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Writing 101: Lists

Herbs and Spice Drawer (0041)

This weekend I promised myself I would try to catch up with a couple of Writing 101 tasks that were given throughout the past few days. It’s been tough for me to find some time to sit down and just write away, and since this is a food blog, recipes were given first priority. But today is a good day to focus on my work. It’s a breezy sunny morning and the only thing missing is a beautiful view. I wish I had the time to drive to somewhere like Dingli, sit on a bench by the cliffs and soak up some of that fresh sea air. I can’t do that right now so I’m in my second favourite place – the study area. So here we go.

The task at hand is to come up with a list of 10 things I like. At first it seemed simple enough, but that’s definitely not the case. There’s a sneaky 11th item in there somewhere. My list could go on and on, so the scope of this exercise for me is to learn how to condense ideas. If you are a regular reader of C&T you might already know that my posts are of the long-ish kind. So before completely defeating the purpose of the task I’d better be on my way! These are listed in no particular order of preference.

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Soft-boiled egg and cake

Egg and Savoury Cake (6914)I am wide awake. Have been since three this morning. I’m not a good sleeper in general, mostly because my mind doesn’t stop. When I was younger I despaired during moments like these, especially before exams, which made them worse and always made me anxious. Now, thank goodness, my university days are over and done with, but older years come with other concerns. These days I’m trying to learn how to relax when my insomnia bouts kick in. I have realised that staying in bed, trying to sleep makes the whole thing worse for me. So I get up and do what I love to do best: catch up on my favourite foodie blogs and bookmarking every recipe I like. I read until sleep catches up in turn with me, or until breakfast time, when my lovely J, who’s still half asleep, asks me if I would like some coffee. Yes, espresso please!

My stomach still has some collywobbles, however I wouldn’t mind something like this (see photo) this morning! A soft-boiled egg, so yellow and so nutritious, paired with Rachel Khoo‘s savoury cake. I have posted the full recipe and loads of photos some months back, but it’s one of my favourite things to eat. Why? It’s versatile and portable. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner and perhaps on a picnic in between!

Egg and Savoury Cake (6918)Have a great morning! Enjoy. Rob