Chocolate Nests

Day 57   I’m starting a full week and a half of work with no breaks. I’ve done this before, but from past experiences, I get super exhausted, terribly depressed, and I become a hermit. As I was explaining this to my sister, she told me about this book she was reading called Girl, Wash …

Snickerdoodles

We are in the midst of baking season and I’ve been craving to make some cookies since Thanksgiving. One of my sister’s favorites are snickerdoodles. Since she’s been a little under the weather, I decided I’d make her some. They’re soft and chewy, and melt in your mouth! Here’s the recipe: INGREDIENTS: 2 sticks butter …

Spicy Sausage and Kale Soup

Something that always sounds appealing in the dead of winter: soup. It doesn’t even matter what kind as long is it is hot and delicious. One of my favorite kinds of soup is the Zupa Toscana from Olive Garden..it’s just hearty and soothing to the soul! However, I wanted to make a version that was …

Tea on the Thames

One of my absolute favorite things to do, anywhere, is High Tea. Whenever given the opportunity, always do afternoon tea. When I was given the chance to do High Tea right next to the river, I jumped. Like I said in the last post, unfortunately the view wasn’t as memorable as it could have been. …

Kensington

Although Kensington is very tourist-y, I love it. Maybe it’s because I’m a tourist, but there are so many wonderful shops, cafes, parks, museums, etc in the area. In the surrounding area alone you have Harrods, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Royal Albert Hall, Victoria and Albert Museum, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, etc. SO much …

Spring Risotto

Here’s a personal favorite of mine. It’s perfect for a rainy spring or summer day! It’s also a really simple recipe, and one you can make your own. If you don’t like the ingredients used, or want to add more, you can! Here’s how it goes: INGREDIENTS: 1 TBS olive oil 1/2 onion, sliced into …

Green Bean and Beef Stir-fry

In case you didn’t know, I am half-Asian. (It honestly doesn’t look it, I know). That being said, Chinese food has been cooked often in my household. From chow mein, to potstickers, to stir-fry, we’ve eaten it all. However, we’re usually stuck on the same recipes that have been passed to us over the years, …

Night at the Opera

For the first time in weeks, I finally had the opportunity to leave my books and papers at home and actually get out of the apartment. I headed back up north to my love, the city. But first, I stopped by my hometown to see the trees changing in the canyons. I love fall. Call …

Oceanside Feasting

People say I travel a lot. My family says I travel too much. I say there is no such thing. School starts up September 2nd, and I wanted to go on one last trip to end one of my best summers yet. (Nothing beats last summer). A friend of mine, whom I traveled with to …

High Tea

I’m sort of an adrenaline junkie, and I’ve been doing some active things these past few weeks. But work has been so hard lately, that it was time to relax and treat myself to one of my most favorite activities (apart from Netflixing of course): Afternoon Tea. Now, I know every one is sick of …