Hello? Change, is that you? The flu you say? Sorry wrong number.

Last year was such a bitch, everyone was either getting sick, or sick, or afraid of getting sick or died without warning or lost their ability to stand up straight for a week (that would be the BF and his vertigo)

Every day I took time off from work was equalled by a day I would work extra just so I could have a normal vacation at one point, only to have that interrupted by some other disturbing thing as well. Like my depression, or the flu, did I mention the flu? I had it twice. Than at the end of the year with everything done and dusted (except for my home) my body was all like ‘I need a nap’ and apperently a long one, so now I’m working half days and slowly building up to 8 hours a day again except for these past two days when I’m once again stuck at home with the flu. I’m so over being sick, not that I was a huge fan before.

All this made me long for change. No more blowing the nose into tissues or living under a blanket. I thought about drastically changing my wardrobe. Putting on different make up, never leaving the house without lipstick on again. Maybe get a second hole pierced in my ears or get my nails done.

Someone once said that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. That’s exactly how my life has felt for the past year or so.

But what to do differently? Can it be as simple as lipstick and a new pair of jeans? I haven’t worn jeans in years. Maybe that’s what’s been making me sick.

2 am thoughts on the blog

Perhaps it should not be limited to anything. In this case ‘it’ being this blog. Food is as much part of our daily lives as breathing is, although you could live on without food a little while longer than you could without breathe. I’ve been trying to turn this place into so many things. Never

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Sugar free low fat feel good killer body power food

No, the title of this post is not not the title of my soon-to-be-published cookbook. I haven’t written a cookbook and I’m unsure if I would ever write one. The title of this post, this collection of words, is derived from titles of top 10 cookbooks. Enter almost any bookstore and witness the wall of green-images-on-white-backdrop

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A short history of baumkuchen

You might find yourself in Berlin one cold and rainy midday, at the end of the year. A jazz band playing Christmas carols on the bandstand, the scent of sausages, beer and sugared almonds drifting in the air. You might look around at first, wondering if you should get a hearty soup to warm up

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Edible souvenirs

Near the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, close to the corner of Essex and Rivington Street, you will find Economy Candy. A place filled to the brim with candy bars, candy canes, jellybeans, chocolate bars and sour sweets. I’m almost certain this is the place where Hansel and Gretel’s wicked witch shopped for candy to

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Milk on Friday: the odd fruit

Until recently the highlight of the Dutch Winter cuisine was the poached pear. Drowned in red wine, with only a cinnamon stick as a life raft, the pears are cooked until tender, a mushy kind of tender. But times are changing; right now there’s a dragon fruit in my kitchen. Along with a mini pineapple, a

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