The Case of a Good Book, in the Case of Laetitia Maklouf’s “The Virgin Gardener”

A review I wrote many moons ago on another blog site I created during my varsity days… Felt it fitting for this beautiful sunny day, surrounded as I am by lovely plants on my balcony… Thanks to this woman and her very special book… There are books that hold literary merit, that leave the mind […]

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An ode to hairdressers and good coffee

I have a hairdresser who has walked many moons with me over the years, and to whom I always return (whenever this penniless writer can afford such things like haircuts!!)…. She inspires me daily… With her can-do attitude… With her ability to avoid the evils of social media and use it for good (say, for […]

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Amy Chaplin Celebrates the Art of Eating Well with her latest book

My Facebook feed is no stranger to the plethora of memes aimed at fluffing the feathers of vegans and vegetarians. So far, only one has gotten a chuckle out of me. With a couple of dinosaurs grilling meat on an open flame, the brunt of the joke is the herbivore who brings the hummus to […]

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The Imperfect art of feasting

Nigella Lawson’s Feast is a book that is very dear to my heart. It reminds me that food is central to our celebrations, be they a religious festival, a birthday, or even a romantic dinner for two. However, I don’t feel that we need an ear-marked day to celebrate with loved ones. The blessing that […]

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