Good to be back

And so I return. I’m not entirely sure how to start this post. I’ve been away for so long, without intending to, really. Every time I thought of this blog, I thought I’d return soon, and so the time simply passed between my fingertips. Quite bit happened in the meanwhile. Importantly, I have a new kitchen to play in! Chosen by us, designed by us – a space of our own. Rather than the kitchen we inherited with the house. We are finally in the position to start shaping our home the way it suits us. And this is what we did: black cupboards down (wood-textured black, wrapped in stainless steel to accentuate the lines of the cupboards), white matte up, with a light grey engineered stone worktop – I love it! Completely functional, and a joy to work in, but not quite done yet. We’re having a glass splashback/backsplash (I can never remember which) instead of tiles on the wall, so we’re waiting for that to be installed. It’s going to be red, deep red. I can’t wait! When it’s all done, I’ll show you.

Other than the pause when the new kitchen was being built, it wasn’t like I didn’t do any cooking. In fact, a friend and I got together and embarked on some exciting culinary explorations. We did a Moroccan, an Sichuan and a Persian feast. All three involved crazy amounts of food, work and fun! I learnt a lot. I’ll write more about them in the future.

You know what, it’s good to be back. I feel my creativity awakening already.

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  1. Hvala Bogu da si živa i zdrava! 🙂 🙂
    Ja sam se već pošteno zabrnula što je s tobom! 🙂


  2. You have been away long enough to get me worried. me happy now & your space sounds extremely sleek & contemporary.


  3. Good to see you back. Thanks for all those book suggestions. I just got Anthony Bourdain and Ruth Reichl from the library. Next time I will look out for Settler’s Cookbook, sounds interesting. I liked Climbing the Mango Trees though

    Congrats on the New Kitchen


  4. Hi,I tried your Srilankan coconut dhal recipe and has posted it in my site.Thanks for the hearty recipe.the link is : “”


  5. Thank you very much everyone! It really is good to be back with you again!

    CURRYLEAF, I’m so glad you liked Jasmine’s dhal! It’s amazing, isn’t it?


  6. bas mi je drago da si opet s nama. bila sam se vec zabrinula sto je s tobom.
    odoh pogledati onaj novi post o lamb curry.:)))
    jedva cekam da vidim novu kuhinju.:)


  7. You’re welcome back! : )


  8. SNJEZANA, fala!!! I meni. 🙂

    MOUSE – AAAAAA is that a mouse in my house?! :)))))
    What a name, my friend! what a name! (you know my relationship with those… i can’t bear to say it.) Anyways,,,, despite of this, it’s sooo lovely to see you here! And I love the name of your blog! Hilarious! I look forward to reading it more.


  9. I know, I know!! I’m sorry….I didn’t think of that when I came up with the name, I promise! 🙂

    It’s lovely to see you back here. And I promise, when I come back to Oxford I will catch up with you in person. xx


  10. I know you’re not that cruel. Aren’t you?! 🙂

    Yes, do drop me a line! In the meanwhile, I look forward to following your veggie adventures in Dundee! I’m adding you to my Google Reader.


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