Life as Real as Ice Cream

“Remember, people will judge you by your actions not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold but so does a hard-boiled egg.”                                                                                                                 Maya Angelou This is so true. It’s so easy to call on our intentions. And I am sure most of us have the best intentions most of the time. But... Continue Reading →

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How I lost an argument & learned to make the best mini pancakes

I am intrigued by the rate at which we take in new things. I take myself as an example, the way I view every inkling of curiosity as a legitimate and worthy avenue of pursuit, from philosophy, to psychology, to nutrition, to spirituality ad nauseam treating every spare moment as a moment stolen to "learn" something.... Continue Reading →

Okay

Okay. I think I’m done with the article + singular noun title spree. I still have loads of “concepts” that I could go on about, but I feel like this was enough 🙂 At least for now. We are still in a cold spell with unseasonably chilly weather, but the sun is out and there... Continue Reading →

A Home

We are Torontonians. I distinctly remember taking off from Lester B. Pearson Airport one summer afternoon in the late ‘90s. We were on our way to Bosnia to spend the summer, two or three months, with our grandparents. My brother would have been 7 or 8 and I was 13 or 14 years old. He... Continue Reading →

A Family

So much about family revolves around food in the culture that I come from, as it does in most cultures I would say. We don’t get together in any context without there being a dish or a special recipe that that gathering specifically calls for, in micro-traditions at the least. There will always be a... Continue Reading →

A Community

I am notorious for not following recipes. A friend recently shared a recipe for this amazing tikka masala chicken that she was eating when we met for lunch and she preambeled it with “but do follow the recipe, because these specific amounts really do the trick”. We both chuckled. It was a knowing chuckle. I... Continue Reading →

A Breakfast

When you talk about having children with anyone, the nicest stuff comes up. If you happen to be so inclined, you can almost smell a baby’s hair, see yourself on long walks with your angel sleeping peacefully in the stroller, envision a restful and replenishing mat leave, and plan fun play dates and craft projects... Continue Reading →

A Calm

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” Diane Arbus I think it’s fitting to start a post once in a while with an acknowledgement: I really enjoy working on this blog. It feels like a time-extending dimension that catches everything that overflows from life. A... Continue Reading →

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