World Peace Cookies

World Peace Cookies

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Kitchen, Life As We Know It | 4 Comments

We woke up before the results were in. We spent our morning in Vietnam refreshing the Guardian’s page again and again, watching the US electoral college votes go up excruciatingly slowly and punishingly red. Then it became more red and finally all red. And like what seems to be happening way to often this year, […]

Are We Enough?

Are We Enough?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Life As We Know It, Taking Stock | 8 Comments

A Mother’s love is [a] dangerous, revolutionary love that unites our one human family and reminds us that we belong to each other and that there is no such thing as other people’s children.                                           […]

Home Grown Lemons and the Real Reason I Bake

Home Grown Lemons and the Real Reason I Bake

Posted by on Oct 3, 2016 in Kitchen, Life As We Know It | No Comments

There are so many reasons to bake. And bake as in cake. After years of comforting myself in the kitchen by stirring, mixing and rubbing in butter, I suddenly realised why I am the one often bringing the cake to the party. The one who bakes banana bread after work, who makes scones for the […]

On New Motherhood and Grapefruit Lemon Loaves

On New Motherhood and Grapefruit Lemon Loaves

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Kitchen, Life As We Know It | 17 Comments

People tell you it is the toughest job, that it is not easy, but you don’t really realize what that means until you go through it yourself. How hard can it be to take care of a little human? You see women at cafes chatting over coffee as their babe snoozes in a stroller, you […]

Life As We Know It … November 2015

Life As We Know It … November 2015

Posted by on Nov 17, 2015 in Life As We Know It | 2 Comments

” Be soft, Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, You still believe it to be a beautiful place.”               […]

Life As We Know It … October 2015

Life As We Know It … October 2015

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 in Life As We Know It | 26 Comments

“Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself.” – Unknown I am sitting at our kitchen table overlooking a small corner of the South China Sea. Boats are passing. Some are huge cargo ships, chugging through the waves with containers of rice, wood, furniture […]