For Lack of Cooking…

For a lack of cooking and time this week, I can only offer a picture of some delicious take-out food that inspired me to eat in more often. What are you looking at, you might ask? A side of hummus, salad and pita bread to start. For the main course, I ordered a “Viva Bowl”…

Black Tea with Milk or… Coffee

When things get stressful, I want to sit down with a cup of tea. The slow mornings that sometimes turn into long sips of coffee and peanut butter toast are beginning to accomplish the same thing. Granted, I haven’t had many of these morning as of late. In a way, the ambition that I love…

To do it all or to not- That is the question

Lately I’ve been asking myself the question: can I handle doing it all? I started official “Cultural Diplomacy” coursework this week, and along with taking Barre classes, teaching yoga and keeping up with online coursework – it’s a lot more than I thought. I’ve found myself running on not enough sleep. I’m always on the…

February: i.e. death by frozen fingers

This winter has felt like an eternity. Sitting, waiting and twiddling my thumbs in anticipation of school, trying not to turn my apartment into a furnace – it’s all part of living here. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I may die from a case of severely frozen external limbs (thanks Berlin) because despite…

New Years Start.. a teensy bit late

In the days after New Years, the gym is packed. Everyone is determined to complete their New Years resolutions: to be more active, more mindful and actually run a 5K. Usually I am one of those people in the gym, slightly irritated by the influx of new people always using the exact machine that I…

How do you choose to react?

The past nine days have been nothing but brutal. Since the election of our new President, I wake up feeling sick as I wonder what new horrors the day has brought upon us. What new executive orders has the new Commander in Chief decided to enact? In what way has he chosen to wreak havoc…

Hard Work Actually Pays Off?

Surprising as it is, all of the hard work I’ve been putting in has finally paid off. For months, I told myself that it would be that way; that working hard and spending hours upon hours in pursuit of one goal was worth it. And… and despite months of relative failure, I finally have some…

Back to Berlin

Back in Berlin among the Kebab shops and bone-biting cold wind, I cant help the smile that crosses my face. I’m home again. The last couple weeks of the holidays were spent in Capetown and Durban, two cities as far away from Berlin that I could imagine (13,000 km to be exact). Exploring new exciting…

Lies of “Single Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

So let’s clarify things before I explain why single serving oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are a lie. When you’re sitting alone in your apartment, it’s 11pm and you’re having a slight craving for something sweet: it only makes sense that you’d want to google the mysterious single serving recipes that you see online. My original…

Christmas Travels and New Beginnings

Now that I’m reading the title of this post again, it’s looking a bit more cliche than I would like. I realise that I haven’t written a “personal” post in quite some time. Excuses, while I do have them, aren’t exactly the way I want to start out: so let me give you some background…

Holiday Season Blondies

Around Christmas, I always find myself in the kitchen baking as much as I possibly can. It’s so much fun to gift your little brownies, blondies and cookies to all of your friends (and more baking = better baking). This week… I found myself making blondies: perhaps god’s greatest gift to man. Luckily it was…

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Scones

Chocolate Chip Scones There is practically more pure and innocent in this world better than the wafting small of freshly baked scones in the oven while you sip on cinnamon-nutmeg flavoured tea. Practically Nothing. The one thing better may be sitting in in a large oversized sweater while feeling the chocolate chips melt in your…