Breakfast/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Brown Sugar Cardamom Coffee Pop Tarts

#iwdfbftbatk. For those struggling to parse out what such a comically long acronym could possibly stand for, I’ll spare you the trouble: it means that I Would Die For Claire from the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, it is, believe it or not, a real live trending hashtag, and it is, perhaps unsurprisingly, very much true in my case. I’m not going to try to explain the magic behind BA’s videos,…

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Breakfast/ Chocolate/ Cookies/ Snacks

Banana Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Toasted Pecans

Good morning, friends. And happy Saturday. There’s a whole lot to process right now––and something tells me you’re probably feeling similarly. It feels as though there’s this strange dissonance between the rapidly changing state of the world and the sense of sameness, of constancy and repetition within the small bubble that is our home right now–-a sameness that makes one day bleed right into the next, that makes me forget…

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Cakes and Muffins

Pistachio Semolina Cakes with Cardamom Cream and Rose Roasted Rhubarb

Time really does crawl and fly all at once––when I look back at my last post and think about all that’s happened, all that’s changed (and, conversely, all that’s stayed precisely the same) since, I can’t even begin to comprehend it. Since becoming a college student, my understanding and perception of time has been further complicated by yet another factor, another dimension––place. Sometimes it feels as though my life is…

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Cookies

Soft Almond Cookies with Tahini Labneh Frosting

“How does Philadelphia compare to New York?” It’s a question I get asked with astonishing frequency, and one I have yet to formulate an adequate answer to. Because the truth is that, while the two share the title of “city”, they have created for themselves entirely distinct cultures, landmarks, lifestyles, paces, roads, shops, identities. They exist within their own cultivated contexts. What’s more, New York City, for me, will always be…

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Cakes and Muffins/ Holidays

Caramelized Apple Basbousa

Well, it’s been a while. After rereading my last post, I’ve been thinking a lot about what’s changed since then (and what hasn’t). The last time I updated this site was March (oof), a time when so many things in my life were ending and beginning all at once, when all I wanted was to stop the clock so I could remain in my second semester senior year bliss forever.…

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Cookies/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Brûléed Brown Butter Grapefruit Bars

4 years. 4 years ago today a 13-year-old me made a batch of snickerdoodles and a WordPress account and hit “publish” on her first ever blog post. Now, this website that started as a way for me to funnel all of my free time and baked goods into something productive has evolved into what can only be described as an integral part of my life–however clichéd that sounds. Because of…

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Holidays/ Pies, Tarts and Crumbles

Apple Rosemary Galette with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Hello friends! I can’t tell you how happy I am that I finally have the time to sit down and write this post. Because I really do love the writing aspect of this blog–it makes me reflect on the ways in which I’ve been spending my time, almost like a journal–but it’s been difficult for me to set aside the time to write these past few weeks. The days have…

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Cookies

Almond Cardamom Thumbprint Cookies

1) This post is dedicated to my dad, who toiled away at this video with me for the better part of the day on Saturday. Believe it or not, I shot the frames for this video in June but was met with many a Photoshop obstacle (considering the fact that I was trying to edit 450 photos into one stop-motion video, I should have seen this coming). 2) Not to make that…

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Chocolate/ Cookies

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Sitting here at our summer house in 75 degree weather, it’s hard to believe that the transition from summer to school is well under way. And though I’m about to go back to the city for my third week, things still do feel, well, transitional. These past three months have been so exciting, so rewarding and overwhelming, the seemingly constant switching of mindsets–from school to camp and back again–making…

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