I love exploring Chicago. Every weekend, despite the copious amounts of homework I may have, I try to do something called “destination studying,” where I go to a new Chicago neighborhood, find a cute café, and get a little work done while soaking in the very best Chicago has to offer. Afterwards, I like to spend time exploring the neighborhood, and trying out the local food. This is the first of many posts I will be doing about my favorite Chicago neighborhoods.
The weather in Maryland has been unseasonably crazy lately, with weekly snowstorms blowing in and out. When the weather is cold and snowy outside, there is nothing better than making some fresh baked goods to pass the time. With another snowstorm brewing (and an excuse to bake!), I decided to delve into the world of desserts to find a perfect cupcake.
If you are looking for a decadent and fun dessert, look no further: this cupcake is for you! Continue reading
This post combines two of my absolute favorite things: cookies and photography. I have been in photography classes for the past four years. My photography classes put an emphasis on black and white film photography, and we have our own wet darkroom and developing chemicals. I have recently been working on a cumulative photography assignment that is centered on food and the role that food plays in culture; I have been photographing the start-to-finish processes of cooking and baking, and also document restaurants, cafes, and farmers markets in the surrounding area. Continue reading
As the last few weeks of deep winter (slowly) tick away, I have been reflecting on the best foods I have eaten and made this winter. For me, winter is made bearable only by the omnipresence of butternut squash in the majority of vegetarian dishes. I could live in winter a long, long time if I was fed a steady diet of squash.
We love finding cheap, authentic restaurants that still manage to be insanely satisfying. Whenever we want to try something new, we always make a “sister date” out of it. A few days before Sarah left to return to Chicago, we … Continue reading
A staple in our house for lunch is the sandwich. I know what you’re thinking: everyone’s staple is the sandwich. My friends, I am not just talking about any sandwich. I am talking about sandwich royalty—the kings, queens, princes, and princesses of sandwiches. These sandwiches normally involve anything from fried eggs, to homemade pesto, to the ubiquitous half-avocado spread liberally on the bread (avocado is nature’s butter, bitches!) To group these sandwiches in with Subway, or deli sandwiches would be to commit a crime against the art of the sandwich. Continue reading
My name is Sarah. My sister’s name is Elizabeth. We are two sisters, Maryland born and raised. Our childhood was a steady stream of delicious home-cooked food and awkward dinnertime conversations instigated by our doctor parents. We now live in different states, but these early habits have not faded, and now traverse space and time to bring us together. We spend our weeknights sending each other great looking recipes, and sharing hilarious stories about our days. Through this blog, we hope to bring a bit of our kitchen table and our sisterly love to you, delicious food and awkward chats included.
Bon appétit 😉