“Flour on the floor makes my sandals
slip and I tumble into your arms.
Too hot to bake this morning but
blueberries begged me to fold them
into moist muffins. Sticks of rhubarb
plotted a whole pie. The windows
are blown open and a thickfruit tang
sneaks through the wire screen…
for a brief whiff. I want our summers
to always be like this—a kitchen wrecked
with love, a table overflowing with baked goods
warming the already warm air. After all the pots
are stacked, the goodies cooled, and all the counters
wiped clean—let us never be rescued from this mess.”
– from ‘Baked Goods’ by Aimee Nezhukumatahil
About the Blog
I started this blog a few months after my daughter was born. I found myself at home a whole lot more than I had been previously, and began to experiment in the kitchen. This space is a personal narrative, a fusion of storytelling and food. I love to cook & to eat, I have two kids & a beautiful partner, I read as much as I can, and I swear a lot. You’ll find all of that in here. You’ll also find recipes for everything from salads to noodle dishes to cakes.
The dishes in this blog are all relatively simple. It is the food that I cook at home, for myself and my family. I rarely eat meat, and I love plant-based meals; local markets are my favourite sources of inspiration. All of the dishes here are vegetarian, many of them are vegan. Most of the food is healthy, but not all of it. I don’t believe in diets; I do believe in good taste.
I’m Sarah. I grew up in Melbourne and after a five-year stint in Brisbane we’ve recently moved back down south. I live with my partner and our two energetic, hilarious and sweet kids. Alongside food, I love reading and writing, feminist history and art theory, writers festivals, Jorge Luis Borges and Ursula Le Guin, overseas traveling and city bike riding, taking photos and camping, swimming in the summertime and whiskey neat. My favourite foods are fresh pineapple, ice cream, dark chocolate, sourdough rye bread, roasted beetroot, peanut butter, salads of all sorts.
I hope you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoy creating it.
I live, work and play on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present.