Second Wind

April 4, 2018, the last day I clicked “Publish”. Nearly a year has passed since my last blog entry, and as I sit at my desk, with my clammy tiptoes pressed against our bamboo floors, trying to balance the black, slightly under inflated yoga ball, that’s indifferently bending and rolling beneath me, I ignore the…

Potato Chickpea Curry, Tomato Chutney, Basmati Rice

Back in April I helped plant potatoes at Fair Weather Farm at Fairhill along with Nancy, the farm’s owner and a couple of other guys also participating in Fair Weather’s work share program. The past several weeks, I’ve also spent several hours plucking potato beetles off the plants. It’s really hard work but I am…

Roast Chicken & Potatoes, Country Gravy

The year and a half it took us to sell our house I didn’t do a whole lot of cooking. The most difficult issue I deal with when relocating is not having my own space to cook in. Cooking is extremely personal and an intimate experience for me and so to be without my island,…