Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

One of things I love about this recipe is its lack of one. After doing some serious research into what was the simplest recipe that could use peanut butter, made some kind of baked good, and didn’t require me to buy many extra ingredients – I was left with two reflections. 1) as long as…

Book Review: All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Title: All The President’s Men: The Greatest Reporting Story of All Time Author: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics, Writing, Journalism, American History Publisher: Simon Schuster Published: June 3, 2014 Page Amount: 368 pages Goodreads Summary: This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Menrevealed…

Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Title: The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth 2) Author: NK Jemisin Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia Publisher: Orbit Published: August 18, 2016 Page Amount: 448 pages Goodreads Summary: The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train…

Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles are the easiest and quickest cookie to make if you’re in a rush. They have a couple base ingredients… and even if you don’t have all the things, you can substitute at will and really do just about anything. Case in point: I was in the mood to bake on a Sunday evening at…

Book Review: The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

Title: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Food and Drink, Nonfiction, Cooking, Memoir, Travel, Biography, Autobiography, Food Writing Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Published: May 16, 2006 Page Amount: 288 pages Goodreads Summary: Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty…

The Urge To Wax Poetic

As I’m writing this now, I’m still in the Netherlands. In fact, I haven’t even yet stepped out to the airport. But by the time you read this, I will be enjoying the sunshine in Porto with my friend Jess on a much needed weekend vacation. It’s been some time since I’ve written a narrative-style personal post and in all…

Roasted Pumpkin, Brussel Sprouts and Chicken

If I’m being honest, this barely requires a recipe at all. I went with my gut and threw some ingredients on a sheet pan with one vague idea of what I wanted and ta-da: delicious autumnal themed noms for at least four meals! two 500g containers of chicken Spice mix: Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Turmeric,…

Book Review: A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre

Title: A Legacy of Spies Author: John Le Carre Genre: Fiction, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Mystery Publisher: Viking Published: September 5, 2017 Page Amount: 265 pages Goodreads Summary: Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead…

Book Review: The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye by David Lagercrantz

Title: The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye Author: David Lagercrantz; Translator: George Goulding Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime Publisher: MacLehose Press Published: September 7, 2017 Page Amount: 448 pages Goodreads Summary: Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force: Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women’s prison for saving a young boy’s life by any means…

The Most Magical of Bars

What to do when two of your work colleagues are gluten free – that was the question I faced last week. Normally this isn’t a work dilemma that one often has, but as I love baking and especially love bringing baked goods to my coworkers. Hence, it became my problem. Last week  I made some…

New Books (Just Two)

I’m normally not a huge fan follower of big books coming out. In fact, the only way I keep up with my book news is by following Book Riot or being exceptionally obsessed with an author (Neil Gaiman for example). It’s rare I find the top 40 books on display at Barnes & Noble on…