I'm back to procrasti-baking. Instead of focusing fully on those college essays that will not write themselves (if only), I've started baking through cookie recipes. Maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement; so far, I’ve only baked one batch of cookies, but there will be more to come. I started with my favorite cookies from … Continue reading Christmas in August (but only for the cookies)!
Chocolate is magical!
Especially in banana bread. (Now, I honestly feel like this is an unnecessary qualifier because chocolate is always magical, but it works wonders on the already quite impressive banana bread.) When miracle of miracles, the roads were frozen for longer than 24 hours because Houston weather remained relatively static for a whole day (and there … Continue reading Chocolate is magical!
Snow day (aka: time for split pea salad!)
It's only the second week of second semester, but the Houston weather has decided (yet, again) to keep us at home. Luckily, I'd already bought the ingredients for my next Dining In adventure. My premeditated recipe choice was perfect for this absurdly cold and icy Houston night (I know, I know. I'm saying this while the Northeast … Continue reading Snow day (aka: time for split pea salad!)
2-in-1: turmeric roasted carrots and chocolate tahini tart
Last night I told myself I was going to finish all my academic work today. Yeah, that did not happen. Instead, I spent the day doing different sorts of manual work. I started off the day working on a building project, sanding and staining wood for a kid-friendly potting table. After I spent a good … Continue reading 2-in-1: turmeric roasted carrots and chocolate tahini tart
2018: My (Not) Resolution
We're about a week into 2018. I'm two days into the spring semester of school. In between finishing a physics lab assigned first period on the first day back and working on Fundamental Theorem of Calculus problems, I decided I needed a 2018 project (I definitely do not have time for another project, but that's … Continue reading 2018: My (Not) Resolution
Texas Sheet Cake (&NPR Tiny Desk concerts)
With Tuesday (and the return to school after our week off from Harvey) fast approaching, I wanted to do something fun with my time on Monday! Since fun usually involves cooking and/or baking, I decided to bake (also, it was recently a friend of mine's birthday, so this was a two birds, one stone kind-of … Continue reading Texas Sheet Cake (&NPR Tiny Desk concerts)
Harvey: The Cookies before the Storm
(Warning: this post is going to be set-up differently than the others.) As I've mentioned before I live in Houston, Texas. If you've seen the news, you'll know that we've been hammered by Hurricane-Tropical Storm Harvey starting this past Saturday. It's now Tuesday, and even as I'm writing this, I can hear the rain coming … Continue reading Harvey: The Cookies before the Storm
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
Cooking for Gram
I spent the past week visiting my grandmother, who had undergone surgery, so my family and I were in charge of the cooking. On our drive to her house, we passed by so many farmer's market stands. We picked up some peaches, watermelon (commonly named a Sugar Baby) and beautiful tomatoes. Don't forget to take … Continue reading Cooking for Gram