exploring in paris

experiencing déja vu?  yes, i wrote a post on paris a couple months ago.  i also just spent the past week there, frolicking my days away with wine, cheese, and bread galore.  now that i’m back home (and detoxing said delicious shiz from my system), i have a bit more detailed plans to offer to […]

iceland

i’m not easily intimidated, especially when it comes to travel.  i’ve ventured off for summers abroad on my own, clueless about what to expect at my destination, with little fear or reservation.  when my husband and i decided to travel to iceland to celebrate our first anniversary, i took it as an opportunity for lots […]

“hello, yellow” gluten-free, dairy-free cake

my goal in baking is to make things that are delicious.  not delicious for being gluten-free/dairy-free/fill-in-the-blank-allergen-free.  just delicious. i have been tweaking this recipe for awhile, trying to perfect it, and i finally feel like it is delicious enough to share.  i have made this cake with a variety of fillings, frostings, and the like, substituting flavors […]

tropicanola (tropical granola)

it’s february 8, and i’m ready for summer.  clearly, i’m setting myself up for disappointment, but i think i’ve found a way to remedy my warm-weather longing.  behold, i give you tropicanola, a granola that will satiate any person’s winter blues with its cheery array of dried tropical fruits, ginger, nuts, seeds, and oats. i used […]

paris, france

some precursory knowledge if you are reading this and do not know me: I LOVE PARIS. i loved it before i ever visited, and i have only grown to love it more with each visit.  i love it so much that i convinced my husband, our immediate families, and some of our dearest friends that […]

akumal, mexico

disclaimer: i was too busy relaxing and enjoying myself to take photos, so i only have a few low-res photos from my friend’s phone to share.  #notsorry.  read on. after spending the first few days of the new year quarantined in our house, binge-watching jane the virgin, i was ready for a little adventure.  when […]