Food and stories seem to intertwine. Fragrant peaches, summer's dust and heatwaves. Skeletal trees of winter, ashen clouds brightened by citrus. They go together like chocolate and cardamom or strawberry and rhubarb. And I guess that's what I do here, share recipes and the thoughts that go with them.  I seem to choose simple, natural food. Lots of produce in season, spices, always whole grains, unrefined sweetness. Ingredients that are down to earth, and close to it.

I'm a big fan of hip-hop, of matte black cars, self-made millions and a life miles from my own. Not one that I necessarily want, but an escape of sorts.
My own world is... studying, for now. Soon they let me out into real life.
I like to travel, to be in new places, anonymous and a tiny piece of the puzzle. With people you'll never see again and places which fade into rosy memories that will surprise you, now and then. 
Melancholy, gray skies, heavy shadows. Drizzle and dark sweaters. The moon and the sea. They're my things.

The name Nutmeg and Pear is to honor my two ex-working Labradors, Prune and Suzi. Elegant, bold Prune, like nutmeg, and sweet, mild Suzi, like pear. Those two take up the biggest proportion of my heart and are the best part of me.

- Maya xx

I swam under water as if I really did not want to return to the surface, as if I wanted to stay below with the fish –Anaïs Nin

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If you would like to contact me, just to say hi, or for anything else, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for just reading along. It means something to me.