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The Cruller Purple

Raise your hand if you’re embarrassed about something you’ve done in the past decade. I’m currently typing with one hand while the other is waving proudly in the air. I … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sense and Sensibilitea Biscuits

My sister and I have been talking about one thing and one thing only for the past week: the Jeopardy audition exam. Anyone registered can log on at 8pm on … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Count of Monte Crisco

As I mentioned in my most recent post, this past week was a flurry of extended family and friends, daytrips to Philadelphia and DC, and a general east coast survey … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 2 Comments

Slaw-terhouse Five

Easter weekend was an absolute whirlwind of people coming and going through our front door. (Although part of this is simply the seasonal cheer, this was mainly due to the … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Peter Pain au Chocolat

J.M. Barrie’s beloved Peter Pan has lasted the test of time. In fact, after a Disney movie and live television production, it’s easy to forget that this beloved story began … Continue reading

April 12, 2015 · 3 Comments

Barley and Me

This Friday I’m flying home to Bryn Mawr for a couple of weeks. There are so many amazing memories I associate with my home, particularly surrounding weekend meals. It begins … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Dill’s House

One of my favorite meals growing up was cold tuna noodle salad. It’s colorful, rustic, and extremely quick to make. I loved this dish so much that I had no … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Spy Who Cumin From the Cold

I’ve been having an addiction problem recently; I just can’t seem to quit sourdough bread. Practically every breakfast place in London has an artsy chalkboard “specials” menu boasting any variety of … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Porks of Being a Wallflower

When I met Sam last year, I was shocked to learn that she was a teenager (though has moved up to the next decade of life since then). Immediately I … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment


Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and this past weekend I celebrated in the best way possible. With my sister’s tailor-made Celtic playlist on repeat, I sat in a cozy pub … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

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