Monthly Archives : April 2015

Chicken + Veggie Chow Mein


I can’t overemphasize how dire the Chinese food situation is where we live. There are two places: one charges a stupid amount of money per dish and the other is just depressing. I sometimes dream of opening up a tiny restaurant with just a walk-up window that only sells dumplings and noodles. To go. Only to go. Maybe I’ll even call…

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Triple Chocolate Espresso Tea Cake


I like the idea of tea cake. It says, let’s have lunch at home, wear soft clothes and drink wine on the patio. It says I don’t want to spend one second making buttercream or stacking layers of cake, but I want cake. It also says I love you chocolate…I really do. It is also borderline begging for a glass of wine.…

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Five Spice Cherry Pie


I don’t bake pie nearly enough. Every time I do I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It’s actually never as time-consuming as you think it is. This morning I woke up (yawn, stretch, coffee) and made pie by 10:30am. We should do this every Sunday. It’s almost like meditating. With dough, sugar and cherries as our om.…

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Petite Raspberry + Blueberry Scones With Hella Lemon Glaze


My life has consisted of two meals lately: noodles and scones. I’ve been messing around with chow mein noodles, rice noodles, pad Thai noodles and zucchini noodles (which we’re calling vasta, right???). I’ve been dressing them in slightly spicy peanut sauce, a thicker soy-based sauce or a heavy-on-the-sesame sauce. Sort of like my own little culinary version of My Size…

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{ blackberry + lemon vodka cooler }


blackberry + lemon vodka cooler { spring fever } I’m acting like I’m on Spring Break even though I haven’t been in school in, let’s just say, quite some time. Every year, for as far back as I can remember, I get a little crazy come spring. I want to shrug off responsibility, spend more money than I have, shove my…

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