Gratin Dauphinois or Who Knew Oven Baked Potatoes Sound so Posh in French?

One of the weirdest things about life as a kitchen dweller is, for example, switching from a gas stove top to an induction stove. You’ll never guess it, but you’ll be quite in a pickle. There is a special kind of kitchenware that goes with an induction stove, so most of your old kitchenware will … More Gratin Dauphinois or Who Knew Oven Baked Potatoes Sound so Posh in French?

Sicily: A Land of Wider Margins for Intimate Souls

I’ve done crowds in all their violent expression…people hurding, swarming, armying up in tumult…suits, ties, tailor-made outfits. Wholesale sentiments withering away in the noise, mild voices taken over by the very loud ones. Intimacy, however, where do we come by it these days and at what cost? Before we got on a plane to Sicily … More Sicily: A Land of Wider Margins for Intimate Souls

TownHouse 12: Milan

I’ve always loved the separation that comes with being away. The detachment somehow allows us to imagine ourselves a little bit different…a tad wild and unrooted. There’s a fragment of me that is the freedom all people aspire to. But having lived life a little, I find that freedom is but a measure of context. … More TownHouse 12: Milan

Leftovers In Clothes

The mystery that we are…most often not to others, but many a time to our own selves. It takes the weirdest, most unexpected situations to truly shape and define us…and it is not uncommon for such situations to arrive in our lives fashionably late. Ohhh…the things I would have done differently…the mindlessness I would have … More Leftovers In Clothes

Ghent: The Place to Let Your Imagination Go Wild

I do not know where beauty sprouts up from. With people  it may be good genes, gentle characters, strong family values or just a wonderful sense of fashion. With places it may be good location, gentle historical proceedings, strong national values or just a wonderful sense of architectural consistency. Places most beautiful I’ve been to, … More Ghent: The Place to Let Your Imagination Go Wild

Run-Off-The-Mill Romanian Cuisine: Baked Eggplants and Mayonnaise

It takes as much with this recipe as it does blogging. Fresh thinking just like fresh vegetables creates something delirious. Mayonnaise like glue keeps it all together. Spice like courage enables you to go further. And sometimes I love to whisk in some tradition, just so as to give my recipes an extra bit of … More Run-Off-The-Mill Romanian Cuisine: Baked Eggplants and Mayonnaise