If you've been on Pinterest anytime during the last five years, you've probably seen some iteration of a salad sealed in a Mason Jar. Often made in large batches and hailed as a savior of weekly lunch prep, there's a lot of hype around these guys. If you've already tried them out and have a … Continue reading Mason Jar Salads: a review
I've seen cold brew popping up in grocery stores all over Birmingham with price tags way over $5, and that's in a grocery store, not a coffee shop, so I thought I'd stick to the cheap stuff we make hot in an old fashioned pot. But then, I read a post about making your own … Continue reading Why is Cold Brew So *#&$^& Expensive?
Back in February in the dark and cold, we planned a beach trip. When we told our friends what we'd be doing, people would say, "That sounds perfect for YOU..." Emphasis on the part where we'd be going, not them. Because this wasn't just a trip to lie on the beach-- we were planning on … Continue reading Kayaking to Paradise
Coming back to Birmingham as a semi-adult has been really interesting. I work downtown, so my old college-centric view of the city has been gradually expanding. One of my favorite new spots, new to me anyway, has been the Pizitz food hall. This location is like a mall food court hit by a hip, artisanal … Continue reading Poke, Okay?
Hi everyone! So I haven't posted in quite a while... or actually since we got back from Japan, so let me catch you up really really fast. I'm working at the Southern Environmental Law Center, Alex starts seminary next week, and we're living in an awesome house in Hoover, AL. Whewww! Now the next biggest … Continue reading Life Update (which is really about ravioli)
So our year-long teaching contract with EF ended on Friday, and now we are waiting to get our passports back… remember how stressful that thing with the PSB was? In the meantime we’re chilling, watching some movies and getting ready to head out Saturday. So far here are 5 great things from the 4 days since … Continue reading 5 Great Things
So for those of you who saw my purposefully vague Instagram/Facebook post, this is the follow up! What had happened was, I was contacted by the head of Culture Yard, our old language school, because his friend was looking for a foreign woman to be in a promotional restaurant documentary, *raise hand here* carpe diem … Continue reading My Day as a Chinese Actress
While in the home tour, I may have bemoaned our lack of kitchen appliances, truth be told, occasionally we've made some good food. Since it's probably still to hot to want to turn on your oven, here are 3 meals that you can make with nothing but a hot plate. Grilled Cheese I'm just going to … Continue reading Hot Plate, Good Food
So, not going to lie, there is a lot of good tea in China. I often buy loose leaf and bagged tea at the grocery store, but Alex and I have also treated ourselves twice to a fairly magical afternoon tea at Theatre Tea. Theatre Tea is a sweet shop in the World Financial Center, … Continue reading For All the Tea in China
The end of a season has definitely been on my mind as we are leaving China so soon. Endings are a natural time of reflection, and the subject of creativity has been on my mind a lot. A few years ago, if you had asked me if I was creative I would have said no. … Continue reading Creativity and Advice