“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 much of that time was spent in the kitchen. Our kitchen at the time had sunny yellow splash back and a big window overlooking our green garden; it was a happy place to be. This online space is a personal narrative, a fusion of storytelling and food. I love to cook and to eat, I have two kids and 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 Narrm, Melbourne and after a five-year stint in Mianjin, Brisbane we 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, traveling and 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 as an uninvited guest on the unceded sovereign lands and waters of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respects to their Elders, past, present and future.