I want to write!

I want to write!

I’ve always been interested in the history of things, where things came from, which ideas inspired them, the beginnings of a genre. I love to compare these things, but inside the mess of my own head they can get a bit confused. So I am just going to write my own feelings about each individual thing, and then maybe compare and bring them all together later.

At the moment I am listening to the audio book Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. In this book a character called Art3mis (Artemis) has a blog. Here she writes a comparison essay about John Hughes and his “boyish” trilogy (including The Breakfast Club) and the “girlish” trilogy (including Sixteen Candles). I looked up John Hughes and he has actually directed many of my favourite films, including National Lampoons. So I decided I would look into this myself, try and watch as many of his (and other) films and write about them. (Forgive me if the book reference isn’t completely accurate, it’s a while since I heard that bit of the book.)

This is a labor of love, purely for my own enjoyment. If you guys like reading it too then that’s a bonus!

I have things I’ve already written, dating back to before Christmas. I was waiting to write them up properly and maybe compare them to others in their genre, but I was waiting forever, ideas didn’t surface or I just didn’t have the time. So I will slowly post the things I have already written and also start writing new things. As I said I will post them all individually, then I have a record of how I felt at those moments.

Let’s see how this goes!


Food stuffs – Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce

Food stuffs – Bulldog Tonkatsu Sauce

Recently I saw a cooking video where someone mentioned Bulldog Tonkatsu sauce. Of course because it was something new, I’d never tried it or heard of it before I instantly wanted it! 

Literally days later we visited my home town for our anniversary (2 years yay ❤ xx)  and they had a small but ample Oriental food shop opening up and what did I find, Tonkatsu sauce. Insta-buy! 

It was fairly accurate to describe it as a mix of Worcester and Brown sauce, but there is a twang I can’t describe, and it’s delicious. 

I haven’t had much opportunity to utilise the sauce as of yet, but it’s tasty on the side or top of a complimentary dish. I even made pasta with a tomato sauce and parsley base, added Tonkatsu to the sauce mix which contained onions, capers, sugar and a splash of mirin and soy. Once the pasta was cooked I mixed it in with the sauce. Sounds weird right? Somehow it was nice. The salty capers were lovely little gems bursting with flavour amongst the savory, sweet and salty sauce mix. I would definitely make it again. 

I am looking forward to using Tonkatsu sauce in more creations, looks like it will become a staple in our kitchen. Sometime I would love to try making my own! 

Now playing: Skylanders Giants soundtrack – Lorne Balfe