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NaNo NomNom

It’s NaNoWriMo time! I’ve been pretty slack with writing stories this year. Save me NaNoWriMo! Be the kick in the trousers I want to get me back on track. Which opens us up for the debate about whether or not it’s useful or healthy to rely on external motivators like NaNo in order to develop […]

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In which I get all zen on your hide

It was a long day. I worked all day, then came home, ate the meal M kindly inserted between my face and the laptop, and kept working. I finished at around 9:30pm: I was stonkered and blinkered and could only think about work. Deciding the day was written off, I figured the best thing I […]

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The way it is in the food-o-sphere

I’m a long-time food blog reader and writer: I check foodgawker and punkdomestics so often it’s like a muscle tic. And there are some emerging trends I’d like to comment on thankyouverymuch. Cooked things with weird names Okay, so a fruit crumble is a kind of weird name, although at least the topping is crumbly. […]

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Why I use my words

I’m a writer, not a photographer. Stewed quinces! Yay! Peel, core and slice quinces; mix a spoonful of sugar and pour about two cups of water over. Add whatever spices plough your paddock: I used cinnamon, allspice, cloves, ginger and nutmeg (in descending order of quantity). Boil until the quinces become lush and soft and […]

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Thinkycooking

I think while I’m cooking, mostly about the process of cooking (multitasking has never been a strong skill), but also about things in general. I think about money, priorities and time, and how those things constantly have to be considered through life, readdressed, rebalanced, reshuffled, almost every day. I think about how awesome sleep is […]

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Things we are bothered about

Food bloggers, listen up. The following must stop immediately: 1. Referring to food as naughty, sinful, etc. This isn’t the Dark Ages: I think we can stop tying values of good and evil to the freaking bread basket. These value judgements are not useful. Fer Christ’s sake — no, scratch that: for the sake of […]

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Overhung

Food food food food food food food food. There’s a lot of it about lately. It’s December 30 today, which means we’re approaching the final hump before we can put aside obligatory festive gluttony. I’m starting to feel like I haven’t been hungry for a week: I have been either staying with family, had visitors […]

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The internet is a salad of random crap.

A big, freshly-washed salad of diverse junk, drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette of curiosity and resting on a bed of soggy disappointment croutons. That’s what the food blogging corner of the internet is. I love food. So I love reading about food, food blogs, forums, etc. etc. Awesome places to yammer about yeast, waffle over […]

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Names names names

Has anybody else noticed there’s some weird shit happening with recipe names? I keep coming across recipes with names that can only be described as whimsical and, frankly, it’s got to stop. I’ve been doing this long enough that I know it’s not a recent thing. I’ve cooked from my Nan’s cookbooks and come across […]

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Super Genius Awesome Couscous

I made this recipe up and I, therefore, am as awesome as I have always said I am. However: when you get right down to it, very few recipes are actually original. Recipes are mostly derivative, right? Doncha think? For example: calzone is a pizza derivative; pancakes are a cake derivative (or vice versa, not […]

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