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Current Obsessions ♥ February 2014

“What am I currently obsessed with? • Soba Noodles • Mangoes • Calamansi • Sparkling Water”

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Current Obsessions ♥ February 2014

Current Obsessions ♥ February 2014

When it rains it pours.

I’ve been bogged down with freelance work, creating things in the kitchen and surviving on minimal sleep.

Life has been grand!

Lots of up and downs; things to look forward to, and something things not to. 

Let’s see what February has in store for us all :)


My go to dish in Summer is usually a poached chicken and soba noodle salad. I actually hadn’t made it this Summer, until Alana reminded me about it when she made it during heat wave week. When I made it and fell totally head over heels in love with it again. Something about the sesame oil and the cold soba brings me to a #happyplace.

Another recipe you should definitely try is; Teriyaki Salmon with Soba Noodles.



This obsession isn’t a new one. I can still vaguely remember the first time Mum split a mango with me. I think I may have proclaimed them to be my absolute favourite fruit, and it hasn’t changed since that fateful day. I usually eat them but cutting the grid pattern, invert the mango half and inhale it (eaten really quickly and noisily, I don’t snort mangoes, just want to clear that up!), slurping over the sink. NOTHING beats a fresh, cold, ripe mango in the Summer for me. I hang out patiently for mango season each year. 

Some of my favourite mango recipes include:



Most of my friends these days are freaks I’ve met on the Internet. The freaky internet people outweigh the amount of people I’ve met offline first. I call them freaks because I love them dearly. Cherrie is up there as one of my absolute favourite. We have bonded over chicken adobo, lumpiang shanghai, iced teas, cakes, whole suckling pig, you name it, we’ve done it. We’ve even attempted two David Chang desserts in one day together, because we have a mutual drive to be cray cray. 

…wow, talk about getting side tracked. Anyway, as we are freaky food people, we are constantly passing food to one another. This time I was lucky enough to receive calamansi/kalamansi from Cherrie’s tree. It is also known as calamondin, and is essentially a Filipino lime. I have a recipe lined up to make with them, but for now, they have been a real treat in a glass of ice cold sparkling water. I haven’t had a boozed up version, sorry to disappoint. 

Cherrie has a couple of recipes up for you to try if you wish: 



Remember what I was saying about freaky people found on the internet? Merowyn is also another of my absolute favourites. We have bonded over food, design and randomness <3 

Merowyn messaged me one day to say she had a whole heap of old cutlery she was getting rid of, and wanted to know if I wanted them for my photography. I died. I couldn’t believe my luck to score such items I needed so badly, and was all over it like a rash.

When I went to pick up the loot;

e107So much awesomeness. More than I was expecting. In fact just remembering how much I have, I still have that face!!

Somehow we ended up getting talking about Soda Streams, and how she had a spare one for reasons we won’t go into, and wanted to know if I wanted it. At first I was declining as I don’t really drink soft drinks, but her and her man Hamish convinced me it was really good for making mineral water. I eventually caved and said yes, and loaded the pink Soda Stream into the car. 

It took months for me to unbox it. I couldn’t find any instructions so I kinda winged it. Which I probably would have done anyways. I never #RTFM. Since I’ve started, I can’t stop. I had a sparkling water obsession before the Soda Stream, but now that I know I can have it at any time without buying it from the shops has completely changed my world :) Thank you again Merowyn! #loveyoulongtime 



Definitely not food, but something that is on constantly repeat in my car. Anything by these boys! I caught them a few years ago at the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and they can really do no wrong. I had the hardest time trying to narrow down one song but here’s a sampler :)


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6 comments on “Current Obsessions ♥ February 2014
  1. Mez - February 2, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    first of all I need to make that soba salad

    second mangos are the bomb. we buy boxes super cheap $15 when they are SUPER ripe blend down and freeze… today I got some of the frozen stuff and blended it with yogurt and froze in ice cube trays. Orlando LOVES the “fro yo”.

    third… “had a spare one for reasons we won’t go into…”





  2. Helen (Grab Your Fork) - February 2, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    You’ve reminded me to make more zaru soba too! And I love Two Door Cinema Club! And my Soda Stream!

  3. GourmetGetaways - February 3, 2014 at 9:18 am

    My current obsession is mojitos!
    …not that healthy but so good for summer…
    I also have the soda stream and mineral water with mint and lemon is a current obsession…
    hmm and an obsession with yoga…
    …no food obsessions at the moment… well maybe pork belly, I just can’t move past that one 😉

  4. Yasmeen | Wandering Spice - February 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

    That soba salad is on my LIST – just peeked in the pantry and I have two packets so… that’s happening. Two Door reminds me of my husband… I first saw them about 4 years ago (5 years ago? Ah!) in Amsterdam, after he invited me to a London Calling show.

    Also, sparkling water for the win. I’ve been drinking quite a bit of it lately, especially at after-work functions where I need to be “on” but can’t miss out on having a drink in my hand!

  5. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed - February 24, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Love this post :) I love two door cinema club! Changing of the seasons is my fav. Soda streams are THE BOMB! All the best with these freelance jobs, my dear. You are so talented, you deserve all the success as you’re a gem who consistently churns out amazingness. xx


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