Ogres are like onions. – Shrek-
And just like that, it is December.
I have been sad this week: one friend died after a long battle with cancer. Another died unexpectedly while on vacation overseas.. Although neither are bosom buddies, I have shared time & space with both and their departures have wrenched at my being.
As I close this month with a Thanksgiving celebration with friends & family, I give thanks through tears and a heavy heart that I have the gift of health and time with loved ones. For each minute and each hand I hold, I am grateful.
As always in these times, music and the written word provide some comfort: Time Problem by Brenda Hillman speaks some peace to me, as does this classic by Simon & Garfunkel, given a new sound by Pentatonix.
Ramen is a family favourite; meals out often finds us in a ramen shop. Happily, ramen has become extremely popular in Singapore and we are in no shortage of places to visit & revisit. Continue reading “Fire in the Belly”
I fell in love with Biscuits (not cookies, not scones) during my six years in Texas – with gravy, of course. I still remember Tanglewood Farms in Waco, off the I-35 with much fondness for their epic breakfasts plates, which often included, Biscuits & Gravy. Poking around Google, I see they shut their doors more than 2 decades ago.
Singapore has a relatively short history, so our historic buildings are also fairly young. Nevertheless, I am awed by the beauty and gravity that is conservation, and the importance of these buildings to our past.
One of the joys of a vacation are memories made. Another is the inspiration to incorporate travel flavours into our home eating. The day after we returned from Tokyo, Inspired Younger Daughter decided we had to recreate The Yogurt Drink, a daily staple we picked up from one of the many Convenience Stores around the hotel. Continue reading “reminisce with a healthy yogurt drink”
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
I am a sucker for flowers on the ground: whether they form a carpet of colour on the pavement or sit smug & all alone, I can’t help smiling, and often, stopping to snap a shot. Continue reading “taking time for little things … and not so little things”
The Singapore Botanic Gardens has given me shelter & reprieve from the haze which has kept us indoors a great deal these last few weeks. Continue reading “The Changing Seasons: September 2019”
I don’t make white loaves much. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good crusty white as much as anyone else, but we tend to favour wholegrains in our family when it comes to everyday bread-eating. Continue reading “in love with this Basic Boule”