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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkebabs

Grilled Chicken Satay: 4 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes Marinade: Pineapple yogurt (or plain if you prefer) 1/2 cup olive oil Zest and juice of 3 limes Plenty of … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Chronicles of Naania

Last week I spent several days with my dear friend Allison. It was just the sort of spontaneous visit that we both needed. We had both been feeling pretty restless … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Shrimportance of Being Earnest

This week I said (a hopefully temporary) goodbye to London and moved back to my hometown of Bryn Mawr. Like Jack Worthing in The Importance of Being Earnest, I have … Continue reading

July 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Braised New World

As many of you know, over a year and a half ago I moved to London to attend culinary school. Many people questioned my choice to study cuisine in Great … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Bun Also Rises

I am currently fulfilling a lifelong dream: being – and living – in London during Wimbledon. Though I love watching all of the big tennis tournaments, the traditions surrounding this … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

20,000 Leeks Under the Sea

As brunch grows in popularity, particularly amongst twenty-somethings in big cities, booking a table becomes increasingly difficult. Reservations fill up sometimes weeks in advance, leaving many hungry and housebound on … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

James and the Ginger Peach

“My dear young fellow,” the Old Green Grasshopper said gently, “there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.” When I … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hound of Tabasco-villes

This past weekend I attended a summer ball at Shakespeare’s Globe. It was a fabulous event – champagne, dinner, and dancing at one of London’s most famous landmarks. There are so … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sage of Innocence

Tonight Edward and I are going to a live broadcast of La Bohéme in Trafalgar Square. For our opera picnic, he’s bringing the wine, and I’m in charge of food. … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rummy Oat and Juliet

As I get older, it becomes much more apparent how similar I am to my parents. Anyone who knows the pair of them is aware that they are quite different … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

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