Welcome to my blog, Spice and Nice! I take time to appreciate the things I do not know and to learn from the things I do. You will find poetry, lots and lots of poetry, recipes, ramblings of my insanity, and the occasional post on the importance of relaxing far, far away from other people.

Some days, I will unfold my thoughts and share my distress, other days, I will write to encourage you to keep going.

I take pride in the words that I put down and wish to be a source of encouragement and odd laughter. I am a huge fan of cooking good food and laughing with lovely people. My poetry and recipes attest to that.

I hope you find inspiration in my words while moving forward.

  • Episode 10: To Dine Together

    April 24, 2020 by

    Isn’t it amazing to sit down and talk with family and friends that make you feel loved? Oh gosh, how I miss it so much! I know I can’t be the only missing get together. In this episode, I break down the ways I create a community of friends who love to eat and be… Read more

  • Used Thoughts Of The Silence

    April 21, 2020 by

    I used to dream in tongues In languages left unspoken Fear of knowing Fear of being the one Twisted in the moment of falling behind Running in the wrong direction  Being lost to time Finding a place to call your own  Then losing the key Fearful memories Alone at last Drunken nights I forget my… Read more

  • Fragile Pieces

    April 18, 2020 by

    I have taken a liken to my hands, to the way you left them. Mangled bruises but only on the surface.  Beneath you left me with tactile changes of my character.  I trace these lines to their source  And find they run much deeper than this feigning of disingenuous compromises Bent over the wrong way… Read more

  • Episode 9: Wine and a Good Time

    April 16, 2020 by

    It’s been so long. Well good news, we are back to our regular programming. I hope you all and well and stay safe. This week’s episode is all about WINE!!!! You can thank me later, all opinions are my own and I standby them! Do you know wine history? Are you a connoisseur? If all… Read more

  • It is not yet Spring

    April 7, 2020 by

    Fragile cases of disillusioned men come tumbling down the street. Seeking justice on a promise of lips No one heard a thing they said Distant passersby scoff at the disruption to their walk It is not yet spring Loud voices clash On mountains of ill-forgotten deeds of kindness Silver clatters to the floor Making its… Read more

  • To Hunt A Fox

    March 24, 2020 by

    A fox rests on the shoulder of a mountain Taking in the rays of the sun It raises its head Foot steps draw near On the edge of the forest Creeping along the undergrowth A hunter draws near With gun in hand With vengeance in her eyes The fox tilts his head in amusement Another… Read more

  • Episode 8: For the Love of Pasta and Creative Expression

    March 20, 2020 by

    Thank you for joining me for another episode, this week I talk about pasta and just a few rumblings in my head at the moment. Part of the reason why I do this podcast is to talk to myself for around 30 minutes or so, or it could be because I love talking about food.… Read more

  • A Note On Consideration

    March 17, 2020 by

    The world is shaking at this moment, but rather than talking about the apparent ramifications that have befallen us. I rather talk about something that we can control—food waste. There are so many people going into stores to do nothing more than panic buy, causing a wave of hysteria and wasting the food they hoarded… Read more

  • No Podcast This Week

    March 12, 2020 by

    There will be no podcast today due to a migraine that has been going on for the past two weeks. Please stay healthy and remember to wash your hands and take care of your health.

  • Rocks On Riverbeds And Tumbling Shores

    March 10, 2020 by

    When I was younger, we used to go down to the riverside and skip rocks. My siblings, and sometimes, a myriad of cousins would join us all yelling and run at full speed along the dirt road. We would often forget our shoes, small children practicing small acts of defiance against their parents.  We were… Read more

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