We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
~ Jawaharlal Nehru
Since I missed my first blog birthday last year, I thought it would be good to make a passing mention of the second one. If only just to say thank you for joining me on this little bloggy journey thus far!
What can I say? It’s been a pretty good two years. Learning what not to repeat. Cooking my first octopus (thank you Tessa Kiros). Winning tickets to Rick Stein’s show. Learning that ice cream is, in fact, something you can make from scratch. Beginning the (hopefully here to stay) tradition of hosting dinner parties. Waxing lyrical about whatever. Travelling to Barcelona, Morocco, London, etc. Moving to Auckland this year.
Etc etc too much to sum up in one post. So happy birthday blog, you big boy – and thank you everyone for reading, emailing (please keep doing that – I always love receiving your emails!) and commenting on my nonsense. I hope to get better at writing and cooking as I go along!
P.S. And to think everything started from insomnia…
Pictured: dinner in under 20 minutes = angel hair pasta with chopped mint, lemon zest and juice, chilli flakes, parmesan, a poached egg and garlic + a random cooked-for-three-minutes-in-the-microwave cake in a bowl topped with leftover toasted coconut and Hakanoa ginger syrup. Haven’t quite perfected microwave cake; tips/advice welcome :-)