A Visit

A few weekends ago, my sweet friend made the trek west to come and visit me. We have such a lovely weekend together–I’m still having a hard time accepting the fact that not all weekends can be quite as wonderful as that one. We ate so much delicious food (so.much.) and pranced all over Nashville […]

Sugar Cookies with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

I used to not be a huge fan of cookies (I know. what?). Given the choice between cookies and say, cheesecake, or pie, I would never choose a cookie. All of this changed in England though, when I discovered Ben’s Cookies. They were soft, yet crunchy. Sweet, but kind of salty. I realized I had […]

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Small quirky towns are one of my favorite things (as evidenced in my love for Athens)–I love the cracked sidewalks and odd looking storefronts, the coffee shops full of people reading and chatting, and of course, the restaurants that define the local food culture. When you pair any of those things with the coast, however, […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies: grown-up style

To say that I have loved chocolate all of my life would be an understatement. I adore chocolate. Growing up overseas, Kinder chocolates were my main source of sustenance, especially Kinder Eggs. I still consider myself a connoisseur of all things Kinder, but as I’ve gotten older, my chocolate tastes have expanded. Nowadays, nothing makes […]

Athens Eats, Part 2

While my sister was visiting we spent a big chunk of time eating out. Sadly, I didn’t get to finish my bucket list of┬árestaurants┬áto try, but we did make sure to visit some old standbys that you just can’t go wrong with. My sister’s favorite restaurant in town and one of my all time favorites […]

Athens Eats

My number one mission over the last month or so has been to finish eating my way through Athens. For a small town, the Athens food scene is pretty spectacular: there are countless local businesses that use fresh and local ingredients, restaurants with tons of imagination and character, and unbelievably delicious food. We’ve had many […]

Snapshots

Snapshots of recent weeks: {early mornings on my parent’s sun porch with a big cup of coffee and deep, heavy, complex literature} {attempting to re-create a Ben’s cookie with a recipe from The Londoner–while they were gigantic and delicious, they didn’t quite live up to a legendary Ben’s. Could anything ever live up to Ben’s […]