What more can a girl ask for?
All my creative energy seems to be going into the kitchen at the moment. I’ve baked banana bread, gingerbread, hokey pokey and Anzac biscuits, made vegetable curries and saffron rice, savory pastries, chicken parmigiana, and an experimented with an assortment of spices. Each time my husband comes home from work there are new smells and tastes in the house. While I cook I listen to music – retro is the flavour of this week. What I cook dictates what I listen to: many of the recipes I’ve enlisted were family favourites when I was growing up, so it seemed appropriate to listen to the music that was playing in our house at the time – bands like The Cars, Jefferson Airplane, Led Zepplin, Masters Apprentices and musicians like John Lennon, Bowie and Meatloaf. Music makes the food taste so much better because the experience of cooking it is so much fun. I’m curious how this music will affect my writing . . .