Be Kind To Yourself

Congratulations, you have made it through January -I hope it wasn’t too rough for you. In the risk of sounding really annoying, I actually thought this was one of the better Januarys I’ve ever had.  I’m trying to put my finger on exactly why: work was extremely busy,  I was flat broke and the weather…

Cooking Project: Fish Tacos

When I made my wishlist for my cooking project there were a couple of recipes I wrote down and thought “I really don’t think I can make that” but decided to worry about it later. We’re now getting to these recipes and I’m now realising that I actually have to  try and make these. Eeeeeek….

The Art of Weekending

Everybody’s working for the weekend right? Years ago weekends was more about going out and recovery but now weekends are chockablock with brunches, running errands, food prep, going to the gym, going home to see my family – they quickly fill up and more often than not by the time Monday rolls out you need…

The To-Do List

I started making to-do lists when I was in college, it helped when I was feeling overwhelmed by assignments and I would put everything on my list. Even things like showering which should be on my mental to-do list. It just helped to tick things off so I’d feel productive. I stuck with them as…

Happy New Year!

I rang in the New Year in my apartment with my boyfriend playing Stardew Valley, not very glam I know but I can’t think of many other ways I’d have rather spent it. 2017 was a good year, there were indeed some challenges and low points yet I finished up the year feeling very positive…

Cooking Project: Pork Belly

As we approach the end of 2017 I’m very aware that I’m not as far along in this little project of mine that I would like to be. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind year. After settling into one job and then deciding to go for a different opportunity after 6 months, this year…

New Cookbook – Korean Food Made Simple

When I visited London last year my sister insisted we visit Jinjuu in Soho and I never doubted that she was leading us to success. My sister and I have very similar tastes and whenever we go away we usually have a list of food places we want to try out. Jinju was no different, the…

Comfort Food: Boneless Buffalo Wings

Tis the season for comfort food. With the long dark nights creeping in and the temperatures dropping I’m craving comfort food. The other day I roasted a chicken and the house was filled with the most glorious smells. Sometimes I’m just having mashed potatoes for dinner. It feels like it’s all just trying to get…

Cooking Project: Drunken (In More Ways Than One) Tiramisu

There’s a lot of foods that I spent wasted not liking certain foods. Mushrooms are one example. Tiramisu is another. In my defence, there’s a lot of awful tiramisus out there. When someone tells me that they don’t like tiramisu I always wonder, maybe they’ve just had awful ones and they haven’t found the right…

Cooking Project: Chai

It’s kinda hard for me to talk about why I love chai without sounding like a bit of a tosser. I had drank chai lattes before going to India but it was when I was in Kolkata that I had real, genuine chai and fell in love with it. I was able to see the…

Cooking Project: Gnocchi

I love gnocchi. I tend to always have a packet in the fridge and almost always order it when I see it on the menu. I’d been hesitant about trying to make it myself because I  had heard it’s very easy to end up with tough gnocchi and I thought that it would be heartbreaking…

Cooking Project: Pasta

After a very long break from my Cooking Project I’m back! I’ve been slowly getting back into the kitchen over the last few weeks but finally today with a week off ahead of me I got round to making something I’d been putting off for a while: pasta without a pasta machine. Although I made…