Foil Salmon

You know that feeling… when you’ve been trolling the Pinterest archives for a few hours and you’ve just about had it. How can all of these weird bloggers perfect their dishes and have them look picture-ready? Well, besides that being a general part of daily life around my computer and I – I finally got…

Stovetop Garlic-Tomato Chicken

Chicken should be hailed potentially the best meat to cook with, if you haven’t cooked meat in months. That would be my issue. Living with a vegan for the past five months has certainly opened my eyes (rather forcefully) to the great options for vegetarians and cooking. There’s nothing I’d rather do now than do…

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…

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…

Twisted Chocolate Cookies

Why is it so difficult to bake cookies in only one way? After making the incredibly delicious chocolate chip cookies for Stefan’s birthday, I couldn’t resist! How could he only want one kind of cookie for a gift? I would be a terrible friend if I didn’t at least indulge in some experimental bakery. So…

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

It was Stefan’s birthday last weekend – and as one does: I baked. I knew that I had to make an extra special cookie recipe, and I didn’t have any on hand. Who do you call? Martha Stewart. There’s practically no one better to rely on delicious and overwhelmingly unhealthy baked goods than Martha Stewart,…

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…

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…

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,…

Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us by Murray Carpenter

Title: Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us Author: Murray Carpenter Genre: Nonfiction, Science, Food, Health, Psychology, History, Cooking, Business, Nutrition Publisher: Hudson Street Press Published: March 13, 2014 Page Amount: 288 pages Blurb From Goodreads: The most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential…

Laksa, Salaman Rushdie and Berlin

I wouldn’t use the word momentous to 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…

Greetings from Berlin

Well, here I am once again moving locations (this time – to Berlin of all places!). Yes, I’m an almost-official Berlin resident until July of 2016… Isn’t that crazy? I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I live in the city that was once the epicenter of the Cold War. As…