Love is... making their favourite channa pindi, because the return to London has been pretty tough.
Love is... paying attention when dry roasting the spices for said channa pindi as you are meant to, and not taking short cuts.
Love is... grinding the spices by hand in the pestle and mortar when not one of the electrical gadgets in the kitchen does the grinding sufficiently
Love is... washing up, drying and putting away all the trialled electrical gadgets, plus the pestle and mortar in the absence of a dishwasher.
Love is...collecting hand ground spices which “poofed” all over the counter top.
Love is... cooking channa pindi in advance to allow for the flavours to soak into the chickpeas, just as he likes.
Love is...then baking frangipani cakes, and making sure some are left for him after checking they taste ok.