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September 15, 2014

Watermelon Julep

Is it a little late to be posting watermelon cocktails?  No way.  I am not bound by calendar rules!  It’s summer somewhere right?  This is for my friends in Australia and New Zealand!  

September 12, 2014

Cookie crumbs

Whenever September comes I always want new notebooks and planners, even though there is no “back to school” for grad students.  Love this gold polka dot number from Kate Spade. 

September 03, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Almond Galette

When I was little, I liked to hang out in my older sister’s room and look at all her things. They always seemed so grown up and cooler than what I had.  She had a bookshelf with books (of course), but also knickknacks, little figurines, and photographs.  

August 24, 2014

Shoeless Joe

The first time I experienced carbonated coffee was at Mercury Espresso Bar.  We were meeting some friends for fried chicken and donuts for lunch (because clearly that’s the right thing to do on a weekend) and we had decided to walk the four kilometers to get there (because that’s what you need to do when you eat fried chicken and donuts for lunch). 

August 18, 2014

Roasted Tomato Tart

You have not experienced a tomato until you've sliced into one that you've just picked, still warm from the sun.  Unfortunately, we only had one ripe tomato, so we supplemented with others that we got in our weekly vegetable delivery.  I didn't think growing my own food would make such a difference, but the flavour of this tomato was so different than the others.  You could really tell.