Lavender + Dark Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Cookies

Pride. A word of many denotations. Merriam-Webster cites three (four, if you count a pack of lions as one definition). Though a negative light oft gleams over its place in the dictionary, a swell of pride in oneself cements feelings of self-worth, something from which a good many of us can benefit. Myself included.
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Prep + Poetry | Quick & Sweet Rum Butter Pecan Egg Tartlets

I am hardly a poet. I am too clumsy with rhyme schemes and too impatient for iambic pentameter. Baking is a poetry I’m okay with pursuing. I can mess up. I can crisp everything black and watch it crumble beneath my fork into wispy ashes. Words, I do not like to burn. Poetry is one thing I leave to the masters. Continue reading “Prep + Poetry | Quick & Sweet Rum Butter Pecan Egg Tartlets”

Honey-Balsamic Blueberry Pie

Today involved a checklist of adult responsibilities, ticked off, followed by time for creating and baking, a few hours in which I relished the childlike pleasure of getting my hands dirty.

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Care Package Cuisine | Salted Peanut Butter Drinking Chocolate

Savor a few decadent, warming sips as you wave goodbye to winter’s cold and groping fingers. Continue reading “Care Package Cuisine | Salted Peanut Butter Drinking Chocolate”

A Sprinkle of Spring

Here in Uppsala, warmer weather is touching the spires of the domkyrka and everything around. Such bustle and beauty has erupted in the alleyways, in the parks, and on every streetcorner from Stora Torget to the Fyris River. I wish to share a taste of how the sunlight brightens both the walls of buildings and the faces of people going about their days. Continue reading “A Sprinkle of Spring”

Guntherska Hovkonditori: Best Semlor in Uppsala?

In Sweden, fierce competition exists between bakeries on Fat Tuesday (Fettisdag) as taste-testers embark on a long, tiresome journey to find the best semla in the city. The votes were cast, the results rolled in – and yesterday, I decided to learn for myself what made Guntherska Hovkonditori’s semlor the Best of Uppsala. Continue reading “Guntherska Hovkonditori: Best Semlor in Uppsala?”