A Poem

I cannot speak to my mother right now as she has, in the past week, caused me to re-enter dark places I thought I had overcome, twice. I do not want to risk a third time within a week when I have a life to live which I have to remain mentally well for. When … More A Poem

A new grill pan!

I have a new pan!!  A grill pan to be exact.  Not that I needed one, but I’m a crazy overflowing kitchen utensil person and this is just the latest on my want list.  It’s an andrew james cast aluminium non-stick.  I’d have prefer a cast iron, but those are a lot more expensive and … More A new grill pan!

Safe Spaces

Content Note: Contains talk of self harm and suicide To the family member who asked for the essay – whom I have emailed this response to but will probably not read it because she never really reads anything I send her. Do you know what a safe space is?  A safe space is somewhere where … More Safe Spaces


Leftover chopped tomato, aubergine, kale, salmon, bacon, rehydrated shiitake & wood ear. Rice.  Up until the point I had all of these laid out in front of me and rice in the rice cooker.. I had no idea what I was making.  I’ve spent most of the day studying, and made a cake halfway through … More Improv?


Today’s lunch looked so good I just had to take a picture. It’s just one of my usual rice and stir fries, heated at work in a microwave. So nutritious, delicious, and cheap!  I made a cake for a geeks event last night.. The cake is good.. But my icing skills leave a little to … More Lunch! 

Easy Beginner’s Curry

Growing up in Malaysia, I was exposed to many different flavours of curry.  From the coconut heavy Malay curries, the dry lemongrass-fragrant Rendangs, the spicy and complex Indian mutton curries, the dhal to have with roti, to mild varieties of Chicken Kormas, meat & rice Briyanis, to Chinese Chicken curry noodles and delicious wild boar … More Easy Beginner’s Curry

A lunch wrap!

I’m back in school!!!!  At least for 1 weekend a month, plus assignments plus lots and lots and lots of reading in my evening and weekend time.  This morning was my first day of school.  I didn’t feel much like a rice & dish hot lunch  So… I took a memory out of back when … More A lunch wrap!