background noise

the radio plays in the kitchen, just slightly off the station now.   static rattles through the air, fills eardrums with white noise that means nothing.   a dial is turned and the station clears, back to loudly-coloured noise.


crumb + cold + playful

there's crumbs on the bench a thin-framed tray cooling fresh cookies from the stove. a swipe of a damp sponge clears away the crumbs, leaving clean.   the cookies go cold left out too long and only just staying soft. they are still good, with a subtle tang of orange when bitten.   someone ventures… Continue reading crumb + cold + playful

a kitchen tale

i'm working through the kitchen cupboards, piling the tables high with ingredients and sifting through them to find the right combination. it was originally intended as a birthday cake, but then i realized i had got the month wrong - now, it's going to be a "just because" cake. actually, on reflection, cupcakes might work… Continue reading a kitchen tale

apprentice + leap + throb

the apprentice leaned over the kitchen bench, knife clasped firmly in hand.   blisters throbbed on her hands, knuckles tense and stiff from chopping vegetables.   a plate crashed to the floor, and she leaped around, just a little jumpy.

edge + recharge

plates balanced on the kitchen bench, each one loaded with freshly-baked goods.   phone recharging by the appliances, out of place, streaming YouTube.   cutlery's fine edge glistens under the light, waits for audience's use.

a lost bottle of oil

smooth and sleek, add to any kitchen to make a tray of baking work. ----- spill into a car for the sake of maintenance and hope the engine doesn't die. ----- keep it away, too, from smooth floors lest it become a hazard to safety.