Don’t go dissing my kitchen on Trustpilot.
I can only cook from the ingredients I can lay my gentle
hands on. Lockdowns and panic-buying certainly haven’t
helped; though, even now, most of what I use is locally
sourced, ethically procured. Box-fresh.
You say my recipes are too indulgent, full
of all the unhealthy stuff, full
of all the tasty and enjoyable stuff. My grandmother
Eve offered the sweetest apple—or was it a fig
or some other fruit?—and men’s teeth
have been decaying ever since. Don’t forget her feller
had a chance to refuse the gift.
I’ve decorated some of the cakes with mottos.
You’ll like them: Live frugally,
be at one with the Earth. Don’t
start a fire you can’t put out.
Life is not a box of chocolates, but epicurean delicacies
help us cope with what existence throws at us. At the bottom
of my spice cupboard is hope. Oh by the immortals,
it’s a bittersweet thing! Just enough to keep your belly
from feeling too empty but never enough
to satisfy on its own.