Peanut Soba Noodles

Peanut Noodles

You can never keep me away from noodles for too long. Our love is inevitable; no matter how people might try to tear us apart in the insufferable hot weather, I will still love my noodles. Because noodles can be served chilled. If I can’t enjoy a steaming bowl of ramen, then cold noodles are the next best thing.

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Nutty Olive Oil Granola

nutty granola with almond milk

This week, I will be officially graduating from college. After six long years. I have to keep reminding myself that this is real life.

School has taken me more time to finish than it does most people, partly because I took a break to work at Flour Bakery, and partly because I’m really (really) not perfect. But graduation is finally here, and I am now facing a completely unplanned future; feeling simultaneously terrified and thrilled. Real world, here I come.

granola mise

But before I can get to my future, I just know I’m going to trip over myself as I cross the stage. For some reason I’ve decided to wear wedge heels, when I could probably count on two hands the number of times I’ve actually worn high heels out and about. Even without heels, my coordination is no better than a donkey walking a tight rope, and it doesn’t help that I’ll have all of Harvard’s eyes on me. I’m glad my parents will be there to photograph the exact moment that I stumble on my gown, so I can share it with all of you and prove to you that I am not exaggerating – I really am that clumsy. Continue reading

Lemon Dutch Baby & White Chocolate Pistachio Whipped Cream

thick lemony dutch baby

I’ve always been a little late to the game.

whipped eggs

When skinny jeans first became a thing again in the early 2000s, I remember swearing that I would never be caught dead in them. They looked weird and alien-ish and I thought my hand-me-down bell bottoms were just so much cooler. Continue reading

Mayan Chocolate Cookies

Mayan Cookies Plate

Friends, I think I may have just fallen in love this year on Valentine’s Day. That’s right, I’m in love. I have fallen in love with the beautiful craft of baking. Especially cookies.

Mayan Cookie Close Up

About a year ago, Leili gave me a cookie mix created by the amazing Ashley Rodriguez and from there I baked my first batch of perfect cookies. For months, I kept the empty container so I could read the ingredients and set out on my own to create my perfect cookies. I’ve concocted several recipes since that time and have had wonderful feedback, but I’m still chasing after more perfect cookies. Who doesn’t love a good cookie to sweeten up their day? Continue reading