Hi. My name is Mojgan, pronounced moj-gawn, like moj is gone, and I write this blog.
I’m from Vancouver, British Columbia, but I grew up in Iran, and live in Toronto, Ontario. Somewhere the Iranian in me dashes saffron into everything and exercises snobbery when it comes to the length and individuality of cooked rice grains. I like roasting hazelnuts just so their smell can fill my kitchen with coziness. I defend nutmeg and hope that it will one day reclaim its indispensable spot in the kitchen. I like lemons, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, and pears. At times you might even see me wear a pear on my head, or maybe a bird’s nest. Oh, and did I say that I love lemons?
How to use something lemon
Something lemon is organized with tags and categories divided between book, food, fashion, music, and career so that hopefully you can find what you are looking for quickly.
About the name something lemon
I was at work and had the biggest craving for lemon tarts. With mouth watering and my taste buds feeling the tanginess of lemons already, all I could think about was how I could get some lemons. Needless to say, productivity was low that day.
During my drive home, I stopped at my local grocery store and decided to buy lemons to make a lemon tart. But the lemons looked so good — shiny and the nicest shade of yellow I have ever seen. So naturally I bought a bag of lemons and decided to make 10 things with lemons.
All I ate that week consisted of lemony goodness: lemon tart, lemon meringue pie, lemon blueberry cakes, lemon poppy seed muffins, lemon ice cream, lemon curd, lemon cheesecake, lemon loaf, lemon cupcakes, and lastly, lemonade to finish the lemons.
The week ended with me being sick and having to go through a sugar detox. And let’s not mention that I smelled like butter! But my lemon love has remained and I try to consume something lemon often. Something lemon represents how my job, fashion choices, the books I read, and the music I listen to all inspire my food choices, and how I go about, however obsessively, in meeting my cravings.