homemade whiskey banana bread muffins

books I read in June

Don't even talk to me about how fast this year is flying by. I'm loving it and I'm hating it and I'm getting married soon. Actually, I'm not, but it feels that way since everything and everyone in the wedding industry is already booked for the entire summer of 2018. That's nuts. It turns out other … Continue reading books I read in June

just let me sleep in

I read a lot of medium.com posts for my job. Most are related to architecture or urban planning, but I also scan through the top stories, to see what becomes popular, and what I can learn from them. Scientists say Facebook and Instagram can have detrimental effects on our self-confidence, but has anyone ever considered … Continue reading just let me sleep in

making salt water taffy for engagement photo shoot

a baker’s guide to wedding planning

Disclaimer / giving credit where credit's due: I did not take any of these photos! The following are a selection of our engagement photos by the talented Wilson Lau of Wilson Lau Photography. With 500 days to go, here is the current status of wedding planning, for those who are wondering: Invitations: No idea. Decorations: Haven't … Continue reading a baker’s guide to wedding planning

sugar cookies with sprinkles and tea

books I read (and cookies I baked) in March

2017 is flying by, and this site is unintentionally becoming a book review blog instead of a food showcase. But there are blueberry muffins on my camera and words in my brain, so change is coming soon. I hope. Cross your fingers for me. Books I read: Neverwhere, by Neil Gaiman I did that thing … Continue reading books I read (and cookies I baked) in March

chocolate pistachio sables

books I read in January

It’s that time of year where all we should really be doing is curling up with tea and biscuits and obsessively reading novels. Of course, most of us don’t have / don’t choose to have the luxury of available hours in which to do so (case in point: my grand plan of decreasing my schedule … Continue reading books I read in January

cinnamon rolls in skillet

what to expect from a contortion class

A couple of weeks ago, I started taking contortion classes. In my head, taking contortion was going to be like an intense yoga class. We’d do some active flexibility exercises and assisted stretching. Most of the class would be spent lying on the floor. Spoiler alert: I was wrong. I mean, in the basic sense, … Continue reading what to expect from a contortion class