Ground Beef Skillet-Casserole

In honor of my leaving Germany, I set about thinking of a perfect goodbye meal for my dear friends living in Berlin. It couldn’t be too fancy or difficult to make… but it also had to scream *comfort* and *I promise I’m not leaving you*. Hmm, what to cook? Then it struck me, a casserole…

Caught From Around the Web

In lieu of anything especially exciting this week (minus my dad visiting… but I’ll get to that later), I’m doing a quick roundup of some of my favourite blog posts, recipes, and anything that I think you all might find interesting. Let me know if this is something you’re into and I’d be happy to…

Entering a Land of Twisty Streets and Unhealthy Snacking

Ryanair seems to thrive on moods of spontaneity. At least, they benefited from my random booking of a trip to Malta with my good friend, Tay. Back when the sun was missing from Berlin for six months, we decided the necessity of beaches and warm weather was far more than slightly needed. Fast forward to…

What a Week!

What a week of posts, whew! I feel like I posted something new almost everyday… Oh wait, I did. In case you didn’t notice, the transition from solely book blog to combination book-cook blog is complete. To be honest, it’s made me feel better and happier than ever. I never realized how excited cooking makes…

Spring is finally on the way!

Perhaps it’s because Sunday’s weather finally broke the barrier of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, but as I’m reflecting back on my week- I can’t help but feel a deep sense of satisfaction. Earlier yesterday, I dropped off a friend by the bus station. My thoughts, as you can imagine, are mostly focused on what a fun…

Weekends in London

Remember how last week I was in my vibe of comfort and routine? That was definitely not last weekend. Sure I went to the gym and I slightly increased my attendance in yoga. But things changed as the end of last week rounded the corner. Not only did I realize I should be tossing my…

Successful Adulting

As of last week, I feel like I have finally learned a little more about “adulting,” in small quantities at least. I didn’t write my usual weekly post last week, mostly because nothing at all happened that could have made for interesting reading. My job is *eh* fun, but I can’t write about the different…

Working Girl

In case you couldn’t tell by the title… I started work this week. I can’t exactly say where; contracts and the lot *dramatic eye roll. But suffice it to say that this week has probably been one of the best I’ve had since entering Germany. Not only because I absolutely love my job, but also…

Somehow… a productive week has emerged

To be perfectly candid, I expected last week to be absolutely horrid. I had nothing to do, not counting a couple journalism assignments… and well, you know the quote: “Idle hands make the devil’s workshop.” Though, I can’t say I knew that quote until I just googled it a second ago (It seemed reasonable). Luckily…

Visitors from Jolly Old England

Late in what seems to be a poor choice of routine, my post for last week comes up on the Wednesday of the next week. Sorry about that, yeah. But last week was exciting, overwhelming and I’m currently running on two shots of coffee right now, so forgive me if my fingers are slightly trembling…

Gdansk-ing, Frankfurt, and Normalcy

Last week was no normal week. Forced out of my normal routine, I attended my program’s mid-year seminar in Frankfurt during the weekdays. There was a lot of bureaucracy, wasted time and nonsense… as was expected. What did I learn from a week of group meetings? Absolutely nothing. Thankfully, I got to visit Checkpoint Alpha,…