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Saudi Days, Saudi Nights

In Saudi Arabia the heat is baked into your skin, which is always coated with a thin layer of dust. The first month we are there a massive dust storm whips through Riyadh and I find piles of sand on my window sills and…

10 November 2019
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Poppyseed Cake

As it happens, I made this simple yet luscious poppyseed cake almost a year ago on a sweltering Sydney afternoon and I’m finally getting to posting it. It’s a lovely holiday treat, baked as a cake, muffins, or as a loaf — mini loaves,…

17 December 2018
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A New Home (+ Apple Bread)

Five years, three countries, and two kids later we are home for the very first time in a place from where we won’t be moving and upheaving our life every few years. It feels rather surreal and yet familiar at the same time because…

12 October 2018
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San Francisco Days

We left Australia over a month ago and as seems to be the case with such moves that life already feels a bit like an unreality. Our daily routines have shifted into new (albeit temporary) ones involving trips to the parks within walking distance…

13 September 2018