Rice Pudding - Food History - Via WritingInTheKitchen.Com - @WritingInTheKitchen

A Brief History: Rice Pudding

By | 2 Comments

Rice pudding, whilst rejected by some for being too plain and stodgy, still remains one of my favourite comfort foods. It’s actually been around for centuries, believe it or not, and was thought to have originated in China, which has an ancient rice culture. This has been disputed by some food historians; they argue that rice pudding likely originated in…

Read More »
Fig and Walnut Bostock - The Saga of the Bread Pudding - Via WritingInTheKitchen.Com - @WritingInTheKitchen

A Brief History: The Saga of the Bread Pudding

By | 0 Comments

Bread pudding is one of my favourite comfort foods, and is also called bread and butter pudding, or whitepot. Variations of bread pudding exist in culinary cultures around the world, from Argentina to India, from the United Kingdom to Colombia. It is also called hasty pudding (although this term encompasses both bread pudding and rice pudding) because – as the…

Read More »

It’s very bad luck to kill a Cobra

By | 0 Comments

“It’s very bad luck”, my grandfather said solemnly at tea time one day, “to kill a Cobra.” As a compassionate little girl who deeply believed that everything alive had a right to live, I was firmly behind the principle of his statement, but wondered aloud where the luck part of it came into it. I had a vague idea that…

Read More »

Alive

By | 0 Comments

I’m alright. Those are probably two of my favourite words; I love them more than ‘I love you’ or ‘Please eat’ or ‘Welcome’ or ‘I’ve been thinking about you’. Those are all lovely words, in those specific combinations, but ‘I’m alright’ means that you’re alright. You’re okay. You’re around. You’re alive. I’ve been struggling over the past two months, which…

Read More »

The Ides of March

By | 2 Comments

It’s hot. The weather suddenly changed this past week and I went from huddling under the covers in bed one night to flinging them off me the next. I can’t really see that the temperature is up by too much, but it’s like summer suddenly realised that it’s arrived, a little late to the party (compared to last year when…

Read More »

Brilliant little nuggets

By | 0 Comments

“Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it…

Read More »

It was never you.

By | 0 Comments

Facebook’s ‘On this day’ feature is very helpful. On this day a year ago my ex and I became Facebook official. I guess I forgot until I tripped over it today by accident; it was just sitting there, a smug little slap in the face reminding me about how happy and hopeful and safe I felt last year at this…

Read More »

Words and Airplanes

By | 0 Comments

“Everything you can imagine is real.” — Pablo Picasso It’s been too long. It’s not even as though my blog and I broke up or anything; quite the opposite; it’s always on my mind and I think of it with longing and affection. I guess with all the writing I’ve been doing lately, I just ran out of time to…

Read More »

I don’t believe you.

By | 0 Comments

I open my eyes in the cold, dark, still water, and my arms fly out from my sides as the weights in my chest expand and balloon; I tread water as I look around, frantic, turning this way and that, struggling to understand why, where, what, how, when, who. I open my mouth to suck the air in; black water…

Read More »

Good job, Hillary Clinton.

By | 0 Comments

“Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And, when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or you shouldn’t go on.”  — Hillary Rodham Clinton   On election day, in the middle of an early morning filled with grim…

Read More »