A Friend’s B-Day: Carrot Cake

Since summer birthdays are often overlooked, with one of my friends who loves food, I started the tradition of baking her a birthday dessert. While I started more simplistically (classic Nestle chocolate chip cookies), I decided to go with a bang this year and recreate a carrot cake I made this past school year. As … Continue reading A Friend’s B-Day: Carrot Cake

A Cooking Experiment: Madeleines

While staying with my grandmother, my aunt Leslye and I underwent a cooking experiment (my first). My aunt was smart enough to bring madeleine pans and a madeleine cookbook with her, so that was at the center of our experiment. We were planning on making a new type of madeleine each day, but my parents … Continue reading A Cooking Experiment: Madeleines

Two for One: Hummus and Bread

This summer, I spent the past three weeks at UT Austin for a summer program. Since I was staying in a dorm, I ate at restaurants or at the dorm with food worse than that on airplanes for three weeks straight. When I came home, I had such a craving for fresh vegetables that I … Continue reading Two for One: Hummus and Bread

Father’s Day Tamarind Ribs

After I dragged my dad to his first (and probably last) spin class this Saturday for a Father's Day weekend special, I needed to repay him with a spectacularly good Father's Day dinner. So, per usual, I turned to my trusty guide: Bon Appétit. (If you haven't noticed, Bon Appétit is my cooking bible). A few weeks ago, I … Continue reading Father’s Day Tamarind Ribs

Five Fast, Fun Foodie Facts about Me

My pantry essentials : pickled jalapeños, tabasco, olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar and rolled oats  (reminder: I live in Houston, TX with my Greek dad as a major source of food inspiration.) My favorite grocery store: Central Market  I love this store so much I once wrote a full personal essay about my time there … Continue reading Five Fast, Fun Foodie Facts about Me