A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 8-14

It has been another relatively uneventful week and I am extremely pleased to say this. Uneventful is good. Of course, there’s no such thing as all good, so this uneventfulness has made it a bit harder for me to pick what to write about in this round-up of weekly profundities but I’m not complaining. There’s always something profound happening if you look hard enough. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 8-14

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 18-24

It’s been an eventful week, personally and globally speaking, and I’m ending it with a bit more insight into several topics that are of interest to me. I won’t bore you with all of them, I’ll just touch on the more fascinating ones. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 18-24

Writers, Give Me Your Recipes

In a book by one of my favourite crime writers, a secondary character tells the main character — a crime writer — that some of her fans are unhappy with her. Why, the writer asks, is the plots or the characterisation? No, it’s because you mention food a lot in your books but never give the recipes, the secondary character says. Continue reading Writers, Give Me Your Recipes

A Profound Look Back at the Week of Nothingness

Ah, the Nowhere/Nowhen of the last days of one year and the first days of another! It’s like a carnival in the sense of excess in everything you can overindulge in. Me, I focused on sleep and food. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week of Nothingness

My Favourite Stereotype

Breathe, this is not going to be about human self-identification and related stereotypes. It will be about… food. Yes, food. Well, mostly. If there is a thing I dislike almost as much as double standards, it’s food stereotypes. Also those in art and everything else. Let me put this way: if you tell me to like/dislike something because everybody likes/dislikes it, I won’t like you. Continue reading My Favourite Stereotype

A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 4-8

May is in full swing after a few false steps necessitating the unseasonal use of the heating and all is reasonably well. Bars and restaurants have opened their gardens and people have crawled out. It could’ve been worse. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: May 4-8

11 Fun Things To Do in the Homepocalypse

So, everyone’s staying at home for a change and the positive effects of that are already visible on an air quality map of Europe I saw earlier today. For me, staying at home is nothing new but I can understand many people might be getting frustrated out there, so I came up with a list of 11 — because that’s my favourite number for no discernible reason — fun things to do while you Do What’s Right. Continue reading 11 Fun Things To Do in the Homepocalypse

A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 10-14

The first genuinely boring week of the year did not betray my expectations. Nothing interesting happened this week, at least not in the world I choose to inhabit. It was time, really. Mid-February is the time you start to settle into the year, which is no longer as new as it was in January, and some scratching and bruising around the edges begins to appear. But even nothing merits a profound look back so I looked back profoundly. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: February 10-14

A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 21-24

I have now lost all hope for January snow — one thing I could rely on until last year. What’s particularly infuriating is that it’s snowless but cold so we’re not even saving on energy for heating. Besides the feeling of betrayal by nature — with the help of humans, scientists say, though I doubt climate change works with such lightning speed — here’s what I did this week. Continue reading A Profound Look Back at the Week: January 21-24

Full Baking Mode

It’s already December so I can speak freely. The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming and I’m going to bake the hell out of every product I get my hands on! Yay! Holidays! That’s the gist of how I feel about December. The whole month. Continue reading Full Baking Mode