring to my cooking, and recipes, always with a bit of quirk. I experiment with recipes as much as I can, which has produced some very special meals.

I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I’d like yours.

Updated 13 December 2011

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