Thanksgiving: An Endurance Test of Cooking & Eating

November 29, 2014 § 3 Comments


I might have gotten a little carried away with food preparations for this year’s Thanksgiving- I made brunch, pumpkin pie, and a full, traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the day after because I am slightly insane but mostly because I love Thanksgiving food, especially the leftovers. I got less than an ideal amount of sleep and spent an enormous amount of time cooking and cleaning over the past several days but it was all worth it. I couldn’t help being excited for the annual feast of delicious home-cooked comfort food! « Read the rest of this entry »


Perfect Fall Brunch: Pumpkin Waffles

November 26, 2014 § 3 Comments


I’m finally back in the US, just in time for Thanksgiving! Fall is probably my favorite season so I was disappointed that I was missing the changing colors of the leaves and all things pumpkin while I was in Sydney. To make up for lost time, I bought a bunch of canned pumpkin right when I got home and made these delicious, spice-filled pumpkin waffles.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Peanut Butter-Swirled Cocoa Brownies

November 11, 2014 § Leave a comment

DSC_0764 I cannot believe I am leaving Sydney in less than two weeks! It feels like my first day in July was so long ago but the semester seemed to fly by somehow. It stinks that after I’ve started knowing my way around the city and making local friends, I have to leave. I am definitely going to miss living in such a beautiful city where there are heaps of beaches, parks, and outdoor markets that are all easily accessible, in addition to the typical urban environment. I guess this means I’ll just have to visit again! To help use up some ingredients before I leave (and to take a much needed study break during finals period), I made these Peanut Butter-Swirled Cocoa Brownies. « Read the rest of this entry »

Sydney’s Good Food Month + Homemade Southeast Asian Dishes

November 5, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Last month was Good Food Month in Sydney, so you can imagine how excited I was. The whole month was dedicated to highlighting Sydney’s best chefs and eateries through festivals and special events. I didn’t get to attend all of the events I was interested in but I was fortunate enough to enjoy several of the main ones!

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