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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.