“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are” Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Food for me is art. It is about love, passion and life. It is about our past and our futures. It is about our identity, and our connectedness. I am taking part in my first food blogging competition. 10 “challenges” will be presented over the course of 12 weeks, during which time bloggers will be selected to move forward to take part in the next challenge or eliminated. Part of the first challenge requires that the contestant defines herself/himself as a blogger and explains what differentiates her/him from others. Continue reading “The What, the Why and some Irish Soda Bread” »

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I am having a fantastic weekend! One of my very very best friends from university days is visiting me from Cologne, and we have not seen each other in over two years. I was like a little child waiting for him at the train station and as hundreds of people poured out of the train, I did one of those rapid eye-scanning-checks through each face to see which pair of eyes belonged to my friend. After eye-scanning no less than what seemed like a hundred passengers, our eyes met, he dropped his bags and I spontaneously ran into his arms!

We have been friends for about 15 years have been able to maintain a wonderfully real, pure and close friendship. A couple of years ago a little girl asked me what it meant to have a good friend, and as she posed this question I just looked at her and smiled, because this is such a “me” question. I think that since I could think, I have always been posing such questions to myself. Continue reading “Honey Wheat Kefir Scones: and the meaning of friendship” »

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