Italians love to complain about Italy. Seriously, talk to an Italian for a couple minutes and they will 99% of the time start ranting about how nothing works in Italy, how the economy/government/things in general are messed up. They must take its immense beauty for granted, because I would willingly live with all those problems if I knew I could wake up to this view every morning. Continue reading “Ricotta-Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Pesto”
Happy Labor Day everyone!
We went to a little beach near Solomons Island on the Chesapeake Bay. I saw a blue crab, two beautiful butterflies, and a little green snake! It was a good day. Continue reading “White Wine and Olive Oil Cake with White Chocolate Ganache”
Here begins my series on my life in Germany this summer! I am spending about a month and a half in Frankfurt working at a lab at Goethe University, and I am excited about exploring a whole new city and culture. I’ve been here about a little over a week now and let me tell you, not knowing any German at all is a problem. Everyone told me that everyone in Frankfurt speaks English, but that was a lie. The language barrier has spawned such huge problems as struggling to find the baking powder in the supermarket, being unable to read the settings on the washing machine (and therefore taking 30 minutes to press “start”), and not being able to understand if someone is complimenting me on my skirt or saying something completely unrelated. Continue reading “Life in Germany Part 1: Bäckerei”
This is a repost from my old blog. I’m posting it now because raspberries are finally in season!
Last summer I stayed a few days in a wonderful bed and breakfast called Villa Teresa while I was in Pisa. While the “bed” portion of my stay was great, the “breakfast” was my favorite part.
Guys, this thing is delicious.
Like, if you’re not really doing anything right now, you should probably go get the ingredients and make this right now. Even better if you have guests to impress. Continue reading “Blueberry Brioche”