Coconut Curry

You’re all thinking it… I can see it in your eyes. Yes. I used pre-cooked chicken for my curry last week (don’t kill me?). Even now, looking at the delicious results of curry paste and coconut milk – I can’t bring myself to feel too shamed. Normally, I love cooking chicken from the raw state,…

Rolling Into November

Somehow,┬átoday is Halloween. I’m not entirely sure how a month of life has suddenly passed by, but there must be some sort of trickery at work. It is the season, right? It seems like it’s only yesterday that I arrived in Berlin, sorting out bureaucratic details and various memberships (perhaps the most German thing of…

Coming Home to Berlin

What is home? Can you define home as a place where your family is from? Categorically, yes. I would also hazard a guess that home somehow includes people, familiarity, comfort and somewhere with the potential for growth (both personal and professional). Home doesn’t have to mean one particular set of longitude and latitude points, even…

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…

Homesick Cure Frittata

My childhood is formed by memories of cooking frittatas. Every Sunday, my dad and I would arrive in the kitchen, pajama-ready and bed-head prepared to cook out two 12-egg frittatas for the week. He would aim to be healthy and use only egg-whites and smoked salmon, choosing to be light on butter and skimp on…

Utterly Lacking in Content? Or Is It Just Summer.

Sometimes I ask myself, scratch that, I am constantly asking myself: where does content come from? How do I write interesting things that keep both me and these strange creatures called “readers” entertained? How do popular bloggers that I follow seem to always have things to talk about, whether it’s trying out a new recipe…

Practically Disturbed it’s June

Today would normally be a day where I’d be preoccupied being a busy little bee at work, typing quickly away on proxy analyses and researching boring white old men and their lack of independence. Luckily, today and the rest of the week are taken up by my “Abschluss Seminar” for my fellowship program. For the…

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…