Comfort Eating

I can’t remember the last time I’ve gotten stuck in a cooking rut, but if you know me, you’ll know it means shit has hit the fan. I cook when I’m upset – it’s when I’m devastated that I can’t.

These past couple weeks? I couldn’t.

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Red, Luscious, and Velvety

I’m generally not a fan of using food colouring. There’s something slightly off-putting about rainbow-swirled-everything, from bagels to Starbucks to cakes. It tends to feel a little overdone, in a way that has nothing to do with how pretty they look in pictures, and everything to do with the fact that I’m painfully aware it’s all colouring.

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Skin Hunger

It’s an abstract sort of concept to grasp, the idea that it’s possible to hunger for the human touch. We’ve all felt it – to be sure, in different ways, but we’re all human, and to be human is to want the companionship of others like us.

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A First-Date Omelette

Otherwise known as Unscrambled Eggs.

First dates are filled with expectation and the excitement of the unknown. With the beloved perpetrator of this recipe, it was all bliss, all joy, and a full year of domestic, familiar affection.

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Yukihira’s Beef Stew

I’m an anime watcher.

There, I’ve said it. My current muse is Shokugeki no Soma, a manga-turned-anime about a young boy named Yukihira Soma, who, in a quest to surpass his father in cooking, has enrolled in a top-tier, sometimes terrifying culinary school.

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Advanced Cooking

I don’t know if anyone else feels this way, but I’m often awash with a wave of terror every time I get sick. It’s the possibility that I might actually drop dead one day, and no one would notice until my landlord realises rent hasn’t been paid in over a month.

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