I’m Lili, amateur cook, sporadic photographer, full-time dis-organiser, klutz and optimist.
This blog is a collection of my favorite recipes, my travel adventures, and a fashion post here and there. It’s also an undertaking in trying to de-clutter my life and minimalise my hoarding habits on all fronts.
Oh and yes, that’s me over there, wearing a crown of bread… What can I say? I like a good laugh!
Contact & other platforms
You can contact me by email here : firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, here’s some random information about me:
Favorite thing to cook: Risotto! This is what I cook after a long day. I love to unwind and spend 30 minutes just stirring rice in a pot, listening to music or watching a movie.
Favorite things to eat: Dal & cheese naan | olives (especially anchovy-stuffed) | chipotle pulled pork | foie gras | squid, calamari & octopus | super dark chocolate (>75%) | smoked salmon | camembert & reblochon… The list goes on!
Morning habits: Waking up late, having coffee for breakfast & leaving the house with socks that don’t match. As much as I love mornings and sunrises, I usually see them at the end of a late night out and not when any getting up is involved!
Favorite cities: Bordeaux | Sydney | Singapore | Paris | Prague.
Favorite restaurants: There are so many good ones but here are places I visit every time I’m in town. Mamak, Sydney | East Ocean, Sydney | Urban Pantry, Canberra | Brasserie les BB Majeurs, Bordeaux | Pizetta di Roma, Toulouse | La Baratte, Col de Leschaux (near Annecy) | Khansama Tandoori, Singapore.
Guilty food pleasures: Nong Shim brand Seafood Ramyun | chips – a bag of nacho flavored Doritos or sour-cream-and-onion Pringles has occasionally constituted a meal for me | confit duck.
Favorite books: His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman | Le Petit Prince (the Little Prince), Antoine de St Exupéry | The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde | Cat’s Cradle, Kurt Vonnegut | Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling | On the Jellicoe Road, Melina Marchetta | The Chronicles of Narnia (except The Horse and his Boy – sorry!), C. S. Lewis | The Dream Merchant, Isabel Hoving | And Then There Were None, Agatha Christie | The Perks of Being a Wallflower (hated the movie), Steven Chbosky | Bel Ami, Maupassant | Cahiers de Douai in Complete Works, Arthur Rimbaud | Contemplations, Victor Hugo.
Albums I can listen to in one sitting: Blue, Joni Mitchell | Everything in Transit, Jack’s Mannequin | Revolver & Please, Please, Me, The Beatles | Continuum, John Mayer | Life for Rent, Dido | Good Morning Revival, Good Charlotte | She Will Have Her Way, Various (Tim & Neil Finn covers).
Favorite movies/series: Howl’s Moving Castle | Veronica Mars (series + film), | Charmed | The 10th Kingdom | Stardust | The Breakfast Club | Spirited Away | The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy | The Incredibles | Back to the Future | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off | Clueless | Moulin Rouge | 8 Femmes | L’Age de raison | LOL.
Australia | Austria | Belgium | Cambodia | Canada | China | Croatia | Czech Republic | Egypt | Estonia | Fiji | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Iceland | India | Ireland | Italy | Japan | Latvia | Liechtenstein | Lithuania | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Mexico | Morocco | Myanmar | Netherlands | New Zealand | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Russia | Singapore | Slovakia | Slovenia | South Korea | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | Taiwan | Thailand | Tunisia | Turkey | Ukraine | United Kingdom (UK) | United States of America (USA) | Vietnam.
Favorite quotes: “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” Robert Frost | “Je bondis hors du cercle et brisai le compas, je nommai le cochon par son nom, pourquoi pas?” Victor Hugo.