Category Food & Living

Meal Planning: a guide for the busy student

This time a year ago, I was twiddling my thumbs and obsessively refreshing my email inbox for the first indication of my housing assignment for the coming year at St Andrews. Unlike the rest of my W&M joint degree compatriots, I had applied for a room in Albany Park, a collection of blockish concrete, self-catered […]

Holiday Cookie Report

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! My family and I had a lovely and blessed Christmas filled with joy, relaxation, and cookies, of course! Per tradition, at Christmas we always have sugar cookies from the family recipe and gingerbread cookies, specifically ninjabreadmen, on hand. This year, I tried Fine Cooking’s gingerbread recipe with great success. The cookies […]

Keep Calm and Fly to London

Searching for proof that prayers are answered and dreams can come true? Just look, I made a successful souffle! Oh and tomorrow I fly off to begin my greatest adventure, that is fairly convincing evidence as well. I have wanted to make another attempt at a souffle for awhile. Previously, I tried making souffles a […]

Something Serious, Cookie Construction, and Teapots Full of Daisies

Before I get to those teapots full of daisies, I would like to issue a quick public service announcement, so please bear with me because this is a public service announcement about listening to public service announcements. It isn’t often that northeast Ohio is the topic of national and international headlines, but this summer has […]

Overseas Study: the preparation checklist

In childhood, I saw the world without even leaving my little hometown in the heart of Ohio. My mom’s work with international students and delegates visiting our area surrounded me with exchange students and Fulbright scholars who had packed their suitcases to the point of bursting and left home to enrich their educations with an […]

A Summer Summary

The number of days and pages separating London and me continues to shrink, and my excitement just keeps growing! After finishing The Old Curiosity Shop, I read four stories from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, and Mrs. Dalloway, and all of them were wonderful in their own ways. Somehow, the same […]

Dorm Recipes: escape cafeteria food with these simple recipes

Don’t do it, don’t order the pizza. You can do much better, but how can you feed yourself in your ill-equipped and un-culinary dorm room? Here are some tasty and nutritious recipes that you can make with minimal ingredients and equipment! Oatmeal If I were to open a restaurant that sold just one thing, that […]

Home: Baking and Downton Abbey

As of last Sunday night, Downton Abbey has reached its finale: it is the end of an era. I promise, no spoilers! I will just say that I was pleased with how things ended up. Now, they should release a compilation of every single line Maggie Smith delivered as Lady Violet, because her wit was […]

Life with a Side of Pancakes

As semester gets underway, the assignments pile up, due dates appear on the horizon,  and you might just need some pancakes.  The second half of my first year here at W&M has already proven to be a bit more demanding than the first half, which isn’t surprising since I am taking two more classes than […]

Dorm Sweet Dorm

First things first, it is time to get excited: not only are second semester classes just beginning, but also my mom and I have reserved our tickets to fly to the UK in August! My anglophiliac heart is glowing with joy. We found an incredible deal on flights flying from Toronto to London, so we […]