Rhubarb, strawberry & kaffir lime louise cake – fragrant, tropical and tart, and topped with a cloud of meringue. Jump to Recipe
We survived! Exams happened, and I’m somehow out the other side. Possibly a little anti-climatic – all that build-up, stress and study is suddenly over, caput, finito, never to be seen again (at least for a few years – let’s not think about specialty exams just yet). The kitchen table became the place where I spent most of the day, surrounded by bits of refill paper scrawled with blue and purple notes, stacks of flashcards, a ticking pomodoro timer (have you tried it?), and my phone as far away from me as possible – way too tempting to have an old instagram scroll if it was in the same room. Usually an empty bowl, formerly filled with peanut butter smeared apple, because studying (or boredom? both?) makes me constantly hungry.
Following the blurred week of exams and another week spent packing up and moving out of my flat in Melbourne, I’m now back in Auckland for the summer. Considering I moved to Melbourne four years ago with 2 suitcases, I seem to have accumulated a scary amount of “stuff” – channeling Marie Kondo in a wardrobe cull was surprisingly satisfying. Plus half of my (very overweight) baggage on the way back was made up of cookbooks, props, ceramics and camera equipment…so I’ll just blame it on this blog.