Monday, March 28, 2016

apple and cheddar cornmeal waffles

When I was young, cornmeal porridge was a regular member in our breakfast congee rotation, and I always looked forward to eating it with my fried eggs. It wasn't until my trip to Italy, though, that I fell in love. I still remember the initial encounter: the waiter set a plate in front of my dad piled high with fish and curious golden discs (fried polenta, as my internet research later revealed). I left the fish alone–I've never been a seafood lover–but before my dad could take a bite, I inhaled every last granule of the polenta. Its crunchy, savory crusts and creamy insides were a world away from the bland breakfast porridge of days past, and I was utterly smitten. I had learned an essential lesson that day: when cornmeal meets a hot pan, beautiful things happen.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

we made it! #2

Congratulations! You made it another two weeks. Don't spend a second of your precious weekend reading this post; go out and celebrate at the beach or something. Or go bowling! When was the last time you did that?

Oh, you're still here...

Fine. Try to enjoy the rest of this post while your muscles slowly atrophy from lack of use.

Friday, March 11, 2016

strawberry iced cookies

March. I'm not quite sure how to feel about you. For one, you officially win the award for Month With the Most Actual School. Also, you are chock full of internship application deadlines and that is no fun.