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On Frothing (Hot Chocolate)

Hell hath no fury like a woman awoken by the sudden blaring of remixed party-club songs coming from her inconsiderate upstairs neighbour at three in the morning. It’s bad enough that a month ago, this same upstairs neighbour decided to … Continue reading

20. January 2013 by Zye
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A (Food) Review of 2012

It’s 2013. Wow. A year has gone by so fast, doomsday predictions notwithstanding. At around this time last year, I think I was sprawled on a couch, dramatically bemoaning my lack of a life. Or a job. Or anything – … Continue reading

06. January 2013 by Zye
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On Making Pita Bread

My roommate loves to cook, which is great because I love to eat. Her most recent foray was into making pita bread. Since she didn’t take her chapati maker from home with her when she decided to move, she had … Continue reading

19. November 2012 by Zye
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On the High that is Coffee

I’ve said it many times before, and I’ll say it again: coffee is my only vice.

04. November 2012 by Zye
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For the Love of Bookstores and Books

Bookstores are comforting. To me, it doesn’t even matter what kind. Whether it’s the commercially-run stores with hordes of tweens trampling one another to get to the section piled high with “50 Shades of Grey” or the charming-but-tiny neighbourhood shops, … Continue reading

21. September 2012 by Zye
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Absolut Kurant Weekends

It’s a Monday, and memories of magic weekends still haunt me: particularly one when a tipsy friend came over at midnight, clutching a full bottle of Absolute Kurant to her chest like a lifeline. This fruity vodka is one of … Continue reading

03. September 2012 by Zye
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Time Gone By

I just watched “Casablanca” again last night. I’d forgotten just how heart-wrenching that movie is, and just how different Hollywood is now. There’s something about watching Ingrid Bergman’s beautiful, tearful face in black-and-white and listening to Humphrey Bogart’s tough-guy, world-weary … Continue reading

22. July 2012 by Zye
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My Cup of Tea

There are those days when, for no particular reason, I feel like the stuff that bottom-feeders eat. Worse, I feel like the stuff that the stuff that bottom-feeders eat grow on. It’s these days when I just want to curl … Continue reading

17. July 2012 by Zye
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Comfort Food for the Flu: Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve come down with the flu. Unbelievable. Yesterday, I was hale and hearty, eating cupcakes and drinking too much coffee. Now, I can’t even taste these chocolate-chip cookies. I rarely get sick. Despite the evils of the food I eat, … Continue reading

05. July 2012 by Zye
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A Recipe for Roast Chicken with Lemongrass

I love all poultry. Chicken is my favourite kind of meat, particularly whole chickens that have been roasted until they’ve got that crisp, crackly, well-browned skin, succulent white meat glistening with all of its sizzling juices. You’ll have to pardon … Continue reading

26. June 2012 by Zye
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