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…

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…

Welcoming 2016

Maybe the best way to start off the New Year is to procrastinate. At least, that’s what I tell myself as I write the post that was intended for January 1… four days late. There are any number of solid excuses for this: I’ve been busy, I’ve been traveling, blah blah blah. But ultimately, it…

It’s Almost Christmas!

In case you weren’t already aware, it’s almost Christmas! I could spend paragraphs upon paragraphs raving about how amazing snow is, and how cold weather is incredible, also how family and this season are my favorite things… but I won’t (given that I’m sure you’ve heard it from me, or like me already). But just…

Laksa, Salaman Rushdie and Berlin

I wouldn’t use the word momentous┬áto describe this week necessarily, but I almost want to throw it out there, because this week was one of the better ones since arriving in Germany. Living abroad, while having its incredible perks, I have found can be incredibly isolating and lonely. This isn’t to say I don’t go…

Vampires and Dolls Under Waterloo Bridge

Like I said last week – I making it a priority to blog more and in that spirit, here I am! Back in my cold and cozy Berlin after a wild and fantastic weekend in London with my friend Rebecca! Save your grumblings, I know – I’ve been to London before and it’s not much…

Books and books… (Oh and a headstand)

Life in Cologne is many things, but one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be difficult. Of course language school is no breeze in the park, but adapting to new cities and cultures is usually a particular strong point of mine. Keyword there: usually. Take away all that mumbo-jumbo about adaption and cultural…